Lindhome at the 2013 WonderCon
March 5, 1979
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, United States
|Occupation||Actress, musician, comedian|
Erika "Riki" Lindhome (born March 5, 1979) is an American actress, comedian and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and Oates, Gilmore Girls, House, The Big Bang Theory and United States of Tara, and for the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates, which she formed with Kate Micucci. She hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She currently stars alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period.
Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania in 1979 and grew up in Portville, New York. She is primarily of Swedish heritage. She studied at Syracuse University and was part of the sketch comedy group "Syracuse Live". After graduating in 2000, Lindhome embarked on an acting career and, without an agent, was able to land a small role on the sitcom Titus and a minor role in the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In 2003 Lindhome got her first big break, earning a spot in Tim Robbins's Actor's Gang theater group and appearing in the play Embedded. She was one of four actors from the play to then be cast in the Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby, where she played Mardell Fitzgerald, the sister of main character Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank).
In 2005 Lindhome played a recurring role on Gilmore Girls as Juliet, a friend and classmate of Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry), and then Rory's (Alexis Bledel). In 2006 she wrote, produced and co-directed an award-winning short film, Life is Short, starring herself, Alexis Bledel, Samm Levine and Seth MacFarlane. She also appeared in the 2006 film Pulse and in 2007 was one of many actresses to appear in the music video for Nickelback's "Rockstar".
In 2008 Lindhome had a minor role in the Angelina Jolie film Changeling playing an Examination Nurse. She continued to guest star on several popular television series including The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and Pushing Daisies. In 2009, she starred in the feature film remake of the Wes Craven classic The Last House on the Left.
During the 2007 writer's strike, Lindhome pursued more writing and directing opportunities. She performs as "Garfunkel" in the Los Angeles area comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, with her friend and fellow songwriter Kate Micucci. In 2011 she co-wrote a video with Glee castmember Heather Morris for Funny or Die called "Nuthin' But A Glee Thang", a parody of the Dr. Dre song "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" featuring Snoop Dogg, co-starring Sofia Vergara and Glee castmembers Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Harry Shum, Jr. and Naya Rivera. She also hosts a Nerdist Industries podcast called "Making It".
Yell At Me From Your Car EP (2011)
|4.||"Pretty in Buffalo"||2:37|
|5.||"Just Because You're Not"||1:31|
|2004||Seeing Other People||Girl Kissing Ed||Uncredited|
|2004||Million Dollar Baby||Mardell Fitzgerald|
|2005||Embedded||Gondola & Journalist||Video|
|2006||Life is Short||Lilly||Short|
|2008||My Best Friend's Girl||Hilary|
|2009||The Last House on the Left||Sadie|
|2009||Say Hello to Stan Talmadge||Polly Talmadge|
|2011||A Good Funeral||Polly|
|2012||Much Ado About Nothing||Conrade|
|2014||Search Party||Singer at the weddings|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||Popsicle||Voice|
|2017||Under the Silver Lake||In post-production|
|2002||Titus||Charlie||1 episode ("Errrr")|
|2002||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Cheryl||1 episode ("Him")|
|2002–2006||Gilmore Girls||Girl #2 / Juliet||5 episodes|
|2006||Heroes||Car Rental Girl||1 episode ("Chapter Three 'One Giant Leap'")|
|2007||The Minister of Divine||Sally||1 episode ("Pilot")|
|2007||Raines||Tammy||1 episode ("Reconstructing Alice")|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Jeanine||1 episode ("Dummy")|
|2008||The Big Bang Theory||Ramona Nowitzki||1 episode ("The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem")|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Vanessa Holden||1 episode ("52 Pickup")|
|2009||Bones||Mandy Summers||1 episode ("The Bond in the Boot")|
|2009||Three Rivers||Beth||1 episode ("The Kindness of Strangers")|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||McKenzie||1 episode ("Willow Banks")|
|2010||House||Sarah||1 episode ("Lockdown")|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Marjorie Little||1 episode ("Begin Again")|
|2011||$h*! My Dad Says||Laura Griffin||1 episode ("Who's Your Daddy?")|
|2011||United States of Tara||Daisy||1 episode ("Dr. Hatteras' Miracle Elixir")|
|2011||Traffic Light||Amy||1 episode ("Credit Balance")|
|2011||Happy Endings||Angie||1 episode ("The Code War")|
|2012||Garfunkel and Oates||Riki||1 episode ("Pilot")|
|2012||Sketchy||Female Announcer||1 episode ("Junk Pump")|
|2012||Staged||Ryda||1 episode ("Flo Rida")|
|2013||King of the Nerds||Herself||1 episode ("Nerdy Dancing")|
|2013||House of Lies: Flight Club||Melanie||1 episode ("Rom Com")|
|2013–2014||Monsters vs. Aliens||Susan Murphy/ Ginormica||Series regular (voice)|
|2013||Adventure Time||Island lady (voice)||1 episode ("Party's Over, Isla de Señorita")|
|2013||New Girl||Kylie||1 episode ("The Captain")|
|2013||Super Fun Night||Hayle||recurring character|
|2014–2015||@midnight||Herself||4 episodes (1 win)|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Riki (Garfunkel)||Main cast; also creator|
|2015–present||Another Period||Beatrice||Main cast; also creator|
|2015||The Muppets||Becky||3 episodes|
|2015||Fresh Off the Boat||Arielle (The Masseuse)||1 episode ("Family Business Trip")|
|2015||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Agneta||1 episode ("The Swedes")|
|2016||House of Lies||Joy||1 episode ("One-Eighty")|
- "Coudersport native hits the 'big time'". Endeavor News. December 26, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- "Making It with Riki Lindhome #27 Timecode 0:02:32". Nerdist Industries. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Making It with Riki Lindhome". Nerdist Industries. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- "Portville's Lindhome gets laughs on Leno". Olean Times Herald. December 15, 2009. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- "Making It Podcast: Episode 17". The Nerdist. November 8, 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
Lindhome mentions she's Swedish at the one minute mark
- The Last House on the Left official site
- Conversations with Ross: Featuring Riki Lindhome Rosscarey.com
- Lauer-Williams, Kathy (June 5, 2014). "'Garfunkel and Oates' show with Nazareth's Kate Micucci to premiere Aug. 7". The Morning Call.
- "Nuthin' But A Glee Thang with Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison & Sofia Vergara". Funny Or Die. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013.