Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci (/mɪˈki/ mih-KOO-chee; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, comedian and musician who is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie Miller in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!

Kate Micucci
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Micucci at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 (age 41)
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • comedian
  • musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2018)
Children1[1]
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • ukulele
  • acoustic guitar
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Micucci was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Italian parents.[2][3][4] She grew up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, and was raised as a Catholic. She learned to play classical piano after being taught by her mother.[5] Micucci graduated in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School.[6] She then received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Studio Art in 2003[7] from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

CareerEdit

Micucci's TV credits include numerous television commercials, as well as acting roles, including Toni the barista on NBC's Four Kings; guest roles on Malcolm in the Middle, 'Til Death, How I Met Your Mother, Cory in the House, The Big Bang Theory, and Campus Ladies; and recurring roles on Scrubs and Raising Hope. Her film credits include The Last Hurrah, Bart Got a Room, and When in Rome. She played Lily the IT girl on Elevator, produced by HBO's Runawaybox.[8] In early 2009, she released a five-track EP entitled Songs.[9]

Micucci appeared in five episodes of Scrubs ("My Lawyer's in Love", "My Absence", "My Chief Concern", "Our Histories", and "My Finale") as Stephanie Gooch, a ukulele player with whom Ted Buckland begins a relationship. She performs her song "Mr. Moon" and an adapted version of "Fuck You" (retitled "Screw You" for ABC), a song she typically performs as part of the musical duo Garfunkel and Oates. In 2009, she starred in the short film Imaginary Larry, co-written and co-directed by Riki Lindhome, her partner in Garfunkel and Oates. In August 2009, Micucci appeared in an advertising campaign for Hillshire Farms and for H & R Block in January 2010.

From 2009 to October 2011 she performed "Playin' with Micucci" on the third Monday of the month at The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, California.[10][11] In the act, she presented "songs and stories in [a] musical variety show."[12][13] Micucci said the title was the only dirty aspect of the show. She frequently performed (as "Oates") with Lindhome (as "Garfunkel") in "An Evening with Garfunkel and Oates" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles.[14] She performed with William H. Macy on the ukulele to promote the DVD release of the film Bart Got a Room. The video has been circulated around the Internet on sites such as YouTube and The Huffington Post.[15]

In 2010, Micucci appeared in the Kristen Bell film When in Rome and in an episode in the sixth season of the TV show Weeds as a slightly sedated waitress. She appeared in some episodes of the HBO series Bored to Death and appeared as the babysitter/dogsitter/eldersitter Shelley on series Raising Hope. Micucci was originally cast as Jimmy's cousin in the pilot that was filmed December 2009.[16][17] Her role was recast by Skyler Stone as Mike,[17] changing the character Micucci originated from Jimmy's cousin to Sabrina's cousin, Shelley.[18]

In February 2011, Micucci appeared briefly in a Progressive Insurance ad as a waitress.[19] She has also voiced a character on Pendleton Ward's animated series Adventure Time, and as the character of Julie Kane on the Disney XD animated series Motorcity. She also voices the recurring character Sadie Miller on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. In July 2012, Kate appeared in Written by a Kid's production Scary Smash, a Geek and Sundry creation that was executive produced by Kim Evey, Felicia Day, and Sheri Byrant.[20]

In January 2013, Micucci's casting was announced for a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory as "a potential love interest for ... Raj."[21] Her character, the painfully shy Lucy, first appeared on February 14, 2013. Micucci appeared as a guest judge on King of the Nerds.

Since October 2015, Micucci has provided the voice of Velma Dinkley in various Scooby-Doo franchise projects, beginning with the animated television series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!.

In 2016, she co-starred in a season one episode of the Netflix comedy-drama series Easy with Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman, reprising her role for both the 2nd and 3rd seasons.

Kate Micucci is the voice of Webby Vanderquack in the 2017 reboot of DuckTales.

Personal lifeEdit

Micucci married musician and recording producer Jake Sinclair in February 2018[22] They live in Los Angeles and New York.[23] She gave birth to a son in January 2020.[1]

