Rachel Zegler

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The American-Colombian beauty who portrayed the ‘West Side Story''s Maria in a musical and will later reprise her role in its film adaptation in 2020.

Profession :

Stage Actress

Birthday :

May 3, 2001

Star Sign :

Taurus

Age :

19

Birthplace :

Clifton, New Jersey, United States

Rachel Zegler first portrayed the teenage lead actress, Maria, in the world-renowned musical, the ‘West Side Story’. In 2020, she will reprise her role in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of the musical.

She made the cut to portray the role out of the 30,000 artists who auditioned for it. ‘As a Colombian-American woman growing up in this day and age, strong roles like Maria are so important. To be able to bring that role to life— a role that means so much to the Hispanic community— is so humbling,’ she shared in an interview with classicfm.com. She will also be starring opposite Ansel Elgort, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, and Ariana DeBose in the film.