Rachel was born in Newport News, Virginia. When she was 2-1/2 her family moved to the small town of Hot Springs in Bath County, Virginia. She has been an actress and a singer all of her life, having done numerous theatre productions. Her first love, however, is film and television. She landed her first professional job in 2009 when she portrayed a high school student in a Department of Education film for NAEP Testing. Since then she has done commercials and some print work as well. In 2013, she was featured in Wish You Well (2013) and starred in When Ghosts Attack (2013). Recently she co-starred in House of Horrors: Kidnapped (2014) and Crossing Streets (2016).