Actor. Model. Storyteller. Athlete. Horse Girl.
Born and bred in Dallas, Texas, it makes sense that Rachel Finninger grew up in a saddle. However, she bid her adieus to the Lone Star State in 2012, when she moved out West to pursue her love of cinema. Since then, she has made her mark on both coasts, spending a number of years in New York City, refining her craft, fine-tuning her creative tools, and building her résumé with roles on shows like Law & Order: SVU. While in the Big Apple, Rachel wrote, produced, and starred-in a short film titled Gracie’s Aunt that will be premiering during the 2020/2021 festival circuit. Inevitably, the country roads have called her home, and she is currently producing her second narrative short that will be filmed deep in the heart of Texas.
Currently based in Los Angeles, California, Rachel spends her free-time surfing and running trails. An avid athlete and nature enthusiast since she was 13, Rachel grew up rock-climbing bluffs in Arkansas, canoeing rapids in New Mexico, and spending her summers on dude ranches in Colorado, herding cattle. She has pulled from her deep love of horses and her Texan roots to inform much of her creative journey. From shooting in designer gowns on horseback, to writing scripts inspired by her Texan heritage, she lives by the maxim: “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.”