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Rachel Dratch



Who knew gluing a plastic arm to your head, wearing false teeth, and drooling on yourself to act as the love child of Angelina Jolie and her brother could be so damn funny? That character (even given a name: Kerplixik), along with several others, has led comedian Rachel Dratch through her uproarious tenure on Saturday Night Live. Born February 22, 1966, Dratch grew up in Lexington, MA; her mother was the director of a nonprofit agency and her father, a radiologist. Dratch majored in Drama at Dartmouth College and graduated in 1989. She spent six months doing a children's theater tour and then moved to Chicago, where she signed up for classes at ImprovOlympic and spent years working on her skills. After four years on the main stage of Chicago's Second City troupe -- the fertile comedic ground that sprouted Horatio Sanz, Tina Fey, and several other well-known names in the SNL family tree -- she was ready for prime time.

Since her start on Saturday Night Live in 1999, Dratch's versatility has helped her build quite a list of memorable characters. From her Denise to Jimmy Fallon's horny Bostonian boyfriend, Sully, to her wispy little Calista Flockhart impression, Dratch easily goes from nerd (à la Sheldon on "Wake Up Wakefield") to sensuous "luv-uh" Virginia to Will Ferrell's Professor Klarvin. In 2000, she and Fey put on their two-woman show, Dratch & Fey, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. And in 2001, a short film that Dratch wrote, directed, and performed (The Vagina Monologues Monologues, also featuring Fey and SNL performer Amy Poehler) premiered at the New York Comedy Film Festival. She has appeared in the movie Down With Love (with Ewan McGregor and Renée Zellweger) and the independent film The Hebrew Hammer (with Adam Goldberg). Her television appearances include Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS' King of Queens, and Third Watch. Dratch and Fey left SNL after the 2005-2006 season to try their luck on a primetime slot with 30 Rock, a sitcom about a television writer (played by Fey) and her supporting cast. In August 2010, Dratch gave birth to a son, Eli. She continued to show up here and there, including reprising her role of Debbie Downer on SNL for the infamous Betty White episode, appearing on 30 Rock's live episode in October 2010, and inFunny or Die Presents skits on HBO. She went on to take small supporting roles in the comedies Just Go With It (2011) and That's My Boy (2012).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hurricane Bianca
  • Deborah
2016
No Score Yet Tracktown
  • Gail
2016
60% Sisters
  • Kelly
2015
No Score Yet The Grief of Others
  • Actor
2015
40% A Little Game
  • Aunt Diane
2014
No Score Yet Teacher Of The Year
  • Actor
2014
14% Syrup
  • Clerk
2013
No Score Yet One Night Stand
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet One Night Stand: Overnight Musicals
  • Actor
2013
20% That's My Boy
  • Phil's Wife
2012
100% Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
  • Sheyne Sheyndl/Stepmother
2011
18% Just Go with It
  • Kirsten Brant
2011
19% I Hate Valentine's Day
  • Kathy Jeemy
2009
9% My Life in Ruins
  • Kim
2009
60% Spring Breakdown
  • Judi
  • Executive Producer
2009
31% Harold
  • Ms. Norris
2008
18% Love N' Dancing
  • Kallie
2008
32% Freshman Orientation
  • Very Drunk Chick
2007
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Benefits Supervisor
2007
32% Click
  • Alice/Alan
2006
40% Winter Passing
  • Female MC
2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Her Minor Thing
  • Caroline
2005
No Score Yet The Pleasure Drivers
  • Counter Monkey
2005
35% Looking for Kitty
  • Julie
2004
52% The Hebrew Hammer
  • Tikva
2003
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Barely Legal (After School Special)
  • Mrs. Greitzer
2003
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Rob Reiner's Secretary
2003
59% Down With Love
  • Gladys
2003
47% Martin & Orloff
  • Widow
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Rosie Webb
67% Sherri
2009
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
Monk
2002-2009
  • Julie Parlo
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Nancy
88% Suburgatory
2011-2014
  • Paula
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Penny Meadows/Mindy Meadows
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Appearing
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Pearl
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Principal Barker
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Jadwiga
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Linda
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • Performer
75% Salem Rogers
2015
  • Agatha
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
  • Voice

Quotes from Rachel Dratch's Characters