Rachael Harris grew up in Worthington, Ohio. She graduated from Worthington High School and attended Otterbein College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre and music.
Harris joined the Groundlings, a well-known and respected improvisational and sketch comedy troupe, in the late ’90s. From there, she went on to be a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ to appearing in some of America’s most iconic television series "Friends," "Frasier," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," and "New Girl," among many others. In addition, she was cast as a lead in the sitcom "Surviving Jack" opposite Christopher Meloni on FOX and portrayed fan-favorite ‘Sheila Sazs’ on the popular USA series "Suits."
Harris has appeared in many theatrical films, including the box office hit "The Hangover" as ‘Melissa’ and ‘Mrs. Heffley’ in the original three "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies. Harris has been a part of many of Christopher Guest’s improvised films’ including "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind," and "For Your Consideration."
In 2012 Harris was nominated for ‘Best Female Lead’ at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in the movie "Natural Selection" as a devout Christian housewife determined to reunite her dying husband with his illegitimate son. Additionally, she was nominated and won a "Breakthrough Performance" award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival for "Natural Selection."
Currently, Harris is a series regular on the hit Netflix series "Lucifer," playing ‘Dr. Linda Martin’, therapist to Tom Ellis’s, Lucifer. Harris resides in Los Angeles with her children.