Rachel Talalay

Rachel Talalay

Highest Rated: 98% Hairspray (1988)

Lowest Rated: 11% Ghost in the Machine (1993)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1958

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Multi-talented math major who evolved from production assistant to producer-director. Yale graduate Talalay was working in Baltimore as a computer analyst when she landed her first job as a production assistant to writer-director John Waters on "Polyester" (1981). She played a bit part in the underrated sci-fi effort "Android" (1982) before holding such jobs as script supervisor for "The House on Sorority Row" (1983), software supplier for the disaster adventure "City Limits" (1985), production manager on "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 2: Freddy's Revenge" (1985), assistant director on the horror-comedy "Return to Horror High" (1986), and line producer for "A Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 3: Dream Warriors" (1987).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
63% No Score Yet A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Farm Director - 2016
No Score Yet 7% The Dorm Director - 2014
No Score Yet 9% Hannah's Law Director - 2012
No Score Yet 59% Wind in the Willows Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Tale of Two Wives Director - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touching Evil Director - 1998
74% 49% The Borrowers Producer $22.4M 1997
41% 62% Tank Girl Director $3.8M 1995
11% 23% Ghost in the Machine Director $4.6M 1993
23% 32% Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Director,
Writer
$34.0M 1991
74% 77% Cry Baby Producer $7.5M 1990
No Score Yet 57% Book of Love Producer $1.4M 1990
53% 43% A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Producer $49.3M 1988
98% 79% Hairspray Producer $6.7M 1988

TV

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47% 43% Quantum Leap Director 2022
89% 63% The Flash Director 2016 2018-2019 2021
86% 80% Superman & Lois Director 2021
81% 51% Riverdale Director 2018-2019 2021
77% 69% American Gods Director 2019
97% 76% Doom Patrol Director 2019
88% 46% Supergirl Director 2016 2019
90% 66% Doctor Who Director 2014-2015 2017
78% 81% Sherlock Director 2017
89% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow Director 2016
86% 84% Reign Director 2014
88% 86% Continuum Director 2012
56% 76% Kyle XY Director 2007
75% 65% Greek Director 2007
93% 75% Supernatural Director 2007
73% No Score Yet life as we know it Director 2004
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Director 2003
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Director 2002
20% No Score Yet Wolf Lake Director 2001
83% No Score Yet That's Life Director 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Have & to Hold Director 1998