About this actor
Rachel Elise Blanchard (born March 19, 1976) is a Canadian actress. Her 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 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 received critical acclaim for her performance in the award-winning second series of sitcom Peep Show. She reprised this role in the fourth series (2007). She played Jemaine's (and Bret's) girlfriend Sally on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords. Blanchard was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Havergal College in Toronto, going on to Queen's University.