Rachel Zegler (born May 3, 2001) is an Colombian-American singer and actress from Clifton, New Jersey. She was cast as the role of Maria in the new remake of West Side Story, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. West Side Story will be released in theaters on December 18, 2020.
Although new to the film industry, throughout the years Zegler has performed leading roles in school musicals, and local theaters even occasional work as a wedding singer. At 18, Zegler signed with ICM Partners.
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