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Also Known As: Rachel Harris, Rachael Elaine Harris Died:
Born: January 12, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Worthington, Ohio, USA Profession: actress, comedian

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A veteran of the famed L.A.-based comedy troupe, the Groundlings, actress-comedian Rachael Harris first broke into show business doing commercials. A former shill for T-Mobile, Dinty Moore, Quaker Oats, and Geico, Harris became a familiar face in advertising in the mid-to-late 1990s, before making the leap to legitimate acting roles. Harris' Groundlings experience made her a perfect fit with Christopher Guest's stock company for the mockumentaries "Best in Show"(2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006), as well as several guest turns on the improvisational cop comedy series "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central, 2003-09). Inspired work as Kirstie Alley's harried assistant on "Fat Actress" (Showtime, 2005-06) and as Ed Helms' frigid girlfriend in "The Hangover" (2009) also kept her in the public eye. It was, however, her portrayal of the sheltered, guilt-ridden housewife in writer-director Robbie Pickering's acclaimed comedy-drama "Natural Selection" (2011) that at last moved her from supporting player to lead actress. A utilitarian comedic actress who had truly paid her dues, Harris at last enjoyed the recognition she had long deserved with roles that showcased her exceptional talent. ...

A veteran of the famed L.A.-based comedy troupe, the Groundlings, actress-comedian Rachael Harris first broke into show business doing commercials. A former shill for T-Mobile, Dinty Moore, Quaker Oats, and Geico, Harris became a familiar face in advertising in the mid-to-late 1990s, before making the leap to legitimate acting roles. Harris' Groundlings experience made her a perfect fit with Christopher Guest's stock company for the mockumentaries "Best in Show"(2000), "A Mighty Wind" (2003) and "For Your Consideration" (2006), as well as several guest turns on the improvisational cop comedy series "Reno 911!" (Comedy Central, 2003-09). Inspired work as Kirstie Alley's harried assistant on "Fat Actress" (Showtime, 2005-06) and as Ed Helms' frigid girlfriend in "The Hangover" (2009) also kept her in the public eye. It was, however, her portrayal of the sheltered, guilt-ridden housewife in writer-director Robbie Pickering's acclaimed comedy-drama "Natural Selection" (2011) that at last moved her from supporting player to lead actress. A utilitarian comedic actress who had truly paid her dues, Harris at last enjoyed the recognition she had long deserved with roles that showcased her exceptional talent.

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1.
 Bad Words (2014)
2.
 Lovesick (2013)
3.
 Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
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 Hangover, The (2009)
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 Soloist, The (2009)
10.
 License to Wed (2007)
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Moved to Los Angeles and performed with the improv troupe The Groundlings
1993:
First TV appearance, an episode of the NBC sci-fi adventure "SeaQuest DSV"
1997:
Had recurring role as college coed Simone Flosser on The WB sitcom "Sister, Sister"
2002:
Landed a role as a correspondent on the Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"
2002:
Had a small role in Christopher Guest's "Best in Show"
2003:
Landed a small role in the comedy "Daddy Day Care"
2005:
Played the supporting role of Kevyn, Kirstie Alley's personal makeup artist on the Showtime series "Fat Actress"
2006:
Cast in Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration"
2007:
Played Cooper on the ABC sitcom "Notes from the Underbelly"
2008:
Appeared as a cougar in the funnyordie.com short film "Cougar 101 with Hunter Parrish"
2008:
Played a reporter on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," profiling Bree Hodge, played by Marcia Cross
2009:
Cast in the short-lived ABC series "In the Motherhood"
2009:
Appeared opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "The Soloist"
2010:
Cast as the mom in the feature adaptation of the popular young adult novel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"
2011:
Reprised role for the sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules"
2011:
Starred in the quirky independent comedy "Natural Selection"
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Education

Worthington High School: Worthington , Ohio -
Otterbein College: Westerville , Ohio -

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