Kevyn Aucoin (2/14/1962 - 5/7/2002) as Sharpei, episode 2-04 "The Goodbye Guy"
Celebrity makeup artist & author of "Making Faces" and "The Art of Make Up"
• FILM: Zoolander, The Intern
• TV: "Sex and the City"

Aucoin, the master makeup artist who worked with many of the world's biggest celebrities, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at age 40. He died at Westchester Medical Center from complications of a metabolic disorder. He had been treated for a pituitary brain tumor within the previous year. Aucoin, born on Valentine's Day in 1962, had a lifelong love of makeup. During his youth in Lafayette, La., Aucoin would rip out photos from magazines and try to replicate the models' makeup on his sisters. He moved to New York in January 1983 and spent his time making up models for free. His big break came eight months later, when Vogue magazine booked him to work on a photo shoot of Meg Tilly. He did his first cover in 1986, working with Richard Avedon. Aucoin was the author of three books, "Face Forward", featuring Amy Sedaris as Angie Dickinson's Police Woman, "Making Faces", and "The Art of Makeup". He was also an activist, remembered as an opinionated person with strong political views who was outspoken about gay rights.


with Janet Jackson




Dylan Baker as Minister Arsenew, episode 3-02 "Is Freedom Free?"
• FILM: Spider-Man II, How to Deal, Head of State, Road to Perdition, Changing Lanes, The Laramie Project, A Gentleman's Game, Along Came a Spider, The Cell, Thirteen Days, Random Hearts, Celebrity, Happiness, Simply Irresistible, Life With Mikey, Disclosure, Radioland Murders, The Last of the Mohicans, Love Potion No. 9, Delirious, The Wizard of Loneliness, Planes Trains & Automobiles
• TV: The Elizabeth Smart Story, "The Pitts", "Benjamin Franklin" (mini), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Big Apple", "The Practice", "Oz", "Feds", "Murder One", "Law & Order", "Northern Exposure", "Spenser: For Hire"

Dylan Baker was born on October 7, 1959 in Syracuse, New York. He is married to actress Becky Ann Baker (nee Gelke). He attended William and Mary College in Williamburg, Virginia. He appears in a non-speaking role as an arresting officer in a United States Postal Service training film, apparently made sometime in the 1980s, warning of the dangers of mail theft. The film, narrated by a characteristically grim Edward James Olmos in his "Lieutenant Castillo" mode, is entitled "Was It Worth It?" (you can probably guess the answer) and is still being shown to new USPS employees.

Dylan Baker (right, back row)




Peter Benson as Buddah Stalin, episode 3-02 "Is Freedom Free?"
• FILM: Eyes Wide Shut, A Perfect Murder
• TV: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (Jeremy Stockton, 1/9/05), "Ed" (11/7/01), "Oz", "Dark Angel" (Walter, 3/15/02), "Law & Order" (Dr. Andrew Bregman, 10/6/99), "Hi Honey, I'm Home"
• STAGE: Little Me, The Country Club

Benson (right), supporting Frederick Weller in "The Country Club"

and as Buddah Stalin on Strangers With Candy




Emma Bowers as Rebecca, episodes 2-08 & 2-09 "Blank Stare" Parts 1 & 2
EDUCATION: Juilliard
• STAGE: A Christmas Story, The Winter's Tale - as Emilia and Mopsa for Shakespeare in the Park 2000, with Bronson Pinchot, Sister Carrie




Steve Carell as P.J. Carouseli (scene cut due to time constraints), episode 2-02 "Behind Blank Eyes"
• TV: "Watching Ellie", "The Daily Show", "Over The Top", "The Dana Carvey Show", "Just Shoot Me"
• FILM: Bruce Almighty, Suits, Tomorrow Night, Curly Sue
• STAGE: Second City




David Cross as Dr. Trepanning, episode 3-04 "Is My Daddy Crazy?"
• FILM: Men in Black II, Martin & Orloff, Scary Movie 2, Pootie Tang, Run Ronnie Run, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Chain of Fools, Men In Black, Waiting For Guffman, The Cable Guy
• TV: "Arrested Development" (Tobias Funke), "Celebrity Poker Showdown" (BRAVO), "Oliver Beene", "Mr. Show", Bucket of Blood, "Just Shoot Me"
• STAGE: David Cross "The Pride is Back"

David Cross was born on April 4, 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Emerson College in Boston.




