- Full Name Rachelle Vinberg
- Occupation Skater, Actress
- Nationality American
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Aug 27, 1998
- Age 22 Years, 11 Months
"We're showing a different side of skateboarding and not the professional side, not, you know, 'We do this and we're amazing at it.' We're showing the real side of it."
Rachelle Vinberg | Biography 2021
Rachelle Vinberg is the cast of the 2018 movie 'Skate Kitchen,' that follows the lives of the girl skaters in New York City. Her Instagram handle, where she promoted the popularity of her all-girl crew, became an inspiration for the film's title. The girl skaters eventually became the cast of the movie. The HBO series 'Betty,' explores the life of the woman skaters in the male-dominated world of skateboarding. Season two of the series is currently being aired.
Rachelle Vinberg is a skateboarder and actor who had starred in the 2018 film 'Skate Kitchen' and its spin-off 'Betty.'
Who is Rachelle Vinberg?
Rachelle Vinberg is a skillful skateboarder, actress, and YouTube personality. Her ability in skating propelled her to fame to become an actor and YouTube celebrity.
At the age of 14, Vinberg did credit-carded, which means to land with the board vertically between the legs. As painful as it may sound, a video of Rachelle's fall had landed on Hall of Meat, Thrasher's Instagram account dedicated to horrible slams. However, despite the slams, her credit-carding got her land in the 2018 film Skate Kitchen, in which she played the lead role of Camille and its spin-off Betty where she reprised the same character.
Rachelle's talents aren't just limited to skateboarding. She has an admirable aptitude in football, enjoys playing the guitar, and is interested in screenwriting. She is also popular on YouTube with more than 45,000 subscribers, where she posts vlogs and videos of her skating.
Furthermore, Vinberg credit-carded again for the second time in March 2018.
Vinberg had also collaborated with Cary Fukunaga on the Samsung commercial 'A Perfect Day.'
Early life and Education
Rachelle Vinberg was born on 27 August 1998 in Long Island, New York. Her mother is from Colombia, and her father is from the United States. Her parents split while she was young, and she has two brothers, one younger and one older.
After seeing her cousin skate and do tricks, Vinberg developed an interest in skating at 12. Furthermore, her cousin bought her a skateboard, and ever since then, she has ascended her dynamism in skateboarding. It was in 2012, at the age of 14, Vinberg credit-carded for the first time, and it failed. Her fall was captured on camera and posted to Hall of Meat, Thrasher's Instagram account, dedicated to bad slams. Moreover, the incident was recorded in the form of chalk drawings with blood streaming from between Rachelle's legs by the neighborhood lads she skated with at the time. "They were cool," she said, although it may not appear to be friendly conduct.
Additionally, Vinberg has been breaking the gender norms since her childhood by building an aptitude beyond the societal stereotype of what women can and cannot do, including skateboarding and playing football. She learned skating even though it was considered an unorthodox act. She was also huge of football and asked her father to let her play. He was hesitant at first but finally supported her in her endeavors.
Rachelle studied film at Brooklyn College, although it's unclear whether she graduated with a degree. Furthermore, she is also interested in screenwriting.
Director Crystal Moselle's first feature film, Skate Kitchen (2018), was based on the tale of the lives of a real girl's skate group in New York City. These girls were also the cast of the movie. Vinberg portrayed the lead role, Camille. Vinberg's Instagram handle, where she promoted the popularity of her all-girl crew, became an inspiration for the film's title.
"With the group, I knew Nina [Moran], just from posting videos online. I met up with her in person when I was 15. Then, I met Kabrina [Adams] because she was Nina's friend. And then, when I was 17, we were approached by (writer/director) Crystal [Moselle] on a train. When she asked if there were more of us, Nina had known more of the other girls, so we all came together because of that. Then, I decided that I was gonna make an Instagram called The Skate Kitchen, so we could post all of our stuff. That happened, and then it became real", Vinberg shared with Collider in 2018, about how the crew for Skater Kitchen was brought together.
Following a brief conversation with skater girls, Moselle prepared a condensed version of Skate Kitchen and made a short film in 2016 called, That One Day, for Miu Miu. Two years later, in 2018, the full-story Skate Kitchen was released.
The movie follows Camille, her friends, and Jaden Smith as a romantic co-star finding refuge, emotional connection, and enhanced skill in skate park bowls.
Betty conveys a sense of purpose, which is hinted at in the title. Betty, a disparaging sexist word used by male skaters towards female skaters, the show uses as a symbol of pride to define people asserting their position in a misogynistic society.
The HBO series follows a diverse group of teenage women as they juggle their lives in the largely male-dominated world of skateboarding. It's a spin-off of the 2018 Skater Kitchen, which delves deeper and further into the world of female skateboarders and has almost the same cast crew from Skater Kitchen.
Vinberg reprised as Camille in the spin-off.
The series began in 2020 and has completed its first season with a total of six episodes and has begun its second season from 11 June 2021.
'Betty' Season 2
With some alterations like the puffy coats for autumn and the mandatory mask due to the pandemic, season two of Betty retains the same spirit as Skater Kitchen and the first season of Betty.
The second season was filmed in the frigid, cold months of New York City and when the city was under lockdown. However, the situation was more convincing for the cast to skate around on the empty streets.
"Our characters are growing up more, so we're going to be faced with more real-life things. And I think all the things that our characters go through is not uncommon for young people going into any kind of industry they want to get into," said Vinberg, in an interview with Salon, about the new season.
The first episode of the second season aired on 11 June 2021.
Vinberg spent her quarantine days with Kabrina Moonbear Adams, one of Betty stars. Toby, her boyfriend, also quarantined with her for a short time before returning home.
Input presented Vinberg's everyday lifestyle for a week in April 2020. Vinberg had shared her experiences and lifestyle during the confinement in a journal to Input. According to Input, Vinberg attended school via Zoom and strictly followed the precautions. While under quarantine, she went for short walks, conducted her personal and household tasks, and did skating.
Vinberg her boyfriend, Toby, share similar facial features. They use the same model spectacles, have long hair and thick brows, creating doubts amidst her Instagram friends, who raise questions about whether he is her boyfriend or brother.