The beautiful and talented Rachel Luttrell demands attention in the hit cable TV sci-fi series Stargate Atlantis as Teyla, the leader of a primitive alien civilization. With her exotic beauty and tough, sexy presence she has positioned herself as a forced to be reckoned with, becoming a stand out on one of the hottest shows for young adults.
Rachel is part of the successful television drama spin-off series, with more than 203 million viewers in its second season. The musically trained actress has become a valued member of the cast, attracting a universal audience with her intelligence and intensity. The Canadian actress' past television credits include ER, Charmed, and Touched by an Angel. She held the lead role of Lisette in the Anne Rice mini-series Feast of All Saints. Her other guest-starring roles include Sleepwalkers, In the House, Dogs and The Damon Wayans Show. Rachel's film credits include The Imposter co-starring with Gary Sinise, and independent films The Aaviary, House and Joe's so Mean to Josephine.
Rachel was born in Tanzania, East Africa, eventually immigrating to Canada at the age of five. She studied ballet at the prestigious Russian Academy of Classical Ballet School and also studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Rachel was brought up in a musical family. Her father, a former member of the critically acclaimed Mendelsohn Choir, trained Rachel's soprano voice. This musical upbringing has led to a varied "triple threat" career in acting, singing and dancing, each of which Rachel embraces and truly play a part in her continued successes