Rachel is perhaps best known for her 7 years on Saturday Night Live, where she created many memorable characters including "Debbie Downer." After leaving the show she appeared on the NBC series 30 Rock created by her Second City and SNL co-star Tina Fey and had great guest appearances on Up All Night, Suburgatory, The Middle, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, and most recently on Parks and Recreation. On the feature side, Rachel appeared in the Adam Sandler films That's My Boy, Just Go With It, Click and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and opposite Parker Posey and Amy Poehler in Spring Breakdown. Her most recent film, The Grief of Others, will premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. She has also lent her voice to Seth Meyer's Hulu series The Awesomes, Fox's Bob's Burgers and The Cleveland Show, as well as Disney Channel's Fish Hooks and Pickle & Peanut. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of all the female parts in the off-Broadway play Tail! Spin! last year.
She is also the author of the memoir Girl Walks into a Bar: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and A Midlife Miracle, published in 2012. Most recently, she was seen in Manhattan Theatre Club's production of the David Lindsay-Abaire play, Ripcord under the direction of David Hyde Pierce. She was also featured in Universal's Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Rachel is an alumnus of Dartmouth College and Second City.