About Rachel Kenney
Rachel Kenney is a proud native of Cleveland, Ohio. She made her network television debut in final episode of the critically-acclaimed HBO television series "Boardwalk Empire". She was also seen recurring on the inaugural season of MTV's "Eye Candy" as Detective Pascal. Rachel was most recently a part of the cast of The Mysteries of Love and Sex at Lincoln Center Theater (written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Sam Gold). She was recently seen in the play Angel Street at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Rachel graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a degree in theatre and film, receiving special honors for outstanding achievement in theatre. At Northwestern, Rachel had leading roles in over 15 productions, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She has also attended the British American Drama Academy (BADA), studying Shakespeare with James Bundy (Dean of the Yale School of Drama), modern acting with Ian Wooldridge (Dean of BADA), movement with Jackie Snow (Director of Movement at RADA), and voice with Andrew Wade (RSC, Juilliard) and John Tucker (RADA). In addition to acting, Rachel is a World-Championship level Irish Dancer who studied at the Burke School of Irish Dance and has competed as both a solo and a team dancer all across the United Sates, Canada, England, and Ireland. Since moving to New York, Rachel has appeared in a production of Gertrude Stein's Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, played the lead in a handful of short independent and student films, and participated in a number of developmental readings. She is also an actor with the Story Pirates, a non-profit ensemble of actors, comedians, teachers, and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into hilarious, high-energy sketch-comedy shows and perform the stories for the kids at their schools. The Story Pirates ensemble also conducts writing workshops at many of their partner schools, both helping kids improve their writing skills and getting them more excited about learning and finding the power of their own voices. Rachel can be seen performing with the Story Pirates on select Saturdays throughout the year at the Drama Book Shop: check out www.storypirates.org for more details. When she's not acting or performing with the Story Pirates, Rachel studies improv and provides dialect coaching for actors throughout the city.
Rachel is currently enrolled at Yale School of Drama in her first year.