Rachel True

Rachel True

Birth name: Rachel India True
Born: November 15, 1966
Age: 57
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
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Rachel India True (born November 15, 1966) is an American film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for her roles in such films as The Craft (1996), Nowhere (1997) and Half Baked (1998). True later had the leading role on the UPN sitcom, Half & Half from 2002 to 2006.


Life and career

True was born in New York City. Her father is Jewish and her mother is of African-American and Native American descent. She attended the New York University, and in 1991 made her television debut on The Cosby Show. Later, she moved to Los Angeles, and began appearing on Beverly Hills, 90210, Getting By, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Dream On.

In 1993, True appeared opposite Chris Rock in his film CB4. After CB4, she was cast alongside Alyssa Milano in the horror film Embrace of the Vampire. True's breakthrough role was in the 1996 film The Craft, where she played a member of a teenage coven along with Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Fairuza Balk. The following year, she starred in Nowhere. True played Dave Chappelle's character's girlfriend in 1998 film Half Baked. From 1997 to 1998, she also had the recurring role of Janet Clemens on The Drew Carey Show. From 1999 to 2000, she appeared in the ABC drama series, Once and Again.

From 2002 to 2006, True starred opposite Essence Atkins in the UPN comedy series, Half & Half. True played Mona Thorne, an insecure, twenty-something music industry executive in San Francisco who worked on strengthening her self-esteem and her relationship with her paternal half-sister, played by Atkins.



Year Title Role Notes
1993 CB4 Daliha
1993 A Girls' Guide to Sex Bridget
1993 Moment of Truth: Stalking Back Katie Television film
1995 A Walton Wedding Girl Student Television film
1995 Embrace of the Vampire Nicole
1996 The Craft Rochelle
1997 Nowhere Mel
1998 Half Baked Mary Jane Potman
1999 With or Without You Misha
1999 The Big Split Jenny
1999 The Apartment Complex Tasha
1999 The Auteur Theory Sasha Swann
2000 Groove Beth
2000 Love Song Renee Television film
2002 New Best Friend Julianne Livingston
2007 The Perfect Holiday Brenda
2009 The Killing of Wendy Ayanda
2009 Pink Eye Wygenia Short film
2011 Thugs, the Musical! Lisa Rowlands Short film
2012 Noah Temba Voice
2012 Sugar Mommas Thomasina Television film
2012 White Room: 02B3 Three Short film
2013 Social Nightmare Mrs. Langran Television film
2014 Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys Marcy Television film
2014 Sharknado 2: The Second One First Officer Jonni Valentine Television film
2016 Good Grief Pepper Post-production
2016 Limelight Mrs. Roberts Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1991-1992 The Cosby Show Nicki 2 episodes
1993 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Yvette Episode: "Boyz in the Hoodz"
1993 Getting By Andrea Episode: "The Suit"
1993 Renegade Dawn Episode: "Vanished"
1993 Beverly Hills, 90210 Jan Myler 2 episodes
1993 Thea Candy Episode: "Artie's Party"
1993 The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Rhetta Episode: "Take My Cousin... Please"
1994-1995 Dream On Linda Castorini 3 episodes
1995 Family Matters Sue Episode: "What's Up Doc?"
1997 Boston Common Cheryl Episode: "To Bare Is Human"
1997-1998 The Drew Carey Show Janet Clemons 6 episodes
1998 Damon Monique Episode: "The Last Cub Scout"
1999-2000 Once and Again Mali 4 episodes
2000 Providence Talia Weber Episode: "Family Ties"
2001 Dawson's Creek Kira Episode: "Hopeless"
2002-2006 Half & Half Mona Thorne 91 episodes
2006 Noah's Arc Brooklyn Episode: "Give It Up"

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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