Rachel Blanchard is one of the greatest gifts Canada has given to the rest of the world. She has appeared in US, Canada and UK television series and done big budget mainstream Hollywood films as well as small indy films.
On August 29th, 2011, the home Rachel owns in Santa Monica, California, was slightly damaged when a light aircraft taking off from the local airport crashed into it. Rachel was not there at the time, and the student pilot flying the plane was rescued by painters who were working on the house.
Is a Canadian citizen, although many people think she's American.
When American censors rated her movie Where The Truth Lies as an NC-17, she joined with the movie's director Atom Egoyan in an ultimately unsuccessful appeal against their decision.
She gave her pet Bull Terrier the name Wilbur because she thought he looked like the pig of the same name from the movie Charlotte's Web.
As part of the preparation for her lead role in the TV version of Clueless, Rachel visited a number of LA high schools, and was surprised to find how like the original movie some of them were.
She has one brother and one sister.
During filming for one of the projects she's been involved with, an extra was chosen to play her father in a short scene. After the scene had been shot, the director spotted another person on set and commented that he should have been chosen to play Rachel's father, instead of the extra they'd actually used. What the director didn't know when he made this comment was that this second person actually was Rachel's father.
In 2004, Rachel spent several months in the UK filming her guest spot on Peep Show.
In 1993 she was nominated for a Young Artist Award, along with the other cast members of Are You Afraid of the Dark?
She was in the 2005 movie Where The Truth Lies as a young woman named Maureen O'Flaherty who dies a mysterious death.
She has two piercings in her left ear, and one in her right.
Her Western astrological sign is Pisces and her Chinese astrological sign is the Dragon.
Her movie Wild Dogs premiered at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival.
Rachel often likes to play hockey.
Rachel has recorded numerous NHL promo spots.
She had never seen the movie Clueless when she auditioned for the Clueless TV series.
She attended Humbercrest Junior Public School in Toronto.
Rachel is good friends with actress Melissa George.
While she was young, Rachel resided in Toronto.
Her height is 5' 8".
Had to have her hair dyed red for the movie Road Trip so she wouldn't look like the blonde star Amy Smart.
Her first acting job was in a commercial for McDonald's restaurants.
Rachel has had starring roles on British, Canadian and US TV shows.
She attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, where she studied psychology.
37th place on FHM magazine's Sexiest Women of the Year list in 2002
73rd place on FHM magazine's Sexiest Women of the Year list in 2001
She attended high school at an all girl school, Havergal College in Toronto.
She appeared in Maroon 5 music video Sunday Morning.
Rachel: I have a friend who puts some pretty provocative pictures on Facebook and every address she's ever lived at and I think... I just don't understand it. I do think it's kind of dangerous. The internet is amazing, but there is definitely a limit and I don't think we've really realized what that limit should be. It can be kind of isolating and it can be completely obsessive; just the need to check everything all the time. I'm taking a little break from the internet right now. I'm still using my e-mail, which isn't that much of a break, but I'm trying not to use the internet too much right now and I'm not on Facebook or Skype. You don't want to live your life around a computer.
Rachel: I think there are two types of independent films. There are good independent films and then there are independent films that make you wonder, "Why did anyone make this?"
Rachel Blanchard: It's interesting that people are more obsessed with sexuality than with violence toward women.
Rachel Blanchard: I have dreams, and sometimes you wonder how far you'll go for those dreams, especially when the boundaries of work are very ill-defined. I walk out of some auditions thinking, "I can't believe I just did that."