'Switched At Birth' Star Rachel Shenton Just Won an Oscar!

'Switched At Birth' Star Rachel Shenton Just Won an Oscar!

Rachel Shenton might not look familiar to everyone, but for everyone who was part of the Switched at Birth family, you know her well.

The 30-year-old actress played Lily on the hit Freeform series, which ended in 2017. Lily was Toby’s (Lucas Grabeel) wife in the final season.

Rachel and Chris Overton won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film for The Silent Child, which was based on her own experiences as the child of a parent who became deaf.

“It’s a really surreal moment. We felt really calm beforehand…‘Two categories before ours we felt, ‘Oh God, this is really happening. This is awful.’ And then, as the names are called out, we heard The Silent Child and thought, ‘Oh my God that’s actually us, it’s not nominations, we’ve won.’ It’s so surreal,” Rachel shared after the award show.

Rachel actually delivered her acceptance speech in sign language, and apologized for it being a bit shaky.

“I made a promise to our six-year-old lead actress that I’d sign this speech. My hands are shaking so I apologize.”

Congrats to Rachel!

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Posted to: 2018 Oscars, Oscars, Rachel Shenton
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