Rachel Grate (Kay, Ovation Nominated)
As an accomplished stage and film actress and President of Grate Artists, Rachel Grate has been entertaining Los Angeles audiences for the majority of her life. She's best known for playing Beth Novelli in the CBS drama First Monday alongside Joe Mantegna and Linda Purl. Grate was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her guest star performance in the television series ER, and has guest atarred on many other television shows, including MADtv, Mr. Show, Strong Medicine, and Judging Amy. Since graduating from UC Irvine with Honors in Acting, Rachel has guest starred on NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and The Young and the Restless. Films include Camilla Dickinson, Modern Problems, Norm of the North with Rob Schneider, and Shoot the Moon, for which she won best supporting actress at the Rome International Film Festival. She was an executive producer on the feature Sugar directed by Rotimi Rainwater, a film that aims to raise awareness about the youth Homeless crisis in America. Rachel also works with Cooking with Gabby, a non-profit organization that teaches children the importance of eating healthfully and exercising. You can see Rachel on your television in several high-profile commercials, including a long-running Allstate spot with Dennis Haysbert and as Annie the social media intern in Jack in the Box’s popular ad campaign. She is a member of Fugitive Kind Theater in Los Angeles, and was most recently nominated for an LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for her performance as Kay in The Pliant Girls. She is delighted to be making her debut at the beautiful Colony Theater!