Rachel Blanchard

Known For
Acting

Popular
8.045

Birthday
1976-03-19

Place of Birth
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Also Known As

Rachel Blanchard

Biography

Rachel Elise Blanchard (born March 19, 1976) is a Canadian actress. Her work has included playing Nancy in the British sitcom Peep Show, Emma in American comedy-drama series You Me Her, and most recently, Susannah in the American television series The Summer I Turned Pretty. Blanchard's career was launched with a part in a McDonald's commercial, and as an eight-year-old on the Canadian children's show The Kids of Degrassi Street, in which she played Melanie Schlegel. She also starred in the television series War of the Worlds as Suzanne McCullough's daughter Debi and in YTV's Are You Afraid of the Dark? as Kristen. Blanchard played the part of Cher Horowitz (originally portrayed by Alicia Silverstone in the film version) on the television series Clueless (based on the 1995 movie of the same name). She also played Roxanne on the television series 7th Heaven from 2002 to 2004. Blanchard appeared as Nancy, the American girlfriend of main character Jeremy Usborne (Robert Webb), in the award-winning second series of British sitcom Peep Show. She reprised this role in the fourth series (2007).[1] She played Sally on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords and had a recurring role in the first season of the 2014 FX crime series Fargo. Since 2016, Blanchard has played Emma Trakarsky in comedy-drama You Me Her, a woman who enters into a polyamorous relationship with her husband and a younger woman. She won the Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 26th Gemini Awards for her appearance on Call Me Fitz.