Rachel Dratch Biography
Rachel Dratch is an actress-comedian, and writer from the United States of America. She is best known for her role as a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL). She has appeared as a guest star in television shows such as The King of Queens and 30 Rock, as well as films such as Click and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
Rachel Dratch Education
She attended the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in the fall of 1985, and also graduated from Dartmouth College in 1988, where she majored in drama and psychology and was a member of the improvisational comedy group “Said and Done”. While at Dartmouth, Dratch was a classmate of Kirstin Gillibrand.
Rachel Dratch Career
She was a member of the mainstage cast of The Second City comedy troupe for four years. She received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Revue for the two revues in which she performed: Paradigm Lost and Promisekeepers, Losers Weepers.
Rachel Dratch PhotoAt The Second City, she performed alongside future SNL head writers Adam McKay and Tina Fey, as well as future 30 Rock performer Scott Adsit. The first incarnation of her SNL “Wicked” sketch was performed in The Second City’s Paradigm Lost. In addition to her acting career she has played the cello onstage.
The theater also hosted the first incarnation of Dratch & Fey (her critically praised two-woman show with Tina Fey), which was later performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, where it was dubbed “the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage” by Time Out New York.
She has appeared in several movies, including Martin & Orloff, The Hebrew Hammer, Down with Love, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Spring Breakdown, and My Life in Ruins. She also has joined fellow SNL cast members on A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv, which aired September 7, 2005, on the Bravo channel.
She made her television appearances on NBC’s Third Watch and in a recurring role on The King of Queens (playing Denise, the on-off girlfriend of Spence, who worked in a bowling alley).
Other television appearances include Monk, Frasier, Wizards of Waverly Place, 30 Rock, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Inside Amy Schumer, Ugly Betty, and more recently, in season five of The Middle. She also appeared online with comedian Billy Eichner in a spoof of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s “Empire State of Mind”, titled “Forest Hills State of Mind.”
Dratch was originally cast in the role of Jenna on 30 Rock, and the original pilot episode features her in the role. It did not test well, and the role was recast. She went on to play a variety of small guest roles in several episodes of the first season, including Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Taylor, a cat trainer, a custodian, a blue monster, and a doctor.
On March 19, 2012, Dratch’s memoir, Girl Walks into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle was published. In it, Dratch recounts her experiences after being recast in the 30 Rock pilot, including the birth of her first child.
Rachel Dratch Age
She was born on February 22, 1966 in Lexington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Rachel Dratch Family
She was born in Elaine Dratch (mother) and Paul Dratch (father) She has a brother called Daniet Dratch.
Rachel Dratch Husband
She is married to John Wahl.
Rachel Dratch Children
She has one child namely Eli Benjamin Wahl.
Rachel Dratch Height
She stands at a height of 1.52 meters.
Rachel Dratch Net Worth
She is an American actress-comedian, and writer who has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.
Rachel Dratch Saturday Night Live
She made her first breakthrough on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she was a cast member from 1999 to 2006. In addition to her work on SNL, she has appeared as a guest star in television shows such as The King of Queens and 30 Rock, as well as films such as Click and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
In 2012, she published her autobiographical book Girl Walks Into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle. She also portrayed the museum guard in Sesame Street’s The Cookie Thief.
During her time at SNL spanned 1999 to 2006. Dratch’s recurring characters included Denise, a Boston teen; Sheldon, the junior-high-school boy from Wake up, Wakefield; one of the Luvahs (with Will Ferrell, as two pretentious professors); Abe Scheinwald, a Hollywood producer with a terrible acquisition record; and, perhaps most memorably,
Debbie Downer, a depressed woman who creeped others out with disturbing non-sequiturs. In December 2011, she made a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live’s Christmas show, hosted by former cast member Jimmy Fallon. On April 15, 2017, she made another guest appearance with host Jimmy Fallon.
On February 3, 2018 she made a guest appearance as a “Patriot of New England” in a Revolutionary War-themed sketch parodying the fans of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in advance of Super Bowl LII.
She appeared as Senator Amy Klobuchar in the cold open sketch surrounding the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 29, 2018. She has continued to reprise the role of Klobuchar during sketches on the Democratic Party primary debates, specifically the fifth and sixth debates in November and December 2019.
Rachel Dratch Movies
- Wine Country
- Just Go With it
- The Week Or
- Hurricane Bianca
- Spring Breakdown
- My Life in Ruins
- That’s My Boy
- Down with Love
- Her Minor Thing
- I Hate Valentine’s
- Freshman Orientation
- Love N’ Dancing
Rachel Dratch TV Shows
- Saturday Night Live
- 30 Rock
- Wizards of Waverly Place
- The Middle
- The Awesomes
- Imaginary Mary
- Ugly Betty
- Martin and Orloff
- Winter Passing
- The Cookie Thief
- A little Game
- Looking for Kitty
- The Grief of Others
- The Pleasures Drivers
- Rachel Dratch Awards
- Audie Award for Humor 2020 · More Bedtime Stories for Cynics
- Glamour Woman of the Year Award 2002
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