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Rachael Taylor

Taylor at the premiere of Transformers in Sydney, Australia, 2007
Born 11 July 1984 (1984-07-11) (age 25)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation Actress/Model
Years active 2004–present

Rachael Taylor (born 11 July 1984) is an Australian actress and model. She made her leading role debut in the short-lived Australian program headLand. She then made her transition to Hollywood starring in the blockbuster film Transformers and more recently in Shutter alongside Joshua Jackson.


Early life

Originally from Launceston, Tasmania, Taylor attended Riverside High School. Taylor has always wanted to be an actress since she was a child, performing in many school plays.[1]


Taylor modelled for Skye-Jilly International and competed successfully in the State finals of Miss Teen Tasmania and Miss Universe/Miss World. She has appeared in a number of American productions — such as television movies about Natalie Wood and the making of Dynasty (where she played Catherine Oxenberg),[2] and the horror movies Man-thing and See No Evil. Taylor played Sasha Forbes on the short-lived Australian drama series headLand. On 3 April 2006, it was announced that she had been nominated for a Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent for her role on headLand. Her major role to date was as "Maggie", a signals analyst, in the 2007 blockbuster Transformers, where she starred alongside Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf.

In 2009, she completed the Australian feature Cedar Boys and starred in the comedy Splinterheads.

She has also signed to the HBO comedy series Washingtonienne and Melt, an Australian production.


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Man-Thing Teri Elizabeth Richards
2006 See No Evil Zoe
2007 Transformers Maggie Madsen
2008 Bottle Shock Sam Fulton
Shutter Jane Shaw
Deception List Member #5
2009 Ghost Machine Jess
Cedar Boys Amie
Splinterheads Galaxy
2010 Legend of the Guardians Gylfie Voice Role
Summer Coda Heidi Post-Production
Melt Stella Filming


Year Film Role Notes
2004 The Mystery of Natalie Wood Maryann Marinkovich
2005 Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure Catherine Oxenberg
McLeod's Daughters Natalie Louise Brown 1 Episode-"Old Flames"
Hercules Woman/Sphinx
2005–2006 headLand Sasha Forbes
2009 Washingtonienne Jackie


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