Rachel Dratch

Comedian, Actress
Whether it was with spot-on impressions or a wealth of original characters like her most famous creation, Debbie Downer, comic performer Rachel Dratch proved to be an invaluable addition to the cast of the long-running ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1966 in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grief of Others 2015 (Movie)

Madeleine Berkowitz (Actor)

A Little Game 2014 (Movie)

Aunt Diane (Actor)

Bob's Burgers 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Broad City 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pleasure Drivers 2014 (Movie)

Counter Monkey (Actor)

Sweet Flame 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Awesomes 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

The Middle 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Neighbors 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

One Night Stand 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suburgatory 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's My Boy 2012 (Movie)

Phil's wife (Actor)

The Cleveland Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2006 - 2007, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Kirsten Brant (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1999 - 2006, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 (Movie)

Kathy Jeemy (Actor)

Love N' Dancing 2009 (Movie)

Kalle (Actor)

My Life in Ruins 2009 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Sherri 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wizards of Waverly Place 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Harold 2008 (Movie)

Ms. Norris (Actor)

Freshman Orientation 2007 (Movie)

Very Drunk Chick (Actor)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Benefits Supervisor (Actor)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

Judi Joskow (Actor)

A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T: Improv 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Click 2006 (Movie)

Alice/Alan (Actor)

Looking For Kitty 2006 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)

National Lampoon's Barely Legal 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frasier 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Game Over 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

Her Minor Thing 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monk 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Reiner's Secretary (Actor)

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

Gladys (Actor)

Martin & Orloff 2003 (Movie)

Widow (Actor)

The Hebrew Hammer 2003 (Movie)

Tikva (Actor)

Saturday Night Live: Mothers' Day Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Second to None (TV Show)

Actor

Teacher of the Year (Movie)

(Actor)

Unforgettable (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

("True Colors") (Song Performer)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

("Hold On") (Song)
Producer (1)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

(Story By)

Biography

Whether it was with spot-on impressions or a wealth of original characters like her most famous creation, Debbie Downer, comic performer Rachel Dratch proved to be an invaluable addition to the cast of the long-running variety show, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). After joining "SNL" in 1999, Dratch quickly made a name for herself in a wide range of characters like Nicole, the Girl with No Gaydar; Sheldon from Wake Up, Wakefield!; and a reject X-Men character that was the spawn of Angelina Jolie and her brother. She also was memorable for innumerable impersonations such as Arianna Huffington, Hilary Clinton, Martha Stewart and Elijah Wood. Like many "SNL" alum before her, Dratch made the jump to feature films with comedies like "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003) and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007), but only as a supporting player and often in small roles. Despite an embarrassing casting snafu when she was replaced on her friend Tina Fey's new sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006- ), Dratch continued to shine on the small screen with a notable recurring role on "King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007), while also striving to make headway on the big screen in films like "Just Go with It" (2011). It was apparent to fans of all comic stripes that Dratch would always enliven and elevate any project with her sharp comedic skills.

Relationships

Paul Dratch

Father

Elaine Dratch

Mother

Eli Dratch

Son
Born Aug. 24, 2010; father, John Wahl

John Wahl

Companion
California-based consultant to natural foods businesses It was revealed in October 2010 that he was the father of Dratch's son Eli

EDUCATION

Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire 1988
Also majored in Drama

Lexington High school

Massachusetts

National Theater Institute

Waterford , Connecticut 1986

Milestones

2012

Published her memoir Girl Walks into a Bar...

2011

Once again worked with Sandler in the comedy "Just Go with It"

2009

Had a small role in "My Life in Ruins"

2009

Co-starred with "SNL" alum Amy Poehler and Parker Posey in the direct-to-video "Spring Breakdown"

2007

Appeared in the film "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" with Sandler

2006

Joined fellow "SNL" cast member Fey on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock"; role was downsized after the pilot episode

2006

Cast opposite Adam Sandler in the comedy "Click," directed by Frank Coraci

2006

Cast in Edward Burns' "Looking for Kitty"

2005

Performed on "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. Improv" (Bravo)

2003

Appeared as Rob Reiner’s assistant in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," starring David Spade

2003

Had a small role as a secretary in "Down with Love" opposite Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor

2003

Landed recurring role as Denise on "King of Queens" (CBS)

2001

Became an "SNL" repertory player

2001

Wrote, directed and performed in the short film "The Vagina Monologues Monologues," which premiered at the New York Comedy Film Festival

2000

Re-teamed with Fey to revive their two-women show "Dratch and Fey" at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC

1999

Joined the cast of "SNL" as a featured player (NBC)

Met future "SNL" (NBC) head writer and cast member Tina Fey at Chicago’s improv/sketch comedy troupe "Second City"

Formed the two-woman show "Dratch and Fey"

Bonus Trivia

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Her website was http://www.rachel-dratch.com/

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Dratch revealed in her 2012 memoir Girl Walks into a Bar... that the she was originally cast as Jenna Maroney on "30 Rock." The role eventually went to Jane Krakowski.

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