Rachel Bloom has recently joined the American comedians and actresses to take over the small screen. The actress is best known for her role as Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a successful comedy-drama television series on The CW.
The role has brought Rachel Bloom not only popularity but also prestige, as she has been nominated for several awards and even won the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series musical or comedy. Rachel also won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Rebecca Bunch.
Before she made it big with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the actress auditioned for the cast of the long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live but was unsuccessful. With her kind of talent, the actress, who has been in the industry since 2010, is proof that hard work and perseverance pay off.
Biography: Early Life & Childhood
Rachel Leah Bloom was born on April 3, 1987, in Los Angeles as the daughter of Alan and Shelli Bloom. Although she was born in LA, Rachel grew up in Manhattan Beach, which is surprisingly in California and not in Manhattan, New York. She comes from a Jewish family. Her father, Alan, is a healthcare lawyer, while her mother, Shelli, is a musician – which explains her natural affinity for music.
The young actress attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, where she participated in the school’s acting program. After high school, she attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where she was the director and lead author of Hammerkatz, the school’s premier sketch group. Rachel completed her university studies in 2009 with a BFA in Theater Studies.
While living in Brooklyn after college, she once shared a room with Ilana Glazer, a comedian, and actress known for her work on Comedy Central’s Broad City. After NYU she performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and in New York.
As an adolescent, Rachel Bloom struggled with mental illness and was diagnosed with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. As a result, she became involved with mental health and spoke openly about her problems. She criticized the poor portrayal of mental illness in the media as well as social stigmatization and discrimination.
Career & Net Worth
Rachel Bloom currently has total net assets of $2 million. Considering that her career is still in its infancy, this amount will certainly grow as she takes on more roles.
Currently, as mentioned above, she is the star of the CW hit show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”. Although she also created the show, the actress revealed that she does not earn as much as most people assume. According to what she revealed, she earns about $50,000 to $60,000 per episode. On the one hand, this is more than many people earn in a whole year, but on the other hand, the amount is only a small change compared to what the cast of other hit comedy shows earns. For comparison, some Big Bang Theory stars earn up to $1 million per episode.
It is to be hoped that the actress will earn more for her talented work overtime – if not in this show, then in her next projects.
Rachel Bloom’s Husband & Family Life
On January 25, 2015, Rachel Bloom married Dan Gregor, her longtime friend of six years. The wedding ceremony was performed by her cousin, a rabbi.
Dan is a producer, comedian, and writer best known for his work on How I Met Your Mother, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Most Like Like Like To Murder, and The Comedians. He grew up on Long Island, New York, and was raised in a conservative Jewish home. He also studied at New York University, where he was a founding member of HammerKatz, to which his future wife would later belong. For a time he also performed improvisations with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Later he founded the production company Chubby Skinny Kids together with Doug Mand and Adam Pally. The trio began to write several television pilots, which led to the producers of How I Met Your Mother becoming aware of them. Dan worked on the show from 2011 to 2013.
He is currently a writer on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which his wife co-wrote and of which he is currently the star. He also appeared several times on the show as Dr. Roth, a doctor at Glenn Willow Medical Center in West Covina.