Amongst the tons of A-list celebrities who have won a Golden Globe, Rachel Bloom is one of the few who you may not quite recognize. The ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ star is new to the scene, but she already has an award to her name! Get to know more about Rachel below!
Most girls probably don’t want to be considered a “crazy ex-girlfriend,” but Rachel Bloom probably doesn’t mind! The 28-year-old actress plays the main character in the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and she just took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical for the role. Not familiar with Rachel? Find out five fast facts about her here!
1. She almost didn’t have her Golden Globe-winning role.
During her acceptance speech, Rachel revealed that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was initially turned away by several channels before the CW picked it up. Considering Rachel probably thought her show might not even happen, no wonder she was so tearful when they called her name!
2. Before making her way to television, she was a YouTube star.
Rachel first released a parody music video called “F*** Me, Ray Bradbury” that went viral and boosted her to Internet stardom under the name “Racheldoesstuff.” She now posts clips from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on it!
3. She’s in the same comedic posse as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
Although it’s unclear if Rachel has ever met Amy or Tina, she studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. Not only does that make her a fellow alum to Amy and Tina, but also other hilarious comedians like Fred Armisen, Ellie Kemper, and Zach Galifianakis.
4. This is the first award she has won, but not the first for which she was nominated.
Rachel received a Hugo Award nomination for her “F*** Me, Ray Bradbury” music video in 2011. She didn’t win for that, but we have to say…winning a Golden Globe is just a little more exciting!
5. She’s more than just the star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Rachel may be taking home the hardware for her lead role, but she is also the show’s creator, writer, and executive producer! Who knows, we may just see her win more Golden Globes for all of her Crazy Ex-Girlfriend roles for years to come!
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