Who is Rachel Keller?
Rachel is an American actress, best known as Sydney ‘Syd’ Barrett in the TV series “Legion” (2017-2019), and as Samantha in the TV series “Tokyo Vice” (2022), as well as a few other popular roles she’s had in her career.
Rachel Keller Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Rachel Rye Keller was born on 25 December 1992, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Of Ashkenazi Jewish from her father’s side, and German, English, French, Irish and Scottish ancestry from her mother’s side, Rachel hasn’t actually shared the names of her parents, but has mentioned that she has sisters, without naming them either.
The family moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, where she spent most of her childhood, and went to Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, after which she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 2014.
Rachel launched her acting career in 2012, with her debut in the short romantic-drama film “I Still Adore You”, written and directed by Josh Johnson, and starring Bryan Scott Cooper, Sina J. Henrie, and Peter McGlynn.
The same year, she starred in another short film, the drama “Flutter”, which follows the lives of three sisters, written and directed by Chelsea Lupkin and co-starring Bridget Peterson and Taylor Rose.
Two years later, the young actress starred in her first feature film, “Hollidaysburg”, a comedy written and directed by A.M. Lukas, with Tobin Mitnick and Claire Chapelle next to Rachel.
Rise to Prominence
2015 was the breakthrough year in her career. First, she had a minor role in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated mystery crime-drama series “The Mentalist”, then she appeared as Sister Mathias in one of the most prominent television creations, the TV fantasy horror-drama series “Supernatural”.
However, it was the role of Simone Gerhardt, the daughter of one of the main characters in the second season of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning thriller crime-drama series “Fargo” that earned her international stardom. The rebellious personality of the girl earned her many fans, and though she didn’t receive an award, Rachel was widely praised for her portrayal of Simone. She appeared in seven episodes before her character was killed, for betraying the family.
Rachel continued her career with the role of Shoshana in the short film “Wig Shop” (2017), which also starred Emily Mortimer. The following year, the “Fargo” star secured the role of Syd Barrett in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated sci-fi action-drama series “Legion”. The series is based on the Marvel Universe character David Haller, also known as Legion, diagnosed as schizophrenic, who meets a beautiful and troubled young girl, Syd, who is mutant. Rachel starred in all 27 episodes of the award-winning series, alongside Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Bill Irwin, which launched her to stardom.
In 2019, Rachel starred in the mystery crime-action film “In the Shadow of the Moon”, which follows the story of a Philadelphia police officer who has spent his career chasing down a mysterious villain whose crimes and murders defy explanation, starring Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman and Bokeem Woodbine.
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The following year, she joined the main cast of the award-winning crime anthology drama series “Dirty John” as Linda Kolkata; each season is based on a true crime story, with an epic love story as its foundation. Created by Alexandra Cunningham, the series starred Connie Britton, Christian Slater and Eric Bana.
The same year, Rachel starred in the award-winning short drama film “House Sit”, written and directed by Jac Cron and co-starring Penny O’Brien, while in 2021, she had another short film starring role, this time in the sci-fi “The Following Year”, co-starring Kieran O’Brien.
However, this year, Rachel secured another prominent role as Samantha Porter in the thriller crime-drama series “Tokyo Vice”, about a western journalist who works for a Tokyo publication, and is set to expose one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses. Her character is an American expatriate living in Tokyo, and a hostess at the Onyx Club in the Kabukicho district. Her clients are regular men, but also high-end clients and yakuza. In addition to Rachel, the series stars Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe.
Most Recent Projects
To speak further of her accomplishments, Rachel starred in the western drama film “Butcher’s Crossing”, next to Nicolas Cage and Fred Hechinger. She is working on the comedy-drama film “A Man Called Otto”, in which she will star with Tom Hanks and Manuel Garcia Ruffo, and is a remake of the Swedish film “A Man Called Ove”, based on the novel by Fredrik Backman.
Moreover, Rachel is working on the drama film “Chestnut”, written and directed by Jac Cron and co-starring Natalie Dyer and Danny Ramirez.
According to sources, Rachel Keller’s net worth is estimated at close to $3 million as of late 2022, obtained through her acting career, during which she’s made around 20 film and TV appearances.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Boyfriend, Husband, Children
Rachel is very secretive when it comes to talking about her personal life; she rarely shares anything that isn’t her acting career. As a result, there is no reliable information involving her relationship status, though some sources claim that she’s single and focused on her rising career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Rachel Keller has light brown hair and sparkling blue eyes. She stands at 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs about 125lbs (56kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-34, bra size 34B.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Rachel was raised in a Jewish household, and is proud of her Jewish roots, still celebrating Hannukah.
Before launching her acting career, Rachel held several odd jobs, including babysitting, selling vegan baked items, and working on a juice truck.
She has chosen acting as a profession because of all the great stories she gets to act in, and the various characters she gets to portray.
She is close friends with Noah Hawley, with whom she has worked on “Fargo” and Legion”.