Rachel Leah Bloom (born April 3, 1987) is an American actress, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and songwriter.
Bloom is best known for her work on the CW musical dramedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which she co-created, writes for, produces, and acts in. For her role as Rebecca Bunch, she won a Golden Globe in the Best Actress Television Series (Musical or Comedy) category.
Prior to her breakout in that series, Bloom gained notoriety for her satirical music videos on YouTube. "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" —a raunchy ode to the science fiction writer— won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 2011. That song (as well as others) are featured on her first studio album, 2015's Please Love Me.
She's also written and acted in shows like Allen Gregory, Robot Chicken, and BoJack Horseman. She wrote an original song, "Super Friend", for the Flash / Supergirl musical episode "Duet", which was released as a single on iTunes.
- Please Love Me (2013)
- Suck It, Christmas (2013)
- Allen Gregory (2011) note
- Robot Chicken (2012 — 2014) as various characters note
- The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (2013 — 2014) as Chickpea & Breakfast Pastry
- BoJack Horseman (2014 — 2016) as Laura & Sharona
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015 — present) as Rebecca Bunch note
- Bill Nye Saves the World (2017) as herself
- Muppet Babies (2018) as Dot The Dragon
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2018) as Autumn Blaze
- Vampirina (2019) as Esmeralda (voice)
- Batman vs. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019) as Batgirl (voice)
Rachel Bloom provides examples of the following tropes:
- Approval of God: Ray Bradbury supposedly found "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" very funny.
- "Basic Instinct" Legs-Crossing Parody: In terms of being in the page image.
- Comedic Sociopath: Her music videos rarely present their narrator in a good light, even when that narrator is explicitly called "Rachel" and therefore presumably meant to be based on herself. Examples include "I Steal Pets" (self-explanatory) and "NOBODY WILL WATCH THE F*CKING TONY AWARDS WITH ME" (which actually has the narrator cheerfully admitting, after a video full of her acting like a self-obsessed Jerkass that "I may be a sociopath").
- Fangirl: "Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury" takes this trope up to eleven.
- Fractured Fairy Tale: "Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song" is an example of this trope.
- Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: "Pictures of Your Dick" is about shaming an ex-boyfriend by posting "pictures of your tiny dick on the internet." In live performances, Rachel frames this as a post-breakup empowerment song.
- Jewish and Nerdy: She was raised Jewish, which is a frequent topic in her creative work, and she's very obviously interested in nerdy pursuits.