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

Title Album details
Songs
EP Phone Home

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"The Working Dead" 2018 Steven Universe: Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
"You Got a Bike" non-album single
"Let Me Ska My Van Into Your Heart" 2019 Steven Universe: Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Doreen the Whale" 2011 Grant-Lee Phillips & Sara Watkins The Animal Within Us (Caring is Cool Presents)
"We Belong Together" 2012 Johnny Blu The Ukulele Experience, Vol. One
"Hey Johnny, Open Your Eyes"
"A Christmas Song" 2014 Jim Parsons Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (Original Soundtrack)
"A Christmas Song (Reprise)" Rachel Bloom, Max Charles, Larry Dorf, Mark Hamill, Rachael MacFarlane, Rachel Ramras, Kevin Shinick, & Jim Parsons
"The Story of Buddy the Elf" Fred Armisen, Ed Asner, Rachel Bloom, Max Charles, Larry Dorf, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark Hamill, Steve Higgins, Rachael MacFarlane, Rachel Ramras, Kevin Shinick, & Jim Parsons
"The Working Dead" 2019 N/A Steven Universe: Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
"Sadie Killer and the Suspects"
"G-G-G-Ghost"
"Let Me Ska My Van Into Your Heart"
"Disobedient" Michaela Dietz Steven Universe the Movie (Original Soundtrack)
"Finale" Zach Callison, Deedee Magno Hall, Estelle, Michaela Dietz, Grace Rolek, Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Paz, Shelby Rabara, Matthew Moy, Tom Scharpling, Toks Olagundoye
"Looking Forward" 2020 N/A Steven Universe Future (Original Soundtrack)

As part of Garfunkel and OatesEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • All Over Your Face (2011)
  • Slippery When Moist (2012)
  • Secretions (2015)

EPsEdit

  • Music Songs (2009)

FilmographyEdit

Live actionEdit

FilmEdit

List of acting performances in films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Beat the Street Roxy Short film
2008 Bart Got a Room Abby
Finding Amanda Thin girl Uncredited
Husband for Hire Bubble
2009 Imaginary Larry Kate Short film
The Last Hurrah Susan
2010 Lee Mathers Chelsea
When in Rome Stacy
2011 Smothered Susie
2012 Decoding Annie Parker Rachel
2014 Electric Slide Sue Fellucci
Rudderless Peaches
Search Party Wedding singer duo
2016 Don't Think Twice Allison
Unleashed Emma
2017 The Little Hours Sister Genevra
Sandy Wexler Nurse Trisha
2018 Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss Claire
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Mooby's clerk
The Last Laugh Jeannie
2020 I Used to Go Here Rachel
2021 Flora & Ulysses Rita

TelevisionEdit

List of acting performances in television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Four Kings Toni 8 episodes
How I Met Your Mother Registrar Episode: "Atlantic City"
Malcolm in the Middle Heather Episode: "Morp"
2007 Campus Ladies Less attractive girl Episode: "Foreign Policy"
2008 Cory in the House Becky 2 episodes
2009 Destined to Fail Lisa Pilot
Elevator Lily 2 episodes
Rules of Engagement Tanya Episode: "Poaching Timmy"
Scrubs Stephanie Gooch 5 episodes
2010 Bored to Death Sherri 2 episodes
Laugh Track Mash-Ups Annie Gibbler Episode: "Ralphie n' Me"
'Til Death Ally 12 episodes
Weeds Waitress Episode: "A Shoe for a Shoe"
2010–2014 Raising Hope Shelley 26 episodes
2011 Suburgatory Cindy Episode: "Charity Case"
2012 Easy to Assemble Yolanda 3 episodes
Psych Penny Chalmers Episode: "Autopsy Turvy"
2013 Key and Peele Scout Episode: "Mr. T PSA"
2013, 2017 The Big Bang Theory Lucy 8 episodes
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Kate 8 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
2015 The Comedians Kate Micucci Episode: "Overhear"
Kroll Show Stephanie Episode: "Lizards vs. Penguins"
2015–2018 Another Period Eunice 5 episodes
2016 Ask the StoryBots Nitrogen Molecule Episode: "Why Is the Sky Blue?"
2016–2019 Easy Annie 3 episodes
2017 The Guest Book Gillian Episode: "Story Six"
Will & Grace Page Episode: "11 Years Later"
2019 Mom Patty 2 episodes
Supergirl Tour Guide Episode: "Event Horizon"
2021 American Horror Story: Double Feature Jackie Kennedy Upcoming Season

Voice rolesEdit

FilmEdit

List of voice performances in feature and direct-to-video films
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue Additional voices
Rio 2 Tiny
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Popsicle
2016 Bad Cat Taco / Misscat 2018 English dub
Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special as herself
Nerdland Sally
Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Velma Dinkley
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Velma Dinkley
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Clayface
Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Velma Dinkley
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown Velma Dinkley
2018 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Zatanna
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Velma Dinkley
Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost Velma Dinkley
Show Dogs Pigeon 2
2019 Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost Velma Dinkley
Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island Velma Dinkley
Steven Universe: The Movie Sadie Miller
2020 Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! Velma Dinkley
2021 Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob Velma Dinkley / Sandi
Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog Velma Dinkley