Michael Cruz as Wendell, episode 3-03 "Trail of Tears"
• FILM: The Siege of Firebase Gloria




Joel Fabiani as the Orthodontist at St. Mortis Hospital, episode 2-04 "The Goodbye Guy"
• FILM: Snake Eyes, Tune In Tomorrow, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, Reuben Reuben, King Crab, Attica
• TV: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (1/18/04), "Dynasty", "Dallas", "Falcon Crest", "The City", "All My Children", "Dark Shadows"

Fabiani as King Galen on Dynasty, with Joan Collins




Neil Fagan as an attendee of the Alá Coholics meeting, episode 1-03 "Dreams on the Rocks"; and as Mr. Faganocoulos, episode 2-10 "A Price Too High For Riches"





Will Ferrell as Bob Whitely, episode 3-03 "Trail of Tears"
• FILM: Bewitched, A Confederacy of Dunces, Elf, Boat Trip, Old School, Zoolander, Superstar, Drowning Mona, Austin Powers 1 & 2, A Night At the Roxbury, Dick, The Ladies Man, The Whistleblower
• TV: "Saturday Night Live", Bucket of Blood, "The Oblongs"

John William Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, California. His father, Lee, was a longtime keyboardist for the Righteous Brothers. Will became interested in performing while he was a student at University High School in Irvine, California, where he made his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices. After graduating from high school in 1986 he attended the University of Southern California where he earned his degree in Sports Information.Will Ferrell started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improv group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and former SNL repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. It was there that Will met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends and would later go on to be "Saturday Night Live" castmates in 1995. During his seven year run on that show he became one of the few cast members ever to be nominated for an Emmy. He's appeared in every "Saturday Night Live" spinoff movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2001 he became the highest paid "Saturday Night Live" cast member ever. Producers were desperate to keep him, resulting in a salary of over $350,000. In 2002 he left SNL and was the only cast member to ever receive a farewell from all the current cast members at the end of the season finale show. Since leaving the show Will has pursued a career in film. He married Viveca Paulin in August 2000 and the couple lives in both Los Angeles and New York.




as Mr. Guy Blank [4/7/1999 - 2/7/2000]
• SHORT FILM: A Brief Inquiry Into the Origins of War
• TV: "The Eddie Cantor Colgate Comedy Hour" [1950], "Danny Thomas Four Star Revue", "Candid Camera", The Last Mile (PBS), "The Guiding Light", "Another World" [Alistair, 1992-4/95]
• STAGE: vaudeville as Jackie Hayes, A Connecticut Yankee [1944 w/Vera-Ellen], Sadie Thompson [w/June Havoc], Nellie Blye, The Bond
• FILM: Jersey Guy, The Believer, IQ, The Associate, Scent of a Woman, She Devil, One Fine Day

Jackie Hayes was Gari's Vaudeville stage name

Gari (left) with Eddie Cantor on The
Eddie Cantor Colgate Comedy Hour

Roberto Gari as Alistair, the Harrison's butler, on Another World
As Guy Blank and as Alistair on Another World

Roberto Gari in 'A Brief Inquiry Into The Origins Of War'
The short film A Brief Inquiry Into the Origins of War

Roberto Gari was born in Brooklyn and by the age of 4 he was appearing in vaudeville under the name of Jackie Hayes.

In 1939 Gari studied at the Art Students League under the auspices of such renowned instructors as Will Barnett and Ethel Schwabacher. He became a very respected artist with one man shows from coast to coast in such galleries as the Bodley Gallery in NYC and the Raymond Burr and Acosta galleries in Beverly Hills. His paintings were cherished additions to the collections of such stars as Shelley Winters, Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher, Eddie Cantor (his father-in-law), George Jessel, Ronald Reagan (who even hung his 'Gari' painting in the White House!), Jack Cassidy, Greer Garson, June Havoc, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley Jones, Ted Lewis, Kaye Ballard and Steve Allen. His legendary painting of Judy Garland was on display in the lobby of New York's Palace Theatre and then returned to the Theatre Collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

In 1944 Gari danced with Vera-Ellen in the Broadway production of A Connecticut Yankee and later landed the role of Merlin the magician in the same production. His other Broadway credits include Sadie Thompson and Eddie Cantor's production of Nellie Blye.

In the 50's he appeared on The Eddie Cantor Colgate Comedy Hour as well as the Danny Thomas Four Star Revue.

