Rachel Geary Makeup and Hair




Rachel Geary







Rachel is an accomplished Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist working across the country for the last 28 years. She has a wide range of experience in all aspects of makeup and hair including TV, Film, Print, Theater, Airbrushing and Education. She has an extensive knowledge of period makeup and hair styles. Rachel is equipped with her own stock of facial hair, wigs, hairpieces, extensions and she is experienced in ventilating. She is affiliated with unions Local #3 (Pittsburgh) and Local 798 (New York). She is now based out of New York City and Pittsburgh PA.                             





American Hustle - Assistant Makeup Dept Head - Period Late 70's

Director -David O'Russell / Cast -Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner, Jack Houston, Louis CK, Elisabeth Rohm

Built Sideburns for Jeremy Renner, Christian Bales Chest Hair, and Facial Hair for most of the dayplayers; Makeup Effects

American Hustle WON a Critics Choice Award and WON a BAFTA Award for Best Hair and Makeup in 2014


God's Pocket - Makeup Dept Head - Period Late 70's early 80's

Director - John Slattery / Cast - Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, John Tuturro

Built Facial Hair for the film; Makeup Effects


Ain't Them Bodies Saints - Makeup Dept Head - Period 1970's

Director - David Lowery / Cast - Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Keith Carridine, Nate Parker

Makeup Effects, Built Facial Hair for the film


You Can't Win - Makeup Dept Head - Period 1880-1926

Director - Robinson Devour / Cast - Michael Pitt, Will Patton

Makeup Effects, Built Facial Hair for the film


The Immigrant - Key Makeup - Period 1920's

Director - James Grey / Cast - Joaquin Phoenix

Makeup Effects, Built Facial Hair for the film


The Big Wedding - Key Makeup Artist

Director - Justin Zackman / Cast - Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Christine Ebersole


Demolition - Key Makeup

Director - Jean-Marc Valley / Cast - JakeGyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Polly Draper

Not Fade Away - Key Makeup And Dept Head for Summer Shoot - Period 1960's

Director - David Chase / Cast - James Gandolfini, John Magaro, Jack Houston, Brad Garrett

Makeup Effects, Built Facial Hair for the film


Dark Skies - Makeup Dept Head NYC Unit

Director - Scott Steward / Cast - Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton


Abduction - Key Makeup Artist

Director - John Singleton / Cast - Taylor Launter, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina


The Dark Knight Rises - Makeup Artist

Director - Christopher Nolan / NYC Unit


6 Souls - Key Makeup Artist

Director - Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stien


The Road - Makeup Artist

Director - John Hillcoat


Black Swan - Makeup Artist

Director - Darren Aronofsky / Makeup for Dancers


She's Out of My League - Makeup Artist

Director - Jim Field Smith


Kingpin - Makeup Artist

Director - Farrelly Brothers


The Journey - Makeup Artist

Director - Harish Saluja


Captured Alive - Key Makeup Artist

Director - Chris McIntyre




 Downward Dog (ABC) -  Makeup Department Head - Season 1

Cast - Allison Tolman, Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Robart

The Knick (MAX) - Makeup Artist - Season 2

 Built Facial Hair for the show-

*Emmy Nomination*

Vinyl (HBO) - Makeup Artist - Season 1

Built Facial Hair for the Show

*Emmy Nomination*

Mindhunters - 3rd Makeup/Background Supervisor - Season 1 & 2

Director - David Fincher

Built Facial Hair for the Show

 Smash (NBC) - Makeup Artist

Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Makeup Artist - Period 1920's - Built some Facial Hair for the show

Kill Point (Spike TV) - Key Makeup Artist - Built a Hairpeice for Donnie Walberg

The Big C (SHOWTIME) - Makeup Artist - Built a Specialty Hairpeice for Oliver Platt

30 Rock (NBC) - Makeup Artist

Ugly Betty (ABC) - Makeup Artist

The Temptations
(NBC) - Makeup Artist - Period 1960's




TERI GARR - Worked as Teri Garr's Personal Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist from 2004-2007. I travelled with her for numerous public appearances, promotions for her book tour, HBO Comedy Festivals 2005 and 2006, MS Lifelines National Campaign including Larry King Live, The View, David Lettterman, CBS Morning, Martha Stewart, Isaac Mizirahi, The Today Show, national commercials and print work




Glimmerglass Opera, Nashville opera, Memphis Opera, Florentine Opera, Michagan Opera Theater, Syracuse Opera, Dayton Opera, Opera Cleveland, Hamilton Opera, Tampa Bay Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Utah Opera, Yale Opera, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, LeHigh University Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Lyric Theater Oklahoma City



Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Sarasota Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Tampa Bay Opera, Washington Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Florentine Opera, Michagan Opera Theater, Des Moines Metro Opera, Buffalo Opera, Conneticut Opera, Opera Company of North Carolina, Glimmerglass Opera



Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Broadway - Vacation Swing 

Mary Poppins - Broadway - Vacation Swing

Lion King - Broadway - Vacation Swing

Lion King - National Tour - Vacation Swing 

Shrek - Broadway - Vacation Swing

Annie Get Your Gun - Washing DC Previews for Broadway - 4th Wig Stylist



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