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Overview (3)

Born in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameRachel Susan Dratch
Height 5' (1.52 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rachel Dratch grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in Drama and Psychology, she moved out to Chicago, where she studied with Del Close at Improvolympic. She was on the house team, "Victim's Family", with Adam McKay. Rachel went on to tour with the Second City Touring Company and eventually advanced to the Second City Mainstage, where she appeared in four revues: "Pinata Full Of Bees", "Citizen Gates", "Paradigm Lost" and "Promisekeepers Losers Weepers". For the latter two, she received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress in a Revue. After leaving the mainstage, she wrote and performed in the 2-person sketch show, "Dratch and Fey", with Tina Fey. The show was seen at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, and the Aspen Comedy Festival. In the fall of 1999, Rachel joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975), where she performed for 7 years. Her memorable characters include Boston teen "Denise", the "Lovers" professors with Will Ferrell, junior high school student "Sheldon" and "Debbie Downer".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Scott Metzger

Trade Mark (1)

Often changes voice pitch

Trivia (14)

The first person she did an impression of on Saturday Night Live (1975) was Calista Flockhart.
Is an alumna of the Second City mainstage.
Plays cello.
Graduated from Dartmouth College, class of 1988.
Older sister of Daniel Dratch.
At 5' feet even, she is the second shortest cast member to date on Saturday Night Live (1975), being 16 inches shorter than the tallest cast members: Chevy Chase, Kevin Nealon or Randy Quaid. Denny Dillon was the shortest cast member, standing only 4'11".
With seven full season (at the end of this one) under her belt on Saturday Night Live (1975), she will be the longest running female cast member. She is also the first female cast member to turn forty while on the show.
She was awarded the 1997 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Paradigm Lost", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
She was awarded the 1998 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Promise Keepers, Losers Weepers", at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
On July 7th, 2010, it was announced that she is expecting her first child, due in September. The child's father was not named.
Gave birth to a son, Eli Benjamin, on August 24, 2010. The father is her boyfriend John Wahl, a California-based consultant to natural foods businesses.
She is of Russian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent.
In 2018, she was the official celebrity spokeswoman for the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain.
She is a lifelong Democrat.

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