At 17, Chagall went to Goddard College and by the time she earned her BA in Theater at age 20 she had performed in such professional theater productions as "Hedda Gabler" and "Romeo and Juliet". She went on to perform in numerous regional, off and off-off Broadway productions. Chagall studied in New York at Circle in the Square, HB Studios and The Neighborhood Playhouse. She also studied with Stella Adler and became her protege, attending intimate Sunday parties at Adler's apartment.
In her spare time, Rachel Chagall loves to read, travel and go to the theater. She and her husband, Greg Lenert, who use to be the stage manager for The Nanny, live in Los Angeles with their adorable twins.