Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto, Canada to parents Dr. Stan Skarsten and Mary Self Skarsten. Growing up she danced ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance as well as playing high level ice hockey as a goaltender. Rachel attended the prestigious Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades 4 through 12 majoring in visual arts and the cello.
At 14 she was discovered by an agent after appearing on a local television program and at 16 she won her first major role playing the superhero Black Canary/Dinah Lance on the WB series Birds of Prey.
When the show was canceled, Rachel returned to Canada and earned a double degree in English Literature and Classical History with honors from Queens University. After graduation, Rachel began acting again with reoccurring roles on HBO’s Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, The LA Complex and CW’s Beauty and the Beast. She also appeared in The Vow alongside Rachel McAdams.
Currently Rachel plays Tamsin on the cult hit show Lost Girl, now in it’s 5th and final season. On the small screen, you can see her in Hallmark’s In My Dreams and on the big screen in blockbuster, Fifty Shades of Grey.
Rachel looks forward to meeting all her fans in Melbourne and the Gold Coast.
Rachel will conduct a general admission Q&A panel each weekend, and participate in signing and photo sessions* throughout each Saturday (10:30am to 5:30pm) and Sunday (11:00am to 5:00pm) in both cities. Please see the event guide for times and locations.
* Autograph ($40 each) and photograph ($50 each) fees apply.
Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.