Rachel Miner is an American actress best known for her roles in Woody Allen’s “Alice” (1990) and the CW television series Supernatural. Rachel was born on July 29, 1980, and knew early on that she wanted to become an actress, which is not surprising since she comes from a show business family.
Rachel is the third generation of miners to dedicate themselves to acting. Rachel’s father, Peter Miner, is an Emmy winner, director, and acting coach, while her mother, Diane, is an author, director, and acting coach. Her grandparents Worthington Miner and Frances Fuller were producer/director and actress respectively. All of Rachel’s siblings are either involved in film, television, and/or theatre.
Miner began her career as a child actress and played her first role as young Alice in the Oscar-nominated Woody Allen film Alice (1990). While she played 12-year-old Alice, Rachel was only 9 years old at the time. On the small screen, she played the recurring role of Michelle Bauer in Guiding Light from 1990 to 1995. Rachel received a handful of nominations for her role and won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Day (1992 and 1994).
Miner’s other notable films include Bully (2001), which won her a prize at the Stockholm Film Festival for best actress, The Black Dahlia (2006), and Penny Dreadful (2006). On the small screen Miner is known for her recurring roles in Californication (2007 – 2008) and Supernatural (2009 – 2013), where she played Meg Masters. Rachel has had some notable performances in the theatre. At the age of 14, she appeared in Laura Cahill’s Naked Faith: The Way at Naked Angels in New York (1994). She made her Broadway debut in Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” (1996/97).
Married/Relationship with Macaulay Culkin, Divorce, Kids
The miner was in a relationship with the home alone star Macaulay Culkin. In 1998, the couple announced their engagement and got married the same year. unfortunately, their relationship was short-lived. Two years after their separation, Miner and Culkin separated in 2000 and finalized their divorce in 2002.
Paul Bloch, a spokesman for Culkin, said of the divorce: “It’s very friendly and they remain best friends”.
Another source suggested that their parents’ disagreement with their union may have been the reason for their separation. “They were really in love and everyone was against it, especially the parents. But it was a crazy time and they just did it,” said the source.
The miners also talked to the media about their marriage and said, “In the end, marriage was a decision made with our hearts and not with our minds.
The miner’s marriage to Culkin was their first. The marriage did not produce children.
Rachel Miner Boyfriend
After separating from Culkin, Miner briefly dated her Bully co-star Brad Renfro in 2000. Renfro died later in 2008, at the age of 25, as a result of a heroin overdose. He left behind a child named Yamato Renfro whom he had with a Japanese woman.
Rachel Miner and Brad Renfro at the Venice premiere of Bully
Since her separation from the late Renford, Rachel has kept her romantic life away from the public and media.
What Does Rachel Miner Do Now?
Rachel’s been out of the spotlight since 2013. Her last big appearance was in “supernatural. Miner had to give up her role because of the multiple sclerosis she suffered from. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. Her condition had worsened to the point where she could no longer actively perform the character.
Rachel has been taking care of the disease ever since. Although she was getting better, Miner decided not to play again, but instead to focus on supporting and fighting for a variety of causes.
Rachel recently launched her own campaign, “Be The Clarence”. Her merchandising theme is “Be the Clarence you want to see in the world”.
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