Rachel Ticotin (born November 1, 1958) is an American film and television actress. She has appeared in films such as Fort Apache, The Bronx; Total Recall and Con Air. She has appeared in the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Los Angeles as Lt. Arleen Gonzales.
Ticotin (pronounced tick-oh-tin) was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Iris Torres, a Puerto Rican educator, and Abe Ticotin, a Russian-Jewish used car salesman. Her sister, Nancy Ticotin, is also an actress. She has three brothers, David A. Ticotin, a First Assistant Director who lives in Calabasas, California, with his wife Alexis and their children, Marcus and Daniel. Her brother Daniel, now known as Sahaj, is a musician and lead singer for the rock group Ra. Ticotin grew up, and received her primary and secondary education, in the Bronx, which has a large Puerto Rican community. Her parents enrolled her in the Ballet Hispanico of New York where she took ballet lessons.
In 1978, Ticotin made her film debut as a dancer in the film King of the Gypsies. She also acted in the Off-Broadway production of Miguel Piñero's The Sun Always Shines for the Cool. During this period, she received an onscreen credit as a production assistant on Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill. Her first big break came when, working as a production assistant alongside her brother David in 1981, she was given a significant role as Isabella, Paul Newman's love interest in the movie Fort Apache, The Bronx. That same year, she was listed as one of 12 promising New Actors in John Willis Screen World Vol.33...
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