Rachel Clare Hurd-Wood (born 17 August 1990) is a British actress.Hurd-Wood was born in London, England, the daughter of Philip and Sarah Hurd-Wood. She has a younger brother, Patrick. She claims to have had thoughts of becoming a marine biologist, until recently, when she apparently became interested in working with children who have special needs or disabilities.
When she was younger, she was jealous of the Wendy character in the Disney film Peter Pan (1953), because that Wendy got to swordfight and fly.She likes listening to rap and hiphop music, as well as ice skating and art.She found out about the role of Wendy in Peter Pan (2003) after her grandparents saw an advert on television. They contacted Rachel's mother and when she came home from school one day her mother started measuring her, when she found Rachel was in the height requirements, she said Rachel could audition.She loves dolphins so much that she has her heart set on becoming a Marine Biologist.Lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest with her parents and brother in Godalming, Surrey, England.