Born and raised in Signal Mountain, Tennessee, Rachel Boston got her start performing in church plays at the age of seven. She moved to New York City when she was 17 to pursue an acting career. Boston received a scholarship to study at New York University and later moved to Los Angeles to begin filming NBC’s Award-winning television series “American Dreams.”
Boston starred alongside Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum in the Lifetime series “Witches of East End.” She was named one of TV Line’s 15 Fresh Faces of Fall and TV Guide included her on their “Hot List” honoring the year’s best shows. Boston has previously starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Stop the Wedding,” “Ice Sculpture Christmas” and “Ring by Spring,” as well as the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original “A Gift of Miracles.”
For her starring role as Mindy in the independent feature The Pill, Boston was honored with the Stargazer Award for the most talented emerging actress at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York City, the Best Actress Award from the San Diego Film Festival and the Emerging Artist Award from the Big Apple Film Festival. Filmed in Manhattan, The Pill also took home the Gen Art Film Festival Audience Award.
Boston previously appeared with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in the Golden Globe® nominated film 500 Days of Summer, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay. She co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.
Boston executive produced and starred in Black Marigolds, which reunited her with Noah Bean, her co-star from The Pill. She has served as an associate producer on several television movies.
Previously, Boston starred in the CBS comedy series “The Ex List” and on the USA series “In Plain Sight.” Some of her guest-starring appearances include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “ER,” “NCIS,” “Rules of Engagement” and “The Closer.” Boston began her career in television on NBC’s award-winning series “American Dreams,” playing Beth Mason, the strong- willed girlfriend to J.J. Pryor (Will Estes). Set in the 1960s, Beth brought a wave of female independence and a voice of modern-day opinions as she laid the groundwork for ever-changing world issues, including equality for women. Boston has been involved with The Blank Theater Company, often appearing in the Young Playwrights Festival. She loves to travel and currently lives in Los Angeles.