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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 May 1986Camarillo, California, USA
Birth NameRachel Kathleen Grate

Mini Bio (1)

As an accomplished stage and film actress and President of Grate Artists, Inc., Rachel Grate has been entertaining Los Angeles audiences for the majority of her life. She's best known for playing Beth Novelli in the CBS drama First Monday alongside Joe Mantegna and Linda Purl. Grate was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her guest star performance in the television series ER, and was featured on many other television shows, including MADtv, Mr. Show, and Judging Amy. Since graduating from UC Irvine with Honors in Acting, Rachel has guest starred on NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Young and the Restless, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Films include Camilla Dickinson, Modern Problems, Norm of the North, and Shoot the Moon, for which she won best supporting actress at the Rome International Film Festival. She was an executive producer on the feature Sugar directed by Rotimi Rainwater, a film that aims to raise awareness about the youth Homeless crisis in America. Rachel also works with Cooking with Gabby, a non-profit organization that teaches children the importance of eating healthfully and exercising. You can see Rachel on your television in several high-profile commercials, including an long-running Allstate spot with Dennis Haysbert and as Annie the social media intern in Jack in the Box's popular ad campaign. She has been active in the Theater in Los Angeles, and was most recently nominated for an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for her performance as Rebellious Kay in The Pliant Girls. Her company, Grate Artists, inc. produced the January 2015 run of The Pliant Girls at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Meghan Brown

Trivia (17)

Sister of actress, Brenda Grate
Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama with Honors in Acting from the University of California Irvine.
She became a vegetarian in college.
Is half Brazilian and speaks fluent Brazilian Portuguese.
She started acting as a hobby at the age of 5 and booked her very first 4 auditions. A principal spot on a television commercial for a major California amusement park, a television modeling spot for an infomercial, a starring role on a short film, and a featured spot on a network television show.
When she was a freshman in 2001, she was the front center performer for the John Burroughs H. S. Powerhouse choir during the National Show Choir Cup Competition, Advanced Mixed Division Category, at Branson, Missouri, USA. The choir won the Grand Champion Award. She continued her success in all subsequent performances throughout high school. The Powerhouse choir was under the direction of Mary Rago and was choreographed by Jen Ounjian.
She's a distant cousin of internationally known Brazilian pop singer and composer Roberto Carlos, aka 'Roberto Carlos Braga'.
She's half Brazilian and speaks fluent Brazilian Portuguese.
She and her sister Brenda Grate are both outstanding former members of the nationally acclaimed John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association of Burbank, California.
Her mother, Fatima, a native of Vitoria, ES., Brazil, was active in the Brazilian theater, TV, and radio before coming to the United States in 1983. She has managed her two actor children since each was 5 years old.
Her grandmother, Marjorie Cunningham Grate, a graduate of Antioch college, worked for NAACP in Harlem in 1947 and in her 81st year continues to work for liberal causes.
Rachel's father, Peter Grate, is a 1976 graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and has been making his living at sea since then. He presently has a US Coast Guard Unlimited Masters Upon Oceans license with a 1st class pilot for Port Hueneme.
Her grandfather, Richard Grate, was a pilot in World War II, graduated 1st in his class at Michigan State University, and worked in the space program from 1957 as project engineer. He worked on the Saturn 5 moon rocket with Werner Von Braun and others.
She is a direct descendent of Jonathon Edwards, the fiery New England colonial preacher, and has ancestors that were in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, both on the winning sides.
Studied with acclaimed booking coach 'Amy Lyndon' (gv).
Capital Hill, Washington DC, USA: Attending a Congressional Screening of the film "Sugar" (2011), a campaign that will help support thousands of homeless youth people. Rachel acts as Executive Producer in "Sugar". [June 2013]
Daughter of Fatima Grate.

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