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Andrew Rannells Biography

Birth Place:
Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Fast Facts

  • Enrolled in his first theater class at age 9 and performed in his first show at age 11
  • Started his professional career by doing voice-over work in various video games and cartoons, including Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Had replacement roles in the Broadway productions of Hairspray and Jersey Boys before landing one of the lead roles in the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon
  • Researched his role in The Book of Mormon by meeting with some missionaries
  • Was cast in Girls after the producers attended the opening night of The Book of Mormon and then asked him to audition for the role of Elijah


  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: nominated