| Rachel Skarsten|
| Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten|
23 April 1985 (age 30) (1985-04-23) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mary Aileen Self Skarsten, Stan Skarsten
Lost Girl, Fifty Shades of Grey, Birds of Prey, The Vow, Jack Brooks: Monster
Anna Silk, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer, Kristen Holden‑Reid, Emmanuelle Vaugier
Rachel Skarsten Wikipedia
Rachel Skarsten (born April 23, 1985) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey, Tamsin in Lost Girl and Elizabeth I of England in Reign.
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born in Toronto, to a Canadian mother and a Norwegian father, Mary Aileen (née Self) and Dr. Stan Skarsten. 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 4 to 8. There she majored in visual arts and the cello. She continued in the Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School from grades 9-12, majoring in visual arts.
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 Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on The LA Complex, Flashpoint, and The Listener as well as work in Canadian independents such as Servitude and Two Hands to Mouth. She played Andrea in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.