Bloom at the 37th College Television Awards
|Born||Rachel Leah Bloom
(1987-04-03) April 3, 1987
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Alma mater||Tisch School of the Arts|
Rachel Leah Bloom (born April 3, 1987) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer, best known for creating, writing and playing the lead role of Rebecca Bunch in The CW comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She also created the Hugo Award-nominated music video “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury“.
In 2009, Bloom graduated from New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama. While at NYU, Bloom was the head writer and director of the school’s premier sketch comedy group, Hammerkatz. Post-college, Bloom performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and Los Angeles. She was once roommates with comedian Ilana Glazer after college in Brooklyn.
In April 2010, Bloom wrote and sang the song, “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury“, which gained a cult following when it was released on Ray Bradbury‘s 90th birthday in 2010. The song was inspired by her favorite Ray Bradbury book, The Martian Chronicles. There was a photo of Bradbury posted online that purported to show him watching the video. Bloom has worked as a television writer on Allen Gregory and Robot Chicken.
On May 13, 2013, Bloom released her first album of musical comedy, Please Love Me, which included the songs “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” and “You Can Touch My Boobies”. On November 19, 2013, she released her second album Suck It, Christmas, which featured a comedic look at Chanukah. It included the hit song “Chanukah Honey”. On December 17, 2013, Bloom was the voice of Princess Peach in the song “Luigi’s Ballad”, on Starbomb‘s self-titled debut album.
On May 7, 2015, Bloom filmed a half-hour pilot for Showtime with co-executive producer Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) and directed by Marc Webb, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It was eventually picked up by The CW for the fall 2015–16 season. The show became an hour long series with more network-friendly content when it transitioned from cable to network TV and features musical numbers. The show premiered on October 12, 2015.
On December 10, 2015, Bloom received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical for her work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. On January 10, 2016, she won the Golden Globe Award in her category. The following week, Bloom won the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend began its second season on October 21, 2016.
|2011||Allen Gregory||Staff Writer||4 episodes: “Pilot”, “1 Night in Gottlieb”, “Gay School Dance”, “Full Blown Maids”|
|2012||How I Met Your Mother||Wanda||1 episode: “The Drunk Train“|
|2012||Co-op of the Damned||Wife||1 episode: “The Sexorcist”|
|2014||BoJack Horseman||Various voice roles: Laura and Sitcom Writer / Sharona||4 episodes: “BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Story, Chapter One”, “The Telescope”, “Say Anything”, “BoJack Hates the Troops”|
|2012–14||Robot Chicken||Various voice roles: Ariel, Woman, April O’Neil||17 episodes|
|2014||The Hero Super||Josie||TV movie|
|2014||Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas||Additional voices||TV movie|
|2015–present||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Rebecca Bunch||Lead role, executive producer, co-creator and writer|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||TV show on Spike; Season 2, episode 20: Michael Shannon vs. Rachel Bloom|
|2016||Adam Ruins Everything||Herself||Season 1, episode 13: Adam Ruins Hollywood|
|2010||Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury||Rachel||Nominated for 2011 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form|
|2011||I Steal Pets||Rachel|
|2011||I Was a Mermaid and Now I’m a Pop Star||Rachel|
|2011||Charlie Brown: Blockhead’s Revenge||Lucy Van Pelt, Sally Brown||Produced by Funny or Die|
|2012||The Secret of the Gypsy Queen||Ilsa||Produced by Skeptoid Media|
|2012||Pictures of Your Dick||Rachel|
|2012||You Can Touch My Boobies||Rachel||2013 LA Weekly Web Award for Best YouTube Song|
|2012||We Don’t Need a Man||Rachel|
|2013||Die When I’m Young||Rachel|
|2013||If Disney Cartoons Were Historically Accurate||Princess Rachel|
|2013||Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song||Princess Peach (voice)|
|2013||Luigi’s Ballad||Princess Peach (voice)|
|2014||NOBODY WILL WATCH THE F*CKING TONY AWARDS WITH ME||Rachel|
|2016||Holy Shit (You’ve Got to Vote)||herself||public service advocacy, with various artists|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Primetime Emmy Award||Short-format Animation (as a Writer)||Robot Chicken||Won|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Won|
|2016||Critics’ Choice Television Award||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Won|
|TCA Award||Individual Achievement in Comedy||Won|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics||Nominated|
|Outstanding Main Title Theme Music||Nominated|
|Short-format Animation (as a Writer)||Robot Chicken||Won|
|2017||Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Nominated|