Rachel Dratch - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 15, 2020

Rachel Dratch
Profession: Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter, Actress
Best Known For: Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 22, 1966 (age 56)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Rachel Susan Dratch
Birth Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Paul Dratch
Mother's Name: Elaine Ruth Dratch
Siblings: 1

Rachel Dratch (brother)

High School: Lexington High School
University: Dartmouth College
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi-Jewish
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: John Wahl
Children: 1

Eli Benjamin (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.52 meter (4 feet 12 inch)
Weight: 50 kg (110.23 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 5.5 US
Dress Size: 8 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: D

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Who is Rachel Dratch?

Rachel Dratch is a Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice actor, Actress.

Credit: The Daily Beast (Rachel Dratch in Late Night Show)

Rachel Dratch: Age, Parents, Siblings

Rachel Dratch’s birth took place on February 22, 1966, as Rachel Susan Dratch. Her birthplace is Lexington, Massachusetts, USA and parents are Elaine Ruth Dratch (née Soloway), a transportation director and Paul Dratch, a radiologist. Both of her parents are Progressive Jews. 

She has a brother named Daniel Dratch, who is now a television producer and writer. His credits include Anger Management. Both were raised in Massachusetts.

Education, Ethnicity

Speaking of education, Rachel Dratch attended Diamond Middle School and later joined Lexington High School. At first, she planned on being a therapist but changed her mind when she attended college.

She enrolled at National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in 1986 and in Dartmouth College as well. From the latter, she graduated in 1988 with a major in drama and psychology.

His ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.

Rachel Dratch: Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Although most of her personal life is overshadowed by her professional life, one of her love affairs does stand out. While working on her audiobook in 2009, she met John Wahl, a Californian consultant to natural foods businesses in a bar. They soon began to date.

Six months into the relationship, she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, Eli Benjamin on August 24, 2010. In an October 2010 interview with People, she said,

“I had bought into all this stuff about, ‘Once you’re over 40…’ I’d gone through the whole process of letting go of [the idea of having kids].”

Credit: Grub Street (Rachel Dratch with son pictured in 2013/2014)

She now has moved to New York City with boyfriend/ partner to raise their son together. As of now, the couple is in a loving relationship but has yet to get married.

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Rachel Dratch: Career

For four years, Rachel Dratch remained as the member of the mainstage cast of The Second City comedy troupe. There she performed in Paradigm Lost, Promisekeepers, Losers Weepers alongside Adam McKay, Tina Fey, Scott Adsit.

Before fame

Rachel Dratch finally received her big break in 1999 with the Saturday Night Live (SNL). There she had recurring characters namely- Denise, Sheldon, Luvahs, Abe Scheinwald, Debbie Downer. She had left the show in 2006, only to return in 2010. Once again she left SNL in 2011 and rejoined in 2017.

Her audiobook Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle was released in 2012.

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Worked in

Rachel Dratch has also appeared in several movies including Down with Love, Click, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Spring Breakdown, and My Life in Ruins.

Other TV roles that have given her credits are The King of Queens (2002-2004), 30 Rock (2006-2012), Fish Hooks (2010-2013), The Awesomes (2013-2014), Inside Amy Schumer, Ugly Betty, The Middle, among others.

Credit: Vanity Fair (Rachel Dratch with Tina Fey in SNL


Over the years, Rachel Dratch has worked with Adam McKay, Tina Fey, Scott Adsit, Amy Schumer, America Ferrera, Billy Eichner, to name a few.

Rachel Dratch: Awards, Nominations

She has been nominated for Gold Derby Award in 2004 and Teen Choice Award in 2006 while she has won two Joseph Jefferson Awards in 1997.

Rachel Dratch: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Dratch is estimated at around $4 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Rachel Dratch: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Twitter, Rachel Dratch is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting but is absent from Instagram and Facebook. She also has an official website- racheldratch.com.

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