Canadian actress Rachel Luttrell was born in Tanzania, Africa. She studied ballet at the Russian Academy Ballet School, and she marked the start of her professional stage career by appearing in a Toronto production of Miss Saigon. Since then, Luttrell has garnered numerous TV and film roles such as Veronica Beck in Street Legal. Her film appearances include Impostor and So Mean to Josephine. She also performed in the supernatural radio play The Famished Road.
Teyla Emmagan is played by Rachel Luttrell on the Sci-Fi Channel series Stargate Atlantis. Emmagan serves as the alien liaison of the Stargate Atlantis team.
-The Stargate Atlantis Season 2 episode "Michael" is one of her favorites.
-Rachel answers questions from fans on the forums of The Sci Fi World.
-Rachel spends much of her free time training in martial arts.
-Rachel has a classically trained soprano voice.
-Rachel is a licensed bartender.
A Dog's Breakfast (2006) as Ratcha
The Aviary (2005) as Portia
Stop Thief! (2004) as Nicky
Stargate Atlantis (2004- ) as Teyla Emmagan
From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown (2004) as Herself/Teyla Emmagan
Preview to Atlantis (2004) as Herself/Teyla
Everyday Use (2003) as Dee
Impostor (2002) as Scan Room Nurse
Touched by an Angel (2002) as Marla
ER (2001) as Paramedic
Charmed (2001) as Janna, Second Witch
Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints (2001) as Lisette
Damon (1998) as Brenda
In the House (1997) as Daphne
Joe's So Mean to Josephine (1996) as Girl in Bar
Maniac Mansion (TV Series) (1993) as Lorrie
Personal Effects (1992)
Forever Knight (1992) as Norma Alves
Street Legal (1991 - 1992) as Veronica Beck
Courage (1986) as Bobbys Daughter
-It's an intelligent person who can imagine things, run with it, and say, "Yeah, that could be possible! Why not?"
-Jason and I get along very well. He is like a huge, huge, puppy dog!
- I first discovered Stargate because of the movie, and I absolutely loved the movie. I just loved the notion of being able to go through a wormhole into other worlds.
(speaking about her character Teyla)
-One of the things that separates her from the other team members is that she is human and yet she is unearthly. Within her own people her telepathic abilities set her apart. She doesn't quite fit in. The not quite fitting in thing is familiar to me. I think that it has made me a stronger person in the same way it has formed Teyla.