Rachel Luttrell stars on SCI FI Channel's "Stargate Atlantis" as Teyla Emmagan, the beautiful alien warrior, who brings her calm, insightful leadership and formidable fighting skills to the Atlantis team. And with her rare ability to sense the Wraiths' presence, she adds a further dimension to the fight against their prime enemy.

Born in Tanzania, East Africa, Rachel Luttrell immigrated to Canada at the age of five. One of four daughters in an exceptionally musical family, Luttrell is an accomplished actor, singer and dancer. Luttrell studied ballet at the prestigious Russian Academy of Classical Ballet School and studied piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Luttrell's father, a member of the internationally-acclaimed Mendelssohn Choir, trained her soprano voice.

Luttrell's professional stage debut began with the Toronto premiere production of "Miss Saigon." Luttrell was subsequently cast in the Toronto production of "Beauty And The Beast." Other stage work for Luttrell includes the world premiere of Lynn Nottage's "Las Meninas" at the San Jose Rep for acclaimed director Michael Edwards. Luttrell also participated in the workshop production of "Great Expectations" for Richard Jay Alexander. Other notable roles for Luttrell include "Lizzie" in the challenging musical "Goblin Market" (ACT in Seattle), and "Erzulius" in "Once on this Island" (La Mirada Theater in California). Luttrell recently spent a summer studying Shakespeare at Oxford University with the British/American Drama Association in the prestigious President Group.

On television, Luttrell has appeared on "E.R.," "Charmed" and "Touched By An Angel." Luttrell played the lead role of "Lisette" in the Anne Rice miniseries "Feast Of All Saints." Luttrell was also a series regular on the long-running hit Canadian television drama "Street Legal." Other guest starring roles for Luttrell include "Sleepwalkers," "In The House," "Dogs" and "The Damon Wayans Show." Luttrell's feature film credits include "The Impostor," and the independent films "The Aviary," "House" and the Genie-nominated "Joe's So Mean To Josephine."

More recently, Luttrell made a key cameo appearance in David Hewlett's directorial debut, the feature comedy "A Dog's Breakfast."




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Age: 46 years old
Birthday: January 19, 1971
Height: 5' 4"
Full Name / Real Name: Rachel Zawadi Luttrell
Birthplace: Tanzania, East Africa
Hometown: Canada
Husband: Loyd Bateman




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