Rachel Leighson is a performer and writer hailing from Los Angeles, CA. She literally fell into performing at the age of seven when she nearly spun off stage during the tornado dance in The Wizard of Oz and never looked back. In Los Angeles, she performed with the Los Angeles Opera in Noye's Fludde, Judas Maccabaeus, and Friedl under Maestro James Conlon. She then attended Oberlin College and Conservatory and Vancouver Film School for Acting in Film and Television.
Rachel has performed all over the United States (38 states and counting!) and in NYC at Carnegie Hall, Playwrights Horizons, St. Luke's Theatre, and The Actor's Temple Theatre. Her acting and writing passions center around moralistically grey women and finding the nuanced perspective in a piece or character. She believes theatre gives people a safe opportunity to explore uncomfortable truths and grow, and that is the base of everything she wants to do.
Rachel is a donor child with two moms, too many cats, too many half-siblings, and too many opinions. She wouldn't have it any other wacky way.