Rachel Axler

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Rachel Axler
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EducationWilliams College (BA)
University of California, San Diego (MFA)
OccupationTelevision writer, playwright
Years active2005–present

Rachel Axler is an American television writer and playwright. In television, her credits include Childrens Hospital, How I Met Your Mother, The Goodwin Games, New Girl, Bored to Death, Parks and Recreation, Veep, and The Daily Show.

Early life and education[edit]

Axler was born in Queens, New York.[1] She graduated from Hunter College High School in 1995 and Williams College in 1999. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego,[2] As a playwright her works include the plays Smudge[3] and Archaeology.[4]


Axler has won four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2006 and 2009, Axler won two Emmys for her work on The Daily Show as a part of the writing team.[5] In 2016 and 2017, she won two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series for her work as Supervising Producer on Veep.[6] She was also nominated for, but did not win, an Emmy in 2007 for The Daily Show.[7]


  1. ^ "You Should Know: Rachel Axler". Guest of a Guest. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  2. ^ Axler talks career at ‘Daily Show’ Archived 2013-02-09 at Archive.today, Yale Daily News
  3. ^ Women's Project presents the World Premiere SMUDGE by Rachel Axler directed by Pam MacKinnon with Cassie Beck, Greg Keller, and Brian Sgambati
  4. ^ Rachel Axler Makes Her Off B'way Playwriting Debut In SMUDGE, Opens 1/11/2010
  5. ^ "Primetime Emmy Awards and Nominations for Rachel Axler". Primetime Emmy® Award Database. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  6. ^ http://m.emmys.com/bios/rachel-axler
  7. ^ http://m.emmys.com/bios/rachel-axler

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