Marriage, fatherhood and his art work kept him away from performing until he decided to return in the 80's. He performed in the off-Broadway play, The Bond. You can see him in such films as IQ, The Associate, Scent of a Woman, She Devil, and One Fine Day, as well as on the small screen where he played Maurice the bartender on A Guiding Light and Alistair, the Harrisons' butler, on Another World from 1992-1995. He was also prominently featured on Candid Camera and The Last Mile on PBS.

Gari's famous Judy Garland portrait

His painting Ladies in Waiting

»  Visit Roberto Gari's website

To see more pictures of Roberto Gari, go to the Blank Family photo gallery.

Mark Ibold as bandmember playing "Carry On Wayward Son" during the closing credits dance sequence of episode 2-01 "Yes You Can't"; and as Mark, Derrick's fired bandmember, episode 2-03 "The Virgin Jerri".
• BAND: Pavement  (bassist)

Mark Ibold (right) with "Pavement"

After the "Strangers" wrap party, September 16, 2000

That's me with Mark, September 16, 2000




Sanjiv Jhaveri as Cab Driver, episode 3-01 "Jerri's Burning Issue"
• STAGE: Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard at the Studio Theatre, Washington DC, Rice Boy Yale Repertory Theatre 10/19-11/11/2000, Identities by Katherine Dubois, On Caring for the Beast by Shishir Kurup
• TV: "Rescue Me" (Clinic doctor, 8/11/04), "Law & Order" (Assistant Medical Examiner Roger Migdal, 1/8/03, 5/7/03)
• FILM: Fillum Star: The Peter Patel Story, Grasp, Just a Kiss, Urbania




Ed Jupp, Jr. as the Man in the Wheelchair at the Shoe Store, episode 2-10 "A Price Too High For Riches"
• TV: "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "Law & Order" [1/7/92, 9/28/94, 3/27/96]
• FILM: A Beautiful Mind, Bringing Out the Dead, Ransom, The Paper, Jacob's Ladder, Born on the Fourth of July




Richard Kind as Dr. Harry Link, DDS, episode 1-04 "Who Wants Cake?"
• FILM: The Station Agent, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Tom Sawyer, Nobody Knows Anything (McClintock's Peach), A Bug's Life
• TV: "Scrubs", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Still Standing", "Kim Possible", "Mad About You", Kilroy, "Spin City", "The Carol Burnett Show" (1991), "Carol & Company"
• STAGE: Bounce [2003]; Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [7/99, with Jack Ferver]

Richard J. Kind was born on November 22, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey. His father, Samuel, was a jeweler in Princeton, NJ, and passed away in 1998. His mother, Alice, was a homemaker. His sister, Joanne, also is a homemaker. Richard studied pre-law at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, but took a year off before going to law school to try his hand at acting. He worked in the theatre for 10 years before getting his break on tv. He married Dana Stanley in New York City's Central Park with George Clooney as Best Man. Dana is the executive director of Project ALS, an organization that raises money to study cures for Lou Gehrig's disease.





Jay Martel as Captain Stacks, episode 3-04 "Is My Daddy Crazy?"
• TV: "Strangers With Candy" [Consulting Producer], Michael Moore's "The Awful Truth" [correspondent/writer], "TV Nation" [head writer]




Bernie McInerney as Dr. Zorders, episode 3-01 "Jerri's Burning Issue"
• FILM: The Tavern, The Peacemaker, The Associate, The American President, Sliver, Suspect, The Natural, Trading Places
• TV: "One Life to Live", "The Edge of Night", "Law & Order" (Judge Michael Callahan, 3/19/91, 11/19/91, 11/18/92, 11/9/93, 2/1/95, 2/10/99, 3/21/01), "Chicago Hope", "Models, Inc", "Spenser: For Hire", "Kate & Allie"




Tim Meadows as Percy Kittens, episode 1-07 "Let Freedom Ring"
• FILM: Mean Girls, Nobody Knows Anything!, The Ladies Man, It's Pat, Coneheads, Wayne's World 2
• TV: "Living With Fran", "Leap of Faith", "Third Watch" 5/14/01, "The Michael Richards Show", "Saturday Night Live"

Tim Meadows was born on February 5, 1961 in Highland Park, Michigan. He graduated from Wayne State University. Tim is an alumnus of Chicago's Second City ImprovOlympic troupe. Fellow members include the late Chris Farley, Ian Gomez, Pat Finn, Jon Favreau, Nia Vardalos, and Rachel Dratch. He shares with Kevin Nealon the distinction of having appearing the greatest number of consecutive years as a player on Saturday Night Live.




