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Maitland Ward
NameMaitland Ward
Date of birthFebruary 3, 1977
Place of birthLong Beach, CA
Character on Boy Meets WorldRachel McGuire
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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.



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