Maitland Ward

Maitland Ward (born Ashley Maitland Welkos; February 3, 1977) is an American actress. She is known for playing Rachel McGuire on the ABC series, Boy Meets World, and Jessica Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Career
Ward starred as Jessica Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, where she appeared from 1994 to 1996.She landed that role, which was her first ever acting role when she was 17 and still a junior in high school. Ward had guest-starring roles on USA High and the seventh season of ABC's Home Improvement; and co-starred with Jay Thomas and Mario Lopez in the dramatic movie, Killing Mr. Griffin.
Her character of Rachel McGuire was added to Boy Meets World in 1998, at the beginning of the sixth season, as a main cast member.This role lasted until the series ended in 2000. After Ward's stint on Boy Meets World, she appeared in the independent film, Dish Dogs, a romantic comedy in which she co-stars with Brian Dennehy, Matthew Lillard and Sean Astin. Later, she appeared in the 2004 comedy film White Chicks with Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
Personal life
Ward married real estate baron Terry Baxter on October 21, 2006.
Filmography
Film and television roles Year     Title     Role     Notes
1994–1996     The Bold and the Beautiful     Jessica Forrester     Recurring role (12 episodes)
1997     Killing Mr. Griffin     Candice Lee     TV film
1998     USA High     Tina     Episode: "Buddies"
1998     Home Improvement     Christy     Episode: "The Old College Try"
1998–2000     Boy Meets World     Rachel McGuire     Main role (45 episodes)
1999     A Bold Affair     Eleanor    
2000     Dish Dogs     Molly     Video
2002     Boston Public     Rachel Newman     Episode: "Chapter 43"
2004     White Chicks     Brittany Wilson    
2005     Out of Practice     Staci     Episode: "Pilot"
2007     Rules of Engagement     Dani     Episode: "Young and the Restless"
2016     A Perfect Chaos     Maxine Landry     Pre-production