Rachael Harris

Active - 2002 - 2016  |   Born - Jan 12, 1968 in Worthington, Ohio, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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Comedic blonde actress Rachael Harris has found plenty of ways to make audiences laugh, whether it meant commenting on pop culture for VH1's I Love the '80s or appearing in quirky commercials for Quaker rice cakes. A veteran of the Los Angeles improve troupe the Groundlings, Harris transitioned to the screen as a correspondent for the popular news-parody The Daily Show. With her horn-rimmed glasses and tightly wound persona, Harris immediately found her niche in on-screen comedy, garnering fans with her own brand of straight-faced delivery. Harris would occasionally take on completely different characters for TV and film roles like her part in 2009's The Soloist, but the comedian more often played off of her own signature style, especially for comedies like Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, The Hangover, and Evan Almighty. In 2010, she played the lead character's mother in Diary of Wimpy Kid, reprising the role in two sequels. Harris would also find continued success on the small screen,on shows like Reno 911!, In the Motherhood, and Notes from the Underbelly and as a prolific guest star on a number of series. In 2016, Harris landed a series regular role on Lucifer, playing Lucifer's theraprist.

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  • Played cello while attending college.
  • Performed the role of Mrs. Lovett in a college production of Sweeney Todd.
  • First acting job was on the tabloid news show Hard Copy in the mid-'90s.
  • Was a Daily Show correspondent during the 2002-03 season.
  • Participated in a bunch of VH1 I Love programs that made her a familiar face, including I Love the '70s, I Love the '80s Strikes Back, I Love the Holidays and I Love Toys.
  • Supporter of the charity Much Love Animal Rescue.
  • Has appeared in a series of Funny or Die videos with fellow Groundlings alum Andrea Savage.