Rachel Dratch

Rachel Dratch returns for her seventh season on "SNL."

Dratch has performed a number of memorable characters, including Bostonian teen Denise (whose boyfriend Sully was played by Jimmy Fallon), "The Girl with No Gaydar." and Virginia, the creepily amorous wife and "lover" to Professor Klarvin (Will Ferrell). She also plays "Sheldon" the co-host of "Wake Up Wakefield" opposite Maya Rudolph and cluelessly crass studio head Abe Scheinwald. In May 2004, Dratch floored the audience, critics and her co-stars in the laugh-fit inducing "Debbie Downer" sketch.

Dratch brings notable impressions to the show including Elizabeth Taylor, Harry Potter, Barbara Walters and her impression of Calista Flockhart/ "Ally McBeal" which was "cheered" by TV Guide.

Dratch has been seen in the films "Down with Love" with Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" starring David Spade as well "Freshman Orientation," directed by Ryan Shiraki. She will also appear opposite Adam Sandler in the upcoming "Click."

Dratch wrote, directed and performed in the short film "The Vagina Monologues Monologues," which premiered at the New York Comedy Film Festival in 2001.

Dratch has made television appearances on NBC's "Third Watch" and "Frasier," Bravo's "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T. Improv," USA's "Monk" and in a recurring role on "King of Queens."

In 2000, she performed her critically praised two-woman show "Dratch & Fey" opposite "SNL" head writer Tina Fey at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York which was dubbed "the funniest thing to be found on any New York comedy stage" by Time Out New York.

A local favorite in Chicago, Dratch moved to SNL after a successful run with the city's famed Second City improv/sketch comedy troupe, where current cast members Horatio Sanz and Tina Fey as well as SNL alums John Belushi, Chris Farley and Bill Murray (among others) originated. Dratch was a veteran of the company's mainstage productions and the theater hosted the first incarnation of "Dratch & Fey."

Dratch lives in New York. Her birthday is February 22.