I’m sure plenty of people were scratching their heads last night after it was announced that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy. She beat out seasoned actresses such as Lily Tomlin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and even fellow CW-er and last year’s winner Gina Rodriguez. I understand you may be confused how this could happen and I’m guessing if you are, you haven’t seen Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
If you have seen the show then you know exactly why Rachel Bloom won last night, not only is she the executive producer and co-creator of the series but she acts, sings and dances in every episode. This girl is talented and the show is hilarious. She and the show both take risks and aren’t afraid to be different. In a world where every actress is a size zero and ridiculously gorgeous, Rachel isn’t afraid to not be perfect.
Rachel is from Manhattan Beach, California but attended school at NYU for theater and graduated in 2009. In 2010, Rachel put out her first internet music video which went viral and was nominated for several awards, since then she’s been putting up new music videos on her YouTube channel. Not too long ago she was approached about making a TV show and including her quirky songs into each show. The pilot was originally made for Showtime, but they passed on it. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was taken to six other networks and passed on, until The CW snatched it up. Rachel still uploads videos to her YouTube page, but now they are from her own TV show.
You my not have heard the name Rachel Bloom until about 8:37pm last night but we’re sure this won’t be the last you hear it.
Watch Rachel on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Monday nights at 8pm on CW44!
Tara Wikoff | CW44 Tampa Bay