Rachel Luttrell was born in Lushoto, Tanzania, in east Africa, but later immigrated to Canada at age five along with her three sisters. She is known for being a part of a very exceptional musical family, and is an accomplished actor, singer and dancer. She studied ballet at the prestigious Russian Academy Ballet School and studied piano at The Royal Conservatory of Canada.
Her father, himself a member of the internationally acclaimed Mendelssohn Choir, trained Rachel’s soprano voice.
Among her television credits are E.R., Charmed, Touched By An Angel, and the lead role of Lisette in the Anne Rice mini-series Feast Of All Saints. She was also a series regular on the Canadian television drama Street Legal. Other guest starring roles include Sleepwalkers, In The House, Dogs and The Damon Wayans Show. Film credits include The Impostor, and the independent films The Aviary, House and the Genie nominated Joe's So Mean To Josephine.
Rachel is currently featured on the Sci Fi Channel series Stargate Atlantis in the role of Teyla Emmagan.