Rachel Miner

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Rachel Miner

Born

7/29/1980, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Rachel Miner

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Raised in Manhattan and descending from a family of actors, Rachel Miner has been acting professionally since she was eight. Even at two years of age, Rachel was already asking her parents if she could become an actress. As a child, she trained under renowned child acting coach…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 1998, Rachel and ex-husband Macaulay Culkin both appeared in the Sonic Youth music video for "Sunday". In 2004, she was featured as the girlfriend of Yellowcard's lead singer in their music video for "Only One".

    • Rachel considers Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, and Paul Newman to be screen gems.

    • In 1997, Rachel was hit by car in Boston and broke her leg while she was going to a matinee of The Diary of Anne Frank.

    • Rachel is an animal lover and a vegetarian. She has rescued several stray animals, has cared for them, and has given them adoptive homes.

    • Film and TV Movie Credits:
      The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009) as Jenna Reide
      Hide (2008) as Betty
      Tooth & Nail (2007) as Neon
      The Blue Hour (2007) as Julie
      The Memory Thief (2007) as Mira
      Grasshopper (2006) as Terri
      Onion Underwater (2006) as Tara
      The Black Dahlia (2006) as Martha Linscott
      Circadian Rhythm (2005) as Sarah
      Man of God (2005) as Karen Cohen
      Haven (2004) as Eva
      Henry Fool (1997) as Girl in Library #3
      Shining Time Station Christmas: 'Tis a Gift (1990) as Vickie

    • Awards and Nominations:
      1992 (W) - Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series, Young Artist Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1993 (N) - Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series, Young Artist Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1993 (N) - Outstanding Child Actor, Soap Opera Digest Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1994 (N) - Outstanding Child Actor, Soap Opera Digest Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1994 (W) - Best Youth Actress in a Soap Opera, Young Artist Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1995 (N) - Best Performance by a Youth Actress in a Daytime Series, Young Artist Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1995 (N) - Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series, Daytime Emmy Awards, for The Guiding Light
      1995 (N) - Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award
      1996 (N) - Best Performance by a Young Actress - Voiceover Role, Young Artist Awards, for the episode "The Orphan Trains" on The American Experience
      1996 (W) - Best Actress, Stockhold Film Festival, for Bully

    • Rachel knew she wanted to be an actress since the age of two.

    • She appeared in Woody Allen's 1990 movie Alice playing the role of young Alice at age 12. Rachel was only nine when the movie was filmed.

    • Her father, Peter Miner, is a TV producer, director, and a teacher, while her mother, Diane Miner, is also a teacher and a writer. She has one brother, Peter Miner Jr., who is also an actor.

    • She had the support to pursue an acting career from her parents, both of whom are also in show business.

    • On June 21, 1998, Rachel married actor Macaulay Culkin. On August 5, 2000, the couple got a divorce.

    • Rachel is 5'4" (1.63 m) tall. She has honey blonde hair and hazel eyes.

  • Quotes

    • (on whom she considers her heroes)
      Rachel: Anyone who dares to be decent, to do what they know is right, to think independently, to change their world, however big or small that sphere may be, for the better (Call me a cheese ball, but it's 100% true).

    • Rachel: My favorite food is pepper. I think that's because, when I was just a little kid, my parents told me, 'Pepper isn't for kids.' So I loved it.

    • Rachel: I try not to think about whether I am making a film, or doing a play, or whatever, I just try as far as possible to make it real.

    • Rachel: In film, I think it's harder to find people taking chances on new good work; you see a lot of the same thing done over and over. And there's not a huge number of great parts and when there are, there's a lot of people competing for them.

    • Rachel: I wanted to be everything. And in acting you kind of get to.

    • (on preparing for a character)
      Rachel: I try as much as possible to think about people I know or I watch people a lot, I've always been an observer of human behaviour.

    • (about what she thinks about tabloids)
      Rachel: I just try and see what they're going to make up next and I try to just have fun with it and not take it all too seriously, because otherwise you can't function.

    • Rachel: I'm always silly! I'm very silly. You have to ask my boyfriend. I tend to talk in a baby voice and I'll sing and dance around. I kind of have multiple personalities, and my boyfriend has begun to name them. I've got many different voices -- I have a Southern girl, an Irish girl. I have a gibberish language that you'd have to decipher. I guess I try to never take myself too seriously.

    • (about why she avoids Hollywood movies)
      Rachel: I try to avoid them as well because I think they can be dangerous. ... To make people want to be something they're not -- to make people think that you have to be perfect, to be happy and things like that (in) "teen movies" ... I am not attracted to. I'm not sure about the message they're giving to society.

    • (about her intention of doing work behind the camera)
      Rachel: Certainly. Anything involved in the arts I love, and I hope to be able to explore. ... I would love to eventually do behind-the-scenes stuff.

    • (about the why of her passion for baking)
      Rachel: There's something very ritualistic about it.

    • Rachel: Basically, I get paid to be crazy. I get paid to believe I'm someone else, live in a completely false reality, and believe it's real. And that's a little scary. And I do it to the best of my ability. But it's kind of like swimming out to sea. You have to leave enough energy to swim back, and sometimes you get scared you swam too far.

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