Rachel Melvin graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
In just a few short months, she began booking various roles in television and feature films, starting with her debut performance as "Meg" in the independent horror film, Boo (2005). After guest star appearances in the then-WB's "Jack & Bobby" (2004) and "Summerland" (2004), as well as on ABC's "8 Simple Rules" (2002), Rachel booked a contract role playing "Chelsea Brady" on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" (1965).
Following two consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations for the Outstanding Younger Actress category, Rachel left the world of soaps in May 2009, after four years, to pursue other acting opportunities.
Since then, she has appeared on NBC's "Heroes" (2006/II) as "Annie", Claire's (Hayden Panettiere) college roommate, and can be seen in the Lifetime Movie Network's original mini-series, "Seven Deadly Sins" (2010).
When not working, Rachel spends her days in Los Angeles, where she resides with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, "Murphy". When not acting, she devotes most of her time to dancing and singing. She also makes it a priority to remain active in her support and contribution to two charities very important and close to her: "The American Diabetes Association" and "Samantha's Friends". She hopes to eventually write a children's book, where the proceeds go to both of these organizations.
Rachel moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career immediately after graduating from high school in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2003. She booked her first audition in early 2004 for the independent horror film, Boo (2005), playing the role of "Meg", and has since continued to work steadily on various commercials and episodics. She is most known for her portrayal of the character, "Chelsea Brady", on NBC's "Days of Our Lives" (1965).
Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, but raised in Phoenix, Arizona
Graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in May of 2003
Has an older sister named Jessica
Landed her first audition as the character, "Meg", in an independent feature titled Boo (2005).
Moved to California after winning a 600 dollar jackpot in a casino game of bingo; the last day she was able to gamble before Arizona State law changed the gambling age from 18 to 21
Turned down a full ride scholarship to ASU to pursue a career as an actor
Was only in one high school play because she devoted most of her time to the school's dance company
Plays the violin
Contemplated going to school to become an interior designer
Graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, Arizona
Moved to California immediately after graduation to pursue a career in acting
She and her family appeared as contestants on "Family Feud" (1999), when John O'Hurley was hosting.