About Rachel

Rachel Leyco is an award-winning Filipina-American filmmaker, writer, actress, and activist.

Notably, she won a student Emmy at the 2013 College Television Awards as Writer/Director/Producer in the pilot web series, The Sub Club. She currently holds many writing/directing/producing credits, ranging from short films and web series to TV pilots and features.

As an actress, Rachel started off in theatre, starring in Beauty and the Beast and A Midsummer Night's Dream, then began her TV/Film career upon moving to LA, starring in commercials (ReebokHead & Shoulders), web series (Batman Beyond: The Series), short films (RiseHighbrow) and indie features (Teacher of the Year). 

Rachel's TV Network credits include a Guest Star role on NBC's Chicago Fire and most recently Recurring in BET’s Games People Play as Susie Q, and a Co-star in the upcoming season three of Netflix’s Atypical.

Her short films (Maple's Tree and Bicultural) have been official selections in many film festivals nationally and internationally.

As an activist, Rachel strongly advocates for many social justice issues, such as LGBTQ+ equality and mental health. Having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder II, she made it her mission to break stigma, create a dialogue, and bring awareness to communities all over the world through art and activism.


Rachel believes strongly in the power of words. She wants nothing more but to elevate and inspire lives through the magic of storytelling.