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Rachael Yamagata

Husky-voiced singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Rachael Yamagata was born on September 23, 1977 in Arlington, Virginia. Her father is a Japanese-American attorney and Harvard graduate who works in Washington, D.C. while her mother is a German-Italian artist and painter based in New York City. Rachael has a twin brother named Benji. Her ... See full bio »
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Known For

In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes Soundtrack
(2005)
Monster-in-Law
Monster-in-Law Soundtrack
(2005)
Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs Soundtrack
(2009)

Filmography

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 2015 The Morning Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 December 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2015 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- I'm Thinking of You All the While (2015) ... (performer: "Elephants Instrumental" - uncredited)
- The Day I Tried to Live (2015) ... (performer: "Keep Going" - uncredited)
 2015 November Rule (performer: "1963") / (writer: "1963" - as Rachael Amanda Yamagata)
 2014 Australian Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vanishing Act (2014) ... (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2014 Altman (Documentary) (performer: "Let's Begin Again")
 2013 Lucky Them (performer: "The Way It Seems To Go") / (writer: "The Way It Seems To Go")
 2012 Voices Reaching Out (TV Movie) (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2012 Sunrise (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 3 July 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2012 A Current Affair (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karise (2012) ... (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grand Finale (Results) (2012) ... (writer: "You Won't Let Me")
 2012/I That's What She Said (performer: "Hand Of God") / (writer: "Hand Of God")
  So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top 4 Perform (2011) ... (performer: "Be Be Your Love") / (writer: "Be Be Your Love")
- The Top 16 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Be Be Your Love" (Live at KRCW))
 2010 Gravity (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Damn Skippy (2010) ... (performer: "Elephants" - uncredited)
 2010 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- We Are the World 25 (2010) ... (performer: "Kidney Now!")
 2004-2009 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Some Roads Lead Nowhere (2009) ... (performer: "Horizon" - uncredited)
- The Trick Is to Keep Breathing (2004) ... (performer: "Be Be Your Love" - uncredited)
 2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me (2009) ... (performer: "Brown Eyes" - uncredited)
- I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2009) ... (performer: "Duet" - uncredited)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Kidney Now! (2009) ... (performer: "He Needs a Kidney")
 2009 Brain Drain (performer: "The Reason Why") / (writer: "The Reason Why")
 2009 Hotel for Dogs (performer: "Reason Why") / (writer: "Reason Why")
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Homeward Bound (2009) ... (performer: "Don't" - uncredited)
 2008 Cashmere Mafia (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Deciders (2008) ... (performer: "Reason Why" - uncredited)
 2006 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Caribou in the Room (2006) ... (performer: "I Want You" - uncredited)
- Talk for Tat (2006) ... (performer: "I Want You" - uncredited)
 2006 Bella (performer: "Meet Me By the Water") / (writer: "Meet Me By the Water")
  How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM (2006) ... (performer: "Quiet" - uncredited) / (writer: "Quiet" - uncredited)
 2005 Prime (performer: "I Wish You Love")
 2005 In Her Shoes (performer: "Collide" (2003)) / (writer: "Collide" (2003))
 2005 Trust the Man (performer: "BE Be Your Love", "Paper Doll") / (writer: "BE Be Your Love", "Paper Doll")
 2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (performer: "BE BE YOUR LOVE") / (writer: "BE BE YOUR LOVE")
 2005 Monster-in-Law (performer: "1963") / (writer: "1963")
 2005 ER (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Back in the World (2005) ... (performer: "I'll Find A Way" - uncredited)
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Second Chance (2005) ... (performer: "The Reason Why" - uncredited)
  Smallville (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Talisman (2004) ... (performer: "Reason Why" - uncredited) / (writer: "Reason Why" - uncredited)
  Miss Match (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Who's Sari Now? (2003) ... (performer: "Worn Me Down") / (writer: "Worn Me Down")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Elephants ... Teeth Sinking Into Heart" (2008/Warner Bros. Records) See more »

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

In person, I'm pretty happy-go-lucky, but my songwriting tends to reflect my occasional deep bouts of loneliness. I guess that's just part of who I am. See more »

Trivia:

As she showed early signs of a great voice, she was given a new role as a backup singer, then was finally assigned one of three lead vocal spots. See more »

Trademark:

Husky alto voice

Star Sign:

Libra

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