Rachel Sorteberg


Born and raised in Southern California, Rachel set out to be a musician, studying flute, recorder, and voice, but after playing in the pit orchestra for several musicals, she realized that she would much rather be on the stage than under it!  She earned a BA in Theatre/Acting from California State University Fullerton and then began graduate studies at CSULA.  She continued her acting training at South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory. She also studied musical theatre with legendary coach David Craig.  In addition to her training in acting and musical theatre, she immersed herself in the study of mime and silent comedy, appearing with the renowned silent comedy troupe, the L.A. Mime Company.  But where she has found herself most in demand, and most often employed, is in the world of commercial advertising, appearing regularly in national and regional television commercials for decades.  

Rachel has appeared in many stage productions in L.A. and across the country, including: Henry IV, Part 1, Fathers Day, Godspell, Side by Side by Sondheim, Boy Meets Boy (original L.A. Company), As You Like It, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, Oh, Coward!, Geese (SCR PC,) Arms and the Man, Don’t Drink the Water, and She’s Dead (Tennessee Repertory’s Ingram New Works Festival.)  As a member of the Hollywood based Classical Theatre Lab, Rachel appeared in the City of West Hollywood’s Free Theatre in the Parks production of Something of Silver (Tony Award nominee Tony Tanner’s original musical adaptation of The Merchant of Venice) and as Fominishna in A Family Affair before moving to New York to earn her MFA from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. At ASDS her roles have included Laura in The Land of Little Horses, Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Hester in The City of Conversation, Honor in Honour, Doctor/Mum in People, Places and Things, and the Landlady in Funnyhouse of a Negro.  

In addition to her theatrical pursuits, Rachel is an accomplished equestrienne, having competed in Dressage, Quadrille, and Musical Freestyle.

Rachel is proud to be a member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and ASCAP.