Rachel Ticotin – 7 Things You Need To Know About The American Actress

It is really interesting to see actors who have recorded equal success in both their professional and personal lives. Although actress Rachel Ticotin has one failed marriage behind her, she seems to be making a huge success out of her present union with actor Peter Strauss who has been her husband for the past 20 years. The duo got hooked-up in a 1998 wedding and have been living happily together ever since.

While Ticotin is best recognized for productions like Con Air and Total Recall, her acting career took off at the age of 10, on the stage of theatrical plays. She later moved to the big screen for the first time as a dancer in King of the Gypsies which was released in 1978 after which she made her debut on television in Love and Honor where she played the role of Grace Pavlik. Her other productions include Fort Apache, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bronx, Gargoyles, and Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed. She also appeared in American Family, Skin, Man on Fire, Homeland and Law & Order: LA.

What to Know About Rachel Ticotin

1. She is a New Yorker

Rachel Ticotin was born on the 1st of November 1958 in the Bronx, New York City. The famed actress belongs to a large family of five children, with her dad identified as Abe Ticotin – a used-car salesman of Russian-Jewish origin, while her mum is a Puerto Rican educator named Iris Torres.

Two of Rachel’s siblings are part of the movie world, with her only sister Nancy working as an actress and her brother David working behind the camera as a first assistant director. Her other brother Daniel, popularly known as Sahaj, is also an entertainer. He is the lead vocalist for the rock group Ra. her fourth and final sibling, Marcus Ticotin, is not connected to the entertainment world.

2. Academic History

Rachel Ticotin’s academic history is not explained in detail but both her early and secondary education was accomplished in the Bronx. She also joined Ballet Hispanico located in New York where she studied ballet. Upon her graduation from high school, the young girl proceeded to Yale University for further educational qualifications.

3. Relationship History

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Rachel Ticotin and her husband Peter Strauss image source

It is not a hidden fact that Rachel Ticotin has been married twice. She first got married to David Caruso whom she met as an upcoming actor on the set of For Love and Honor. Though we don’t have sufficient details on their marriage, they wedded in 1984, spending five years as a couple before their union hit the rocks in 1989. During their time together, they welcomed a daughter named Grete born on the 1st of June 1984.

From what we understand, Rachel was single for a while before hooking up with actor Peter Strauss who she met on the set of Thicker than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story in 1994. The chemistry between the pair was undeniable and after they dated for about four years, they decided to take their relationship to the next level by exchanging vows in a wedding ceremony that took place on the 31st of December, 1998.

It would seem that Rachel Ticotin met her match in Peter as the duo has celebrated 20 years of marriage without any rumors of divorce or separation. However, there is no news of any kids from their marriage.

4. She is as Tall as the Average American Woman

Rachel Ticotin is not endowed in the height department, as she stands at just 5 feet 5 inches or 1.67 m with a commensurate body weight of 143 lbs or 65 kg. Information on her other body measurements is not known.

5. Awards and Achievements

1991 saw her as a nominee for a Saturn Award in the category of Supporting Actress for her effort in Total Recall. 1998 proved to be a good year for the popular actress as she bagged a couple of ALMA nominations for her roles in both First Time Felon and Con Air, the latter of which also got her a Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination.

6. Net Worth

Many trusted sources have pegged Rachel Ticotin’s net worth at a tidy $4 million which she majorly earned from her acting career. Information on the real estate she owns as well as other possible investments she has had over the years is sadly lacking.

7. Where is She Now?

It would appear that Rachel Ticotin is still relevant in the entertainment world as she was seen in the 2017 TV series titled Homeland portraying the character of Mercedes. Her most recent role was in 2018 as Dr. Marie Cerone in Grey’s Anatomy.

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