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    From an early age, Rachel was definitely a fan of theatrics and art. The middle of two brothers who grew up building tree houses, swinging on rope swings and swimming in rivers, this deep-south native of Dothan, Alabama was asked if she knew from an early age that she wanted to be an actress. She replied, "I didn't think much about the possibility of acting at an early age. I was interested in what most 12 year olds were interested in, except that I was a little strange. I wrote and illustrated short stories and by 11 years old I wrote a novel about people who turned into cats at the hand of a wicked professor. My friends were mostly normal, but I was the 12-year-old girl who went and saw "Titanic" in the theaters seven times, alone, just to feel Rose's pain and cry quarts at the ending." Hendrix said she was "happy enough being voted Miss Congeniality in her 7th grade pageant, and didn't feel the need to win the beauty part." She was happy being in the limelight on her own terms and was cast in mostly insignificant parts in her high school plays. It wasn't until her senior year that Hendrix went from playing a crap-shooting man in "Guys and Dolls" to landing the lead role of Dorothy in the Spring musical production of "The Wizard of Oz." "The experience was amazing," she said, "but I almost threw up from a migraine after the curtain call the opening night. I know I did a good job, and I had a lot of fun, but in the end I wasn't all smiley and happy because my body had a totally different reaction." It was there that she realized even though she loved acting, she did not want to study theater in college.


    Wanting to get into cinematography, but unable to afford the high costs of film school, Hendrix attended The University of Montevallo where she received a BFA in photography. Before graduating college, she was introduced to filmmaker Kris Kimlin at a sushi restaurant and was asked if she would act in his short film, "Letting Go" which she agreed to. Having never done anything serious in front of the camera before, Hendrix said, "I thought he was a bit crazy just offering me the role like that. I had nothing to lose, though, so I gave it my all." Because of that role, she was discovered by long-time friend and collegue of Kimlin's, Jon Erwin, Co-Founder of Erwin Brothers' Films, who saw the film and noticed a "spark of freshness and honesty in her face". Since then, Hendrix has appeared in many short films, music videos and commercials with the Erwin Brothers. In 2008 Hendrix graduated and married Swiss musician Gabriel Trüb and moved to Switzerland putting her acting work on hold to focus on her marriage and build a photography business. However, the acting bug had already bitten and by 2009 Hendrix landed the lead in Halogen Network's TV pilot, ALUMNI


    Much of the ALUMNI cast re-united to film once again with the Brothers in their first feature film, "OCTOBER BABY" which released on March 23, 2012 in select theaters across the country. The film had the third highest per-screen average and closed at No. 8 in the nation for its opening weekend competing again "The Hunger Games" - one of the most successful Hollywood blockbuster openings ever - in more than 10 times as many theaters. Opening in a relatively modest 390 theaters, Samuel Goldwyn Films/Provident films "OCTOBER BABY" also strode grassroots support and word of mouth to a No. 1 ranting for limited-release movies.


    Since October Baby's release in 2012, Hendrix has starred in two feature films, "The Perfect Wave", next to Scott Eastwood and Cheryl Ladd, and "Letting Go" with Andrew Cheney (Beyond the Mask, Seasons of Gray) both set to release in the Spring of 2012. You can also find her in the INSP Network's first ever original-scripted short form mini-series titled "Old Henry" next to The Waltons' veteran actor, Ralph Waite. The show premiers on June 18, 2013 and can be found online at moments.org.




    News

    May 23, 2013: Shooting begins for Team X's 168 Short Film, "Abound" staring Rachel Hendrix, Josh Murray, and Michael Joiner. Watch the trailer here.

    May 2, 2013: Liberty University's Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center featured an article about "Letting Go" on Liberty's news page. Read it here.


    April 26, 2013: Rachel joins the cast and begins filming INSP's short form mini-series "Old Henry" starring The Waltons Ralph Waite and directed by Thomas Torrey. For more info, visit Old Henry at Moments.org

    March 23, 2013: Rachel begins filming "Letting Go" in Virginia with co-star Andrew Cheney (Beyond the Mask, Seasons of Gray) and director Tracy Trost (The Lamp, A Christmas Snow)


    October 18, 2012: "The Perfect Wave" starring Rachel Hendrix, Scott Eastwood, and Cheryl Ladd wraps shooting in Bali, Indonesia. Film is set to release in the Spring of 2014.
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