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Rachel Louise Blanchard (born March 19, 1976) is a Canadian actress.
Early life [ edit ]
Blanchard was born in
Toronto, Ontario and graduated from Havergal College in Toronto, going on to Queen's University.
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 , in which she played Melanie Schlegel. She also starred in the television series The Kids of Degrassi Street as Suzanne McCullough's daughter Debi and in Nickelodeon's War of the Worlds as Kristen. Blanchard is probably best known for playing the part of Cher Horowitz (originally portrayed by Are You Afraid of the Dark? Alicia Silverstone in the film version) on the television series (based on the 1995 Clueless 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 . She reprised this role in the fourth series (2007). Peep Show She played Sally on the HBO show [1 ] and has a recurring role on the 2014 FX crime series Flight of the Conchords . Fargo
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Kids of Degrassi Street, The The Kids of Degrassi Street Melanie
Episodes: "Martin Meets the Pirates", "Liz Sits the Schlegels"
Littlest Hobo, The The Littlest Hobo Lisa Farrell
Episodes: "Voyageurs: Parts 1 & 2"
Alex: The Life of a Child Wendy
Glory Enough for All Melanie
War of the Worlds Debi McCullough
Regular role (23 episodes)
Campbells, The The Campbells Bonnie
Episode: "Back to School"
Deadly Nightmares Karen
Episode: "Riding the Nightmare"
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Kristen
Main role (26 episodes)
Chris Cross Dinah McGee
Main role (13 episodes)
Flash Forward Ellen Fisher
Episodes: "No More Good Days", "House Party", "Cool Book"
Cher Horowitz Main role (62 episodes)
Young Ivanhoe Rowena
7th Heaven Roxanne Richardson
Regular role (41 episodes)
Peep Show Nancy
Recurring role (8 episodes)
Episode: "Joey and the Fancy Sister"
Our Thirties Jessica
Flight of the Conchords Sally
Episodes: "Sally", "Sally Returns"
Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Louisa Thomas
Everything She Ever Wanted Rachel Reede
Call Me Fitz Janet
Episode: "Going Down Syndrome"
Flashpoint Jackie Emery
Episode: "I'd Do Anything"
Case for Christmas, The The Case for Christmas Lauren
Wedding Band Tracy
Episode: "We Are Family"
Surrogacy Trap, The The Surrogacy Trap Mallory Parkes
Episodes: "Cuckoo's Nest", "Hat Hair"
Episode: "Juliet Wears the Pantsuit"
My Gal Sunday Sandra 'Sunday' O-Brien-Parker
Fargo Kitty Nygaard
Recurring role (5 episodes)
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Young Artist Award Outstanding Performers in a Childrens Program
Shared with Jason Alisharan, Ross Hull, Nathaniel Moreau, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther, and Jacob Tierney
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Nominated
Golden Nymph Outstanding Actress - Comedy Series
Peep Show Nominated
Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Comedic Series
Call Me Fitz Won
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