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8th Annual BAFF Presents NY Emerging Talent Award to Noah Bean (Morning Glory, Damages, The Pill) and Rachel Boston (500 Days Of Summer, The Pill)

October 13, 2011

Photo Credit: Stephen Lovekin

The 8th Annual Big Apple is proud to present this year's New York Emerging Talent Awards to co-recipients Noah Bean and Rachel Boston.


Noah Bean hails from Mystic, Connecticut. He attended Boston University's School of Fine Arts and spent time studying with the London Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts.

He has appeared in feature films including Morning Glory, Little Murder and The Pill(official selection 2011 Big Apple Film Festival). He has also had roles in numerous television series including Damages, Dark Blue and Nikita.


Rachel Boston was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and grew up in Signal Mountain, Tennessee before moving to New York City at the age of seventeen to attend New York University. She was Miss Tennessee Teen USA in 1999, placing in the Top 10 at the national pageant.

She starred in the NBC series American Dreams, which aired from 2002 to 2005. She portrayed the character Beth Pryor (ne Mason), the wife of the oldest son of the Pryor family, around whom the series was centered. She has made guest appearances in other series such as The Closer, Las Vegas, The Daily Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grey's Anatomy, The Rules of Engagement, and Crossing Jordan.

Photo Credit: John Barr

Boston landed the lead on ABC's Ric Swartzlander comedy pilot The News (2007). The show was set in a chaotic Phoenix television newsroom. Boston was set to play a rising star at the station who was recently promoted to executive producer of all news programs. Rachel also starred with Donal Logue in the Fox pilot "Hackett" directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starred with Ed O'Neill and Christine Baranski in the CBS pilot Inseparable.

Boston starred as Daphne Bloom in the short-lived 2008 CBS series The Ex List. In that same year she also guest starred on NBC's ER playing an American soldier. She filmed Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in February 2008. She has also filmed 500 Days of Summer with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in spring 2008.

Previous recipients the NY Emerging Talent award include Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jesse Eisenberg, Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards, State of Play, Salt, The Other Guys) and Aaron Stanford (X-Men, Cake Eaters, Winter Solstice, The Hills Have Eyes)

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