Rachael has an Italian father and an Australian mother and grew up on five
acres near Dural, in the Sydney Hills district. Like her character Jodi, she yearned for the city and was releaved when
her family moved to North Sydney.
Rachael joined up with an acting agent and was happy to get bit parts in
television shows and commercials, but never took acting too seriously... coming from an academic family, school work always
She studied drama in her final year of high school and her marks placed
her in the top 10% in NSW. She enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Media & Cultural Studies degree and also took performance
studies, majoring writing.
She deferred her last year of university to work on McLeods Daughters
but hopes to return to do honours in film studios at some point.
When offered that part of Jodi, her first reaction was "Are you sure you've
got the right person"? She says it was total excitement to find out Sonia Todd would be playing her mother, Meg.
Rachael studied acting at the Australian College of Entertainment at MacQuarie
University and at the Drama Works Drama Company. Her previous television work includes roles in All Saints
and Home & Away.