TelevisionEdit

List of voice performances in animation
Year Title Role Notes
2011, 2015 Adventure Time Wendy, Chips, Bunny Mom Episodes: "Heat Signature", "Chips and Ice Cream"
2012–13 Motorcity Julie Kane
2013 Out There Jay Stevens
2013, 2019 Teen Titans Go! Parry / Velma Dinkley Episodes: "Parasite", "Cartoon Feud"
2013–2019 Steven Universe Sadie Miller
2014–17 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Irma, Rook, Woman Recurring; 8 episodes
2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Luhley 2 episodes
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Jovie Television film
The 7D Ghost girl Episode: "Buckets/Frankengloom"
TripTank Caller in purple helmet Episode: "Precipice of Yesterday"
Wallykazam! Elfelfa Episode: "Wally Saves the Trollidays"
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Cute-ling general Episode: ""The Ripple Effect"
Scooby-Doo! Lego Shorts Velma Dinkley Main
Turbo FAST Tiffany Episode: "Agent Ace/Smoove as Ice"
2015-16 Disney Star Darlings Cassie
2015–2018 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Velma Dinkley Main cast
2015–present Nature Cat Daisy Main cast
2016 Regular Show Roxy Episode: "Fries Night"
2016, 2018 The Powerpuff Girls Hope / Octi Episode: "Puffdora's Box", "Toy Ploy"
2016–2018 Mighty Magiswords Penny Plasm, Bimm, additional voices
2016–2019 Milo Murphy's Law Sara, additional voices Recurring
2017 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Emmy Lou 3 episodes
Sofia the First Galial 2 episodes
2017–2021 DuckTales Webby Vanderquack, additional voices Main cast
2017–2020 Unikitty! Dr. Fox Main cast
2018 Spy Kids: Mission Critical Therese 10 episodes
Supernatural Velma Dinkley Episode: "Scoobynatural"
Little Big Awesome Geremy / Candy Bar / Hair Lady 5 episodes
2019 Random Acts Velma Dinkley Episode: "Operation Exodus"
Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Velma Dinkley, additional voices Main cast
Elena of Avalor Young Hool Episode: "To Save a Sunbird"
Steven Universe Future Sadie Miller Episode: "Little Graduation"
2020 Summer Camp Island Accordion Episode: "Lucy's Instrument"
2020-21 Close Enough Skye / Gifty Episode: "So Long Boys", "Birth Daze"
2021 Amphibia Terri Episode: "If You Give a Frog a Cookie"

Video gamesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes
2020 Fallout 76: Steel Dawn Marcia Leone

Other creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Songwriter Co-wrote "Meet Our Leader" and "You are the Chosen One" with Dan Povenmire and Martin Olson

AwardsEdit

On December 30, 2009, G4TV named Micucci the #1 Woman of Comedy.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mike Birbiglia's Working It Out: 50. Kate Micucci: Don't Think Thrice". workingitout.libsyn.com.
  2. ^ Adams, Erik. "Garfunkel And Oates' Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci answer our 11 questions". TV Club.
  3. ^ "Dragon Boy Suede and Oates, episode #31 of Who Charted? on Earwolf". www.earwolf.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Trunick, Austin. "Kate Micucci, Co-star of "Don't Think Twice"". undertheradarmag.com.
  5. ^ Kelly Montgomery (December 18, 2009). "Inside a Songwriter's Psyche". Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011." 2010 September 1
  6. ^ Schoof, Dustin (January 30, 2009). "Nazareth alum set for 'Scrubs' role". The Express-Times. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  7. ^ 2003 Commencement Program Archived November 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Loyola Marymount University 2003
  8. ^ "Creative Lab - A Break Media Production". YouTube. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kate Micucci - Songs EP". CD Baby.
  10. ^ "Selected posters - Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved October 17, 2011.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Playin' with Micucci - October 17, 2011" Steve Allen Theater.
  12. ^ "Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Retrieved September 7, 2009.[failed verification]
  13. ^ "Playin' With Micucci". Los Angeles Events. Los Angeles Daily News. October 2011. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles Performers: Kate Micucci". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  15. ^ Leo, Alex (July 29, 2009). "'It's Time To Get Laid': Kate Micucci And William H. Macy Sing About Sex". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 5, 2010). "Fox, CBS pick up pilots". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  17. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 17, 2010). "Josh Cooke cast as male lead in comedy pilot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  18. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, March 18". The Futon Critic. March 18, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  19. ^ "Nazareth's Kate Micucci in Progressive ad". McAll.com. March 2011.
  20. ^ "Watch the First Episode of Written by a Kid - Scary Smash". Dread Central. July 2012. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013.
  21. ^ "'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 2013.
  22. ^ Byrnes, Lindsey. "Just Marrfied". Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  23. ^ "About - Jake Sinclair". jakesinclair.com.
  24. ^ Pereira, Kevin (December 30, 2009). "Top 3 Women of Comedy #1: Kate Micucci". Women of the Web. G4TV. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2010.

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