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Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Rachel began her career at age 17 as a featured singer for a small band singing in an after hours nightclub. Rachel discovered her love for singing (and discovered she could shake a tambourine with the best of them!) Upon a friend's recommendation, Rachel auditioned for the Guildford School of Acting. She was surprised and thrilled to win a three-year scholarship for training in musical theatre. In between classes Rachel was privileged to be a part of the National Youth Music Theatre in the original production of 'Whistle Down The Wind' and 'Hiss & Boo's Old Time Music Hall Variety Show'.

Immediately upon graduating, Rachel was whisked away to tour Europe in The Rocky Horror Show. This was to spark a long history with the show, once as a replacement Janet, saving the European Millennium Tour, where she also met her husband! She was then invited to continue playing the role on the UK Tour.

Rachel has also graced the West End in the hit show Smokey Joe's Cafe (Prince of Wales Theatre), and playing Ellen in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Rachel was also thrilled to perform beside Lea Salonga and Jonathon Pryce in the Tenth Anniversary Special Performance of Miss Saigon as a proud member of the final cast.

Rachel is no stranger to 'the road'. As well as The Rocky Horror Show and Smokey Joe's Cafe, Rachel has appeared in many tours across the UK. These include Rizzo in Grease and Serena Katz in Fame, for which she received numerous accolades.

Although delighted to be playing so many great roles, Rachel grew anxious to unpack her suitcase for good. So she packed up one more time and moved to New York City. There she found starring roles in several Off Broadway productions with Musicals Tonight. These included Wanda in So Long 174th Street, and re-creating the role that made Ethel Merman famous in Girl Crazy.

Soon, the traveling bug had bitten again.This time as the Lead Vocalist for Crystal Cruises. After two years of non-stop performing and sailing, Rachel considers herself very lucky to have seen most of this wonderful world, including Antarctica!

But dry land beckoned once more. This time to sunny Barcelona, for the filming of a new television series for the BBC. Rachel appeared opposite Christopher Lloyd, creating the role of Analie for the BBC 1 series entitled 'I Dream'.

After making the leap back to America, but this time to LA, Rachel continued to perform on stage touring the US as Tanya in Mamma Mia, which also gave her the opportunity of a lifetime, to perform on the 63rd Annual Tony Awards in New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Although she still loves the thrill of the big stage, she enjoys the intimacy of a quiet lounge, a good piano, and a great torch song. Rachel has most recently been traveling with her latest cabaret "20th Century Songbirds" which has been very well received. She has performed in many cabaret shows in her career, most memorably for charities such as West End and Broadway Cares.

Since moving to LA Rachel has appeared in several short films and continues to challenge herself in all mediums.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rachel Tyler

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Matthew Tyler (? - ?)

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Los Angeles, CA [April 2012]

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