Fortune Feimster

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Fortune Feimster
Emily Fortune Feimster

(1980-07-01) July 1, 1980 (age 39)
Alma materPeace College
OccupationComedian, writer, actress
Known forChelsea Lately, The Mindy Project

Emily Fortune Feimster (born July 1, 1980)[1] is an American writer, comedian, and actress. Feimster made her television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2010.[1] Between 2015 and 2017 she starred as Colette on The Mindy Project.

Early life and education[edit]

Emily Fortune Feimster was born in Charlotte, to Mike and Ginger Feimster.[1] She grew up in Belmont, North Carolina and graduated from South Point High School in 1998.[2]

She moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue comedy after graduating from Peace College in North Carolina.[3] In 2005, she joined The Groundlings Theatre to take improv and sketch classes. After four years of training, she was selected to be in the Groundlings' Sunday Company.[4]

Feimster identifies as lesbian[5] and came out in 2005 at the age of 25.[1]


She has appeared in the following shows:


  1. ^ a b c d Janes, Theoden (February 20, 2018). "As a kid in NC, she 'couldn't Google gay stuff.' On TV, she's out — and a rising star". The Charlotte Observer.
  2. ^ "The Truth About Fortune Feimster: The Autostraddle Interview". Autostraddle.
  3. ^ "Fortune Feimster".
  4. ^ "Fortune Feimster Bio".
  5. ^ "LGBTQ Life with Jane Lynch & E.J. Johnson". Chelsea. July 20, 2016. Netflix. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "How Fortune Feimster Went From Entertainment Blogger to Breakout Comedian". Splitsider.
  7. ^ "'The Mindy Project's' Fortune Feimster on Colette's "Weird" Evolution". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-04-26.
  8. ^ Mandell, Sean (September 20, 2015). "Go-Go Boy Interrupted Returns, Seeks Funding for Raucous Season 2 on Kickstarter". Towleroad. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  9. ^ Hernandez, Justin (September 11, 2015). "This Go-Go Boy Doesn't Want To Stop Dancing For You". Queerty. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Season 2 Cast and Crew". Archived from the original on January 29, 2016. Retrieved March 21, 2016.

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