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Rachel Shenton Wiki, Bio, Age, Husband (Chris Overton), Education, Net Worth, Wedding, Philanthropy

Rachel Shenton Wiki

Rachel Shenton Bio

Rachel Joy Shenton was born 21st December 1987. She is a British actress who has appeared in some British television series and films. She is most well known for her role as Mitzeee Minniver on the Channel 4 teen drama Hollyoaks. Shenton made her American TV debut on ABC Family drama Switched at Birth in Season 3 as Lily Summers and stayed until the show’s finale in Season 5. Shenton also appears in BBC2 comedy White Gold. In 2018, she won an Academy Award for her short film The Silent Child.
Rachel Shenton Age She was born on 21 December 1987 (age 30) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Rachel Shenton Husband

Chris Overton (m.2018)

Rachel Shenton Height 1.57 m
Rachel Shenton Occupation Actress, screenwriter
Rachel Shenton Nationality English, British
Rachel Shenton Awards Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
Rachel Shenton Occupation Actress, screenwriter
Rachel Shenton Education Moorlands Sixth Form College, Painsley Catholic College
Rachel Shenton Net Worth She has an estimated Net Worth of € 2.1 Million
Years active 2004–present

Rachel Shenton Early Life and Education

Shenton was born in Stoke-on-Trent and grew up in the suburb of Caverswall. She attended two high schools, one in Cheadle. In between acting roles, she volunteered at her local charity Deaflinks.

Rachel Shenton Career

Shenton’s acting career started with small recurring parts in various television series such as Holby City and Waterloo Road. She also filmed various television commercials for the Ministry of Defence, DFS and Sega Superstars Tennis and appeared in two British films. Shenton resummed her recurring appearances in 2008 appearing in Nickelodeon’s series Genie in the House and Five’s Sophia’s Diary, playing Sofia’s wayward sister ‘Trisha’.

  • In April 2010, Shenton was cast in Hollyoaks as Mitzeee Minniver, a wannabe glamour model. She described her character as being the complete opposite of her. Her casting came as part of new producer Paul Marquess’ major revamp of the serial.
  • On 20 December 2012, Shenton announced her decision to leave Hollyoaks. She has described the experience as an “amazing two years” of her life. Shenton’s final scenes as Mitzeee aired on 15 February 2013, when the character moved to the United States.
  • On 28 April 2014 Shenton made her US television debut in season 3 of the ABC Family drama Switched at Birth, playing young student teacher, Lilly Summers. Shenton went on to shoot season 4 and 5 which was when the show ended. The final season aired in February 2017.
  • In October 2017, Shenton joined the cast of BBC2 comedy series White Gold playing Alpha Female Joanne Scott, alongside James Buckley and Joe Thomas.
  • In March 2018, the short film Shenton wrote and starred in, The Silent Child, won the Academy Award for live action short film at the 90th Academy Awards.
Rachel Shenton with husband Chris Overton receive the Academy Award
Rachel Shenton with husband Chris Overton receive the Academy Award

Rachel Shenton Philanthropy

Shenton’s father became deaf after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer. Following the death of her father, Shenton learned British Sign Language. In 2011, Shenton was made ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s Society, and she continues to raise awareness of deafness in the UK. In March 2011, Shenton completed a skydive in aid of National Deaf Children’s Society. In February 2012, Shenton announced that she was due to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of a charity. In May 2011, Shenton helped to launch a social networking website for deaf people named “Viewtalk.” In October 2012, she climbed the BT Tower in aid of Action on Hearing Loss.

Rachel Shenton Wedding and Husband, Chris Overton

Rachel Shenton was married to her former Hollyoaks co-star and fiance Chris Overton in May 2018. She revealed her happy news in an interview with The Sun, where she confirmed the duo tied the knot in a private ceremony over the summer.

Shenton and Chris met in 2010 on the set of Hollyoaks. She had starred as Mitzeee Minniver on the soap, while Chris played the role of Liam McAllister.

They then went on to produce short film The Silent Child in 2017 that tells the tale of a profoundly deaf four-year-old girl who lives a silent life until a social worker teaches her how to communicate through sign language.

Academy Award winner: Rachel wrote The Silent Child in her bedroom in LA, two years before its big Oscar win – she stars in the movie while her husband Chris serves as director

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I started writing The Silent Child in my bedroom in Los Angeles – I could never have imagined that two years later I’d be back to collect an Oscar – it still hasn’t sunk in. . This film and it’s subject is very close to my heart and I’m so proud that our little project has raised the profile of deafness. . Thank you to everyone who supported us and thank you for all your lovely messages (sorry I haven’t got back to everyone yet) . The biggest thank you of all to our A- team that made this film possible …especially our incredibly talented director Chris Overton (who also happens to be my fiancé ❤️) . WE DID IT TEAM – WE WON A BLOODY OSCAR!!!! . . #oscars90 #wedidit #icantbelieveit #sograteftul

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