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Overview (3)

Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Birth NameRachael May Taylor
Height 5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Rachael Taylor grew up in Tasmania, Australia, with her parents Nigel and Christine Taylor. She began modelling during her teens, working for the Skye-Jilly International agency. She competed for Miss Teen Tasmania, as well as the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals. She moved to Sydney to further her modeling career as well as to pursue acting. She also began studying for a degree in History and Politics at the University of Sydney.

In 2004, she landed her first acting role in the television movie The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004). After performing several roles, she left her studies to play a regular role on the Australian drama Headland (2005). She won a Logie Award for her performance as Most Popular New Female Talent. Her breakthrough role came in Transformers (2007) when she played Maggie Madsen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Continuing to emerge as one of Hollywood's most sought after and engaging talents, Australian actress Rachael Taylor stars in the Netflix hit series Marvel's JESSICA JONES (2016-) as the scene stealing 'Trish Walker,' which recently wrapped filming its second season. She also appears in the Marvel series THE DEFENDERS (2017) in the same role.

In features, Rachael can most recently be seen in Stephen Gaghan's GOLD (2016), starring opposite Matthew McConaughey. She just wrapped filming the lead role in Bruce Beresford's LADIES IN BLACK (2018) opposite Angourie Rice, Julia Ormond and Vincent Perez. She can also be seen in Mark Steven Johnson's upcoming independent FINDING STEVE MCQUEEN (2017) opposite Travis Fimmel, William Fichtner, and Forest Whitaker. Last year, she played the lead role in the Netflix original sci-fi thriller, ARQ (2016), alongside Robbie Amell.

Rachael is also a writer and producer, who co-created the web series PILLOW TALK (2017-), starring SUITS' Patrick J. Adams, with Mike Piscitelli. She currently has a series in development with Sharon Horgan at Hello Merman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ch

Trade Mark (1)

Long blonde hair

Trivia (13)

Briefly attended the University of Sydney before deferring her studies to appear on the soap opera Headland (2005).
Her role as Sasha Forbes on Headland (2005) is the first time she has played a character with her native Australian accent.
Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, but at age 16, she moved to Sydney, Australia.
Keeps her native accent in Transformers (2007) to emphasize the global scope of the movie.
Was crowned Miss Teen Tasmania 1998 in her home state of Tasmania, Australia.
Turned down the role of Danni Martin in the comedy film Surfer, Dude (2008), which went to Alexie Gilmore.
Ranked #65 on Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2011.
Ranked #79 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Attended and graduated from Riverside High School in Riverside, Australia.
Parents are Nigel and Christine Taylor.
AKA Jessica Jones (2015) was not Rachael Taylor's first Marvel Studios job. Man-Thing (2005) was one of Marvel's earlier (and lesser known) installments of the MCU and is based on the comic book of the same name.
She is an only child.
She was born on the same day, month and year as Serinda Swan.

Personal Quotes (31)

I realized that I'm a soft person. I think I'm sensitive. I wanted very much to be tough and I think movie stars have a certain kind of resilience and toughness to them, but I'm quite a sensitive young lady in some respects.
I do support a sex-positive attitude for young people. Use condoms, that's important. I love the idea that promiscuity can be healthy but it's got some dodgy crevasses. Ooh, that's a bad reference! But it's got some dangerous cavities there. You know what I'm saying.
I tend not to wear accessories. I'm not one of those gals with a drawerful of amazing jewelry. I don't even have my ears pierced! But I have one bracelet that never comes off my wrist.
We live in a world of instant gratification, the world of the quick fix.
Falling in love, romance, matters of the heart - when you fall in love, on some biochemical level you know there is a chance it won't work out. It's ingrained in us that if you take such an enormous risk on someone with your heart that it might not pay off. I gamble all my chips and I might actually lose everything.
For me, clothing is nothing without the story behind it. Everything I own evokes some kind of memory.
I don't really look forward to movie stardom or doing a $200-million movie or winning an Academy Award.
I like people that are not frightened to say what they think.
I really like working in television and I like exploring a character over a longer period of time, and I like the consistency of television.
An inspiring word for me is to think of myself as limitless.
Aesthetically, I don't really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares.
If I'm going to take my clothes off I figured I might as well do it for something that I'm directing myself since I had complete control of the edit.
I've done stuff to pay my dues and that's what actors are supposed to do, because I was a really bad actor when I was 18 or 20.
I'm not a collector. I toss things out all the time.
I'm all about a flat shoe. It takes a lot to get me into a heel!
I can see my ghost trying to get that Academy Award, forever stuck in a casting office. Can you imagine? I've spent enough time in audition rooms. I don't want to be doing that in my afterlife.
Young adults in their late 20s are confronted by so many choices - there are so many different paths to choose. Sometimes I think we just fill our lives with stuff so we don't really make any choice at all, which is certainly incredibly luxurious.
I definitely wouldn't shy away from doing another action based project, but I feel like my forte is more like playing real, ordinary people. I'm a girl's girl.
I like to work out. I work out hard when I get to it, but it's so sporadic, I'm not sure it counts at all! I eat pretty much anything, but I eat high-quality food. There was never a packet of chips or box of candy in my house when I was growing up. Ever.
I eat excellent bread, clean meat, good crisp veggies, organic fruits and nice wine and cheese. It is one of the things I am truly grateful for. I'm not kidding. You can't ask a single mother of three working two jobs for minimum wage to eat that way. I am lucky.
I know what I want, I want things for myself, but I think the key to life is somebody to love, something to do and something to look forward to. I don't think it's complicated.
If incredible creatures like sharks can exist, why not Bigfoot? When I look at sharks, they're the most terrifying, monstrous, dinosaur-like things. To this day, I'm so fascinated by them and can't get my head around how they are on Planet Earth at all.
I'm an actor that likes to go to work. I like going to work every day. I'm a worker by nature. I'm not someone who does one film a year and feels satisfied by that.
I'm a huge fan of good, procedural-type shows on television... there are a lot of roles for women. But there aren't a lot of great network television roles for girls that will let you start a character in one place and finish up with her in a totally different one.
I think all television has to be about relationships and I don't think horror for the sake of it can work unless you're able to ground it in some kind of relationship.
Often, as a young actress, you find yourself being the only girl in a room full of men... and one of the reasons why I like Grey's Anatomy (2005) is because they have such strong female characters and the women really drive this show.
In terms of style I typically veer toward a certain masculinity. My style inspirations range from images of my father in his 1970s suits, to Tilda Swinton, to Hugh Hefner, to Sharon Stone and her ferocious sexuality, to handsome men I see on the streets of New York.
Transformers (2007) was important and defining for me because it taught me about what kinds of movies I want to make and the kind of actor I want to be, and I have a long way to go before I become that actor.
The earth is such a voluminous, sparse, wild place that has its own rhythm that human beings try to control and strategize our way around, but the truth is, if you're out someplace like the ocean on a capsized boat, it doesn't matter if you have academic degrees, or if you're a martial-arts ninja. Nature is a bigger force than you.
Sometimes when Australians go overseas, it's as though the "Aussie" is refined out of them. I don't know why. It's never happened to me, because I'm really proud of it. I'm not embarrassed about where I'm from or who I am any more. I know who I am. I don't fit in everywhere, but I know where I do fit in.
When you are in control of what the final product is, there is kind of no limitation to what you feel like you can do because you know that if you don't like it, you can just cut it out.

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