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Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom has combined her passion for musical theater, her gift for comedy, her feminist sensibility, and her roots in Jewish humor to create the award-winning show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. While studying drama at NYU, Bloom was the head writer and director for a sketch comedy group called Hammerkatz, and after her graduation in 2009, she performed with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Los Angeles. Her music video “F— Me, Ray Bradbury” went viral in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Hugo Award. She went on to act in a number of internet shorts and guest appearances on TV shows before releasing her first two comedy albums in 2013, Please Love Me and Suck It, Christmas. In 2015 she and co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna launched Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a sitcom featuring original musical numbers in every episode, for which Bloom won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2016. The show skewers sexist tropes, as when Bloom tweeted fake casting calls for the show’s male roles, playfully objectifying actors in the ways actresses often are.

Rachel Bloom on "the Super Serious Show"
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Rachel Bloom on "the Super Serious Show"
Date of Birth
April 3, 1987
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Rachel Bloom." (Viewed on March 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/bloom-rachel>.


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