In The CW’s critically acclaimed comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Vella Lovell plays Heather, Rebecca’s neighbor. An incredibly smart and self-taught underachiever, she would have been an A+ student had she not been skipping most classes in high school. She is fascinated and appalled by Rebecca. Read More
A graduate from of the Juilliard School, Lovell has a bachelor’s degree from New York University. While at Julliard, she played Anna Mae in Lynn Nottages’ By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, and Lady Macbeth in an adaptation of Macbeth.
Lovell completed production on the short film Bears Discover Fire. She also starred in the short film Three Dates. She will appear in the upcoming Judd Apatow/Michael Showalter film The Big Sick, as well as independent films Literally, Right Before Aaron and All These Small Moments. Her television credits include Girls and CollegeHumor Originals.
Lovell has also acted in The Bacchae directed by JoAnne Akalaitis at Shakespeare in the Park and The Great Recession as well as Kaspar Hauser at The Flea Theater. At Williamstown Theatre Festival, she was seen in A Streetcar Named Desire directed by David Cromer, When You’re Here by Samuel Hunter, and Camp Monster, a new children’s musical. She is also a pianist, and enjoys playing classical music and composing silly songs.
A native of New Mexico, Lovell resides in New York and Los Angeles.
Gabrielle Ruiz was just made Series Regular for her stand-out portrayal of Valencia on CW’s one-of-a-kind television musical Crazy X-Girlfriend. The character of Valencia, has gone beyond simply being Josh’s girlfriend and arch nemesis to Rebecca Bunch’s (Rachel Bloom) character. Ruiz has bonded with this character and honestly holds her own, bringing a unique style of extroverted humor combined with originality, flair and grace. She makes the show as fun as it is unpredictable. (more…)
In The CW’s critically acclaimed comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Peter Gardner plays Darryl, Rebecca’s boss at a West Covina law firm. Darryl grew up in Orange County and considers himself very cultured and intellectual, a cut above the usual West Covina resident. He loves Rebecca because she is smart and well-educated and he thinks she gives his firm instant credibility. Read More
Gardner was born and raised in Scarsdale, New York. He went to college at Skidmore, in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1986, Gardner moved to Chicago to pursue improv. He studied at Improv Olympic with Del Close and was on a house team there for many years. Gardner later began directing at Second City.
Gardner has appeared in numerous film and television shows. He recurred on the television comedy The Brink alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins and was seen in Masters Of Sex, 1600 Penn, Full Circle and recently finished his third season of Eagleheart with Chris Elliott. Other television credits include Psych, Perception, Workaholics, CSI, Bones, My Boys, Boston Legal, CSI: New York, Cold Case, Malcolm In The Middle and The Bernie Mac Show.
Gardner’s feature films credits include Father Eddie, Deadly Retreat, Oliver Stoned, Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, Project X, The Hangover: Unrated Version, Labor Pains, Fun With Dick And Jane, Wish You Were Dead, Evan Almighty, Good Advice, Transformers, Love Shack and Michael Radford’s improvised film, Dancing At The Blue Iguana.
Gardner lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
Rachel Bloom currently stars in the network musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which she co-created and executive produces alongside Aline Brosh McKenna. Bloom stars as Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and arguably crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – partnership at a prestigious law firm, an upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in suburban West Covina, California. The series debuted on The CW Network on October 12, 2015 to positive reviews. For her performance, Rachel won both the 2016 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy. She has also been included in myriad “Best Performers of 2015” lists. Read More
The show was renewed for a third season and originally debuted in the Fall of 2015. Bloom has been prominently featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and Backstage, among others.
Well known for her comedy music videos on YouTube under the name “Racheldoesstuff,” her channel currently has over 60,000 subscribers. Bloom released her first Internet music video “F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury” in 2010. The video went viral and was nominated for a Hugo Award for “Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form” and won “Best Music Video” at Dragon*Con. Her comedic music videos have appeared on the Onion/AV Club, Jezebel, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Cracked, among others.
In 2012, Bloom performed in the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in the “New Faces: Characters” Showcase. She performs all over Los Angeles, and her other touring performance credits include Fun Fun Fun Fest, the Arlington Drafthouse and The Limestone Comedy Festival. Her past acting work includes How I Met Your Mother and The Fuzz; voice work includes Bojack Horseman, Robot Chicken and the CW web-series Very Mallory. She has written and starred in two live musical sketch comedy shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and New York: Rachel Bloom is a Triple Threat!!! and Sing Out, Louise! Her writing credits include Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” Fox’s “Allen Gregory,” and Lucasfilm’s upcoming “Star Wars Detours.” She has also released two albums: “Please Love Me” (a compilation of old/new hits) and “Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album).”
After attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for theater, where she served as head writer and director of the prestigious Hammerkatz sketch group, Bloom studied improv and sketch at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. She has been named one of Variety’s “10 Scribes To Watch” for 2015, as well as a “Comic to Watch” by Cosmopolitan, Time Out LA and other publications.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Vincent Rodriguez III
Vincent Rodriguez III currently stars as Josh Chan in the critically-acclaimed CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. As a musical comedy, Rodriguez showcases his musical theater chops throughout each season through its many original songs and dance routines. Some of his theater credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (original cast recording) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (workshop, west and east coast premieres, and studio cast recording), and Here Lies Love. On television, he has guest-starred on Hostages, Donny!, and Another Period.
Originally from a suburb of San Francisco (Daly City), Rodriguez earned a degree from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. In his spare time, Rodriguez works out, takes classes in acting and improv, and trains in extreme martial arts with a focus on weapons, stunts, and acrobatics.
He currently resides in Los Angeles.