Rachel Melvin (Chelsea Benson-Brady on Days of Our Lives)
Current Character: Chelsea Benson-Brady
Birthplace: Born in Elmhurst, Illinois
Rachel Melvin graduated from Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and after winning a fateful $600 casino bingo jackpot, turned down a full-ride scholarship to Arizona State University to pursue her acting dream. She moved to Hollywood, where she studied at Scott Sedita Studios in Hollywood.
Melvin, who has extensive experience in musical theater, has appeared in commercials and has guest-starred in a variety of shows, including Jack & Bobby (2004), Summerland (2004), 8 Simple Rules (2005), and Days of Our Lives (2005). She also appeared in an independent horror movie, Boo (2005).
Melvin received superior ratings at the Clear Lake Drama Festival in Group Acting, Improvisation, Mime, Storytelling, and Lip Sync. She was also the National Finalist for the Teen Choice Awards representative contest and has done choreography for Mountain Pointe Dance Company.
A former member of the Southwest Valley Youth Orchestra, Melvin plays violin, and her hobbies include ceramics, swimming, rollerblading, cooking, drawing, scrapbooking, singing, and writing children’s books. She’s passionate about children and the American Diabetes Association and supports animal charities.
Melvin has one older sister, Jessica, and lives in Los Angeles.
Days of our Lives - Chelsea Benson #2 (2005 - Tuesday January 04, 2011)
Teen Choice Awards Representative Contest - National Finalist
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2008)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2009)