Brosnahan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but was raised in Highland Park, Illinois from age four. She graduated from Highland Park High School and then attended NYU Tisch Scool of the Arts in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, graduating in December 2012.
Brosnahan is best known for her supporting film roles as Lisa in The Unborn and as Genevieve Duchannes in Beautiful Creatures and for her recurring role as Rachel Posner, the former prostitute/escort-turned-waitress in the Netflix hit House of Cards.
In television, Brosnahan has appeared in single episodes on shows such as In Treatment, The Good Wife, CSI: Miami, Grey's Anatomy and Mercy, and appeared in recurring roles on the shows Black Box, The Blacklist and House of Cards, with the Netflix political drama being her longest television role to date.
|The Blacklist Cast and Crew (Season 1)|
| Main Cast: · James Spader · Megan Boone · Diego Klattenhoff · Harry Lennix · Parminder Nagra · Ryan Eggold · |
Recurring Cast: Deborah S Craig · Hisham Tawfiq · Charles Baker · Amir Arison · Rachel Brosnahan · Alan Alda ·
Writers: · Jon Bokenkamp · Lukas Reiter · Patrick Massett & John Zinman · John C. Kelley · Wendy West ·
· J. R. Orci · Amanda Kate Shuman · Joe Carnahan & Jason George · Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier ·
· Anthony Sparks · Jim Campolongo · Jonathan Shapiro · John Eisendrath · Daniel Voll · Elizabeth Benjamin ·
· Richard D'Ovidio ·
Directors: · Joe Carnahan · Jace Alexander · Michael Watkins · Vince Misiano · Nick Gomez · Adam Arkin ·
· Steven Surjik · Dan Lerner · Michael Zinberg · Peter Werner · Randy Zisk · Steven A. Adelson · Paul Edwards ·
· Karen Gaviola ·
Executive Producers: Jon Bokenkamp · John Eisendrath · John Davis · John Fox