Harris in April 2007
|Born||Rachael Elaine Harris
January 12, 1968
Worthington, Ohio, U.S.
|Other names||Rachel Harris|
Rachael Elaine Harris (born January 12, 1968) is an American actress and comedian.
Harris performed with the Los Angeles, California, improvisational comedy troupe the Groundlings, and taught for a time with the Groundlings school. She debuted on television in a 1993 episode of SeaQuest DSV.
After an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager in 1997, Harris went on to a recurring role in The WB's Sister, Sister. Other television credits include a stint as a correspondent for The Daily Show's 2002–2003 season, as well as roles on The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911!, The West Wing, The Good Guys, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and in November 2008, Desperate Housewives. She also appears in Suits as Sheila, Louis Litt's on-and-off again love interest.
Her film credits include roles in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Kicking & Screaming, and Daddy Day Care. In the 2009 comedy The Hangover she plays Melissa, girlfriend to Ed Helms's character Stu. She previously co-starred with Helms on The Daily Show. She played Greg's mother in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), and reprised the role in the two sequels.
Harris' TV commercial work includes ads for Dinty Moore, Avis, Expedia, Quaker Oats, T-Mobile, Geico, and a Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Census. She is the voice of turtle Karolyn Slowsky in the Comcast Slowskys television commercials.
On ABC's Cougar Town, she played Shanna, a woman that the network describes as being the "nemesis" of Jules. Also on ABC, she made a guest appearance in the Modern Family episode "Caught in the Act" as a restaurateur.
Harris stars in the indie comedy/drama film Natural Selection which was well received at its 2011 South by Southwest debut, winning both jury and audience awards for best narrative feature, in addition to best screenplay, best editing, and best score/music. Harris received the breakthrough performance award for her role as Linda.
|1992||Treehouse Trolls Forest of Fun and Wonder||Mama||Video|
|1996||The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson||Fornaio Waitress #2|
|1996||Best in Show||Winky's Party Guest|
|2003||A Mighty Wind||Steinbloom's Assistant|
|Daddy Day Care||Co-Worker Elaine|
|The Haunted Mansion||Ms. Coleman|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Mrs. Feldman's Friend|
|After the Sunset||June|
|2005||Kicking & Screaming||Ann Hogan|
|2006||For Your Consideration||Mary Pat Hooligan|
|2007||Matters of Life and Dating||Carla|
|License to Wed||Janine|
|Evan Almighty||Ark Reporter|
|The Soloist||Leslie Bloom|
|2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Susan Heffley|
|2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules|
|Natural Selection||Linda||Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead|
|2012||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||Susan Heffley|
|2013||Bad Words||Eric Tai's Mother|
|Barely Lethal||Mrs. Larson||Post-production|
|Night at the Museum 3||Madeline Phelps||Filming|
|1993||SeaQuest DSV||Rose||1 episode|
|1997||Star Trek: Voyager||Martis||1 episode|
|1998||Sister, Sister||Simone||5 episodes|
|1999||Serial Experiments Lain||Female Knight||Voice: English version|
|2000||The Amanda Show||N/A||1 episode|
|2000||Two Guys and a Girl||Pregnant Damsel||1 episode|
|2001||Grosse Pointe||Reporter||1 episode|
|2001||Three Sisters||Sal||1 episode|
|2002||Judging Amy||Alumni Volunteer #2||1 episode|
|2003–2004, 2007, 2009||Reno 911||Debbie Dangle-Frost, Claire the Madam||6 episodes|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Joanne||2 episodes|
|According to Jim||Mindy||1 episode|
|The West Wing||Corrine McKenna||1 episode|
|2005||Fat Actress||Kevyn Shecket||7 episodes|
|Monk||Alice Westergren||1 episode|
|8 Simple Rules||Margaret Brandenbauerbern||1 episode|
|2006||Reno 911||Debbie Dangle||3 episodes|
|2007||The New Adventures Of Old Christine||Claire||1 episode|
|Notes from the Underbelly||Cooper||Main cast|
|Matters of Life and Dating||Carla||Movie|
|2007–2008||The Sarah Silverman Program||School Teacher||2 episodes|
|2008||Desperate Housewives||Sandra Birch||1 episode|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Megan||1 episode|
|Pushing Daisies||Georgeann Heaps||1 episode|
|Suburban Shootout||Natalie Davenport||N/A|
|Hollywood Residential||Rachael||Voice, 3 episodes|
|Frisky Dingo||A.L.E.X.||2 episodes|
|Emily's Reasons Why Not||Lila Cox-Weiner||1 episode|
|2008–2009||Worst Week||Julie||2 episodes|
|2008, 2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Adam's Date||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2009||Cougar Town||Shanna||1 episode|
|True Jackson, VP||Kitty Monreaux||1 episode|
|In the Motherhood||Blair||5 episodes|
|2010||My Boys||Marcia||3 episodes|
|Glenn Martin DDS||Melissa the Wedding Planner||Voice, 1 episode|
|Childrens Hospital||Mrs. Throman||1 episode|
|The Good Guys||Cynthia Savage||1 episode|
|Party Down||Marguerite Tayler||1 episode|
|Gary Unmarried||Rachael||1 episode|
|2011||Modern Family||Amelia||1 episode|
|Archer||Rona Thorne||1 episode|
|$h*! My Dad Says||Soledad Cho||1 episode|
|2012||New Girl||Tanya Lamontagne||4 episodes|
|Happy Endings||Suzanne||1 episode|
|2013||Newsreaders||Wendy Hayflack||1 episode|
|The Office||Rachael||1 episode|
|2012–2014||Suits||Sheila Sazs||6 episodes|
|2014–present||Surviving Jack||Joanne Dunlevy||Series regular|
- "Rachael Harris Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Alper, Aaron. "Rachael Harris Sounds Off", Tampa Bay Times, March 2005, via AaronAlper.com
- "lonokenews.net – Archives". Lonokedemocrat.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Harris, Malcolm (2010-07-20). "Now Playing: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"". One Dress Project. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
- "Census 2010 – Ed Begley Jr. | Free Video Clips". SPIKE. 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Mickey O'Connor. "Rachael Harris Signs On to Cougar Town". TVGuide.com.
- "SXSW Film Award Categories". Retrieved March 30, 2011.
- Rodman, Sarah (2014-03-26). "In ‘Surviving Jack,’ Meloni slips comfortably into comedy". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
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