Rachel House

Birth Name: Rachel Jessica Te Ao Mārama House

Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 20 October, 1971

Ethnicity: Māori [Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga], European

Rachel House is a New Zealand actress, voice actress, director, and acting coach.

Rachel is of Māori (Ngāti Mutunga/Ngāi Tahu) and European descent. She was adopted by Glaswegian Scottish parents, Sheila and John Merrick House.

Rachel’s second middle name Te Ao Mārama translates to “The world of light.” It is of Ngāi Tahu genealogy.

Rachel has said:

At one point I thought I was Ngāti Porou, because somebody had said I looked like I was from there.

Source: Rachel talking about her family life – https://www.nzherald.co.nz

Obituary of Rachel’s adoptive father – https://notices.nzherald.co.nz

Grave of Rachel’s adoptive father – https://www.findagrave.com


interested in whakapapa (on hiatus)

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