In 1997, Rachael was nominated for a YoungStar Award in the category of Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film for her role in the 1995 film Tom and Huck.
In 2000, Rachael won the Moxie! Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival in the category of Best Actress for her role in the 1999 film The Hi-Line.
In 2001, Rachael won the Young Hollywood Award in the category of Superstar of Tomorrow - Female.
In 2001, Rachael was featured in the FHM calender as March.
In 2000, Rachael won (along with Freddie Prinze Jr.) the Blimp Award at the Kids' Choice Awards, USA in the category of Favorite Movie Couple for her role in the 1999 film She's All That.
In 2000, Rachael won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the category of Favorite Actress - Newcomer (Internet Only) for her role in the 1999 film She's All That.
In 2001, Rachael earned $1,500,000 for her role in the film Josie and the Pus*ycats.
Rachael stands at 5' 2" or 1.57 m.
Her dream role is Kate Nolan from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
Because of her involvement in the movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Rachael got to reprise her role as the voice of Tifa Lockhart in the Kingdom Hearts 2 console game, and won the 2006 Spike TV's VGA Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Rachael let go from Fox's Head Cases after the pilot was filmed.
Rachael is a fan of the book series Fearless. That's why she wanted to play Gaia, the main character, when it was being developed for tv.
Rachael was a print model for 5 years before becoming an actress.
Rachael was a student of the Laurel Springs School, a school for young actors who can't attend a more regular school due to time commitments.
Rachael is a vegetarian and left handed.
Rachael appeared in a memorable anti-drug commercial where she smashes an egg with a frying pan ("this is your brain on heroin") and proceeds to trash the room with the frying pan ("this is your family, friends, career, etc."). Arguably one of the few effective anti-drug spots ever made.
Rachael owns her own production company called Ben's Sister Productions, the name of which is a reference to her younger brother, Ben, who is an aspiring filmmaker.
Rachael: I'm not small, I'm space-efficient.
Rachael: Once I tried highlighting my brother's hair, but I think I mixed it wrong. It was as if someone poured kerosene on his head.
Rachael: When I came into the business, things changed a lot, and my life was in a real state of flux.
Rachael: I'm learning to play guitar. It's very difficult, but I'm determined to do it right so I don't make anybody mad.
Rachael: When something is troubling me, people know about it.
Rachael: My height was never a factor.
Rachael: You can grow apart from people very quickly.
Rachael: Like, I crave boredom at this point.
Rachael: You know, we have to take these characters who, granted, have their separate personalities but, on a lot of levels, are pretty two-dimensional and make them into people with flaws, with insecurities.
Rachael: I'm Rachael, and I just really, really like to act. But I don't think it's who I am.
Rachael: You wouldn't recognize me from one project to the next.
Rachael: I'm not ready to be put in a box.
Rachael: I'm more of a whiner!
Rachael: I do know where my toothbrush collection is. It's in a blue, zippered vinyl pencil case with pictures of cats on the front in my parents' attic in Minneapolis. You never know when you're going to need a toothbrush collection!
Rachael: I didn't want to start acting like a cartoon.
Rachael: I can be incredibly self-conscious and erratic when I'm not comfortable with somebody or a situation.
Rachael: I always say that even if this were the worst movie in the world, I'd do it again because it was such a good time.
Rachael: I always get keyed up worrying about things that don't need to be worried about.
Rachael: Hours fly by while I'll just be in my apartment, and somehow it will be messy later. I'll clean it up and eat cereal and watch Ricki Lake and call friends I haven't talked to.
Rachael: My mother and father were married when my mom was 20 and my dad was 24.
Rachael: Acting just sort of happened and I found that I loved it. It was such a challenge.
Rachael: I don't think I'm that kind of actor, not like Julia Roberts-recognizable.
Rachael: I guess I've done one other movie with a group of girls, but we weren't as close.
Rachael: I have a pair of lucky socks.
Rachael: I have no interest whatsoever in being a high-fashion model, nor is it possible.
Rachael: I have two cats at home in Minnesota with my family. Beau and Skippy.
Rachael: I just stopped growing at about 15.
Rachael: I mean, whether or not you're there, people change from junior high to high school and from high school to college.
Rachael: I think I'm a million different faces.
Rachael: I want to try everything.
Rachael: I was a PBS kid!
Rachael: I was very involved with school by the time I was 15 and wasn't working much as a model.
Rachael: Being a realist helps protect me from disappointment in both my business and personal life.
Rachael: Sometimes I'm just a disaster! Other times it seems like I'm one of the most normal people I know.
Rachael: One night we invited a bunch of people over and had sort of an eighth-grade party. We ordered pizza and watched Wayne's World. It was great!
Rachael: Sometimes I say things that I can't believe came out of my mouth. Or I won't mean something and it will come out completely nonsensical.
Rachael: People always give me styling products and stuff.