She was discovered by a talent agent when she sang at an event honoring her father.
Rachel was the featured cellist in the orchestra at the Claude Watson Art School. She also plays piano and sings.
Rachel studied ballet at Toronto's Royal Academy of dance.
Rachel is a baseball fan and her favorite team is the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rachel's favorite hockey team is the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Rachel played Heather Fontaine in the 2002 movie Fear of the Dark.
While starting to play hockey, Rachel wanted to play center but when she grew to 5'10", she realized that her height and quickness would be better utilized at goalie.
On her very first professional audition, Rachel landed a national commercial.
In 2002, Rachel was on the cover of Satellite Direct.
Rachel was told to lose her nose ring before playing the role of Dinah on Birds of Prey.
Rachel has a brother John who is 5'6".
Rachel loves to ski, skate, swim and ride horses.
Rachel was discovered by a talent agent who saw a tape of her singing at an event honoring her father.
Rachel's dad passed away when she was 9 from colon cancer.
Rachel was the goaltender for the Leaside Wildcats, a Double-A girls hockey team that won the Toronto championships and came fourth in Ontario.
Rachel is an Earl Haig graduate along with Scott Speedman from Felicity.
Rachel plays the cello.
In 2000, Rachel was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance in Little Men.
Rachel played a small role in the 2000 movie Angels in the Infield.
As of 2005, Rachel is majoring in English Language and Literature at Queens University in Canada.
In 2004, Rachel was majoring in Drama and Film at Queens University in Canada.
Rachel is fluent in Norwegian.
Rachel is a graduate of Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto.
Rachel is 5'10".
Rachel made $20,000 per episode for Birds of Prey.
Rachel is friends with Milo Ventimiglia.
Rachel appears in the music video Our Lady Peace: Innocence.
Before turning into actress, Rachel played hockey and the position she played was goalie.
Rachel: My mom thought I was going to turn into this man child.
Rachel: I'm a girly-girl. I go, 'Ooo, I'd love those pads. They match my uniform!'
Rachel: I'm a hockey player. I stare them down, man.
Rachel: The odd pair of jeans keeps me satisfied.
Rachel: I don't live on-camera, I live in real life.
Rachel: I want to have kids, a minivan and a dog.
Rachel: People now identify me as Rachel Skarsten, the actress.
Rachel: In some ways it has been tough.
Rachel: In Toronto I'm a person. In L.A. I'm just a product.
Rachel: I have to try extra hard because people see that I'm blonde and I'm an actress and they assume, 'Hey, she must be stupid.'
Rachel: As far as family and school go, that's not negotiable.
Rachel: I'm now identified by my job.
Rachel: I've always thought it's so rewarding and an honor to raise children.
Rachel: I sometimes just want to say, 'I do so much more.'
Rachel: I've not only lost my anonymity, but my identity, as well.
Rachel: Acting was never supposed to be this large a part of my life.
Rachel: They [her friends] just get a kick out of the hot guys I get to work with and the free stuff I get.
Rachel: I need to get home and breathe the air and see my friends and sleep in my own bed and give my dog a shampoo.
Rachel: I don't want to get caught up in that. I like to be accommodating.
Rachel: It's my new goal to start reading more.
Rachel: Acting is just a small component.
Rachel (about her decision to become a goalie): I didn't even know how to skate at the time.
Rachel: I told my mom I wanted to be a goalie and she just laughed at me.
Rachel (after watching Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Curtis Joseph in the playoffs): I was a ballerina and just loved the way he moved.
Rachel: The producers of Birds of Prey were really worried I might ruin my face playing hockey.
Rachel: In Toronto, I'm a person. In L.A. I'm just a product.