Rachel Boston

Rachel Boston

Birth name: Rachel Elizabeth Boston
Born: May 9, 1982
Age: 36
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
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Biography

Rachel Elizabeth Boston (born May 9, 1982) is an American actress and producer. Boston has had leading roles in a number of independent films, and was a regular cast member in several television series. She starred in the NBC drama series, American Dreams as Beth Mason from 2002 to 2005, in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Ex List in 2008, and on the USA Network series In Plain Sight from 2008 to 2012. From 2013 to 2014, Boston starred as Ingrid Beauchamp in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series, Witches of East End.

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Early life

Boston was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in Signal Mountain, Tennessee before moving to New York City at the age of seventeen to attend New York University. She was Miss Tennessee Teen USA in 1999, placing in the Top 10 at the national pageant.

Career

Boston starred in the NBC series American Dreams, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She portrayed the character Beth Pryor (née Mason), the wife of the oldest son of the Pryor family, around whom the series was centered. She has made guest appearances in other series such as The Closer, Las Vegas, The Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey's Anatomy, Rules of Engagement, and Crossing Jordan, and NCIS.

Boston landed the lead role on ABC's Ric Swartzlander comedy pilot The News (2007). The show was set in a chaotic Phoenix television newsroom. Boston played a rising star at the station who had recently been promoted to executive producer of all news programs. Boston also starred with Donal Logue in the Fox pilot "Hackett", directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and starred with Ed O'Neill and Christine Baranski in the CBS pilot Inseparable.

Boston starred as Daphne Bloom in the short-lived CBS series The Ex List. In that same year she also guest starred on NBC's ER playing an American soldier. She filmed Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in February 2008. She has also filmed 500 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in spring 2008.

In early 2011, Boston joined the cast of USA Network's hit series In Plain Sight, where she played Abigail Chaffee, an Albuquerque Police Detective and the love interest of Marshall Mann (Frederick Weller). For the fifth and final season, Boston continued her role as a series regular.

For her role opposite Noah Bean in the independent feature The Pill, Boston garnered rave reviews on the festival circuit and earned accolades including the Best Actress Award from the San Diego Film Festival, the Stargazer Award from the Gen Art Film Festival, and the Emerging Artist Award from the Big Apple Film Festival.

Boston was the executive producer for the independent film Black Marigolds, and also starred in the film, which reunited her with her costar from The Pill, Noah Bean. The film was shot over a 2-week span in the Palomar Mountain Range of Southern California.

In 2012, Boston starred in the feature film It's a Disaster alongside Julia Stiles and America Ferrera.

In 2012, Boston was cast as one of the leads in the Lifetime fantasy-drama series Witches of East End, based on a novel of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz, opposite Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan and Mädchen Amick. The show debuted on October 6, 2013.

During her tenure on Witches of East End, she was cast in the original independent romantic comedy A Ring by Spring, a Hallmark original film, directed by Kristoffer Tabori. Shortly thereafter she was cast in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' original telefilm A Gift of Miracles, opposite Jesse Moss and Rita Moreno.

Shortly after Lifetime's cancellation of Witches of East End, Boston signed on to Hallmark Channel's original telefim, Ice Sculpture Christmas, a part of Hallmark's 2015 Countdown to Christmas event. In April 2016, Boston completed work on Hallmark Channel's original telefilm Stop the Wedding, co-starring Niall Matter, Alan Thicke, Lini Evans and Teryl Rothery. At the end of 2016, Boston announced a partnership with Hallmark and author de la Cruz on a new original movie, Christmas in Angel Falls, which is about an angel who falls in love during the Christmas season. The movie might also lead to a television series.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Smoking Herb Jaquelyn Mason
2006 Fifty Pills Lindsay
2009 (500) Days of Summer Alison
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Deena the Bridesmaid
2010 10 Years Later Kyra Lee
2011 Chance of Showers Woman in Yellow
The Pill Mindy San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actress
Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
NY Emerging Talent Award
2012 Blind Turn Samantha Holt
Coming Home Megan Morgan
It's a Disaster Lexi Kivel
Christmas Crush: Holiday High School Reunion Georgia Television film (Lifetime), also Executive Producer
2013 Black Marigolds Kate Cole Theatrical film, also Executive Producer
Who the F Is Buddy Applebaum Janie
2014 A Ring by Spring Caryn Briggs Television film (Hallmark) also Associate Producer
2015 A Gift of Miracles Darcy Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) also Associate Producer
Ice Sculpture Christmas Callie Television film (Hallmark) also Associate Producer
2016 Stop the Wedding Annabelle Colton Television film (Hallmark)
2017 A Rose for Christmas Andy Lindry Television film (Hallmark)
Christmas in Angel Falls Gabby Messenger Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Andy Dick Show, TheThe Andy Dick Show Tina Episode: "Professor Talcum"
2002-2005 American Dreams Beth Mason Series regular, 50 episodes
2005 Peep Show Marsha TV pilot
Closer, TheThe Closer Jennifer Episode: "About Face"
Love, Inc. Jill Episode: "Thick and Thin"
2006 Inseparable Steph TV pilot
Crumbs Alison Episode: "Maybe I'm Tony Randall"
Loop, TheThe Loop Jenna Episode: "Jack Air"
Happy Hour Shauna Episode: "Crazy Girls"
NCIS Siri Albert Episode: "Dead and Unburied"
7th Heaven Ms. Margo 3 episodes
2007 News, TheThe News April Tarnoff TV pilot
Grey's Anatomy Rachel Episode: "Great Expectations"
Crossing Jordan Geneva Todd Episode: "Mr. Little and Mr. Big"
Rules of Engagement Amy Episode: "Flirting with Disaster"
Las Vegas Patsy Episode: "The Glass Is Always Cleaner"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Waitress Episode: "The N Word"
2008 Hackett Audrey TV pilot
ER Beth Ackerman Episode: "Status Quo"
2008-2011 Ex List, TheThe Ex List Daphne Bloom Series regular, 12 episodes
2009 Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner Ruby Geiler Episode: "Split Ends"
Eastwick Charlene Episode: "Fleas and Casserole"
2010 Accidentally on Purpose Brenda Episode: "Speed"
Scoundrels Tanya Leterre 3 episodes
Castle Penny Marchand Episode: "He's Dead, She's Dead"
2011 Mad Love Erin Sinclaire Episode: "Fireworks"
Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2011-2012 In Plain Sight Det. Abigail Chaffee Series regular, 16 episodes
2013-2014 Witches of East End Ingrid Beauchamp Series regular, 23 episodes
2015 For Justice Lisa TV pilot

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