Rachel Zegler is recognized as one of the Breakthrough Entertainers of 2021 by AP Entertainment.

Rachel Zegler was honored in the in memoriam segment of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards alongside Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr.

A miracle occurred and Rachel Zegler was invited to attend the 94th Academy Awards ceremony to support her colleagues involved with West Side Story.

Russ Tamblyn, who played Riff in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story, called on people to do right by Rachel and find her a seat at the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited Rachel Zegler to be a presenter at the Oscars, with her shooting schedule for Disney's Snow White being reconfigured so that she could attend.

Rachel Zegler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, making her the first actress of Colombian descent to win in that category.

Rachel Zegler starred in several musicals while attending Immaculate Conception High School.

Rachel Zegler was selected from over 30,000 applicants for the role of Maria in Steven Spielberg's new film adaptation of West Side Story.

Rachel Zegler received Metro Award nominations in the Actress in a Leading Role category for her performances as Belle, Ariel, Dorothy Brock and Princess Fiona.

Rachel Zegler received a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination for Best Young Performer for her performance as Maria in West Side Story.

At the tender age of 16, Rachel Zegler responded to Steven Spielberg's open casting call for West Side Story with videos of herself singing "Tonight" and "I Feel Pretty".

Rachel Zegler's performance as Maria in West Side Story was praised by both critics and audiences alike.

Rachel Zegler became an overnight sensation when she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Rachel Zegler has been compared to iconic teenage actresses such as Elle McPherson in Legally Blonde, Cosette in Les Misérables and Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie.