The ’90s for most of the world is remembered fondly for some of the greatness it brought to us. From the internet to music, culture, and explosion of democracy and freedom across the world, it was generally a period of peace. In film and television, it was also a period where several iconic and classic projects aired both on the big and small screen. A few of them were The Cosby Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Craft, Half Baked, and a couple others. Apart from them all being ’90s classics, they also had another thing in common as being films and television shows Rachel True appeared in. Rachel True is an actress who has been a professional actress in Hollywood since 1991. Learn more about her and her career below.
Rachel True’s Bio
No one looks back with nostalgia better than those born in the 1990s. It was a time of hope and belie; when the world was filled with the excitement of what the new millennium would bring in. Of course, the new millennium hasn’t exactly lived to the expectations of many, causing many to look back to the ’90s when the feeling of invincibility reigned supreme. Naturally, Rachel True, who was a big part of the defining moments of the ’90s through her appearances on various TV shows and films has been a part of that nostalgic journey. Born on the 15th of November, 1966 to a Jewish father and an African American mother in New York City, her road to the fame and glamour she currently enjoys has been nothing short of easy. She is one of two daughters born to her parents and her sister, Noel is also an actress.
What exactly inspired Rachel True to pursue a career in acting is currently unknown, but after she graduated from New York University, she made her onscreen debut on television for the popular comedy show, The Cosby Show, starring in an episode title Theo’s Final Final. A subsequent move to Los Angeles resulted in appearances in several other shows, including films which allowed her to become the darling of the ’90s she is today.
She made her film debut in 1993, starring in a film titled CB4 as Daliha. She starred in a couple more, including two television films before she got her role in the 1996 cult film, The Craft as Rochelle, a member of a teenage witch coven. It was the film that gave Rachel True the big break she desired, and she went on to star in a few more films, from Nowhere in 1997 to The Big Split in 1999. Her other notable appearance was in 1998 for the film Half Baked, where she played the character Mary Jane Potman.
Since she made her debut in CB4, Rachel True has appeared in a number of feature films, totaling over 27 Films. Having made a name for herself in the 90s, things slowed down for Rachel popularity-wise in the 2000s, but she still managed to rake up credits in popular films like Noah and The Perfect Holiday.
In television, Rachel True managed to earn credits in several of the popular shows of the 90s, making episodic appearances as a guest star on shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, Thea, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Drew Carey Show, Family Matters. In the 2000s, she had guest appearances on shows like Noah’s Arc and Being Mary Jane. Her most notable appearance in television in the 2000s was her regular role as Mona Thorne on the show, Half & Half, appearing in over 90 episodes. Altogether, she has over 15 credits to her name on television.
With roles no longer coming with the regularity with which she used to have them, Rachel True currently works as a tarot-card reader in Echo Park in California.
Her successes in the 1990s and her continued appearance in projects across both mediums of onscreen acting have helped Rachel to a modest net worth of $500,000. She can look towards shows like Half & Half and films like The Craft for her financial success.
Rachel True recently made headlines for looking fabulously young for her age. While many would be quick to point to the wealth of resources at her disposal as a Hollywood actress, some have mentioned it is due to her lack of a husband or children. The actress has never been in a public relationship and continues to be publicly single with no children to speak of.
Who Are Rachel True’s Parents?
Not much is known about her parents. She is the product of a relationship between a German Jewish father, Richard True and an African-American mother. She is also believed to have Native American origins. She is one of two daughters that were born to the couple, with her sister, Noel True who is equally an actress and a producer.