Tanzanian-Canadian actress Rachel Luttrell has been active in the entertainment industry since 1986. She is known for her portrayal of Teyla Emmagan in the ma s sive hit TV series Stargate Atlantis (2004-2009). Besides this, she is also widely popular for her songs like Only You, Let's Do It, You Do Something to Me, and more.
A Short Biography Of Rachel Luttrell
Rachel Zawadi Luttrell was born on 19th January 1971 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Veronica Makihio Shenkunde Luttrell and Dr. William Leon Luttrell. She under the birth sign Capricorn. She holds dual nationality (Tanzanian and Canadian) and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
Did You Know? Her middle name means gift.
Her father is a well-respected professor of economics at the University of Dar es Salaam. Luttrell's family immigrated to Canada when she was just five years old. She was raised in Toronto with her three sisters, Gillian Zawadi Luttrell, Amanda Zawadi Luttrell, and Erica Zawadi Luttrell.
Her mother belongs to the Washambala tribe of The Usambara Mountains and her father is from Bossier City, Louisiana, who was also a member of the critically acclaimed Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.
She went to the Russian Academy of Cla s sical Ballet School to study ballet. Also, she studied piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
During her time in school, she played the alto saxophone and learned English horseback riding. Furthermore, she also went to the musical theater program at Sheridan College to pursue her pa s sion for dancing, singing and acting. Moreover, Luttrell obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Toronto.
Journey To Fame & Fortune
Rachel Luttrell began her career, appearing on stage in the Canadian productions of Miss Saigon and Disney's Beauty and the Beast as The Enchantress. She then worked in several stage productions such as Goblin Market, Once On This Island, and Las Meninas.
Later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her professional acting career. She first appeared as a guest on some television series. From 1989 to 1993, Luttrell worked in Canadian legal drama television series, Street Legal as Veronica Beck. She appeared in 20 episodes alongside Sonja Smits, Eric Peterson, and Cynthia Dale.
Luttrell made her big-screen debut in 1995 Canadian drama film, House, starring Hugh Laurie, Jennifer Morrison, Lisa Edelstein, and many others. The following year, she was cast in another Canadian movie, Joe's So Mean to Josephine where she played a girl in a bar.
Furthermore, she portrayed Teyla Emmagan in Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series, Stargate Atlantis where she worked from 2004 to 2009. She acted along with Joe Flanigan, Jason Momoa, and Jewel Staite in the series.
Likewise, Luttrell appeared in several TV series including Forever Knight, In the House, Touched by an Angel, NCIS: Los Angeles, No Sleep Till 18, and others. Her movies credit includes Feast of All Saints,
Everyday Use, A Dog's Breakfast, and many more.
Luttrell’s Net Worth And Earnings
The Stargate Atlantis actress, Rachel Luttrell has not revealed her net worth yet. As she is a renowned actress, we can a s sume that she earns an impressive amount of cash from her work.
According to some sources, her net worth is estimated at around $2 million as of 2019. The actress has acted in a number of movies and TV series.
According to some sources, the average salary of Canadian actors is $22,718 to $46,410 per year. With a successful career of 34 years, Rachel surely earns above or around the average pay range.
Sources reported that the actress owns a house in Los Angeles where the median house price ranges around $859,000.
Who Is Rachel Luttrell's Husband?
The 49-year-old actress is married to stunt performer, Loyd Bateman since 2006. The couple tied the knot in Los Angeles, California in 22nd September.
Fun Fact: She is seven years older than her husband.
The couple first met through a mutual friend and started dating in 2004. After a year, they got engaged. They are blessed with two children, Caden Dar Bateman born in 2007 and Ridley Asha Bateman born in 2011.
The happy family currently resides in Los Angeles.
Rachel Luttrell’s Height, Age, And Other Facts
- Height: Luttrell is 5 feet 4 inches or 166 cm tall.
- Weight: As of 2019, she weighs 52 kg or 115 pounds.
- Hair color: She has a brown hair color which she used to dyed blonde.
- Eye Color: Her eyes are dark brown in color.
- Body Measurements/statistics: She has maintained a good body with a measurement of 33-24-35 inches.
- As of 2020, she is 49-years-old.
- She is in the sister-in-law of Tom Garrigus.
- She has a bartending license.
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by ab-mahima, 10 Mar, 2019