Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto to a Canadian Mother and Norwegian Father. She has one younger brother. Rachel trained with the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years and attended Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades four-12. There she majored in visual arts and the cello.
After being discovered by an agent at a memorial for her father, she went on to be cast as a regular in shows such as Little Men before landing her "big break" as a lead in the Warner Brothers television series Birds of Prey.
After filming wrapped Skarsten left Los Angeles and returned to Canada where she completed a double degree in English Literature and Classical Studies at the prestigious Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.
Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on Flashpoint and The Listener as well as work in Canadian Independents such as Servitude and Two Hands to Mouth. Currently she has just wrapped season 3 of Lost Girl and The LA Complex.
In her spare time, Skarsten loves to participate in all things hockey. She played goalie for the Midget AA Leaside Wildcats in high school and now continues to mind the net in a local film-crew hockey league.
You can follow Skarsten on twitter @RachieSkarsten.