Celestine Rae is an artist and a storyteller. She is an actress and emerging writer with a background in classical dance. Born and raised in Philadelphia to an Italian/German American mother and African American father, Celestine began her artistic career as a dancer, training in modern and ballet technique. Her passion for dance quickly grew into a love for acting as she was nicknamed 'Face' by choreographer, David St. Charles, for her passion and expression while performing in his narrative ballets. After graduating from Temple University with a degree in English, Celestine immediately relocated to New York City to pursue her career as an actor full time. She trained under Terry Knickerbocker at the William Esper Studio.

It didn't take long before Celestine began to make use of her English degree. In 2009, Celestine co-wrote and starred in the short film, "Consequences" which won several independent-film awards. Her first written play, "Velvet Rope"  was nominated for 'Best Production of a Staged Reading' at The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in 2012... a reading that she also directed. Celestine is currently playing a recurring role on the hit HBO series, Boardwalk Empire.

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