Maitland Ward plays Rachel McGuire, roommate of Jack & Eric and friend to Topanga and Angela.
- Was born as Ashley Maitland Welkos, on February 3, 1977 in Long Beach, California.
- Did not seriously pursue acting until she got a role on The Bold and the Beautiful, which was only her second audition.
- Her role on the show lasted three years.
- Following her graduation from high school, she attended Cal State University at Long Beach, where she was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority.
- Landed roles in USA High, Home Improvement, Killing Mr. Griffin, and Dish Dogs (which also featured Sean Astin, Brian Dennehy, and Matthew Lillard.
- Most recently, starred in the Wayans Brothers' White Chicks (2004).
- Was told to change her name when she started her acting career because "Ashley" was too common.
- Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Cal State Long Beach.