Rachel Zegler: Lesser-Known Facts About the Colombian Actor | Latin mail

By Ross Key

Rachel Zegler has quickly become a Hollywood sensation over the past two years.

She started with local theater in New Jersey and rose to fame with Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Born and raised in New Jersey, she started out as a wedding singer and then gained attention with viral YouTube covers, according to L’Officiel.

Here are some facts about Colombian-American rising star Rachel Zegler that you may not know.

Nominated for the Metro Award Four times

Rachel Zegler has been recognized at the Metro Awards, an awards ceremony for high school students serving Northern New Jersey and parts of New York.

She was nominated four times and showed her talent by taking on roles as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” during her freshman year and Princess Fiona in “Shrek” during her senior year.

Her performances always left a lasting impression.

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Recipient of a Golden Globe

Rachel Zegler was emotionally overwhelmed when she received the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in “West Side Story.”

She triumphed over nominees such as Marion Cotillard, Alana Haim, Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone.

Previously portrayed Maria

In an emotional Instagram post, Rachel Zegler reflected on her journey to play Maria in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’: ‘When I played Maria on stage a few summers ago, I never could have imagined that I would take on the role to take. again in Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’. It’s a dream come true to see this iconic character on the big screen again,” said Parade.

Role as a wedding singer

In between honing her skills for leading roles in high school and local theater stages, Rachel Zegler occasionally performed as a part-time wedding singer.

In 2015, she tweeted an account discussing Idina Menzel’s start as a wedding singer, saying, “There is hope for me.”

Five years later, reflecting on her journey, she tweeted: “Wow, 2015 wedding singer-rachel! You had no idea.”

Talent in music composition in addition to singing

One of the facts about Rachel Zegler is that on her popular YouTube channel, which has over 2,000 subscribers, she captivates audiences with breathtaking song covers that consistently rack up millions of views.

But her channel offers more than just covers; it’s a window into Rachel’s soulful creativity, Girl’s Life noted.

She also shares her original songs, where each lyric reveals the depth of her artistic expression and the beauty of her heart.

Romantic relationship with former co-star

Rachel Zegler and her boyfriend, Josh Andrés Rivera, have been together for over two years since they first met on the set of West Side Story in 2021.

Their on-screen chemistry continued in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, where they also starred alongside each other.

Recently, Rachel Zegler took to social media to share heartfelt birthday wishes for Josh Andrés Rivera as he celebrated his 29th birthday.

The post was a public display of their affection, showcasing their bond on and off screen.

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