Rachael Taylor is a talented Hollywood star of Australian origin. She rose to prominence in her home country when she starred in the TV series headLand but has since made the transition to Hollywood. The talented actress has starred in several notable movies including the 2007 Sci-Fi flick Transformers which was a box office monster.
While she works her way to becoming one of the most-sought film actresses in Hollywood, Rachael Taylor equally continues to hold her own on the small screen. She headlined the short-lived horror series 666 Park Avenue and she was also on the main cast of the thriller series Crisis. Taylor has come to be well known for her role as Trish Walker in the Netflix series Jessica Jones.
Rachael Taylor’s Bio
Rachael May Taylor was born to Christine and Nigel Taylor on the 11th day of July 1984 as her parents’ only child. She was born and raised in Launceston, a city in the Island state of Tasmania, Australia. There, she attended Riverside High School. Taylor had ambitions of becoming an actress right from childhood, however, she first got into modeling as a teenager. She got signed to the Skye-Jilly International agency and she competed in the Miss Teen Tasmania and the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals.
Taylor enrolled to study History and Politics at the University of Sydney and while at it, she continued to pursue her modeling and acting career. In 2004, she marked her acting debut on the telefilm The Mystery of Natalie Wood after which she appeared in several other TV productions. When she eventually got the role of Sasha Forbes on the drama series headLand (2005-06), she had to quit college to concentrate on her acting.
Movies and TV Shows
In 2005, Rachael Taylor marked her big screen debut in the horror film Man-Thing (2005) after which she starred in another horror flick See No Evil (2006). She got one of her biggest career roles when she portrayed the character Maggie Madsen in the blockbuster film Transformers (2007) alongside Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. Taylor also got the chance to reprise her role in the Transformers sequel but she turned it down, however, she starred in several other films afterwards the most notable of which are Shutter (2008), Bottle Shock (2008), Red Dog (2011) and the Sci-Fi thriller The Darkest Hour (2011). Apparently, the Australian-born actress has garnered quite a number of horror film credits to her name.
The talented Hollywood actress has also done well for herself in terms of television credits. In 2011, she played the recurring role of Dr. Lucy Fields on the long-running medical series Grey’s Anatomy. She also appeared in the reboot of the action series Charlie’s Angels (2011) and she was the lead star of the one-season long supernatural series 666 Park Avenue (2012-13). Rachael Taylor was also on the main cast of the action series Crisis (2014) in which she portrayed the character Agent Susie Dunn.
Taylor’s most notable television role is her role as Patricia “Trish” Walker on the web series Jessica Jones (2015-). She has also reprised the role in some other series including the superhero web series The Defenders (2017).
5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know
She also works behind the scenes
In addition to being a highly talented actress, Rachael Taylor is also a writer and producer. In 2017, she collaborated with actor and director Mike Piscitelli to create the web series Pillow Talk.
She is a former beauty queen
Taylor won the Miss Teen Tasmania title in 1998 in her home state of Tasmania. She also competed in the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals.
She is not big on jewelry
Getting to wear some of the most expensive fashion accessories the world has to offer is certainly one of the perks of being a celeb, however, this is not the case of Rachael Taylor. The Australian-born actress has revealed that she barely wears any jewelry and that her ears are not even pierced. For how long will she be able to resist the glamorous jewels that are paraded on Hollywood’s red carpets? Time will certainly tell!
Relationship and Dating History
Back in 2009, Rachael Taylor got together with Australian actor and director Matthew Newton. Their romance lasted for a little over a year and they even got engaged. The relationship came to an end in August 2010 following incidents of domestic violence. Taylor has since gotten over this unfortunate past and she has forged a much better relationship with another man whose identity she has chosen not to reveal.
Height and Other Body Stats
Rachael Taylor is 5 feet 7¾ inches (172 cm) tall. The gorgeous petite maintains her enviably trim physique at a body weight of 57 kg (126 lb). Her eyes are green in color and she has long blond hair which is undoubtedly her trademark feature.