Rachel Blanchard

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Rachel Blanchard
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Born (1976-03-19) March 19, 1976 (age 40)
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, and graduated from Havergal College in Toronto before going 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). She also played Roxanne on the television series 7th Heaven from 2002 to 2004.

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 British 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 had a recurring role in the first season of the 2014 FX crime series Fargo.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 On My Own Tania
1995 Iron Eagle on the Attack Kitty Shaw
1999 Rage: Carrie 2, TheThe Rage: Carrie 2 Monica Jones
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 O'Flaherty
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 Overnight Jenny
2012 My Uncle Rafael Michele
2013 Mad Ship Adeline
2013 Scrapper Sharon
2014 Dark Hearts Clarissa

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984–85 Kids of Degrassi Street, TheThe Kids of Degrassi Street Melanie "Liz Sits the Schlegels", "Martin Meets the Pirates"
1985 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Lisa Farrell "Voyageurs: Parts 1 & 2"
1986 Elephant Show, TheThe Elephant Show Rachel "Masquerade"
1986 Alex: The Life of a Child Wendy TV film
1988 Glory Enough for All Melanie TV film
1988–90 War of the Worlds Debi McCullough Regular role
1990 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Bonnie "Back to School"
1990 Hitchhiker, TheThe Hitchhiker Karen "Riding the Nightmare"
1990 Clarence Jill TV film
1990–93 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Kristen Main role
1993–95 Chris Cross Dinah McGee Main role
1995 Young Ivanhoe Rowena TV film
1996 Flash Forward Ellen Fisher "No More Good Days", "House Party", "Cool Book"
1996–99 Clueless Cher Horowitz Lead role
2002–04 7th Heaven Roxanne Richardson Regular role
2004–07 Peep Show Nancy Recurring role
2005 1/4life Lisa TV film
2005 Joey Joelle "Joey and the Fancy Sister"
2006 Our Thirties Jessica TV short
2007 Flight of the Conchords Sally "Sally", "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 "Going Down Syndrome"
2011 Flashpoint Jackie Emery "I'd Do Anything"
2011 Case for Christmas, TheThe Case for Christmas Lauren TV film
2012 Wedding Band Tracy "We Are Family"
2013 Surrogacy Trap, TheThe Surrogacy Trap Mallory Parkes TV film
2013 Legit Allie "Cuckoo's Nest", "Hat Hair"
2013 Psych Laura "Juliet Wears the Pantsuit"
2014 My Gal Sunday Sunday O'Brien-Parker TV film
2014 Fargo Kitty Nygaard Recurring role
2015 Childrens Hospital Missy "Kick Me"
2015 Another Period Wedding Guest / Clambake Guest "Reject's Beach", "Modern Pigs"
2016 You Me Her Emma Trakarsk Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1993 Young Artist Award Outstanding Performers in a Children's Program Shared with Jason Alisharan, Ross Hull, Nathaniel Moreau, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther, and Jacob Tierney Are You Afraid of the Dark? Nominated
2007 Golden Nymph Outstanding Actress - Comedy Series Peep Show Nominated
2011 Gemini Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Comedic Series Call Me Fitz Won

References[edit]

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

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