Rachel Keller (actress)

Rachel Rye Keller (born December 25, 1992) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Sydney "Syd" Barrett in the FX television series Legion and as Simone Gerhardt in the second season of the FX black comedy crime drama anthology series Fargo.

Rachel Keller
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Keller at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Rachel Rye Keller[1]

(1992-12-25) December 25, 1992 (age 30)[2][3]
EducationCarnegie Mellon University (BFA)
Years active2012–present

Early lifeEdit

Keller was born in Los Angeles, and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota.[4][5] She attended the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and graduated in 2014 from Carnegie Mellon University.[6] Keller's father is Jewish, and she also celebrates Hanukkah.[7]


Keller began her career with roles in various short films and guest starring roles in the television series The Mentalist and Supernatural.

Keller received wide recognition for her recurring role as Simone Gerhardt in the second season of the FX anthology television series Fargo.[8]

Between 2017 and 2019, she starred as Sydney "Syd" Barrett, the female lead in the FX series Legion.[9]

In 2019, Keller starred as Cassandra Pressman in the Netflix mystery drama series The Society. In 2022, she had a leading role in the HBO Max series Tokyo Vice, replacing Odessa Young.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 I Still Adore You Cigarette Girl Short film
2012 Flutter Kaylin Short film
2014 Hollidaysburg Tori [11]
2016 Wig Shop Shoshana Short film
2018 Write When You Get Work Ruth Duffy
2018 Diddie Wa Diddie Janet Short film
2019 In the Shadow of the Moon Jean
2020 House Sit Catherine Short film
2022 A Man Called Otto Sonya
2022 Butcher's Crossing Francine Post-production
TBA The First Seal Jessica Velardi Post-production
TBA Chestnut Tyler Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2015 The Mentalist Anne Episode: "White Orchids"
2015 Supernatural Sister Mathias Episode: "Paint It Black"
2015 Fargo Simone Gerhardt 7 episodes[12]
2017–2019 Legion Sydney "Syd" Barrett 27 episodes
2019 The Society Cassandra Pressman 3 episodes
2020 Dirty John Linda Kolkena 8 episodes
2022-present Tokyo Vice Samantha[10] Main role, 8 episodes


  1. ^ "Rachel Keller (@rachelryekeller) - Twitter". www.twitter.com.
  2. ^ "'Fargo' Star Rachel Keller on Simone's Long Walk Into the Woods". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Legion' Star Rachel Keller's Big Break From Food Trucks to 'Fargo'". The Hollywood Reporter. 6 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Rachel Keller talks new role in 'Legion,' more".
  5. ^ "Twin Cities actress lands starring role in X-Men spinoff series 'Legion'". Star Tribune.
  6. ^ "St. Paul native owns 'Fargo' role - and furiously nostalgic hairdo". TwinCities.com. 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Jews in the News: Jackie Hoffman, Jennifer Grey and David Susskind - Tampa Jewish Federation". www.jewishtampa.com.
  8. ^ Rachel Keller "Simone" at FX’s Fargo Red Carpet Premiere Event #FargoFX. YouTube. 8 October 2015. Archived from the original on 2021-12-14.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 5, 2016). "'Legion': FX Marvel Pilot Casts 'Fargo's Rachel Keller As Female Lead". Deadline.
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 30, 2020). "Rachel Keller Joins 'Tokyo Vice', Replacing Odessa Young, As HBO Max Series Eyes Return To Production". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  11. ^ "Woman Crush Wednesday: Get To Know Rachel Keller, Soon To Be Breakout Star Of 'Fargo'". Decider - Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go. 14 October 2015.
  12. ^ Isaac Feldberg (4 December 2014). "Fargo Season 2 Recruits Jeffrey Donovan And Rachel Keller; Nick Offerman Courted". We Got This Covered.

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