Rachel Brosnahan Named to Covenant House Board
Award winning actress Rachel Brosnahan, a dedicated advocate for homeless youth, has been elected to the Covenant House Board of Directors, which oversees programs for homeless youth in 31 cities in six countries in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.
“Working with Covenant House for nearly 5 years, I have learned intimately about this organization’s mission and passion in assisting homeless youth all over the country and around the world; I am excited and honored by the opportunity to join this board and this powerful movement on behalf of these wonderful young people,” said Rachel. “Getting to know some of these brave young men and women has profoundly changed my life; and I have witnessed first hand how the tireless staff and volunteers at Covenant House work with homeless young people and remind them they are seen, loved and that no dream is too big. I am inspired by the courage and strength of each young person who walks through Covenant House’s doors; and, I look forward to working with the board to help their brightest futures become realized.”
“We’re so honored to have Rachel join our board,” said Kevin Ryan, President of Covenant House. “She gives so freely of her time and talent. She takes the time to really get to know and mentor our kids. She has slept on the streets in solidarity with our kids, and has rallied so many to be family for young people who have been denied the gifts of home and family in their lives. She is a passionate, dedicated voice for our kids, and as a board member, I know Rachel will open even more doors of opportunity for the 2,000 kids who are in our shelters each night.”
Rachel currently plays Miriam 'Midge' Maisel in the hit Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Since the show’s premiere in November 2017, Brosnahan has received the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, along with the show itself earning a Golden Globe and Critics' Choice award for Best Comedy.
She was last seen on stage Off-Broadway opposite Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo in Othello. Additional credits include Patriots’ Day opposite Mark Walhberg, directed by Peter Berg, Netflix’s House of Cards, which earned her a 2015 Emmy nomination, Burn Country, Boomtown, The Finest Hours, Louder Than Bombs, and Beautiful Creatures, The Blacklist, and WGN America’s Manhattan.