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10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Grey’s Anatomy’s Rachael Taylor

Dr. Lucy Fields has been integrating and ingratiating herself amongst the other docs at Seattle Grace Mercy West this season on Grey's Anatomy, so it's only natural that many of you want to know more about the actress who portrays her, Rachael Taylor. We're here to help with a wealth of info on this Aussie import.

1. She was born in Launceston, Tasmania to parents Christine and Nigel Taylor. Also hailing from Tasmania? Simon Baker, perhaps better known as The Mentalist. We wouldn't recommend calling either a Tasmanian Devil, though.

2. Nigel and Christine must have passed on some great genes. Rachael's looks and talent won her the title of Miss Teen Tasmania in 1998.

3. She wanted to be an actress ever since she was a child. She gets extra points if she dreamed of telling off Alex Karev way back then, too.

4. She attended the University of Sydney briefly, but put her education on pause to star in an (ultimately short-lived) Australian drama series called headLand. One of her co-stars was Chuck's Yvonne Strahovski.

5. She's most famous for playing Maggie, the signals analyst in Transformers. We'd love to chalk it up to her acting chops, but director Michael Bay does have a reputation of casting total babes.

6. Rachael also co-starred with Joshua Jackson (of Dawson's Creek and Fringe fame) in the 2008 horror movie Shutter. But you might not want to check it out, because Shutter only got a rating of 38 on Metacritic. (Shudder!)

7. Last August, Rachael filed criminal charges against her then-boyfriend Matthew Newton after multiple cases of domestic abuse.

8. She could become a lot more famous here in the States soon, as she was recently cast in the pilot of ABC's remake of Charlie's Angels alongside Minka Kelly and Annie Ilonzeh. We'll know in a couple of months whether ABC orders the pilot to series.

9. However, she has not had great luck with pilots thus far. HBO declined to pick up the Sarah Jessica Parker-produced comedy Washingtonienne, in which Taylor would have played the main character, a congressional staffer and aspiring speechwriter. Coincidentally, the pilot also featured Jackson Avery and Ellis Grey — oops, we mean Jesse Williams and Kate Burton.

10. She has four films in the pipeline: Red Dog, 25, The Darkest Hour, and Melt.

Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia, Herald Sun

Check out some hot pics of Rachael below!

02.17.2011 / 03:14 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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