Born and raised on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Rachel Boston fell in love with theater at the age of 7 when she was cast in a church production of "We Like Sheep." At the age of 17, Boston moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. She received a scholarship to study at New York University and also attended Fordham University and The Actor's Center.
Boston currently stars alongside Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in the hit Lifetime series "Witches of East End." Based on the novel by Melissa De La Cruz, it tells the story of a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East End. Boston plays the charming, curious and shy 'Ingrid Beauchamp' who knows she's different but is unaware of how powerful she is as well. When she discovers she was born into a family of witches with ancient magical gifts, 'Ingrid' embarks on a journey through the past and present. Despite being a cautious over-thinker in this lifetime, she discovers the strength she has had in the past and finds the courage to navigate the world of magic today. This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of all of the Beauchamps.
TV Guide included Boston in their 2013 "Hot List" issue. Says Lifetime Executive Vice President and General Manager Rob Sharenow, "With its great story telling and amazing cast, 'Witches of East End' is leading a full-blown witch renaissance."
Boston began her career in television on NBC’s award-winning series "American Dreams," playing 'Beth Mason,' the strong-willed girlfriend to 'J.J. Pryor.' On the one-hour drama set in the 1960’s, 'Beth' brought a wave of female independence and a voice of modern-day opinions as she laid the groundwork for the ever-changing world issues, including equality for women.
Boston joined the cast of the hit USA television series "In Plain Sight" as the tough but charming detective 'Abigail Chaffee' in the 4th season. Working alongside Mary McCormack and the Albuquerque Police Department, Boston soon became the love interest of 'Marshall Mann,' played by Frederick Weller.
For her starring role as 'Mindy' in the independent feature "The Pill," Boston was honored with the "Stargazer Award" for the most talented emerging actress at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York City, the "Best Actress" Award from the San Diego Film Festival, and the "Emerging Artist" Award from the Big Apple Film Festival. Filmed in Manhattan, "The Pill" also took home the "Gen Art Film Festival Audience Award."
She previously appeared with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in the Golden Globe-nominated film "500 Days of Summer," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for "Best Screenplay." She also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past."
Boston has recently taken a turn as producer. She produced and starred in the indie drama, "Black Marigolds," which premiered at the 2013 Boston International Film Festival, where it received the "Special Recognition Award," and continues to make the film festival circuit. She also produced and starred in the Lifetime musical comedy "Holiday High School Reunion," which aired through the 2012 Christmas season. Most recently Boston starred in and produced the romantic comedy, "A Ring By Spring," which premiered on The Hallmark Channel and was the number one movie of the week.
Boston starred opposite Julia Stiles, America Ferrara and David Cross in the indie comedy, "It’s A Disaster." The Village Voice called the film "perhaps the first great apocalypse potluck comedy." Boston played the role of 'Lexi Kivel,' the funny and whip-smart wildcard who happened to play the glockenspiel.
She previously starred on the CBS series "The Ex List" as the free-spirited 'Daphne Bloome.' She had recurring roles on ABC's "Scoundrels" with Virginia Madsen and the CBS comedy "Mad Love." Some of her guest-starring appearances include "Grey's Anatomy," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "ER," "Rules of Engagement" and "The Closer."
Boston loves to travel and lives in Los Angeles and Vancouver where she is filming "Witches of East End."
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Charming, prim and shy librarian Ingrid Beauchamp knows she is smart, but she is unaware she is beautiful as well. Despite being a cautious over-thinker, Ingrid is always willing to go out of her way to help her family and friends. She fears that her sister Freya is rushing into marriage without thinking it through, while Freya believes Ingrid spends too much time analyzing everything, leaving no time to cultivate a romance of her own.