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Kate Micucci (/mɪˈki/ mi-KOO-chee; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter who is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well-known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie 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 in 2009 at the Steve Allen Theater
Born (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 (age 39)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
New York, U.S.
Alma materLoyola Marymount University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • voice actress
  • comedian
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Jake Sinclair (m. 2018)

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to a family of Italian-Catholic heritage,[1][2][3] Micucci was raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, where she first learned to play classical piano, taught by her mother.[4] She graduated in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School.[5] Micucci then received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor of arts in studio Art in 2003[6] from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

CareerEdit

Micucci's TV credits include numerous television commercials, as well as 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, 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 plays Lily the IT girl on Elevator produced by HBO's Runawaybox.[7] In early 2009, she released a five-track EP entitled Songs.[8]

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.

Micucci performs "Playin' with Micucci" on third Mondays at the Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, California,[9] most recently in August[10] and October 2011.[11] In the act, she presents "songs and stories in [a] musical variety show."[12][13] Micucci says the title is the only dirty aspect of the show. She can also frequently be seen performing with Lindhome 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 in the series Raising Hope. In February 2011, Micucci appeared briefly in a Progressive Insurance ad as a waitress.[16] 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 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.[17]

In January 2013, Micucci's casting was announced for a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory as "a potential love interest for ... Raj."[18] Her character, the painfully shy Lucy, first appeared on February 14, 2013. Micucci appeared as a guest judge on King of the Nerds.

As of October 2015 she provides the voice of Velma Dinkley in the series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, briefly sharing with Mindy Cohn in other forms of media before taking over full-time.

In 2016, she co-starred in a season one episode of the Netflix comedy-drama series Easy with Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman, then again in 2017 in a season two episode with Danny Masterson.

Personal lifeEdit

Micucci married musician and recording producer Jake Sinclair in February 2018.[19] They live in Los Angeles and New York.[20]

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

As part of Garfunkel and OatesEdit

Main article: Garfunkel and Oates Discography

Studio AlbumsEdit

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

EPsEdit

  • Music Songs (2009)

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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
Planes: Fire & Rescue Additional voices
Rio 2 Tiny (voice)
Rudderless Peaches
Search Party Wedding singer duo
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Popsicle (voice)
2016 Don't Think Twice Allison
Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Velma Dinkley (voice)
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Velma Dinkley (voice)
Unleashed Emma
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Clayface (voice)
Lego Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Velma Dinkley (voice)
The Little Hours Sister Genevra
Sandy Wexler Nurse Trisha
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown Velma Dinkley (voice)
2018 The Last Laugh Jeannie
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Zatanna (voice)
Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold Velma Dinkley (voice)
Scooby-Doo! and the Gourmet Ghost Velma Dinkley (voice)
Show Dogs Pigeon 2 (voice)
2019 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Mooby's clerk Post-production
Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost Velma Dinkley (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island Velma Dinkley (voice)
Steven Universe: The Movie Sadie Miller (voice)
TBA I Used to Go Here Post-production

TelevisionEdit

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 Adventure Time Wendy (voice) Episode: "Heat Signature"
Suburgatory Cindy Episode: "Charity Case"
2012 Easy to Assemble Yolanda 3 episodes
Psych Penny Chalmers Episode: "Autopsy Turvy"
2012–2013 Motorcity Julie Kane (voice) 16 episodes
2012–2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Irma, Rook, Woman (voice) Recurring; 8 episodes
2013 Key and Peele Scout Episode: "Mr. T PSA"
Out There Jay Stevens (voice) 10 episodes
Teen Titans Go! Parry (voice) Episode: "Parasite"
2013, 2017 The Big Bang Theory Lucy 8 episodes
2013–present Steven Universe Sadie Miller (voice) Main cast
2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Luhley (voice) 2 episodes
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Jovie (voice) Television film
Garfunkel and Oates Kate 8 episodes; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
The 7D Ghost girl (voice) Episode: "Buckets/Frankengloom"
TripTank Caller in purple helmet (voice) Episode: "Precipice of Yesterday"
2015 The Comedians Kate Micucci Episode: "Overhear"
Kroll Show Stephanie Episode: "Lizards vs. Penguins"
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Cute-ling general (voice) Episode: ""The Ripple Effect"
Scooby-Doo! Lego Shorts Velma Dinkley (voice) Main
Turbo FAST Tiffany (voice) Episode: "Agent Ace/Smoove as Ice"
2015–2016 Another Period Eunice 4 episodes
2015–2018 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Velma Dinkley (voice) Main cast
2015–present Nature Cat Daisy (voice) Main cast
2016 Regular Show Roxy (voice) Episode: "Fries Night"
2016, 2018 The Powerpuff Girls Hope (voice) / Octi (voice) Episode: "Puffdora's Box", "Toy Ploy"
2016–2018 Mighty Magiswords Penny Plasm (voice) / Bimm (voice) Episodes: "Flirty Phantom", "Quest For Knowledge!"
2016–present Milo Murphy's Law Sara (voice) Recurring
2016–present Easy Annie 2 episodes
2017 The Guest Book Gillian Episode: "Story Six"
Mickey and the Roadster Racers Emmy Lou (voice) Episode: "The Impossible Race/The Happiest Helpers Cruise!"
Sofia the First Galial (voice) 2 episodes
Will & Grace Page Episode: "11 Years Later"
2017–present DuckTales Webby Vanderquack (voice) Main cast
2017–present Unikitty! Dr. Fox (voice) Main cast
2018 Spy Kids: Mission Critical Therese (voice) 3 episodes
Supernatural Velma Dinkley (voice) Episode: "Scoobynatural"
2019 Random Acts Velma Dinkley (voice) Episode: "Operation Exodus"
2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Velma Dinkley, additional voices Main Cast

AwardsEdit

On December 30, 2009, G4TV named Micucci the #1 Woman of Comedy.[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adams, Erik. "Garfunkel And Oates' Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci answer our 11 questions". TV Club.
  2. ^ "Dragon Boy Suede and Oates, episode #31 of Who Charted? on Earwolf". www.earwolf.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Trunick, Austin. "Kate Micucci, Co-star of "Don't Think Twice"". undertheradarmag.com.
  4. ^ Kelly Montgomery, "Inside a Songwriter's Psyche", 2009 December 18 ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)" 2010 September 1
  5. ^ 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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ 2003 Commencement Program Archived November 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Loyola Marymount University 2003
  7. ^ "Creative Lab - A Break Media Production". YouTube. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kate Micucci - Songs EP". CD Baby.
  9. ^ "Selected posters - Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved October 17, 2011.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Season Program". Steve Allen Theater. pp. 22–23. Archived from the original on August 31, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)[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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  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. ^ "Nazareth's Kate Micucci in Progressive ad". McAll.com. March 2011.
  17. ^ "Watch the First Episode of Written by a Kid - Scary Smash". Dread Central. July 2012. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  18. ^ "'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 2013.
  19. ^ "Just Marrfied". lindseybyrnes. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "About - Jake Sinclair". jakesinclair.com.
  21. ^ Pereira, Kevin (December 30, 2009). "Top 3 Women of Comedy #1: Kate Micucci". Women of the Web. G4TV. Retrieved January 26, 2010.

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