A Girl Called RAT
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves,” said Shakespeare.
11-year-old recording artist Rita Angel Taylor, RAT, inherently understands this with her heart. RAT and her mom Sheryda are immigrants from Brazil. RAT was born in Piaui (P – aw – wee) Brazil and Sheryda is from Fortaleza Brazil. These areas of Brazil are some of the poorest areas in the world and Fortaleza is ranked the 7th most violent city in the world. Rats dad John, a Texan, moved his family from Brazil for a better life in the US when RAT -was one year old.
As RAT grew up in America, she realized what a humble background she came from in Brazil and wanted to become an entertainer so she could go back to Brazil and help the poor children have a better life. It is her sole mission to change the lives of those less fortunate. Oh yes, if you haven’t figured it out by now RAT is an acronym for Rita Angel Taylor. By the age of five, RAT became a much sought-after print model. She was featured in many J.C. Penney, Metro PC, and McDonald’s ads.
When she was six, she auditioned for SAM & CAT on Nickelodeon and booked a guest star appearance opposite Ariana Grande. This was her very first acting audition. RAT discovered her love/talent for singing and playing multiple instruments (piano, electric/acoustic guitar, and ukulele) after being inspired by Arianna Grande who was singing on the set.
By age 7 RAT became the highest earning street performer in Las Vegas earning more than $500 an hour in tips and drawing crowds of up to 1000 people. Discovered at the age 8 by a top talent manager Lori Knight (Aaron Carter, Hilary Duff, Bella Thorne, Mia Frampton, and Floriana Lima) RAT and her family relocated to Los Angeles. It was there that the Paradigm Talent Agency quickly signed RAT to represent her in film and TV. RAT currently has a recurring guest star on hit TV Land show TEACHERS.
As of 2017 Schure Media Group came on-board to help RAT with her career. After meeting RAT and watching her perform SMG’s CEO/President David Schure and super star publicist Yvette Schure quickly signed RAT and represent her on the public relations side. SMG is also working in tandem with Knight Light Entertainment on the creative and managerial side. Schure Media Group represents Beyoncé, LeAnn Rimes, Chloe and Halle amongst other celebrities and charities.
Let me get this straight… She sings in three languages; reads and writes sheet music; plays by ear; plays three instruments; writes her own songs and has a killer 4 octave voice… And, she’s only 11?” – Trey Vittetoe, Music producer who has worked with Selana Gomez and Miley Cyrus
RAT is Multi-Lingual. Speaking English, Portuguese and is learning conversational Spanish.