Rachael Crawford began her acting career as a teenager in Toronto, ON. Her work in television and film has taken her to Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Vancouver to work alongside such names as Oprah Winfrey, Louis Gossett Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few. Throughout her career she has garnered several Gemini and Genie nominations for her work, including her role in the Global Television series Traders and her role in Clement Virgo’s Rude which premiered at Cannes.
Crawford is probably best known for her performance as Petra in Patricia Rozema’s When Night is Falling as well as playing the lead in the Showcase series Show Me Yours. Most recently, she had recurring roles on the Syfy series Continuum and their mini-series Ascension. She can also be seen in the Lifetime movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B as Aaliyah’s mother and teamed up with Clement Virgo again for the CBC mini-series The Book of Negroes.