The American comedienne and actress Rachael Harris, is perhaps best known for her appearances in the TV series “The Good Wife” and “Lucifer”, and the film series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”
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Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Rachael Elaine Harris hails from Worthington, Ohio, and was born under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 12 January 1968, which makes her 55 years old as of 2023. She’s the daughter of Mickey Hargitay and Elyse Knox, and was raised alongside her siblings Kristin Nelson and Mark Harmon.
Harris attended Thomas Worthington High School and matriculated in 1986. She later enrolled at Otterbein College, and while there joined the comedy troupe The Groundlings. She graduated with a BFA in Theater in 1989.
Career Beginnings and Film Appearances
While she was a member of and a teacher in The Groundlings comedy troupe, Harris appeared in several theatrical productions including the Delia and Nora Ephron-written play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” In 1992, she made her film debut as Treehouse Mom in the children’s musical film “Treehouse Trolls.” Harris’ following roles were in the 2005 Robert Duvall and Will Ferrell-starred sports comedy “Kicking & Screaming,” the 2006 Eugene Levy-written and starred comedy “For Your Consideration,” and the Eddie Murphy-starred family comedy “Daddy Day Care.”
In 2009, Rachael appeared in the Todd Phillips-directed comedy “The Hangover,” which was the first installment of the acclaimed “Hangover” trilogy. 2010 saw her cast alongside Robert Capron and Zachary Gordon in the comedy “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” which is based on the 2007 eponymous novel by Jeff Kinney. In 2011, Rachael reprised the role of Susan Heffley in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, and in the same year she was selected for the starring role of Linda in the comedy-drama, “Natural Selection”, and her next notable performances were in the 2012 computer-animated comedy “Wreck-It Ralph,” and the 2019 comedy “International Falls.”
Rachael made her TV debut in an episode of the sci-fi TV series “SeaQuest DSV” in 1993. After her one-episode appearance in the sci-fi “Star Trek: Voyager” in 1997, she was selected for the recurring role of Simone in five episodes of the Tamera and Tia Mowry-starred The WB sitcom “Sister, Sister” in 1998. Rachael served as a correspondent for the American late-night talk TV program “The Daily Show” in the 2002-2003 season, and she subsequently landed guest roles in the Comedy Central series “Reno 911!” (2003-2009), Showtime comedy “Fat Actress” in 2005, and the Comedy Central TV sitcom “The Sarah Silverman Program” in 2007 and 2008.
Between 2012 and 2019, Rachael portrayed Sheila Sazs in 27 episodes of Aaron Korsh’s legal drama “Suits”, and in 2014, she made regular appearances as Joanne Dunlevy in the sitcom “Surviving Jack.” She next starred as Dr. Linda Martin in the urban fantasy TV series “Lucifer” between 2016 and 2021, and most recently in 2022 and 2023, Harris appeared in an episode of the CBS sitcom “Ghosts”, and Fox fantasy drama “Fantasy Island.” Rachael will star as Nora in the upcoming horror comedy “Goosebumps.”
Harris has appeared in commercials for the Dinty Moore, Quacker Oats, Expedia, and T-Mobile brands, among others. Moreover, she voiced turtle Karolyn Slowsky in Comcast Corporation’s “The Slowskys” TV commercials.
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Social Media Presence
Harris is active on Instagram (@rachaelharris) with over 800,000 followers, and also on Twitter and Facebook with more than 300,000 and 2,500 followers respectively.
Awards and Nominations
In 2011, Harris scooped a SXSW Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Performance for her work in “Natural Selection”; she was also nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in the same film. Moreover, Rachael won a Jury Award for Best Actress for her performance in “International Falls.”
Harris has married twice – she exchanged vows with the American director and actor Adam Paul, in May 2003. Paul is famously known for his appearances in the TV series “How I Met Your Mother”, and the films “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” and “The Informant.” Paul is also ranked among Hollywood’s top executives, and one of his biggest projects is the Starz series “Hollywood Residential.” The couple divorced in May 2008.
Harris then met and became good friends with the American songwriter, violinist and concertmaster Christian Hebel. The Plymouth, Michigan, native has a particular interest in jazz, indie pop, and indie rock, and has collaborated with numerous entertainment elites including Jay-Z, Josh Groban and Rufus Wainwright, among others. Hebel was born in December 1975, which makes him seven years younger than his wife, Harris. After several years of dating, the duo became engaged in Capri, Italy, and eventually walked the aisle in New York City on 30 April 2015 – the famed dancer, TV personality, and actress Kelly Ripa and the producer, singer and actor Neil Patrick Harris were their witnesses.
Surrogacy, Motherhood Journey, and Second Divorce
During an interview with PEOPLE, Harris gave a glimpse of her motherhood journey. She stated, ‘I think there’s a reason that I didn’t have children until I was in my late 40s, early 50s. I had a lot of work to do…I knew that it really scared me to have kids…’ She revealed that she was unable to conceive naturally, and since In vitro fertilization (IVF) had also failed, her doctor recommended surrogacy. The couple found a surrogate in late 2015, and their first son Henry was born in July 2016. They later found another surrogate who carried their second son, Otto, born in 2018.
Harris and Hebel split in 2019, and their divorce was finalized in December 2020. Subsequently, Harris filed for joint physical and legal custody of their children. Harris has revealed that she’s maintained a good relationship with her ex-husband, Hebel, and that they are handling co-parenting well.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Harris is of White ethnicity, and has a set of blue eyes and long blonde hair. She weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs), is 5ft 1ins (1.55m) tall, with vital statistics of 36-26-35. Moreover, she wears shoe size 7 (US).
Rachael has amassed a good sum from her acting career and brand endorsement deals. She is worth approximately $4 million, as of 2023.