Rachel Matthews

Rachel Lynn Matthews (born October 25, 1993) is an American actress. She is best known for starring in her uncle, filmmaker Christopher Landon's films Happy Death Day and Happy Death Day 2U.

Rachel Matthews
Rachel Lynn Matthews

(1993-10-25) October 25, 1993 (age 26)
Alma materNew York University
Years active2017–present
Known forHappy Death Day
Happy Death Day 2U

Early life and careerEdit

A native of Los Angeles, Matthews was born in 1993, the eldest daughter of actress Leslie Landon and Brian Matthews.[1] She got interested in acting at early age by watching Shirley Temple movies, leading to tap and voice classes, and ultimately joining a local theater program at the age of 10. Matthews continued to pursue the stage life by studying acting at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.[2] In college, Matthews became friends with fellow actress Camila Mendes, who would become her roommate upon returning to Los Angeles, and musician Maggie Rogers, who would feature both in her music video "Give a Little".[3]

In 2017, Matthews had her film debut in Happy Death Day, directed by her uncle Christopher Landon, playing sorority house president Danielle Bouseman,[4] a role she would play again in the 2019 sequel Happy Death Day 2U. That same year, Matthews was cast as the villainous thief Magpie in the TV series Batwoman,[5] had a small role in the Hulu series Looking for Alaska and voiced a character in Frozen II.[2]

In March 2020, it was reported that she had tested positive for COVID-19 amidst the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2017 Happy Death Day Danielle Bouseman
2019 Happy Death Day 2U Danielle Bouseman
Ms. White Light Nurse Landon
Frozen II Honeymaren Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Batwoman Margot Pyle / Magpie Episode "Who Are You?"
Looking for Alaska Fiona Three episodes


  1. ^ "Actor Michael Landon's Legacy Continues at the Apple Blossom Festival". oldtownwinchesterva.com.
  2. ^ a b Marine, Brooke (October 11, 2019). "New Faces: Rachel Matthews, Batwoman's Stealth Supervillain, Refuses to Be Typecast". W.
  3. ^ Reilly, Kaitlin (November 8, 2018). "Camila Mendes Is Low-Key Best Friends With This SNL Showstopper". refinery29.
  4. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (October 5, 2017). "Exclusive – Rachel Matthews Talks Happy Death Day". Dread Central.
  5. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (October 2, 2019). "Batwoman Baddies First Looks: Revenge Fave Gabriel Mann Is Hush, Rachel Matthews Cast as Magpie". TV Line. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Feldman, Kate (March 17, 2020), "'Frozen 2' actress Rachel Matthews tests positive for coronavirus", NY Daily News

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