Meaghan Rath is a Canadian actor, best known for her portrayal of ‘Sally Malik’ in the TV series ‘Being Human.’ Rath was interested in acting since her childhood days. While in college, Rath participated in several acting workshops. She made her movie debut with the film ‘Lost and Delirious.’ She played an insignificant role in this movie. Rath got the first real breakthrough in her career when was selected to play ‘Adena Stiles’ in the TV series ‘15/Love.’ Rath delivered an impressive performance and won the award for the ‘Best Performance in Youth or Children’s Program.’ Rath was part of all the three seasons of the series. The role of ‘Sally Malik’ in ‘Being Human’ was another major milestone in her career. Her character, which was that of a ghost, was widely appreciated. Apart from this, Rath was cast in the American TV series ‘New Girl,’ in which she performed as ‘May.’ Rath has appeared in movies such as ‘You Are So Undead’ and ‘Three Night Stand.’ She appeared in small roles in several TV series, such as ‘Aaron Stone,’ ‘Secrets and Lies,’ and ‘18 to Life.’ Rath is currently seen in the series ‘Hawaii Five-O,’ as ‘Tani Rey.’
Childhood & Early Life
Meaghan Rath was born on June 18, 1986, in Montreal, Quebec. She is of British, Austrian Jewish, and Indian descent. Her father is of British and Austrian Jewish descent, while her mother is of Goan Indian origin. No other information is available about her parents. She has a younger brother named Jesse Rath, who is also an actor. She co-starred with her brother in some TV series.
Rath was interested in acting even in her childhood days. During her school days, she participated in several acting workshops. She studied cinema and communications at ‘Dawson College.’
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In 2001, Rath made her movie debut with the film ‘Lost and Delirious.’ She had an inconspicuous role in the movie, as the friend of one of the major characters. In 2004, she appeared in two episodes of the TV series ‘Fries with That?’
In 2004, Rath bagged the first prominent role in her career. She was chosen to play the role of ‘Adena Stiles’ in the Canadian TV series ‘15/Love.’ It was telecast on the Canadian channel ‘YTV.’ It was aired on ‘Nickelodeon’ channel, in the United States, too. The series narrated the story of a group of teenagers striving to become world champions, while struggling with adolescence and romance. ‘Adena’ was one of the major characters in the series. Rath was part of all three seasons of the show, from 2004 to 2006. Her impressive performance on the show won her an award for the ‘Best Performance in Youth or Children’s Program.’
In 2007, Rath appeared in two TV films: ‘I Me Wed,’ and ‘My Daughter’s Secret.’ The same year, she appeared in an episode of the series ‘Heartland.’ In 2009, Rath performed as ‘Tatianna Caine’ in two episodes of the series ‘Aaron Stone.’ She was seen as ‘Rigby Hastings’ in the Canadian TV series ‘The Assistants.’
In 2010, Rath made an appearance in two episodes of the Canadian sitcom ‘18 to Life.’ The series had Rath co-starring with her brother, Jesse Rath. The same year, she appeared in the movie ‘You Are So Undead,’ as ‘Mary Margaret.’
In 2011, Rath was offered one of the best characters of her career. She was cast in the Canadian series ‘Being Human.’ It was a supernatural –comedy series, which followed the story of a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost, who lived together. The series featured Rath as ‘Sally Malik,’ the ghost. The series was telecast from 2011 to 2014. Her convincing performance in the series won Rath the ‘ACTRA’ award for ‘Outstanding Female Performance.’
In 2013, Rath portrayed the role of ‘Sue’ in the movie ‘Three Night Stand.’ She was the executive producer of the movie. In 2015, she performed as ‘May’ in five episodes of the American series ‘New Girl.’ Her performance in the series won Rath won the ‘Golden Maple Award’ for the ‘Newcomer of the year in a TV series broadcast in the U.S.’
In 2015, Rath appeared in several TV series, such as ‘Banshee,’ ‘Secrets and Lies,’ and ‘Motive.’ She currently performs as ‘Tani Rey’ in the American action–drama series ‘Hawaii Five-O.’ It is telecast on ‘CBS.’
Family & Personal Life
Rath is in a relationship with Patrick Kiely, the writer and director of ‘Being Human.’
Due to her mixed ancestry and unique looks, she faced problems in the initial days of her career.