Rachael Elaine Harris (born January 12, 1968) is an American actress and comedian. She is known for her numerous television roles, such as starring as Dr. Linda Martin on Lucifer and as a guest star on TV shows such as Sister, Sister, Reno 911!, New Girl, Suits and The Good Wife.
Harris at the 2017 WonderCon
Rachael Elaine Harris|
January 12, 1968
Worthington, Ohio, US
|Other names||Rachel Harris|
|Alma mater||Otterbein College|
(m. 2003; div. 2008)
She debuted on television in a 1993 episode of SeaQuest DSV. After an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager in 1997, Harris went on to a recurring role in The WB's Sister, Sister. Other television credits include a stint as a correspondent for The Daily Show's 2002–2003 season, as well as guest roles on The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911!, The West Wing, The Good Guys, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Monk, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Desperate Housewives in November 2008. Harris played the supporting role of Kevyn Shecket, Kirstie Alley's personal makeup artist, on the Showtime series Fat Actress in 2005. She also appears in Suits as Sheila Sazs, Louis Litt's on-and-off again love interest. She played Cooper in the ABC sitcom Notes from the Underbelly.
Harris hosted Smoking Gun TV in 2004, and has made multiple appearances on such VH1 documentaries as I Love the '80s, I Love the '90s, and Best Week Ever. On ABC's Cougar Town, she played Shanna, a woman that the network describes as being the "nemesis" of Jules. Also on ABC, she made a guest appearance in the Modern Family episode "Caught in the Act" as a Amelia, a restaurateur and mother to a playmate of Lily Pritchett.
In March 2014, Harris began a new role in the very short-lived series Surviving Jack with Chris Meloni. In March 2015, Harris was cast as Linda, Lucifer's therapist in the FOX television series Lucifer.
Her film credits include roles in Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, Kicking & Screaming, and Daddy Day Care. In the 2009 comedy The Hangover she plays Melissa, girlfriend to Ed Helms's character Stu. She previously co-starred with Helms on The Daily Show. She plays the mother of the main character in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and its two sequels.
Harris' TV commercial work includes ads for Dinty Moore, Avis, Expedia, Quaker Oats, T-Mobile, GEICO, and a Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Census. She is the voice of turtle Karolyn Slowsky in the Comcast Slowskys television commercials.
Harris and violinist Christian Hebel eloped in early 2015 and wed in New York City. On July 19, 2016, Harris gave birth to her first child, son Henry, with Hebel. On February 8th, 2018, on Live with Kelly and Ryan (from the Bahamas), Harris announced that she and Hebel are expecting their second child.
|1993||SeaQuest DSV||Rose||1 episode|
|1997||Star Trek: Voyager||Martis||Episode: "Before and After"|
|1998||Sister, Sister||Simone||5 episodes|
|1999||Serial Experiments Lain||Female Knight||Voice: English version|
|2000||The Amanda Show||N/A||1 episode|
|Two Guys and a Girl||Pregnant Damsel||1 episode|
|2001||Grosse Pointe||Reporter||1 episode|
|Three Sisters||Sal||1 episode|
|2002||Judging Amy||Alumni Volunteer #2||1 episode|
|Friends||Julie||Episode #8.23: "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (Part 1)"|
|2003||Frasier||Erin||Episode #11.09: "Guns N' Neuroses"|
|2003–2009||Reno 911!||Debbie Dangle-Frost, Claire the Madam||6 episodes|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Joanne||2 episodes|
|According to Jim||Mindy||1 episode|
|The West Wing||Corrine McKenna||Episode: "The Hubbert Peak"|
|2005||Fat Actress||Kevyn Shecket||7 episodes|
|Monk||Alice Westergren||1 episode|
|8 Simple Rules||Margaret Brandenbauerbern||1 episode|
|2006||Reno 911!||Debbie Dangle||3 episodes|
|2007||The New Adventures Of Old Christine||Claire||1 episode|
|Notes from the Underbelly||Cooper||Main cast|
|Matters of Life and Dating||Carla||Movie|
|2007–2008||The Sarah Silverman Program||School Teacher||2 episodes|
|2008||Desperate Housewives||Sandra Birch||Episode: "City on Fire"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Megan||1 episode|
|Pushing Daisies||Georgeann Heaps||1 episode|
|Suburban Shootout||Natalie Davenport||N/A|
|Hollywood Residential||Rachael||Voice, 3 episodes|
|Frisky Dingo||A.L.E.X.||2 episodes|
|Emily's Reasons Why Not||Lila Cox-Weiner||1 episode|
|2008–2009||Worst Week||Julie||2 episodes|
|2008–2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Adam's Date||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2009||Cougar Town||Shanna||1 episode|
|True Jackson, VP||Kitty Monreaux||1 episode|
|In the Motherhood||Blair||5 episodes|
|2010||My Boys||Marcia||3 episodes|
|Glenn Martin DDS||Melissa the Wedding Planner||Voice, 1 episode|
|Childrens Hospital||Mrs. Throman||1 episode|
|The Good Guys||Cynthia Savage||1 episode|
|Party Down||Marguerite Tayler||1 episode|
|Gary Unmarried||Rachael||1 episode|
|2011||Modern Family||Amelia||Episode: "Caught in the Act"|
|Archer||Rona Thorne||1 episode|
|$h*! My Dad Says||Soledad Cho||1 episode|
|2012||New Girl||Tanya Lamontagne||4 episodes|
|Happy Endings||Suzanne||Episode "Sabado Free-Gante"|
|2013||Newsreaders||Wendy Hayflack||1 episode|
|The Office||Rachael||1 episode|
|2012–present||Suits||Sheila Sazs||15 episodes|
|2014||Surviving Jack||Joanne Dunlevy||Series regular|
|Bad Judge||Dana McCoy||1 episode|
|2015||The Good Wife||Franny Zissis||1 episode|
|RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself/Judge||1 episode|
|2016–present||Lucifer||Dr. Linda Martin||Main cast|
- Alper, Aaron (March 2005). "Rachael Harris Sounds Off". Tampa Bay Times. AaronAlper.com.
- "Rachael Harris: Celebrity: Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
- Harris, Malcolm (2010-07-20). "Now Playing: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"". One Dress Project. Archived from the original on 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
- O'Connor, Mickey. "Rachael Harris Signs On to Cougar Town". TVGuide.com.
- Rodman, Sarah (2014-03-26). "In 'Surviving Jack,' Meloni slips comfortably into comedy". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- Yohannes, Alamin (March 14, 2015). "D.B. Woodside And Rachael Harris Board 'Lucifer'". DCtvuniverse.com.
- "lonokenews.net – Archives". Lonokedemocrat.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- "Census 2010 – Ed Begley Jr". Spike.com. 2010-02-07. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- "Rachael Harris Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12.
- Lucifer star Rachael Harris, 48, welcomes son Henry with violinist husband Christian Hebel