Saikat Mondal as Mr. Singh, Geoffrey's Landlord, episode 2-01 "Yes, You Can't"
• FILM: Sabrina 1995




Bebe Neuwirth as Herself, Public Service Announcement, episode 2-07 "To Love, Honor, and Pretend"
• FILM: Le Divorce, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Tadpole, Liberty Heights, Summer of Sam, The Faculty, Celebrity, Jumanji, Bugsy, Green Card, Say Anything
• TV: "Deadline", "Cheers", "Frasier", Dash and Lilly, "Wild Palms", Without Her Consent
• STAGE: Chicago, Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, Sweet Charity, Kiss of the Spider Woman

Beatrice Neuwirth was born on December 31, 1958 in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the daughter of an artist and a mathematician. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1976. She majored in dance at The Juilliard School in New York from 1976 to 1977. Her New York career started out in 'A Chorus Line'. She has won the Tony Award for her performance as Nicki in the 1987 revival of 'Sweet Charity' and another for her portrayal of Velma Kelly in the 1997 revival of 'Chicago'. She has also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Lilith Sternin Crane on "Cheers". Bebe was married to Paul Dorman from 1984 to 1991.




David Pasquesi as Stew, the meat man, episodes 1-08 "Feather in the Storm", 2-07 "To Love, Honor, and Pretend", 3-06 "Invisible Love", and 3-04 "Is My Daddy Crazy?"
• FILM: The Watcher, Nobody Knows Anything (aka McClintock's Peach), Return to Me, Chain Reaction, The Fugitive, Stuart Saves His Family, The Puppet Masters, Groundhog Day, Father of the Bride, Elvis Stories, Light of Day
• SHORT FILM: Shock Asylum [voice], The Widower [by Willy Laszlo]
• TV: "Curb Your Enthusiasm" [Dr. Blore, 9/15/02], "The Sweet Spot" [Ponce de Leon and Groundskeeper, 4/30/02], "Common Law", The Shaggy Dog
• STAGE: Glengarry Glen Ross [Steppenwolf Theatre], The Old Neighborhood, Kill The Messenger, The Dazzle [by Richard Greenberg]

To see more pictures of David Pasquesi, go to the Blank Family photo gallery.

Carolyn Popp as Claire Noblet, episodes 2-05, 2-07, and 3-04 (uncredited)
Popp's husband, David Sitler, is also an actor.
• STAGE: Footloose [Summer 2002], The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Mikado, Escape From Happiness, White Lies, Streets of Gold, Blumpkin Isnít Exactly Fellini, Fiddler on the Roof




Andy Richter as the Career Wizard, episode 2-01 "Yes You Can't"; the Tweetzie Railroad Indian episode 3-03 "Trail of Tears"; and the NutriWhiz store clerk, episode 3-05 "Blank Relay"
• TV: "Ed", "Malcolm in the Middle", "Mr. Show", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, "Just Shoot Me"
• STAGE: The Real Live Brady Bunch [as Mike Brady: NY & LA ], Incident at Cobbler's Knob
• FILM: Elf, Scary Movie 2, Dr. T and the Women, Big Trouble, Pootie Tang, Cabin Boy

Paul Andrew Richter was born on October 28, 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. He is the second of four children. His parents divorced when he was 4. His father teaches Russian at Indiana University and his mother designs kitchen cabinets. He attended Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois, and the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. He then went on to Chicago's Columbia College to study film. Richter played in several Chicago improv groups before catching his role as Conan O'Brien's "Late Night" sidekick. In 1992 he played Mike Brady onstage in "The Real Live Brady Bunch". In 1999 he set a record on "Celebrity Jeopardy" for the highest winnings: $29,400 ($24,400 + $5000 victory bonus). He also played a victim of John Wayne Gacy in a "Hard Copy" segment.

