Dinah Lance, the character Rachel Skarsten played in her first major acting debut at the age of 16, now, with her upcoming appearance in the upcoming CW show Batwoman; her acting career will come full circle. Started it all with a DC series, and now after years of working in the industry, again cast in a DC show, which is sure to propel the actress' career to new heights.
Rachel's Early Life, Career and Relationship with Her Parents
Rachel Skarsten wanted to be a dancer when she was young.
Rachel is playing the character of Alice in the series Batwoman, but before getting into the series, there are some things we need to talk about Rachel. The aspiring actress was born on 23 April 1985 in Ontario Canada to father Stan Skarsten, who was a Norwegian doctor and mother Mary Aileen Self. Because of her father coming from Norway, the actress was able to learn the language and become bilingual.
From an early age, she wanted to be a dancer which was why Rachel was sent to Claude Watson School for the Arts. She continued her dancing training for 12 years when an injury forced her to give up dancing, but by then she was ready for another aspect of her life. During her father's memorial service, Rachel sang to the people who came to pay their respect.
Rachel Skarsten appeared in 'Birds of Prey,' playing the character of 'Dinah Lance.'
This was the place where Rachel was first discovered, unusual circumstances, but maybe it's what destiny really is. She got into commercials earlier on in her life, but then she moved in TV shows where she was cast as a series regular on Little Men. There were other TV shows in her career with most of them being single episode appearances. But the big break for her was on the series Birds of Prey which helped her reach a new level of fame in her early career.
Rachel was only a high school graduate then, which resulted in the actress returning to her home to finish her education. She got a double degree in Classical Studies and English Literature from Queen's University in Ontario. After her graduation, the actress came back to LA, and her acting career was jump-started again.
Rachel Skarsten appeared in 'Lost Girl' and many other movies and TV shows.
A supporting role in Fifty Shades of Grey, Molly's Game and also going her normal route of TV shows which resulted in the actress playing leading roles in Reign and a recurring role in Lost Girl. But the coming of the full circle was still to happen for the actress which resulted in her getting cast in another DC show, the same way her career started all those years ago.
Rachel was Hired to Play the Character of 'Alice' in the Upcoming 'Batwoman.'
Rachel Skarsten was hired to play the role of 'Alice' in the show 'Batwoman.
The first major role of Rachel's career was in Birds of Prey while she was still in school. The actress played the character of Dinah Lance which was a good character, and now she is playing the leading villain in the show. Rachel was hired in the show Batwoman which is coming to The CW with Ruby Rose playing the leading character.
Alice is the comic character, and she is also the leader of Wonderland Gang who is hell-bent on stripping away the safety the people of Gotham are feeling. She is almost the Joker equivalent to Kate Kane in the new show and is definitely the leading villain in the series.
Watch: The trailer for the first season of Batwoman starring Ruby Rose
Batwoman is already a revolutionary show for bringing a lesbian superhero to the forefront, but the amazing thing is, the show is also going to be an all-woman affair with all the villains and heroes being of the female variety.
Batwoman premieres on The CW on 6 October with new episodes every week.
Relationship with Her Boyfriend Alexandre Robicquet, Are They Married?
Rachel Skarsten kissing her boyfriend Alexandre Robicquet.
The actress was always dedicated to her acting career, which is why we never saw her being involved in a romantic relationship. The thing is, love can sometimes be a hindrance, which is why she stuck with what she knew to be right for her career. Then along came the handsome hunk Alexandre Robicquet, someone she fell for hard and no matter what was going to happen this was the man she deserved, which resulted in the two starting a life together.
Rachel or Alexandre never announced their involvement with each other and going by her Instagram profile, the first time he appeared together with her was on 27 February 2018, and since then the two are inseparable. They are pretty much supportive of their careers, and it appears the couple is in it for a long haul.
Rachel Skarsten and her boyfriend seem to be extremely close.
When it comes to being married though, there seems to be silence on both ends, but there is something tricky about the whole thing. On multiple occasions, we've seen the actress sporting a ring on her ring finger. Maybe she is just using the ring as a fashion accessory, but there is something suspicious of how she started wearing the ring on the said finger a couple of months after she met Alexandre.
Again, this may all be a fashion choice on her part, but the wedding bells are not far for the couple, which is awesome considering how much they are in love with each other.