Maitland Ward is an American actress. Her acting career started in the 1990s. She made her debut as Jessica Forrester in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Afterward, she starred in the made-for-television film Killing Mr. Griffin. She next made guest appearances in the shows USA High and Home Improvement. From 1998 to 2000, she became known for her role as Rachel McGuire in the series Boy Meets World. In the 2000s, she starred in the movies Dish Dogs and White Chicks. She later guest starred in the shows Out of Practice, Boston Public, and Rules of Engagement.