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Rachel Skarsten
Rachel SkarstenRachel Skarsten appears as Dinah.

From the WB website:

Born April 23.

Although she is just 17 years old, Rachel Skarsten is already an accomplished actress, musician and athlete. Skarsten stars as Dinah, a beautiful but troubled teenage runaway who comes to New Gotham in the new action-adventure series Birds of Prey.

Born and raised in Toronto, Ont., Skarsten is of Norwegian descent and is fluent in Norwegian. She is an avid dancer and studied ballet with Toronto's Royal Academy of Dance where she performed in productions of such classic ballets as Peter Pan and Romeo and Juliet. Her love of the arts led her to study instrumental music at Toronto's prestigious Claude Watson Art School where she was the featured cellist in the orchestra. She still plays the cello almost every day and is also a pianist and a singer.

A relative newcomer to the industry, Skarsten was discovered by a talent agent who saw a tape of her singing at an event honoring her father. On her very first professional audition, she landed a national commercial. Six months later, she was hired to play Bess in the television series Little Men, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. Other credits include the television movies Angels in the Infield and Jewel, starring Farrah Fawcett. This fall, moviegoers can catch Skarsten opposite Gabriel Byrne in Virginia's Run, the story of a family recovering from the death of their mother.

A natural athlete who loves to ski, skate, swim and ride horses, Skarsten also plays goalie for a hockey team that won the Toronto City championships. When she has free time, Skarsten enjoys sketching, painting and hanging out with her friends.

Skarsten currently lives in Toronto with her mother and brother, and will relocate to Los Angeles during production on Birds of Prey.