Who is Rachel Specter?
Rachel Specter was born in Tampa, Florida USA, on 9 April 1980 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film writer and producer, who’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Courtney, in the 2007 romantic comedy movie “The House Bunny”. It was written by Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith, directed by Fred Wolf, starred Anna Faris, Emma Stone and Colin Hanks, and follows a former Playboy Bunny Shelley, who’s now working as the house mother of sorority girls, who are all kind of socially awkward. It was nominated for two awards.
Early life, family and education
Rachel was raised in Tampa by her parents Steven and Randi Specter, both of whom are high school teachers. She hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
— Rachel Specter (@RachelSpecter) September 17, 2014
Rachel grew up being focused on her studies, as both her parents hold college degrees, and they urged Rachel to obtain one as well. She was amongst the best students at her school, and enjoyed taking part in various activities too – Rachel played soccer, practiced the guitar, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school. Upon matriculating in 1998, she enrolled at the University of Florida on a full scholarship, and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002.
Roles in TV series
Rachel made her debut TV series appearance in 2003, with her portrayal of College Girl in an episode of the long-running romantic drama “Days of Our Lives”, which has been airing since 1965, numbering over 14,000 episodes.
The following years saw Rachel appear in an episode of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Crossing Jordan”, the comedy drama “Gilmore Girls”, and the comedy “What I Like About You”.
In 2006, she was invited to play Girl #2 in the episode “Slap Bet” of the romantic comedy “How I Met Your Mother”. It was created by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, starred Josh Radnor, Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders, and follows a father who’s explaining to his children how he met their mother. It aired from 2005 to 2014, and won 26 awards including 10 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 95 other awards.
In 2008, Rachel was cast to star as Samantha, in all 10 episodes of the comedy “My Long Distance Relationship”, created by Dan Levy, who also starred in it alongside Rachel and James Kirkland. The following years saw Rachel appear in an episode or two of various series, including in the comedy “The College Humor Show”, the comedy drama “Entourage”, and the action crime drama “CSI: NY”.
Her most recent TV series appearance has been in the 2017 episode “Can Josh Take a Leap of Faith?” of the musical comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.
Roles in movies
Rachel made her debut film appearance in 2005, with her portrayal of a Tour Guide in the action crime drama “Edison”, and the same year saw her appear in the action crime thriller “Today You Die”, starring Steven Seagal, the short comedy “Almost Funny”, and the drama “Special Ed”.
She gained recognition in 2006, when she portrayed Janice in the biographical crime drama “Lonely Hearts”, written and directed by Todd Robinson, and which starred John Travolta, Salma Hayek and Jared Leto. It follows two homicide detectives who are trying to catch the serial killers Raymond Martinez Fernandez and Martha Beck, who call themselves ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’.
A couple of Rachel’s following roles were in the 2006 comedy “After Midnight: Life Behind Bars”, the 2007 action sports drama “White Air”, and the 2008 comedy “Living with Abandon”.
Perhaps one of the most popular movies in which Rachel has appeared, was the 2011 romantic comedy “Just Go with It”. It was directed by Dennis Dugan, starred Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, and follows a plastic surgeon who has convinced his employee to pretend to be his soon-to-be-former wife, because that’s what he has told to the girl whom he wants to be his girlfriend. It won five of the 18 awards for which it was nominated.
Two of Rachel’s most recent film roles have been in the 2020 “Pistachio Goes to Walt Disney World!”, and the 2020 action comedy drama “We Can Be Heroes”.
Writing, producing and directing credits
Rachel has five writing credits.
She made her debut with the 2011 episode “I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here” of the romantic sports series “One Tree Hill”, and in 2013 and 2014, she wrote 14 episodes of the romantic comedy series “Cougar Town”. She wrote the 2017 episode “Dance It Off” of the family series “Hyperlinked”, and her other two writing credits have been seven episodes of the musical comedy series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, and two episodes of the comedy series “Indebted”.
Rachel has produced ten episodes of “Hyperlinked”, 61 episodes of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and 11 episodes of “Indebted”.
She directed the 2018 episode “I Am Ashamed” of the series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.
Rachel was featured in a 2007 episode of the news show “Attack of the Show!”
Rachel wrote the song “Clean Up on Aisle 4” for the 2016 episode “Josh’s Sister Is Getting Married!”, as well as the song “Who’s the New Guy” for the 2017 episode “When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?”, of the series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”.
Love life and husband Dan Levy
Rachel met her future other half, Dan Levy sometime in the late 2000s – the two haven’t spoken of how and when they met, however, with both being actors, it’s widely believed that it was on the set of a movie or a TV series. The two exchanged vows on 4 July 2010, in front of their closest friends and family members, and in May 2013 Rachel gave birth to their son Abe, while their daughter Romy followed in 2015.
Dan is an actor, film writer and producer, with 25 acting, 18 writing and 14 producing credits.
He’s probably known best for having produced the comedy series “My Long Distance Relationship”, another comedy series “The Goldbergs”, and the reality show “Pretty Wild”.
Neither has spoken of any other people whom they had perhaps been with before meeting each other, and as of June 2021, Rachel’s married to Dan Levy, and has two children with him.
Hobbies and other interests
Rachel likes to read books in her spare time – her favorite writer is J. R. R. Tolkien, while her favorite books are the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”.
She’s passionate about travelling, and her acting career has taken her to various US states, while Rachel has also been to England, France and Italy in Europe, for both work and pleasure.
She’s a lover of animals, and has a pet dog.
Rachel doesn’t like social media networks, believing that these have brought nothing good to the world.
She’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week.
In her spare time which is usually late at night, Rachel enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actresses Julia Roberts and Emma Watson, such as “The Runaway Bride”, “Notting Hill” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Age, height and net worth
Rachel’s age is 41. She has long brown hair and brown eyes – actually one brown the other half-brown and half-gray – her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.