Rachel Blanchard

Rachel Blanchard

Born (1976-03-19) March 19, 1976
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present

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

Early life

Blanchard was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Havergal College in Toronto before going 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 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.



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
2000 Road Trip Tiffany Henderson
2001 Sugar & Spice Hannah Wald
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
Snakes on a Plane Mercedes
2007 Careless Cheryl
2008 Adoration Rachel
Growing Op Crystal
2009 Spread Emily
2010 Open House Alice
Daydream Nation Ms. Budge
2012 Overnight Jenny
My Uncle Rafael Michele
Dark Hearts Clarissa
2013 Mad Ship Adeline
Scrapper Sharon


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Kids of Degrassi Street, TheThe Kids of Degrassi Street Melanie Episodes: "Martin Meets the Pirates", "Liz Sits the Schlegels"
1985 Littlest Hobo, TheThe Littlest Hobo Lisa Farrell Episodes: "Voyageurs: Parts 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 Regular role (23 episodes)
1990 Campbells, TheThe Campbells Bonnie Episode: "Back to School"
Deadly Nightmares Karen Episode: "Riding the Nightmare"
Clarence Jill TV film
1990-1993 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Kristen Main role (26 episodes)
1993-1995 Chris Cross Dinah McGee Main role (13 episodes)
1996 Flash Forward Ellen Fisher Episodes: "No More Good Days", "House Party", "Cool Book"
1996-1999 Clueless Cher Horowitz Main role (62 episodes)
1999 Young Ivanhoe Rowena TV film
2002-2004 7th Heaven Roxanne Richardson Regular role (41 episodes)
2004-2007 Peep Show Nancy Recurring role (8 episodes)
2005 1/4life Lisa TV film
Joey Joelle Episode: "Joey and the Fancy Sister"
2006 Our Thirties Jessica TV short
2007 Flight of the Conchords Sally Episodes: "Flight", "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"
Case for Christmas, TheThe Case for Christmas Lauren TV film
2012 Wedding Band Tracy Episode: "We Are Family"
2013 Surrogacy Trap, TheThe Surrogacy Trap Mallory Parkes TV film
Legit Allie Episodes: "Cuckoo's Nest", "Hat Hair"
Psych Laura Episode: "Juliet Wears the Pantsuit"
2014 My Gal Sunday Sandra 'Sunday' O-Brien-Parker TV film
Fargo Kitty Nygaard Recurring role (5 episodes)
2015 Another Period Clambake Guest Episodes: "Rejects Beach", "Modern Pigs"
2016 You Me Her Emma Trakarvsky TV series

Awards and nominations

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


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