Andy Richter and his wifey, Sarah Thyre, on
an episode of "Upright Citizens Brigade"




Mitch Rouse as Officer Savillion, episodes 1-01 "Old Habits, New Beginnings" and 1-10 "The Trip Back"
• TV: "Reno 911" (Fireman, 6/16/04, 7/14/04, 8/18/04, 9/1/04, 7/5/05), "According to Jim", "Lost at Home", "Still Standing" [Eric, 11/11/02], "The Hughleys" [Joe Rosenberg, 1/15/01], "The Norm Show" [Kevin, 2/9/00, 2/16/00, 3/8/00], Olive - the Other Reindeer, "Exit 57", In the Company of Darkness, Mario and the Mob, "The Secret Lives of Men", In the Shadow of a Killer, "Spin City" [Steve and Mr. Bungle, 11/19/97], "Home Improvement" [Rob Ferguson, 12/10/96]
• FILM: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Nobody Knows Anything, Sweethearts, The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Rudy
• SHORT FILM: Wheels of Fury, Hoagieman [by David Sheridan; with Amy Sedaris; 1994]
• STAGE: Stitches

Mitch Rouse wrote and directed the 2004 film, Employee of the Month, which stars Matt Dillon, Christina Applegate, and Steve Zahn (not to be confused with a 2006 film, starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson, with the same title).

To see more pictures of Mitch Rouse, go to his bio page or the Blank Family, Friends, and Other Strangers gallery.




as Mrs. Sara Blank

• FILM: American Wedding, The Good Girl, Bad Company, Advice From a Caterpillar, Three To Tango, You've Got Mail, In & Out, She-Devil, Big Business, Purple Rose of Cairo, Zelig, Unnatural Pursuits with Richard Wilson
• TV: "All My Children" [Christine Dunn #2, 2001], "Madigan Men" [Mrs. Wolfe, 12/15/00], "Law & Order: SVU" [Christina Harlin, 1/21/00], Earthly Possessions [1999], "Spin City" [Helen Winston], "Law & Order" [Frances Houston, 11/19/97], Heaven & Hell: North & South - Book III [1994], "Leg Work" [Judy, 10/10/87], "Spenser: For Hire" [9/27/85]
• STAGE: Alice in Wonderland [1980, with Meryl Streep, Amanda Plummer, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael Jeter], A Midsummer Night's Dream [1982, with Diane Venora, Christine Baranski, William Hurt], Noises Off [1984, Tony Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Christine Baranski won for The Real Thing], Hay Fever [1986, Kennedy Center Production of Noel Coward play with Rosemary Harris, Roy Dotrice], The Three Cuckolds [1986], The Sisters Rosensweig [1994 with Michael Learned, Tony Roberts], Tonight at 8:30 (Series B) [2000, Ann Reinking's Williamstown Theatre Festival tribute to Noel Coward with Deborah as Xenia James, a role created for Gertrude Lawrence]

Deborah Rush was born on April 10th in Chatham, New Jersey. She is married to Walter Cronkite III, son of the legendary news anchor, and is the mother of Walter Cronkite IV.

That's me with Deborah at the Museum of Television & Radio
in New York, 4/2/2001.

To see more pictures of Deborah Rush, go to the Blank Family photo gallery.




James Saito as State Finals Official in episode 3-05 "Blank Relay"
• FILM: Pearl Harbor, Thomas Crown Affair, Home Alone 3, The Devil's Advocate, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
• TV: "100 Centre Street", "Law & Order", "Sex and the City", "Star Trek Voyager", "Miami Vice", "Hill Street Blues", "The A-Team", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "MacGyver", "Charles in Charge", "T.J. Hooker", "Scarecrow and Mrs. King", "The Fall Guy", "Tales of the Gold Monkey", "The Greatest American Hero", "Bosom Buddies", "M*A*S*H"




Amy Sedaris as Jerri's birth mother in photograph, episode 3-03 "Trail of Tears"




as Derrick Blank

• FILM: The Definite Maybe [Henry, 1997]
• TV: "Enterprise" [Stel, 11/19/04], "Welcome to Eltingville" [Pete DiNunzio], Cry Baby Lane [Kenneth, 2000], "What's New Scooby-Doo?" [voice, Andrew Dimwittie, 10/26/02]
• ONLINE AUDIO: Diary of a Mad Deity with Stanley Tucci
• TV COMMERCIAL: Starburst [9/2001]

To see more pictures of Larc Spies, go to the Blank Family photo gallery.




Ward Sutton as Police Sketch Artist, episode 2-05 "Hit and Run"
Animator who created the second season opening for SWC. He is also the creator of "Schlock 'n' Roll".




