Micucci performing at the Steve Allen Theater, 2009.
March 31, 1980 |
New Jersey, USA
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, musician, artist|
Kate Micucci (pronounced //; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, and artist. Her first major television exposure was her role as Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, and later as Shelly in Raising Hope. She is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.
Early life 
Born in New Jersey of Italian descent, 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. She graduated alongside Jordan White in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School. 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 from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. As of 2008, she resides in Los Angeles.
Her TV credits include numerous television commercials, as well as Toni the barista on NBC's Four Kings, and guest roles on Malcolm in the Middle, 'Til Death, How I Met Your Mother, Cory in the House, 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 Show produced by HBO's Runawaybox, which can be seen on YouTube. In early 2009, she released a five-track EP entitled Songs.
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" as well as 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, most recently in August and October 2011. In the act, she presents "songs and stories in [a] musical variety show." She 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. 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.
In 2010, she appeared in the Kristen Bell film When in Rome and also in an episode in the 6th 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 Shelly in the series Raising Hope. In February 2011, Kate appeared briefly in a Progressive Insurance ad as a waitress. She has also voiced a character on Pendleton Ward's animated series Adventure Time, as well as the character of Julie Kane on the Disney XD animated series Motorcity. 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.
In January 2013, Micucci's casting was announced for a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory as "a potential love interest for the confirmed bachelor Raj." Her character debuted on February 14, 2013. She appeared as a guest judge on King of the Nerds.
- Songs - EP (Released: 25 January 2009)
- Walking in Los Angeles
- Out the Door
- Mr. Moon
- Dear Deer
- Just Say When
- EP Phone Home - EP (Released: 22 November 2010)
- I Have a Crush on My Teacher
- The Happy Song
- For My Dog Jack
- Song for the Late Night People
- Soup in the Woods
- Taking Chances
|2007||Beat the Street||Roxy||Short film|
|2008||Husband for Hire||Bubble|
|2008||Bart Got a Room||Abby|
|2008||Finding Amanda||Thin girl||Uncredited|
|2009||Imaginary Larry||Kate||Short film|
|2009||The Last Hurrah||Susan|
|2010||When in Rome||Stacy|
|2012||Decoding Annie Parker||Rachel|
|2006||Malcolm in the Middle||Heather||1 episode ("Morp")|
|2006||How I Met Your Mother||Registrar||1 episode ("Atlantic City")|
|2006||Four Kings||Toni||8 episodes|
|2007||Campus Ladies||Less attractive girl||1 episode ("Foreign Policy")|
|2007||Cory in the House||Becky||2 episodes ("Mall of Confusion" and "No, No, Nanoosh")|
|2009||Rules of Engagement||Tanya||1 episode ("Poaching Timmy")|
|2009||Destined to Fail||Lisa|
|2009||Elevator||Lily||2 episodes ("Enter the Matrix" and "Open Mic Night")|
|2009||Scrubs||Stephanie Gooch||5 episodes|
|2010||'Til Death||Ally||12 episodes|
|2010||Laugh Track Mash-Ups||Annie Gibbler||1 episodes ("Ralphie n' Me")|
|2010||Weeds||Waitress||1 episode ("A Shoe for a Shoe")|
|2010||Bored to Death||Sherri||2 episodes|
|2010||Raising Hope||Shelley||22 episodes|
|2011||Suburgatory||Cindy||1 episode ("Charity Case")|
|2012||Easy to Assemble||Yolanda||1 episode ("This Side Up")|
|2012||Garfunkel and Oates||Kate||1 episode ("Pilot")|
|2012||Psych||Penny Chalmers||1 episode ("Autopsy Turvy")|
|2012||Motorcity||Julie Kane||Voice 7 episodes|
|2013||The Big Bang Theory||Lucy||5 episodes|
|2013||Out there||Jay Stevens||Voice|
|2013||King of the Nerds||Herself||1 episode ("Nerdy Dancing")|
- Kelly Montgomery, "Inside a Songwriter's Psyche", 2009 December 18 "" 2010 September 1
- Schoof, Dustin (January 30, 2009). "Nazareth alum set for 'Scrubs' role". The Express-Times. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
- 2003 Commencement Program Loyola Marymount University 2003
- McPhee, Marcas (August 7, 2008). "Actor Profiles: Kate Micucci". Elephant Feather Productions.
- Kate Micucci at the Internet Movie Database
- "Elevator Show channel" YouTube
- "Kate Micucci - Songs EP". CD Baby.
- "Selected posters - Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Season Program". Steve Allen Theater. pp. 22–23. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- "Playin' with Micucci - October 17, 2011". Steve Allen Theater.
- "Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved September 7, 2009.[not in citation given]
- "Playin' With Micucci". Los Angeles Events (Los Angeles Daily News). October 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011.
- "Los Angeles Performers: Kate Micucci". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- 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.
- "Nazareth's Kate Micucci in Progressive ad". McAll.com. March 2011.
- "Watch the First Episode of Written by a Kid - Scary Smash". Dread Central. July 2012.
- "'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter . January 2013.
- 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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