Rachel Dratch

Whether it was with spot-on impressions or a wealth of original characters like her most famous creation Debbie Downer, comic performer Rachel Dratch proved to be an invaluable addition to the cast of the long-running variety show, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). After joining "SNL" in 1999, Dratch quickly made a name for herself in a wide range of characters like Nicole, the Girl with No Gaydar; Sheldon from Wake Up, Wakefield!; and a reject X-Men character that was the spawn of Angelina Jolie and her brother. She also was memorable for innumerable impersonations such as Arianna Huffington, Hilary Clinton, Martha Stewart and Elijah Wood. Like many "SNL" alum before her, Dratch made the jump to feature films with comedies like "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003) and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" (2007), but only as a supporting player and often in small roles. Despite an embarrassing casting snafu when she was replaced on her friend Tina Fey's new sitcom "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-13), Dratch continued to shine on the small screen with a recurring role on "King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) and a starring voice role in short-lived sitcom "Imaginary Mary" (ABC 2017), while also striving to make headway on the big screen in films like "Just Go with It" (2011) and "Sisters" (2015). It was apparent to fans of all comic stripes that Dratch would always enliven and elevate any project with her sharp comedic skills.