American actress Rachel Boston was born on May 9, 1982 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Already inclined towards acting at an early age, she was performing in school and church productions, as well as in community theater, while growing up in nearby Signal Mountain. She then moved to New York City, where she attended New York University. She also attended Fordham University, and trained at The Actor’s Center.
Boston’s career got a boost in 1999, when she was selected as Tennessee’s representative in that year’s Miss Teen USA pageant. She eventually placed in the competition’s top ten. After her studies, she spent the next two years acting in theater productions in New York and Pennsylvania, but eventually decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue further opportunities. In 2002, that bore fruit, when she got her first regular television role.
Viewers of the television drama American Dreams may remember Boston as Elizabeth Mason, the girlfriend (and eventual wife, after the third season) of Vietnam veteran JJ Pryor (Will Estes). The series ran for three seasons and ended in 2005. Afterwards, she continued appearing on television as a guest, having stints in The Closer, Love Inc., Crumbs, Grey’s Anatomy, Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas, Curb Your Enthusiasm and ER, to mention a few.
Boston also had a recurring role in 7th Heaven as Miss Margo, the teacher of twins Sam and David Camden (Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino) who had an attraction towards their father Eric (Stephen Collins). Her most recent television role is in the fantasy-comedy series The Ex List. There, she plays Daphne Bloom, the sister of lead character Bella (Elizabeth Reaser), whose bachelorette party serves as a trigger for most of the show’s events.
Boston has also appeared in several films, making her debut in the 2002 comedy Smoking Herb. Her other films include Fifty Pills, Ten Years Later and The News.