Rachel Grant

Rachel Grant

Birth name: Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil
Born: September 25, 1977
Age: 41
Birthplace: ParaƱaque, Philippines
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Biography

Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil (born 25 September 1977), known professionally as Rachel Grant, is a Filipina-born British actress, writer and social entrepreneur. Born on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, Grant was raised in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Grant is of Anglo-Scots, French-Canadian, Filipino and Spanish descent through her parents. Her full name is Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil, a barony title granted by King Louis XIV of France to her ancestor Charles le Moyne de Longueuil.

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Early life

Grant was born on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Grant moved to the United Kingdom when she was a baby. Her father is Michael Grant, 12th Baron de Longueuil. She is related to the British Royal Family through her grandfather, 11th Baron Raymond De Longueuil (second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II), whose mother was Ernestine Maude Bowes-Lyon granddaughter of the 12th Earl of Strathmore.

Acting career

Grant played Peaceful Fountains of Desire in the James Bond film Die Another Day. One of her first TV roles was on SyFy as Nina, the hostess of horror show Sci-fright. She was Professor Myang Li in the Sky One series Brainiac: Science Abuse. She has had roles in theatre and in TV programmes including Emmerdale, Murder in Suburbia, Blue Murder and Casualty. She also appeared as Maria Ronson in the film Until Death with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Stephen Rea, in The Purifiers with Dominic Monaghan and more recently in the sci-fi-fi comedy Snatchers.

Sexual assault allegation

On January 15, 2018, Grant publicly made a sexual assault allegation against actor/producer Steven Seagal, stating an incident took place in 2002, during pre-production on his direct-to-video film, Out for a Kill (2003), and that she lost her job on the film after the incident.

Filmography

Television

  • Emmerdale as Tanya (1999)
  • Masters of Combat as Kali (2001)
  • Sci-fright as Nina (2001)
  • Brainiac: Science Abuse as Professor Myang Li (2003-2007)
  • Blue Murder as DC Jenny Chen (2003)
  • Zero to Hero as Nemesis (2004)
  • Casualty as Marie Webster (2004)
  • Starhyke as Wu Oof (2006)
  • Murder in Suburbia as Sandra Foy (2004)
  • Miss Earth 2010 as a main judge (2010)
  • Tour Group as Tour Guide (2016)

Film

  • Die Another Day as "Peaceful Fountains Of Desire" (2002)
  • The Purifiers as Li (2004)
  • Brotherhood of Blood as Jill (2006)
  • Until Death as Maria Ronson (2007)
  • The Tournament as Lina Sofia (2009)
  • The African Game as Bian (2010)
  • Red Princess Blues (film) as Princess (2011)
  • Snatchers (film) as Edie (2017)

[ Source: Wikipedia ]