Rachel Chagall

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Rachel Chagall
BornRachel Levin
(1952-11-24) November 24, 1952 (age 60)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1987–2006
 
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Rachel Chagall
BornRachel Levin
(1952-11-24) November 24, 1952 (age 60)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1987–2006

Rachel Chagall (born November 24, 1952) is an American actress, who specialized in comedic roles. She is best known for roles as Gaby in the film Gaby: A True Story (1987), for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, and as Val Toriello on The Nanny (1993–1999).

Life and career[edit]

Born as Rachel Levin, she selected the name Rachel Chagall as there was already another Rachel Levin in the industry. She is perhaps best known for her role as the dimwitted sidekick, "Val", on the 1990s American television series The Nanny, alongside her longtime friend Fran Drescher. The last name Toriello she took on the show was the last name of one of Fran's cousins. She has twins, Jonah and Eve. Those names were used in The Nanny as Fran and Maxwell's children.

She made guest appearances on Just Shoot Me! and Strong Medicine. She also played a mysterious woman in the show What I Like About You. Under her birth name (Rachel Levin), Chagall appeared in Gaby: A True Story (1987) in the title role as Gabriela Brimmer (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama)[1] and White Palace (1990) in the role of Rachel. She also appeared in The Last Supper (1995).

On December 6, 2004, Chagall appeared at the cast reunion for The Nanny, called The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to Remember. Since 2006 she has not done television roles.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1987Gaby: A True StoryGabyNominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1990White PalaceRachel
1993–1999The NannyVal Toriello79 episodes
1995The Last SupperAbortion Activist
1998The Simple LifeHerself
2001Odessa or BustDeclining Agent
Just Shoot Me!Aunt Mindy1 episode, Sid & Nina
2004Strong MedicineRenee Edwards1 episode, Like Cures Like
The Nanny Reunion: A Nosh to RememberHerself
2006What I Like About YouChocolate Lady1 episode, Now and Zen

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