Kulap Vilaysack

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Kulap Vilaysack
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Vilaysack after recording an episode of Who Charted?
Born Kulap Tukta Vilaysack
(1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 35)[1]
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer, podcast host
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Scott Aukerman
Parent(s) Inhpeng and Bouaphet (née Sanavongsai)[2]
Website http://kulapvilaysack.com/

Kulap Tukta Vilaysack (/ˈklɑːp.vˈlsɑːk/ KOO-lahp-v-LEYE-sahk; born May 11, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the co-host of the Who Charted? podcast on the Earwolf network.

Early life[edit]

Vilaysack was born in Washington, D.C. after her Laotian parents arrived from a refugee camp in Thailand. Her family soon moved to the Twin Cities, settling in the suburb of Eagan, Minnesota. She is of Lao, Chinese, Indian, and Thai descent.[3] She has two younger sisters, Anita and Alyssa.[4]

After graduating from high school, Vilaysack moved to Los Angeles where she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and received an associate's degree. She later took classes and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.[2] She was also the co-founder of the Los Angeles/Silverlake based alternative comedy variety show, "Garage Comedy".

Career[edit]

Vilaysack's acting work includes a recurring role as "Nurse Kulap" on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Other television guest appearances include Bob's Burgers, The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, The Hotwives of Orlando, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Reno 911! and Whitney. In 2007, she briefly worked as an associate producer on America's Got Talent.

With comedian Howard Kremer, she co-hosts the podcast Who Charted? on the Earwolf network.

Personal life[edit]

Vilaysack with her husband, Scott Aukerman, and their dog, Rocky.

Vilaysack is the ex-girlfriend and current wife of Scott Aukerman. Together they have a Boston terrier named Rocky. In the past, Vilaysack has dressed Rocky in a different costume for every day of October in preparation for Halloween; an event she refers to as "31 Days of Rocktober".

Vilaysack is currently directing a documentary about her family tree entitled Origin Story with post production expected to wrap in late 2015. The film incorporates the character Katharsis of The Movement, a superhero based on Vilaysack created by author Gail Simone.[5]

Other[edit]

Vilaysack and comedian June Diane Raphael are the founders and directors of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB) associated "UCB Corps" community, a volunteer charity organization. Vilaysack and Raphael organize charity events and projects to help improve the community, with the help of volunteers and other UCB performers "who want to make our world a better place".[6]

In 2015 Vilaysack was named as one of Playboy's "32 Hottest Comediennes."[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Run Ronnie Run Gay Female Military Type #2 uncredited
2007 The Right Now! Show various TV movie
2009 Spooner Asian Corporate
I Love You, Man Zooey's Friend
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Blowout Customer #2 uncredited
2010 Peep World Lily
2014 Welcome to Me Grace Dao
Rubberhead Girl 3 (segment "Lisa") TV movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Asia Street Comedy various characters 3 episodes
2006 Fire Guys Hot Pi 1 episode
The Office Nikki 1 episode
2007 The Very Funny Show Various / Ian's Date 2 episodes
2008–2012 Childrens Hospital Nurse Kulap / Nurse Sandy / Kulap 8 episodes
2008 The McCaingels Tze Lan O'Reilly Series regular
Downer's Grove Jane 1 episode
Brothers & Sisters Gail 2 episodes
2009 American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk TV Series short
Reno 911! Stewardess 1 1 episode
Single Dads Molly 1 episode
The New Adventures of Old Christine Nurse 1 episode
Secret Girlfriend Ling 1 episode
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program. Carly 1 episode
The Wanda Sykes Show Staffer #2 1 episode
$#*! My Dad Says Woman 1 episode
2011 Traffic Light Bartender 2 episodes
Whitney Waitress 1 episode
2012 Bob's Burgers Rupa 1 episode
Happy Endings Nicole 1 episode
Parks and Recreation Ulani 1 episode
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! various 5 episodes
2013 Tiny Commando Translator Aide 2 episodes
Married Single Divorced Show herself 1 episode
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Carmelotta 2 episodes
BoJack Horseman Film Crew Assistant 1 episode

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