Rachel Blanchard

Rachel Blanchard

Highest Rated: 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Lowest Rated: 0% Chasing Holden (2001)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1976

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Actress Rachel Blanchard parlayed her gift for portraying the offbeat, even dark side of innocuous or flighty girls and women on television comedies like "Clueless" (ABC/UPN, 1996-99), "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO, 2007-09) and "You Me Her" (Audience Network, 2016- ). Born Rachel Louise Blanchard on March 19, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she began acting at an early age, appearing in television commercials and in a recurring role on the well-loved CBC children's series "The Kids of Degrassi Street" (1979-1986) in 1984. Over the next decade, Blanchard worked steadily in Canadian television content, enjoying recurring roles on "War of the Worlds" (syndicated, 1988-1990) and as the ghost story aficionado Kristen on "Are You Afraid of the Dark" (YTV/Nickelodeon, 1990-96, 1999-2000). She continued acting into her teenaged years while also completing her high school studies at the all-girls school Havergal College, and briefly considered a career in psychology while attending Queen's University. However, she left the school before graduating to focus on her acting career, which reached a peak in 1996 when she was cast in "Clueless." Based on the 1995 film of the same name - which itself was based on Jane Austen's "Emma" - the series followed the continuing high school adventures of Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone in the film and Blanchard in the series. The broad comedy ran for a season on ABC before moving to UPN for its final two years, and afforded Blanchard other opportunities in teen-oriented projects. She Blanchard settled into a two-year recurring role on "7th Heaven" as a police officer teamed with Geoff Stults' Kevin Kinkirk, and parlayed her comic talents into a string of modestly popular features, including "Road Trip" (2000), "Sugar & Spice" (2001) and "Without a Paddle" (2004), playing sweet, often befuddled young women along the lines of Cher Horowitz. She attempted to break free of this character type with turns as a murdered journalist linked to comedy team Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth in Atom Egoyan's thriller "Where the Truth Lies" (2005) and in the campy horror film "Snakes on a Plane" (2006), but television comedy remained her best showcase. Blanchard netted a Golden Nymph from the Television Festival of Monte Carlo for her turn as the sexually unrestrained girlfriend of slacker Robert Webb on the long-running British series "Peep Show" (Channel 4, 2003-2015), and played Sally, a woman who comes between eccentric bandmates Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie on the pilot episode of "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO, 2007-09). Two years later, she won a Gemini for her turn as a brain-damaged woman who becomes involved with Jason Priestley's morally bankrupt hero on "Call Me Fitz" (HBO Canada/Movie Central/Movie Network, 2010-13). More comic work, including a recurring role as ex-beauty queen Kitty Nygaard on the debut season of "Fargo" (FX, 2014- ), and guest appearances on critically praised comedy series like "Childrens Hospital" (The WB.Com/Adult Swim, 2010-15) and "Another Period" (Comedy Central, 2015- ), preceded her return to series work with "You Me Her, " a U.S.-Canadian comedy about a couple (Blanchard and Greg Poehler) who find themselves in a polyamorous relationship after Blanchard falls in love with an escort (Priscilla Faia) she hired to boost Poehler's sex drive.

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Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting to Know You Kayla (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 0% My Gal Sunday Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 8% Dark Hearts Clarissa (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 31% The Surrogacy Trap Mallory Parkes (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scrapper Sharon (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 20% Mad Ship Adeline (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 45% The Case for Christmas Lauren (Character) - 2011
20% 82% My Uncle Rafael Michele (Character) $210.2K 2011
68% 50% Daydream Nation Ms. Budge (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 12% Open House Alice (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 36% Overnight Jenny (Character) - 2010
21% 28% Spread Emily (Character) - 2009
63% 48% Adoration Rachel (Character) $293.6K 2008
No Score Yet 56% Growing Op Crystal Connors (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 37% Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Louisa Thomas (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 28% Careless Unknown (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comeback Season Chloe Pearce (Character) - 2006
69% 49% Snakes on a Plane Mercedes (Character) $34M 2006
41% 46% Where the Truth Lies Maureen O'Flaherty (Character) $871.5K 2005
14% 68% Without a Paddle Flower (Character) $58.2M 2004
50% 75% The Wild Dogs Moll (Character) - 2002
28% 42% Sugar & Spice Hannah (Character) $13.3M 2001
0% 48% Chasing Holden T.J. Jensen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 9% Nailed Kelly Sherman (Character) - 2001
57% 65% Road Trip Tiffany Henderson (Character) $68.5M 2000
22% 33% The Rage: Carrie 2 Monica (Character) $17.8M 1999
No Score Yet 37% Iron Eagle IV Kitty Shaw (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Ivanhoe Rowena (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 17% Clarence Jill (Character) - 1990

TV

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No Score Yet 80% You Me Her Emma Trakarsky (Character) 2016-2020
No Score Yet 75% You Me Her Emma Trakarsky (Character) 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2019
93% 85% Fargo Kitty Nygaard (Guest Star) 2014
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
54% 62% Wedding Band Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Flashpoint Jackie Emery (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted Unknown (Character) 2009
94% 98% Flight of the Conchords Sally (Guest Star) 2007
96% 93% Peep Show Unknown (Character) 2007 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Roxanne Richardson (Character) 2002-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clueless Cher Horowitz (Character) 1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

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