Growing up, she went to Riverside High School and always knew she wanted to be an actress. Rachael said about growing up in sunny Australia, My father has suffered from lupus his entire life, so both my parents were beyond militant about keeping me out of the sun. Aesthetically, I dont really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long, blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares.
Rachael Taylor began modeling for Skye-Jilly International and competed in the State finals of Miss Teen Tasmania. Her college English professor/modeling agent, Rebecca Miller, urged her to move to Sydney to advance her career. During this time, Rachael Taylor entered the University of Sydney to study history and politics (askmen.com).
She made her transition into acting with the Australian drama series headLand, earning her a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent. Upon her move to Los Angeles, she landed roles in Transformers, Cedar Boys, Splinterheads, Washingtonienne, Greys Anatomy, Charlies Angles, Red Dog, The Darkest Hour and 666 Park Avenue, among others.
In 2010, Rachael Taylor took out an Apprehended Violence Order against then-boyfriend, actor Matthew Newton.
Rachael made her directorial debut with a short film for the clothing brand Bonds where she stripped nude. If Im going to take my clothes off I figured I might as well do it for something that Im directing myself since I had complete control of the edit (news.com.au).
Rachael Taylor said of her career in television, Ive been drawn to working in television. There is immediacy to it, which I really respond to. Your audience invites you into their living room, and thats an oddly intimate exchange (tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com).
Rachael added about growing up healthy, There was never a packet of chips or box of candy in my houseever. I grew up in the country, in a different time, in a very different place. We ate excellent, locally grown produceI consider it a real privilege to be able to eat this way nowIm not kidding. You cant ask a single mother of three working two jobsto eat that way. I am lucky.
For now, Rachael Taylor lives in New York City in the West Village. I prefer not to have a doorman. I dont want people knowing when Im coming and going. I always though that was kind of creepy.