Raine Brown's love of performing was evident before her hands ever held a script and before her feet ever touched a stage. Growing up, her love for the dramatic was well documented by her parents' aptly coined nickname for her, "莎拉·伯恩哈特" (after the acclaimed French actress from the turn of the century). Beyond the occasional dramatic outburst though (which she has thankfully long outgrown), Raine did not professionally pursue, nor did her parents push, acting in her younger days.
Serious interest in the study of acting culminated during her high school years, where she was able to put her passionate emotions into a directed structure, in her high school theatre program. Her love of the stage was intense and immediate, so much so, that Raine not only starred in the shows and took acting classes through the school, but she soon sought out other New Jersey acting programs as well.
Through the New Jersey School of the Arts program, Raine took advanced acting classes and began to hone her craft. Additionally, Raine was selected as a Governor's School of the Arts candidate. This select program allows students interested in all areas of the arts to live together and share in the joy of artistic creation. Only nine other students in the state were accepted into the acting program and Raine's abilities were well respected and admired among her peers and professors. With that honor, Raine knew that she could be a successful and respected artist outside of her little suburban town. She decided to spend some time training at the American Dramatic Academy in New York. It was at the academy that Raine studied the Misner method, a technique she still calls upon often in her work today.
After graduating as salutatorian of her High School, Raine was accepted into Montclair State University where she pursued and graduated with a BFA in the acting program. During this period, Raine's love of Shakespeare was enhanced. Raine began more seriously studying Shakespeare's works in her classes and transferred what she learned into her performances with a group called the "Hudson Shakespeare Company". Now as a classically trained actor, she played many of Shakespeare's heroines including Juliet, Ophelia, Lady MacBeth, Hermia, Beatrice, Katharina, Phoebe, and Rosalind. Also, Raine was able to take on one of her dream roles, Laura, in "The Glass Menagerie" when she worked at the "Nutley Little Theatre". She was also able to work with the professional theatre group "12 Miles West" in their production of "A Child's Christmas in Whales", and star in the play "A Most Irish Proposal Indeed" as the lead, Marie, with the group call "The Little Theatre".
Further, you may have seen Raine when she was featured on TV in both 'Sex and the City (2000)' and 'Strangers with Candy (1999)' and more recently hosting the 'New York's Village Halloween Parade 2005 (2005) (TV)'. Currently, she has been pursuing her film career and has been cast in numerous independent films; most notably, 'Horror (2002)' and 'Satan's Playground (2005)', both directed by Dante Tomaselli", and the films 'Woods of Evil (2005)', 'Maya's Soul (2006)', 'Aunt Rose (2005)', and 'Street Revenge (2007)', all of which have received wide distribution deals. Of late, Raine has starred in 'Barricade (2007)', "The 9th Circle", "Plasterhead", 'Angel's Blade (2006) (V)', and '100 Tears (2007)'. Further, production has begun on her internet/ipod sitcom "After Ours".