Today, on The Dead Life, I have an exciting guest for you all! Rachel True, one of the star actresses from the iconic movie The Craft is here to tell us about her journey! What was it like filming The Craft? And what has she been doing since she shot to fame in the movie?
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Rachel True

True made her television debut in 1991 on the Cosby Show episode “Theo’s Final”. In 1993, she moved to Los Angeles and made her feature film debut playing Chris Rock’s character’s girlfriend in the comedy CB4.[4] On television, she appeared in episodes of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Beverly Hills, 90210, Getting By, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Dream On and well as made-for-television movies Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (1993) and A Walton Wedding (1995).[4] In 1995, she had supporting role in the erotic horror film Embrace of the Vampire starring Alyssa Milano.

In 1996, True landed her breakthrough role as Rochelle Zimmerman in the supernatural horror film, The Craft, where she played a member of a teenage coven.[5][6] True stated that she had to “fight” to audition for the part and was actively going up against her future co-stars Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Robin Tunney. Her role was originally written for a white actress, but that didn’t deter her from auditioning.[7][8] In 1997, she starred in the comedy-drama film, Nowhere alongside James Duval, the film received mixed reviews from critics.[9][10] The following year, True starred as Dave Chappelle’s romantic interest in the comedy film, Half Baked. Also from 1997 to 1998, she also had the recurring role of Janet Clemens on The Drew Carey Show. From 1999 to 2000, she appeared in the ABC drama series, Once and Again.

True appeared in a number of independent movies, include With or Without You (1999), The Big Split (1999), and Groove (2000). She starred alongside Monica and Essence Atkins in the 2000 romantic drama film Love Song. From 2002 to 2006, True starred with Essence Atkins in the UPN comedy series, Half & Half, as paternal half-sisters who barely knew each other until becoming adults. She returned to film, playing the supporting role in the 2007 comedy The Perfect Holiday. The following years, she appeared in a number of smaller and made-for-television films, include The Asylum productions Social Nightmare (2013), Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014), Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014), and Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness (2015). In 2017, True worked as a tarot-card reader in Echo Park.[11][12]

True released her book, True Heart Intuitive Tarot, Guidebook And Deck in 2020.[13] She appeared in horror films Agnes and Horror Noire in 2021.[14][15] The following year, she joined the cast of the second season of Amazon Prime Video comedy series, Harlem.[16] Also that year, True was cast in Half Baked 2, the sequel to the 1998 cult comedy, reprising her role as Mary Jane Potman.[17]