Rachel Zegler, born on May 3, 2001, in Hackensack, New Jersey, is a rising star in the entertainment world. Growing up in Clifton, New Jersey, Zegler discovered her love for performing at a young age, participating in local theater productions and honing her craft. Her passion and dedication led her to audition for the lead role of Maria Vasquez in Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated adaptation of “West Side Story.” Zegler’s audition tape went viral, capturing the attention of the film industry and ultimately earning her the coveted role. Her portrayal of Maria showcased her exceptional vocal talents and acting prowess, earning her widespread acclaim and establishing her as a talent to watch. With her breakout performance, Zegler has embarked on an exciting journey in Hollywood, poised to make a lasting impact in the worlds of film and music.