The very talented Rachel Brosnahan shot to fame with her role as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Find out her net worth, movies and other interesting facts.
Rachel Brosnahan and her net worth
Rachel Brosnahan is a famous American actress. Brosnahan was born in 1990 in Milwaukee, USA. She did her schooling from Highland Park High School and college from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Brosnahan made her on-screen debut with her role in ‘The Unborn’ which was an American supernatural horror film aired in 2009. She has a net worth of $3 million. She shot to fame with her TV series ‘Mercy’. She also appeared in other TV series such as ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘In Treatment’. In 2013, she appeared in the TV series, ‘House of Cards’ playing the role of Rachel Posner. Her net worth shot up after her portrayal in ‘House of Cards’. The TV program earned her critical acclaim and also a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She also appeared in other TV series such as ‘ Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Orange Is the New Black’, ‘Manhattan’, and a few others. Rachel Brosnan appeared in the movie, ‘Patriots Day’ in 2016. ‘Patriots Day’ revolves around the events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. Brosnahan also once appeared on ‘Project Runway’. ‘Project Runway’ is a fashion reality show which features models on the runway for the first time. Her fantasy/drama film ‘Beautiful Creatures’ was released on 2013. ‘Beautiful Creatures’ was about the story of a young boy who falls in love with a mysterious lady and how he uncovers dark secrets about their families. Here is all that you need to know about the talented actress:
1. Rachel Brosnahan had a young start
Brosnahan was raised in Illinois’ Highland Park since the the age of 4 years. Rachel’s father is of Irish descent and her mother of English descent. Her family had connections in Hollywood with her aunt being designer Kate Spade who is married to David Spade’s brother. She always wanted to be an actress as a child. “I would listen to these amazing narrators [telling] these stories using all different voices, and I used to imagine what the worlds would look like,” Brosnahan said in an interview. “I think there was something about that imagining that made me want to act. I found I could so easily imagine those worlds.” Although her parents saw her talent and were supportive of her talent, they did not encourage her career choice. She saved money from her babysitting jobs and then attended the Broadway Bootcamp to learn acting. She soon became a manager at 16 and was acting gigs. Brosnahan got her first movie role in ‘The Unborn’. Though the role was of a minor character, it gave her a start. After that, she came up with bigger roles in ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Coming Up Roses’. “I can finally say I’m a professional actress,” she said after owning multiple breakthrough characters since her small role appearances, “This is my job now.”
2. She chose her roles in movies well
Brosnahan was cast in the role of a young high school dropout-turned-call-girl in ‘House of Cards’. She was originally supposed to speak only five lines and play the part in only two episodes but her work was so good that she ended up filming 19 episodes over two seasons. The showrunner Willimon said, “She had done such a fine job those first two episodes that I started exploring what it would mean to bring her character back and fully three dimensionalize her,” He added, “Rachel was so fantastic when we brought her back that I just wanted to write for her more and more.” For her role on the show, she was nominated for an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has an uncanny ability to engage the audiences with her performances and also draw in the attention of her co-stars. Michael Kelly (her on-screen co-star) praised her once saying, “They say that some people have it, and she just has it. She just has that thing, that magnetism on screen. She has the ability to be so natural in front of the camera and so understated and yet so intriguing that you just want to watch her.”
3. Rachel was chosen for Mrs. Maisel
In real life, Brosnahan does not feel that she can perform as a comedian on stage. She could act and she had experience in Broadway, but she had never thought of stand-up comedy. To get into the character of her role, she did some research and got deep into the iconic Joan Rivers. She said in an interview, “I’m performing in arguably the most controlled environment and real stand-up feels so chaotic to me in a way that I’m sure it’s addicting for people who are good at it and enjoy that kind of thing, but, ooof, it’s so brave, I could not, no.” This research helped her perform exceptionally well in ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’. Even before its release, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ garnered a lot of acclaim and praise for her role as Midge Maisel. She likes to chase unique roles, “I would like to try to never do the same thing twice, and fail huge sometimes. I’ll probably have an ulcer by the end of the year—but I’ll be happy about it.” She added, “I thought I’d gotten the plague or something. I was dying of some mysterious illness. Literally, I’ve never been so sick in my life. Could not get out of bed. There was no way I could get on a plane and make it on the date that they had asked me to come out; and I was panicking because I wanted it so badly. I felt like I was a long shot for it, since I’d never done comedy,” recalled Brosnahan. Brosnahan got the Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal in ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’.The Golden Globe nomination was for Best Performance by an Actress in Television series.