Kate Micucci

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Kate Micucci
Micucci on stage at microphone, holding guitar, with her trademark bob hairstyle, wearing a bright big-buttoned midi-sleeve blouse
Micucci performing at the Steve Allen Theater, 2009.
Born (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980 (age 35)
New Jersey, US
Occupation Actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, artist
Years active 2001–present

Kate Micucci (pronounced /mɨˈki/; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, and artist. She is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Her first major television exposure was her role as Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs. Later she portrayed Shelley in Raising Hope and Raj's girlfriend Lucy in The Big Bang Theory. She is also the voice of Sadie on the show Steven Universe.

Early life[edit]

Born in New Jersey, of Italian ancestry,[1] 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.[2] She graduated alongside rock musician Jordan White in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School.[3] Micucci then received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Studio Art in 2003[4] from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.


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.[5] In early 2009, she released a five-track EP entitled Songs.[6]

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,[7] most recently in August[8] and October 2011.[9] In the act, she presents "songs and stories in [a] musical variety show."[10][11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

In 2010, Micucci appeared in the Kristen Bell film When in Rome and also 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.[14] 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. 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.[15]

In January 2013, Micucci's casting was announced for a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory as "a potential love interest for ... Raj."[16] Her character, the painfully shy Lucy, first appeared on February 14, 2013. Micucci appeared as a guest judge on King of the Nerds.


  • Songs - EP (Released: 25 January 2009)[6]
  1. Walking in Los Angeles
  2. Out the Door
  3. Mr. Moon
  4. Dear Deer
  5. Just Say When
  • EP Phone Home - EP (Released: 22 November 2010)
  1. I Have a Crush on My Teacher
  2. The Happy Song
  3. For My Dog Jack
  4. Song for the Late Night People
  5. Soup in the Woods
  6. Taking Chances



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Beat the Street Roxy Short film
2008 Husband for Hire Bubble
Bart Got a Room Abby
Finding Amanda Thin girl Uncredited
2009 Imaginary Larry Kate Short film
The Last Hurrah Susan
2010 Lee Mathers Chelsea
When in Rome Stacy
2011 Smothered Susie
2011 Rio Tiny
2012 Decoding Annie Parker Rachel
2014 Rudderless Peaches
2014 Rio 2 Tiny
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Popsicle Voice


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Heather 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother Registrar 1 episode
Four Kings Toni Season 1 (recurring; 8 episodes)
2007 Campus Ladies Less attractive girl 1 episode
Cory in the House Becky 2 episodes:
"Mall of Confusion" (season 1: episode 11)
"No, No, Nanoosh" (season 1: episode 14)
2009 Rules of Engagement Tanya 1 episode
Destined to Fail Lisa Unaired pilot
Elevator Lily 2 episodes:
"Enter the Matrix" (season 3: episode 1)
"Open Mic Night" (season 3: episode 6)
Scrubs Stephanie Gooch Season 8 (recurring; 4 episodes)
Season 9 (guest; 1 episode)
2010 'Til Death Ally Season 4 (series regular; 12 episodes)
Laugh Track Mash-Ups Annie Gibbler 1 episode
Weeds Waitress 1 episode
Bored to Death Sherri 2 episodes:
"I've Been Living Like a Demented God!" (season 2: episode 4)
"The Case of the Grievous Clerical Error!" (season 2: episode 6)
2010-14 Raising Hope Shelley Season 1-4 (recurring; 26 episodes)
2011 Suburgatory Cindy 1 episode
2012 Easy to Assemble Yolanda 3 episodes:
"Bossy Lady" (season 4: episode 1)
"IKEA's Got Talent" (season 4: episode 2)
"Good With Names" (season 4: episode 6)
Psych Penny Chalmers 1 episode: "Autopsy Turvy" (season 6: episode 14)
2012-13 Motorcity Julie Kane Voice, 16 episodes
2013 The Big Bang Theory Lucy Season 6 (recurring; 6 episodes)
Season 7 (guest; 1 episode)
Out There Jay Stevens Voice, 10 episodes
King of the Nerds Herself 1 episode
Steven Universe Sadie Recurring character
Key and Peele Scout Season 3 Episode 6
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Irma Langinstein Recurring character
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Kate (Oates) Lead role
The 7D Ghost Girl Voice, 1 episode
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Jovie Voice
2015 Another Period
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Cute-ling General Voice, 1 episode


On December 30, 2009, G4TV named Micucci the #1 Woman of Comedy.[17]


  1. ^ Dragon Boy Suede and Oates, episode #31 of Who Charted? on Earwolf
  2. ^ Kelly Montgomery, "Inside a Songwriter's Psyche", 2009 December 18 "[1]" 2010 September 1
  3. ^ Schoof, Dustin (January 30, 2009). "Nazareth alum set for 'Scrubs' role". The Express-Times. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ 2003 Commencement Program Loyola Marymount University 2003
  5. ^ "Elevator Show channel" YouTube
  6. ^ a b "Kate Micucci - Songs EP". CD Baby. 
  7. ^ "Selected posters - Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved October 17, 2011. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Season Program". Steve Allen Theater. pp. 22–23. Retrieved October 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Playin' with Micucci - October 17, 2011". Steve Allen Theater.
  10. ^ "Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved September 7, 2009. [dead link][not in citation given]
  11. ^ "Playin' With Micucci". Los Angeles Events (Los Angeles Daily News). October 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Los Angeles Performers: Kate Micucci". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Nazareth's Kate Micucci in Progressive ad". McAll.com. March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Watch the First Episode of Written by a Kid - Scary Smash". Dread Central. July 2012. 
  16. ^ "'The Big Bang Theory': 'Raising Hope' Actress to Play Love Interest for Raj (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. January 2013. 
  17. ^ 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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