Rachael Taylor (Launceston, Tasmania, July 11, 1984) is an Australian actress and model. She made her film debut with the title role on the Australian live show HeadLand. Among her most recent films are Shutter alongside Joshua Jackson and the Transformers film series.
She became known to the general public thanks to her participation in the blockbuster Transformers (2007), as well as for having played several regular roles in various television series: Headland (2005-2006), Grey’s Anatomy (2011), Charlie’s Angels (2011) ), 666 Park Avenue (2012-2013), Crisis (2014).
In the cinema, she plays in several horror films: Man-Thing (2005), See No Evil (2006), Spirits (2008) but gets out of this genre with the productions: Bottle Shock (2008), Manipulation (2008) ), Red Dog (2011), The Darkest Hour (2011), Vertiges (2014).
Finally, she manages to settle on the small screen thanks to the role of Trish Walker in the Marvel series Jessica Jones (2015-2019). While continuing in the cinema: ARQ (2016) and Gold (2016).
Early Life of Rachael Taylor:
Rachael Taylor was born on July 11, 1984 in Launceston, Australia. She is the daughter of Christine and Nigel Taylor. Raised in Tasmania, she wanted to become an actress from a young age. She participates in plays at her school.
Personal Information of Rachael Taylor:
In August 2010, Rachael Taylor suffered two acts of domestic violence involving her boyfriend Matthew Newton in a hotel in Rome.
She is now in a relationship with Mike Piscitelli.
Personal Information of Rachael Taylor:
Complete Name: Rachael May Taylor
Date of Birth: 11 July, 1984
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation: Actress, Model
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Father: Nigel Taylor
Mother: Christine Taylor
Spouse Name: Unmarried
Children Name: None
First Film: Man-Thing (2005)
First TV Show: Hercules (2005)
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Centimeters: 172 cm
Weight in Kilogram: 57 kg
Weight in Pounds: 126 pounds
Bra Size: 32A
Cup Size: A
Dress Size: N/a
Feet/ Shoe Size: 9 (US)
Body Measurements: 32-24-30
Active from: 2004-present
Net Worth: $4 million
Professional Life of Rachael Taylor:
Rachael Taylor first made her mark when she successfully competed in the Miss Teen Tasmania final. She thus becomes a model for the agency Skye-Jilly International.
In 2004, she starred in her first TV movie with the biopic Natalie Wood: The Price of Fame by Peter Bogdanovich. And the following year, she played in another unit, Le Prix de la Gloire. These two Australian-American productions mark the beginning of a career alternating between his native country and that of Uncle Sam.
She then became known in Australia by taking one of the main roles of the sentimental series HeadLand, alongside Yvonne Strahovski in particular, between 2005 and 2006. A series centered on students and their adventures. A role that brings him a proposal for a Logie Awards.
During this period, she participated in the mini-series Hercules, broadcast in two parts from May 16, 2005, on the NBC network. It was released as a TV movie in Europe. And she stars in her first horror film with Brett Leonard’s Man-Thing, alongside Alex O’Loughlin and Jack Thompson. The film is based on the character Man-Thing from Marvel Comics but is very poorly received.
The following year, she continued in this register by playing in See No Evil with Kane and Christina Vidal. A small production that was very poorly received by critics.
She was finally revealed in 2007 by her secondary role in the blockbuster Transformers, by Michael Bay. Her character is however ruled out for the sequels started, and the actress, therefore, turns to more confidential productions.
In 2008, she starred in three feature films: First, the comedy-drama Bottle Shock which allowed her to rub shoulders with Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, and Bill Pullman, she wore the horror film Spirits alongside Joshua Jackson, a box office success despite very mixed critical reception, and she seconded Michelle Williams, Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor in the thriller Manipulation.
In 2009, she was part of the cast of the pilot of the Washingtonian political series, developed by Sarah Jessica Parker, which however was not commissioned by the HBO channel. The same year, she is still very active in the cinema. She wears the independent Cedar Boys, awarded at the Sydney Film Festival, she co-stars the comedy Splinterheads alongside Thomas Middleditch, then, she stars in the action and sci-fi film, Ghost Machine with Sean Faris.
In 2011, she, therefore, landed a recurring role in season 7 of the medical series Grey’s Anatomy, where she played Dr Lucy Fields, an obstetrician-gynecologist for eight episodes. At the same time, she became the face of the underwear brand Bonds6.
The same year, she suffered the failure of The Darkest Hour in which she played one of the leading roles, but she was also nominated for the IF Awards for best actress thanks to her role in the acclaimed dramatic comedy Red Dog. It is an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Louis de Bernières, itself adapted from the story of a dog (crossed kelpie and Australian cattle dog) from the Pilbara region (Western Australia).
The ABC channel then entrusted him with one of the three main roles of the remake Charlie’s Angels, an action series produced by Drew Barrymore, which was poorly received by the critics and was prematurely arrested. She re-tries the next season, being part of the main cast of the fantasy series 666 Park Avenue. Despite a good reception from the critics, the audience was not there and the show was canceled at the end of the first season.
Two years later, she plays one of the protagonists of the spy series Crisis, alongside Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson. The series does not go beyond the stage of its first season. The year she defended Erik Van Looy’s thriller Vertigo alongside James Marsden, Wentworth Miller and Karl Urban. This is a remake of Loft, by the same director.
In 2015, she was chosen to join the cast of the long-awaited Marvel series for Netflix, Jessica Jones. She plays Trish Walker, the best friend of the heroine played by Krysten Ritter. Thanks to this show, she managed to settle on the small screen. The series is successful and is renewed until 2019. His character also appears in the series of the same universe, Luke Cage and The Defenders.
Meanwhile, in 2016, she accepts a supporting role in the drama worn by Matthew McConaughey, Gold from director Stephen Gaghan. Then, she starred in the Netflix sci-fi movie ARQ alongside Robbie Amell.
In 2018, back in Australia, she starred in the thriller White Orchid alongside Jennifer Beals and Olivia Thirlby, she took part in the noted dramatic comedy Ladies in Black, co-starring Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, and Alison McGirr.
In 2019, she got the first female role in Finding Steve McQueen by Mark Steven Johnson with Travis Fimmel, William Fichtner and Forest Whitaker.