Alan Tudyk as Father, episodes 2-08 & 2-09 "Blank Stare"
• FILM: Serenity, Rx, Meet Market, Dodgeball, I Robot, Ice Age, Hearts in Atlantis, A Knight's Tale, 28 Days, Wonder Boys, Patch Adams, 35 Miles From Normal
• SHORT FILM: "Night, Night"
• TV: Into the West, "Arrested Development" (Pastor Terry Veal, 4/3/05), "Firefly" (Hoban 'Wash' Washburn, 9/20/02-12/20/02), "Frasier" (Todd Peterson, 11/14/00)
• STAGE: Wonder of the World, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Epic Proportions, The Country Club [New Haven, CT]

Alan Wray Tudyk was born on March 16, 1971 in El Paso, Texas, and grew up in Plano. After high school he attended Lon Morris Junior College from 1990-1991 where he studied drama. While there he was an active member of Delta Psi Omega. In 1991 he was awarded the Academic Excellence award for Drama, as well as Most Likely to Succeed, and Sophmore Beaus. In 1993 he continued his studies at Juilliard (Group 26) until 1996, when he left before earning a degree. He currently lives in New York City. Alan's most prized possession was a 1964 Mustang, which he named "Old Sock."

Rumor has it that Alan and Amy Sedaris were an item or a while and they've worked together a number of times besides when he played Father in the two cult episodes of "Strangers With Candy". The two co-starred in the short film called "Night, Night", on the New York stage in The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, on the New Haven stage in The Country Club, and once again on the New York stage in Wonder of the World.

Alan Tudyk in 28 Days

To see more pictures of Alan Tudyk, go to the Blank Family and Friends photo gallery and page 4 of the Amy/Jerri gallery.




Gerry Vichi as Dick Sheridan, the owner of Daisy's Misstep (the shoe store), episode 2-10 "A Price Too High For Riches"
• FILM: 24 Nights, City Hall, Windows, Coma
• TV: "Ally McBeal", "Brooklyn South", "Remington Steele", "Mathnet"
• STAGE: Annie Get Your Gun, Do Re Mi w/Nathan Lane, Scapin, Anything Goes w/Patti Lupone, The Wizard of Oz w/Roseanne, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying w/Matthew Broderick, Woman of the Year w/Lauren Bacall




Rachel Williams as Dr. Rachel Williams, Supermodel, episode 2-01 "Yes You Can't"
• FILM: Mrs. Death (1999), Wings of the Crow (2000), Mrs. Death 2: Hell's Fury (2000), Mrs. Death 3 (2001)

Rachel Williams was born on April 29, 1967 in Greenwich Village, New York, but is considered an English supermodel. Her father Tod Williams and step-mother Billie Tsien, are architects in New York who recently rose to fame for their Museum of Folk Art, which many critics have called the best building of 2001. Rachel followed in her father's footsteps and studied architecture. She graduated from New York's Columbia University. She is divorced from noted fashion photographer, Gilles Bensimon, who'd divorced supermodel Elle Macpherson to marry her. She reportedly dated writer and pro wrestler Ashe Starr for three years. In March of 1995, Rachel's manager publicly announced her relationship with pop singer Alice Temple: "The simplicity of the story is what makes it really beautiful. Here are two people who respect each other and have an attraction based on their life and their lifestyle. They have a lot of time to be with each other (sharing a flat in London). They've created a life together. Rachel has no problem with the fact that she's with Alice." "I never thought to hide it," the megamodel known as The Amazon shrugged in coming out of the fashion closet to shocked headlines. "I've had flings with women before, though my long-term relationships have always been with men. I was pleasantly surprised when I fell for Alice!"

This Rachel Williams is often confused with model/singer/actress Rachela Williams (who was sometimes credited as Rachel Williams) who was also born in New York on April 29, 1967. Rachela Williams was a model who later became a singer in the rock group, Rock Solid.

Rachel Williams has been widely reported (on the internet, at least) to have been killed in a motorcyle accident in Los Angeles on January 9, 2001; however, I've since received word that she is alive, well, and still modeling as of September 13, 2003, when she appeared in a fashion show for Pierrot's Spring 2004 line.  Thanks to site visitor James for this info. He also notified me that Rachel Williams is the only model to have been on the covers of U.S. Vogue (photographed by Richard Avedon), Italian Vogue (Steven Meisel), Playboy (Sante D'Orazio), and Penthouse (Albert Watson).  [Perhaps the news report about Williams's death is actually about Rachela Williams.]



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