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Born: March 19, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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A Canadian ingenue who has never had a formal acting lesson, Rachel Blanchard has nevertheless been working steadily since before her 10th birthday. The pert blonde made it to weekly primetime inheriting the role of Beverly Hills teen extraordinaire Cher Horowitz in the sitcom version of "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-97; UPN 1997-99). A native of Toronto, Blanchard broke into acting in a commercial for McDonald's and went on to co-star in "Alex: The Life of a Child" (ABC, 1986), which was filmed in her Canada. Several Canadian-produced efforts followed. She was the daughter of a microbiologist as a regular on the syndicated series "War of the Worlds" (1988-1990) and appeared as a co-ed on the prep school comedy-drama "Criss Cross" in 1993 (seen in the USA on Showtime). Blanchard is frequently recognized by the younger set for her one season (1992-93) work on the Nickelodeon series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Her Canadian TV-movie "On My Own" (1992) received a US theatrical run. She also played a young flyer in "Iron Eagle IV" (HBO, 1996), and Rowena in the 1995 Canadian TV-movie "Young Ivanhoe".

A Canadian ingenue who has never had a formal acting lesson, Rachel Blanchard has nevertheless been working steadily since before her 10th birthday. The pert blonde made it to weekly primetime inheriting the role of Beverly Hills teen extraordinaire Cher Horowitz in the sitcom version of "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-97; UPN 1997-99). A native of Toronto, Blanchard broke into acting in a commercial for McDonald's and went on to co-star in "Alex: The Life of a Child" (ABC, 1986), which was filmed in her Canada. Several Canadian-produced efforts followed. She was the daughter of a microbiologist as a regular on the syndicated series "War of the Worlds" (1988-1990) and appeared as a co-ed on the prep school comedy-drama "Criss Cross" in 1993 (seen in the USA on Showtime). Blanchard is frequently recognized by the younger set for her one season (1992-93) work on the Nickelodeon series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Her Canadian TV-movie "On My Own" (1992) received a US theatrical run. She also played a young flyer in "Iron Eagle IV" (HBO, 1996), and Rowena in the 1995 Canadian TV-movie "Young Ivanhoe".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 My Gal Sunday (2014)
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3.
 Mad Ship (2012)
4.
 Overnight (2012)
5.
 Dark Hearts (2011)
6.
 Daydream Nation (2011)
7.
 Open House (2010)
8.
 Spread (2009)
9.
 Growing Op (2008)
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Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1986:
TV-movie debut in "Alex: The Life of a Child" (ABC)
1988:
Was regular on syndicated series "War of the Worlds"
1992:
Had regular role of Kristen on the Nickelodeon series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
1993:
Appeared in multiple episodes of "Criss Cross" (Showtime)
1995:
Co-starred in Canadian feature film "Young Ivanhoe"
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Starred as Cher in the sitcom "Clueless" (ABC, 1996-97; UPN, 1997-1999)
1999:
Had featured role in "The Rage: Carrie 2"
2000:
Played the girlfriend of Breckin Meyer in the comedy "Road Trip"
2001:
Cast as a cheerleader turned bank robber, in the dark comedy "Sugar & Spice"
2002:
Joined the cast of the WB's family drama "7th Heaven"
2004:
Cast in the comedy "Without a Paddle"
2005:
Portrayed the ill-fated, Maureen opposite Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth in Atom Egoyan's "Where the Truth Lies"
2006:
Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in the summer thriller, "Snakes on a Plane"
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Education

Havergal College: Toronto , Ontario -

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