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Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward is most commonly known as Rachel McGuire from the hit primetime series, Boy Meets World.

She most recently starred as Jessica Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, where she appeared for three years. She landed that role, which was only her second major audition, when she was 17 and still a junior in high school. Although acting has always been her lifelong passion, Maitland didn't actually pursue a professional career until that time.

After graduating from high school, Maitland attended Cal State University at Long Beach while continuing to focus on her acting.

Maitland has had guest-starring roles on USA High and ABC's Home Improvement; and co-starred with Jay Thomas and Mario Lopez in the dramatic movie, Killing Mr. Griffin. She also appeared in the independent film, Dish Dogs, a romantic comedy in which she co-stars with Brian Dennehy, Matthew Lillard and Sean Astin.

Most recently she appeared in the 2004 comedy White Chicks.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Maitland Ward Facts

Birth NameAshley Ward
BirthdayFebruary 3, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceLong Beach, California, USA

Selected Filmography

White Chicks
Boy Meets World: Season 4
Boy Meets World: Season 6
Boy Meets World: Season 5
White Chicks / Mo' Money
Boy Meets World
Killing Mr Griffin
Dish Dogs
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