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Rachel True



New York City native Rachel True longed to be an actress from her youngest years, watching the performances of her stepmother, renowned stage actress Verona Barnes. True's own first break came when she was cast for several episodes of The Cosby Show in 1991, as a friend of Theo's. She would later score recurring television roles on Beverly Hills 90210, The Drew Carey Show, Once and Again, and HBO's Dream On.

In 1993, True moved to Los Angeles, which kick-started her film career. Her first notable appearance was opposite Chris Rock in the rap parody CB4 (1993). She next starred alongside Alyssa Milano in Embrace of the Vampire (1994), then stayed with the occult theme for the more widely seen witch flick The Craft (1996). True plays the most underwritten of four young Wiccan worshipers (opposite Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, and Neve Campbell), one of several roles she has taken that was originally written for a white actress. She and Campbell became best friends as a result of working together on the project.

True ventured into indie filmmaking with Gregg Araki's Nowhere, the third installment in his "teen apocalypse trilogy," in which she won some acclaim for her portrayal of Mel, a sexually confused central cog of Araki's dystopian soap opera. She returned briefly to more commercial fare with Half Baked (1998), in which she plays Dave Chappelle's love interest and one of the few non-stoned characters. Since then it's been back to lesser-seen films -- most notably as a veteran rave girl in Greg Harrison's Groove (2000) -- as well as her television work.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys
  • Marcy
2014
No Score Yet Social Nightmare
  • Actor
2013
10% Embrace of the Vampire
  • Nicole
2013
No Score Yet Pink Eye
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Divas
  • Actor
2009
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Brenda
2007
5% New Best Friend
  • Julianne McIntyre
2002
No Score Yet Love Song
  • Renee
2000
56% Groove
  • Beth Anderson
2000
No Score Yet The Auteur Theory
  • Sasha Swann
1999
No Score Yet The Apartment Complex
  • Tasha
1999
29% Half Baked
  • Mary Jane Potman
1998
27% Nowhere
  • Mel
1997
50% The Craft
  • Rochelle
1996
No Score Yet Embrace of the Vampire
  • Nicole
1995
No Score Yet Stalking Back
  • Katie
1993
52% CB4
  • Daliha
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Extreme Weight Loss
2011-2015
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Modern Dads
2013
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Real World
1992
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Challenge
2010
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Rhetta

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