Rachel Hardisty was born in Montana, raised in Connecticut, and lightly sauteed in Los Angeles.  She was always a natural entertainer and began performing in front of large crowds at the age of six.  She grew up performing constantly in theatre, but her favorite thing to do throughout childhood was to make short films, along with her big sister and her mother's video camera.

Immediately after graduating high school, she got in her car and drove to Los Angeles.  After landing a part in a student film for New York Film Academy on the back lot of Universal Studios, Rachel enrolled; studying all aspects of film making, then chose to focus specifically on screenwriting .  But she was still hungry to learn more.  She began auditing acting classes and soon fell in love with the Meisner technique, as taught by John Ruskin at the Ruskin School of Acting.  She studied for years with Ruskin and recently became a company member of the Ruskin Group Theatre, where she can be seen frequently on stage.

Rachel is thrilled to be a part of the world premiere of Still Photos, in which she is originating the role of Charlie.  Her latest film, Rolling is getting rave reviews as it "rolls" through the festival circuit and her next project, Assassin Sandwich is set to start shooting at the end of July.