Fiona Gubelmann

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Fiona Gubelmann
Fiona Gubelmann, 2012 (crop).jpg
Gubelmann in 2012
Born Fiona Victoria Gubelmann
(1980-03-30) March 30, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Alex Weed[2]
Website
www.fionagubelmann.com

Fiona Victoria Gubelmann (born March 30, 1980)[1] is an American actress. A native of California, she has appeared in a number of single episode roles in television, including CSI: NY, My Name Is Earl and Knight Rider, as well as a handful of films including Employee of the Month and Downstream. She is known for playing Jenna in the FX television series Wilfred.

Early life[edit]

Fiona Gubelmann was born in Santa Monica, California.[2] She began acting and dancing in preschool, and her mother enrolled her in dance classes as a child.[3] Her first play was at the age of four in a ballet version of The Cabbage Patch Kids.[2] As a child and teenager, she attended drama camps in the summer, acted in local community theater, and became involved in the drama department at her school,[3] Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California.[4] She enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was a pre-medical major.[3] She successfully auditioned for a play during her freshman year.[3] She found she enjoyed acting so much that she switched her major to theater.[5] During her time as an undergraduate, she volunteered with ArtsBridge, a program for at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.[2]

She graduated from UCLA in 2002,[3][6] and went on to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse (performing in plays with the organization's Katselas Theater Company).[2][4]

Career[edit]

Gubelmann at 2011 San Diego Comic-Con.

Gubelmann made her television acting debut in 2003 on the UPN sitcom The Mullets, and made her film debut the following year in the comedy Employee of the Month.[2] She appeared as a guest star in a number of television series and in a few films over the next several years.[2] She also continued stage work, appearing in Peter Lefcourt's play La Ronde de Lunch in Los Angeles in 2009.[7]

When Gubelmann's agent sent her the script for Wilfred, she said that she "absolutely fell in love with it", although "didn't quite get the whole guy in the dog suit thing".[5] She watched some of the original Australian version online, and described her reaction as "Oh my God, this is amazing!"[5] After auditioning, she was called back several more times over the course of three and half weeks. She also auditioned with Elijah Wood and Jason Gann so producers could see if she had on-screen chemistry with her potential co-stars, and was tested a final time before winning the role.[5]

In 2014, she and her husband, Alex, were featured in an episode of the House Hunters spin-off House Hunters Renovation where they were shown buying and renovating their new home.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Employee of the Month Amber
2004 Blue Demon Alice Direct-to-video
2005 Horror High Daphne Direct-to-video
2007 Blades of Glory Woodland Fairie
2010 Downstream Tabitha
2010 Sex Tax: Based on a True Story[9] Tina
2013 Super Buddies Princess Jorala Voice; direct-to-video
2014 Last Stop Ella Completed
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mullets, TheThe Mullets Valley girl Episode: "Airway to Heaven"
2004 Beck and Call Candy Shelbourne Unsold UPN pilot
2004 Cold Case Bobbi Jean Banks 1968 Episode: "The House"
2004 Mountain, TheThe Mountain Darlene Toth Episode: "The Letter"
2005 Joey Anna Episode: "Joey and the Premiere"
2007 CSI: NY Isabella Cooksey Episode: "What Schemes May Come"
2007 My Name Is Earl Lucy Episode: "Frank's Girl"
2008 Knight Rider Courtney Flynn Episode: "Knight of the Zodiac"
2009 Closer, TheThe Closer Lisa Price Episode: "Waivers of Extradition"
2009 Californication Young wife Episode: "Zoso"
2011 Paul Reiser Show, TheThe Paul Reiser Show Jill Episode: "The Shave" (unaired)
2011–present Wilfred Jenna Mueller Main cast
2011 Parenthood Sandy 2 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Erika Episode: "A Family Affair"
2012 How to Be a Gentleman Amy 2 episodes (1 uncredited)
2012 Rebounding Charlotte Unsold Fox pilot
2012 Family Guy N/A Voice; episode: "Lois Comes Out of Her Shell"
2012 Wedding Band Violet Episode: "Time of My Life"
2013 Guys with Kids Sage 2 episodes
2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Stephanie Episode: "Mean Girls..."
2013 Animal Practice Tinsley French Episode: "Wingmen"
2013 We Are Men Sara 3 episodes (2 unaired)
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Comedy Gumbo The Future Mrs. Chambers Episode: "Top-R-Off"
2008 Comedy Gumbo ShmappleBapp's hostess 3 episodes
2012 Save the Supers Rascal 2 episodes
2012 Screen Junkies Show, TheThe Screen Junkies Show Snow White Episode: "Disney's Star Wars Auditions"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "California Births 1926–1995". "Family Tree Networks". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Fiona Gubelmann: Biography." TVGuide.com. No date. Accessed 2011-08-19.
  3. ^ a b c d e Curtis, Amy. "Interview With Fiona Gubelmann on Wilfred." WeGotThisCovered.com. July 12, 2011. Accessed 2011-08-19.
  4. ^ a b "Fiona Gubelmann". TV.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  5. ^ a b c d Radish, Christina (2011-07-16). "Fiona Gubelmann Interview WILFRED". Collider.com. Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  6. ^ Wallach, Leo. "Job Opportunities Still Abound for This Year's Grads." Daily Bruin. June 10, 2001.
  7. ^ "Theater Reviews." LA Weekly. November 26, 2009.
  8. ^ "House Hunters Renovation". Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Bentley, Rick (2010-07-15). "'Sex Tax' opening in Fresno first is no favor". The Fresno Bee (The McClatchy Company). Retrieved 2011-10-17. 

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