Rachel Skarsten is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey and Tamsin in Lost Girl.
Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto to a Canadian Mother and Norwegian Father. 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 4-12. There she majored in visual arts and the cello.
After being discovered by an agent at a memorial for her father Dr. Stan Skarsten,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 Queens 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 is currently part of filming Lost Girl and Fifty Shades of Grey.
In her spare time, Skarsten loves to participate in all things hockey. She played goalie for the Midget AA Leaside Wildcats in high school and now continues to mind the net in a local film-crew hockey league. She has been cast as Andrea, Christian Grey's PA in the movie adaptation of the erotic thriller novel Fifty Shades of Grey.