Rachel Blanchard

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Rachel Blanchard
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Born Rachel Louise Blanchard
(1976-03-19) March 19, 1976 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present

Rachel Louise Blanchard (born March 19, 1976) is a Canadian actress.

Early life[edit]

Blanchard was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and graduated from Havergal College in Toronto, going on to Queen's University.

Career[edit]

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 Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? as Kristen. Blanchard is probably best known for playing 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).

Blanchard received critical acclaim for her performance as Nancy, the American girlfriend of main character Jeremy Usborne (Robert Webb), in the award-winning second series of English 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 has a recurring role on the 2014 FX crime series Fargo.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1991 On My Own Tania
1995 Iron Eagle on the Attack Kitty Shaw Video
1999 Rage: Carrie 2, TheThe Rage: Carrie 2 Monica
2000 Road Trip Tiffany Henderson
2001 Sugar & Spice Hannah Wald
2001 Nailed Kelly Sherman
2002 Wild Dogs, TheThe Wild Dogs Moll
2003 Chasing Holden T.J. Jensen
2004 Without a Paddle Flower
2005 Where the Truth Lies Maureen
2006 Comeback Season Chloe Pearce
2006 Snakes on a Plane Mercedes
2007 Careless Cheryl
2008 Adoration Rachel
2008 Growing Op Crystal
2009 Spread Emily
2010 Open House Alice
2010 Daydream Nation Ms. Budge
2012 My Uncle Rafael Michele
2012 Dark Hearts Clarissa
2012 Mad Ship Adeline
2012 Overnight Jenny
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Kids of Degrassi Street, TheThe Kids of Degrassi Street Melanie Episode: "Martin Meets the Pirates"
Episode: "Liz Sits the Schlegels"
1985 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Lisa Farrell Episode: "Voyageurs: Part 1 & 2"
1986 Alex: The Life of a Child Wendy TV film
1988 Glory Enough for All Melanie TV film
1988–1990 War of the Worlds Debi McCullough 23
1990 Katts and Dog Episode: "Kidnapped"
1990 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Bonnie Episode: "Back to School"
1990 Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker Karen Episode: "Riding the Nightmare"
1990 Clarence Jill TV film
1991–1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Kristen Main role (26 episodes)
1993–1994 Chris Cross Dinah McGee Main role (13 episodes)
1996 Flash Forward Ellen Fisher 3 episodes
1996–1999 Clueless Cher Horowitz Lead role (62 episodes)
1999 Young Ivanhoe Rowena TV film
2002–2004 7th Heaven Roxanne Richardson Recurring role (40 episodes)
2004–2007 Peep Show Nancy Recurring role (8 episodes)
2005 1/4life Lisa TV film
2005 Joey Joelle Episode: "Joey and the Fancy Sister"
2006 Our Thirties Jessica TV short
2007 Flight of the Conchords Sally Episode: "Sally"
Episode: "Sally Returns"
2008 Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Louisa Thomas TV film
2009 Everything She Ever Wanted Rachel Reede TV miniseries
2010 Call Me Fitz Janet Episode: "Going Down Syndrome"
2011 Flashpoint Jackie Emery Episode: "I'd Do Anything"
2011 Case for Christmas, TheThe Case for Christmas Lauren TV film
2012 Wedding Band Tracy Episode: "We Are Family"
2013 Legit Allie Episode: "Cuckoo's Nest"
2013 Psych Laynie Episode: "Juliet Wears the Pantsuit"
2013 Surrogacy Trap, TheThe Surrogacy Trap Mallory Parkes TV film
2014 Fargo Kitty Nygaard 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "''Channel Four – Peep Show''". Channel4.com. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 

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