Miner, Rachel 1980–

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Miner, Rachel 1980–


Born July 29, 1980, in New York, NY; daughter of Peter (a director and acting coach) and Diane (a writer and stage director) Miner; brother of Peter Miner (an actor); granddaughter of Worthington Miner (a producer and director) and Frances Fuller (an actress); married Macaulay Culkin (an actor), June 21, 1998 (divorced August 5, 2000). Education: Attended the Professional Children's School, New York City; trained with Karen Leigh Anthony. Avocational Interests: Animal welfare issues.


Agent—Stephanie Ramsey, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Scott Karp, The Syndicate, 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 6128, Universal City, CA 91608. Publicist—Siri Garber, Platform Public Relations, 2666 North Beachwood Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068.


Actress. Worked as a teacher.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award, best young actress in a daytime series, Young Artist Foundation, 1992, Young Artist Award nomination, best young actress in a daytime series, 1993, Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, outstanding child actor, 1993 and 1994, Young Artist Award, best youth actress in a soap opera, 1994, Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding younger leading actress in a drama series, 1995, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a youth actress in a daytime series, 1995, and some sources cite a YoungStar Award nomination, Hollywood Reporter, 1995, all for Guiding Light; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a young actress—voice-over role, 1996, for "The Orphan Trains," The American Experience; Stockholm Film Festival Award, best actress, 2001, for Bully.


Film Appearances:

Alice at the age of twelve, Alice, Orion, 1990.

(Scenes deleted) Freejack, Warner Bros., 1992.

Third girl in library, Henry Fool, Sony Pictures Classics, 1998.

Patty, Joe the King (also known as Joe Henry), Trimark Pictures, 1999.

Lisa Connelly, Bully, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Eva, Haven, Haven Distribution/Freestyle Releasing/Yari Film Group, 2004.

Allison, Little Athens, Legaci Pictures, 2005.

Cassie Davidson, Fatwa, Tulchin Entertainment/New Films International, 2005.

Jade, Guy in Row Five, Odessa/Paper Moon Films, 2005.

Karen Cohen, Man of God (also known as Rabbi), Catchlight Films, 2005.

Robin, The Still Life, Albion Entertainment, 2005.

Sarah, Circadian Rhythm, Signature Films, 2005.

Sophia, Thanks to Gravity, Voyage Entertainment, 2005.

Betty, Hide, Wishbone Entertainment, 2006.

Martha Linscott, The Black Dahlia, Universal, 2006.

Mindy, Cult, Gabriel Film Group, 2006.

Mira, The Memory Thief, Stark Raving Films, 2006.

Penny, Penny Dreadful, After Dark Films/Brandes Films International, 2006.

Tara, Onion Underwater (short film), American Film Institute Conservatory, 2006.

Terri, Grasshopper (short film), American Film Institute, 2006.

Julie, The Blue Hour, 2007.

Neon, Tooth & Nail, Kindred Media Group/Morningstar Films, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Michelle Bert Bauer, Guiding Light, CBS, 1989-95.

Astrid, a recurring role, NY-LON, Channel 4 (England), 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Vickie, Shining Time Station Christmas: 'Tis a Gift, PBS, 1990.

Various voices, "The Orphan Trains," The American Experience, PBS, 1996.

Hollywood Unites: An E! News Special, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Laurel, "Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women," Sex and the City, HBO, 1999.

Mary Costello, "The Girl in the Fridge," Bones, Fox, 2005.

Emilia "Lia" Purcell, "Lucky in Love," Medium, NBC, 2006.

Julia Martic, "The Damage Done," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2006.

Valerie Whitehall, "Rashomama," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Leah, Medium, NBC, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Jennifer, Naked Faith: The Way (one-act; also known as The Way), Naked Angels, New York City, 1994.

Margot Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA, 1997, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1997-98.

Rivkele, God of Vengeance, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT Theatre), Seattle, WA, 2000.

Sandy, Blue Surge, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2001, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Anspacher Theater, New York City, 2002.

Cherie, Bus Stop, Voice of America Radio Theatre Live and L.A. TheatreWorks, Smithsonian Institution Theatre, Washington, DC, 2003.

Radio Appearances:

The 2003 stage production of Bus Stop was recorded for subsequent radio broadcasts.


Music Videos:

Sonic Youth, "Sunday," 1998.

Yellowcard, "Only One," 2004.



Elle, March, 2002, p. 63.

I-D, March, 2002, pp. 189-91.

Newsweek, April 13, 1998, p. 82.

Nylon, October, 2001, pp. 36-38.

People Weekly, June 21, 1999, p. 10; July 5, 1999, p. 114.

Time Out, February, 2002, pp. 14-16.