June Diane Raphael

June Diane Raphael (/ˈrfl/ RAY-feel; born January 4, 1980)[1] is an American actress, comedian, and screenwriter. She has starred in TV comedy programs Burning Love, Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV::, and Grace and Frankie. Notable film work includes supporting roles in Year One and Unfinished Business, as well as her 2013 Sundance film Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner Casey Wilson. She also co-hosts the movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Jason Mantzoukas and her husband Paul Scheer.

June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1980-01-04) January 4, 1980 (age 41)
Alma materNew York University
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • writer
Years active2002–present
(m. 2009)

Early lifeEdit

Raphael was born and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, to Diane and John Raphael, where she graduated from South Side High School in 1998. She is of Irish descent, and was raised Catholic.[2] She has two older sisters, Lauren and Deanna.

Raphael attended New York University (NYU), where she studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After graduating from NYU in 2002, Raphael and her best friend from college, Casey Wilson, studied improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City, where they would eventually run their two-woman sketch show for a number of years. Performing the long-running stage show opened doors for them as writers.

Personal lifeEdit

Raphael is married to actor-comedian Paul Scheer. They began dating in January 2004, after first meeting when the artistic director of Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre brought Scheer in to offer advice to Raphael and her comedy partner Casey Wilson on making improvements to their UCB two-woman sketch show. They moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2005. In October 2009, they married at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.[3] They have two sons, born 2014[4] and 2016.[5]

Raphael and comedian Kulap Vilaysack are the founders and directors of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) associated "UCB Corps" community, a volunteer charity organization. Raphael and Vilaysack organize charity events and projects to help improve the community, with the help of volunteers and other UCB performers "who want to make our world a better place".[6]

Raphael is also co-founder of The Jane Club, a coworking space in Los Angeles for professional women.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Wedding Weekend Ted's Tammy
Caffeine: A Love Story June Short film
2007 Zodiac Mrs. Toschi
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Ann at the Bar
2009 Bride Wars Amanda Also writer
Year One Maya
2010 The Dry Land Susie
Cried Suicide Jessica Short film
Going the Distance Karen
Weakness Elizabeth
2012 Bachelorette Cool Stripper
Girl Most Likely Dara
2013 Ass Backwards Kate Fenner Also writer and executive producer
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Chani's Boss
2015 Unfinished Business Susan Truckman
Bad Night Ms. Goldstein
2017 Girlfriend's Day Karen Lamb
The Disaster Artist Robyn Paris
2018 Blockers Brenda
2019 Long Shot Maggie Millikin
2020 The High Note Gail
2021 Yes Day Aurora Peterson
2021 8-Bit Christmas In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Ed Student Episode: "Memory Lane"
2007 Derek and Simon: The Show June Episode: "I Love You"
Flight of the Conchords Felicia Episode: "Girlfriends"
The Very Funny Show Cast Member Series regular
2007–2008 Human Giant Various 4 episodes
2009 In the Motherhood Liz Episode: "It Takes a Village Idiot"
2010 Party Down Danielle Lugozshe 2 episodes
Players Barb Tolan Series regular; 10 episodes
Big Lake Miss Hauser Episode: "Fad Diet"
2010–2011 Funny or Die Presents Various Characters 5 episodes
2011 Happy Endings Melinda Shershow Episode: "The Shershow Redemption"
Free Agents Julie Episode: "Sexin' the Raisin"
2011–2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Piper Ferguson Series regular; 35 episodes
2011–2019 American Dad! Suze, various voices 10 episodes
2012 Animal Practice Dr. Jill Leiter 3 episodes
2012–2013 Burning Love Julie Gristlewhite Series regular; 34 episodes
Whitney Chloe 2 episodes
2012–2018 New Girl Sadie Seasons 1–3, 6, 7 (recurring; 8 episodes)
2013 Drunk History Isabella Stewart Gardner Episode: "Boston"
Kroll Show Dina Bludd Episode: "Soaked in Success"
Inside Amy Schumer Mandy Episode: "Bridal Shower"
Parks and Recreation Tynnyfer Episode: "Doppelgängers"
2014 The Greatest Event in Television History Emily Scott Episode: "Bosom Buddies"
The Mason Twins Pender Mason NBC sitcom pilot; also creator, executive producer
BoJack Horseman Various voices Episode: "Later"
The Birthday Boys Barbara O'Shaughnessy Episode: "Women Are Funny"
2014–2015 The League Pam 2 episodes
2015 Marry Me Molly Episode: "Surprise Me"
The Hotwives of Las Vegas Jandice Episode: "Old Friends, New Enemies"
2015–present Grace and Frankie Brianna Hanson Series regular; 68 episodes
2016 The Muppets Lucy Royce 2 episodes
Lady Dynamite Karen Grisham 3 episodes
Another Period Eleanor Roosevelt Episode: "Roosevelt"
The Amazing Gayl Pile Mindy Walker-Fantino Episode #3.1
2017 Veep Helen Wright Episode: "Library"
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Sabra Episode: "The Wheelbarrows"
Playing House Vanessa Episode: "None of Your Business"
Curb Your Enthusiasm Bebe Episode: "The Accidental Text On Purpose"
2017–present Big Mouth Devin (voice) 14 episodes
2018 Little Big Awesome Sheena (voice) Episode: "No Throwing Disc Left Behind/Happy Birthday, Here's a Goat!"
2019 Fresh Off the Boat Guru Sheela Episode: "Just The Two Of Us"
Splitting Up Together Tamryn Thomas Vandeloo Episode: "Baby's First Job Interview"
I'm Sorry Jill Episode: "Little Louse on the Prairie"
2020 Black Monday Corky Harris 3 episodes
2021 The Goldbergs Arbiter Episode: "Cocoon"


  1. ^ "June Diane Raphael Biography, Celebrity Facts and Awards". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  2. ^ "You Made It Weird #181: June Diane Raphael". Nerdist.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  3. ^ Westhoff, Ben (2013-02-06). "Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael: Comedians Who Bond Over Terrible Hollywood Movies". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  4. ^ Webber, Stephanie (2014-05-14). "June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer Welcome First Child, Baby Boy". US Weekly. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  5. ^ "June Diane Raphael on Dressing Her Baby Bump for Grace and Frankie Season 3, Mastering Motherhood". Etonline.com. 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-21.
  6. ^ "The UCB Community Cares". Ucbcorps.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2016-11-17.
  7. ^ "The Jane Club - Team". The Jane Club. The Jane Club. Retrieved 2020-12-14.

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