Kate Micucci

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 in 2009
Born (1980-03-31) March 31, 1980
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, artist
Years active 2001–present
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)

Kate Micucci (/mˈki/; born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, and artist. She is one half ("Oates") 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 also provides the voice of Velma Dinkley in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Sadie in Steven Universe, and Daisy in Nature Cat.


Born in Jersey City, 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]

In 1998, Micucci graduated alongside rock musician Jordan White from Nazareth Area High School.[3]

In 2003, Micucci, who had completed an associate of arts in fine arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, received a bachelor of arts in studio art from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.[4]


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 has performed "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 & 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.

On April 14, 2014, YouTube channel The Age of Blasphemy released a video entitled "Fuck Me In The Ass Cause I Love Jesus" starring Micucci and Riki Lindhome. The video is identical to the video for "The Loophole" on the Garfunkel and Oates YouTube channel. As of May 2016, it generated over 3.2 million views and generated popularity as a joke on video-sharing service Vine.[17]

On July 8, 2015, she announced on Twitter that she would provide the voice of Velma Dinkley in the series Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, with Mindy Cohn continuing to voice Velma in all future direct-to-DVD movies and games. Micucci will also join the cast of Powerless, an NBC sitcom about an insurance company handling superhero-related claims, which will premiere at some point during the 2016-2017 TV season.[18]

Micucci played “Annie” in episode 1.6, “Utopia” of the Netflix series “Easy” (2016).[19]


  1. Walking in Los Angeles
  2. Out the Door
  3. Mr. Moon
  4. Dear Deer
  5. Just Say When
  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
2008 Bart Got a Room Abby
2008 Finding Amanda Thin Girl Uncredited
2009 Imaginary Larry Kate Short film
2009 The Last Hurrah Susan
2010 Lee Mathers Chelsea
2010 When in Rome Stacy
2011 Smothered Susie
2012 Decoding Annie Parker Rachel
2014 Rudderless Peaches
2014 Rio 2 Tiny Voice
2014 Search Party Wedding Singer Duo
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Popsicle Voice
2016 Nerdland Sally Voice
2016 Lego Scooby-Doo! Haunted Hollywood Velma Dinkley Voice
2016 Don't Think Twice Allison
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Velma Dinkley Voice
2017 The Little Hours Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Heather Episode: "Morp"
2006 How I Met Your Mother Registrar Episode: "Atlantic City"
2006 Four Kings Toni 8 episodes
2007 Campus Ladies Less attractive girl Episode: "Foreign Policy"
2008 Cory in the House Becky 2 episodes
2009 Rules of Engagement Tanya Episode: "Poaching Timmy"
2009 Destined to Fail Lisa Pilot
2009 Elevator Lily 2 episodes
2009 Scrubs Stephanie Gooch 5 episodes
2010 'Til Death Ally 12 episodes
2010 Laugh Track Mash-Ups Annie Gibbler Episode: "Ralphie n' Me"
2010 Weeds Waitress Episode: "A Shoe for a Shoe "
2010 Bored to Death Sherri 2 episodes
2010–2014 Raising Hope Shelley Recurring Role
2011 Suburgatory Cindy Episode: "Charity Case"
2011-2015 Adventure Time Chips, Bunny Mom, Wendy 2 episodes
2012 Easy to Assemble Yolanda 3 episodes
2012 Psych Penny Chalmers Episode: "Autopsy Turvy"
2012–2013 Motorcity Julie Kane (voice) Recurring Role
2013 The Big Bang Theory Lucy 7 episodes
2013 Out There Jay Stevens (voice) Recurring Role
2013 Teen Titans Go! Parry (voice) Episode: "Parasite"
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Lilly (voice) Episode: "Extraterroristrial"
2013–present Steven Universe Sadie (voice) Recurring Role
2013 Key and Peele Scout Episode: "Cunnilingus Class"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Molly 2 episodes
2014–2016 @midnight Herself 5 episodes
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Irma Langinstein, Rook (voice) 7 episodes
2014 Garfunkel and Oates Kate Lead role; also co-creator, writer and executive producer
2014 The 7D Ghost Girl (voice) Episode: "Buckets/Frankengloom"
2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Luhley (voice) 2 episodes
2014 Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Jovie (voice) Television film
2015 Kroll Show Stephanie Episode: "Lizards vs. Penguins"
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Cute-ling General (voice) Episode: ""The Ripple Effect"
2015 The Comedians Kate Micucci Episode: "Overhear"
2015–2016 Another Period Eunice 4 episodes
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Velma Dinkley (voice) Recurring Role
2015 Scooby-Doo Lego Shorts Velma Dinkley (voice)
2015 Nature Cat Daisy (voice)
2016 The Powerpuff Girls Hope (voice)
2016 Easy Annie Episode: "Utopia"
2016 Powerless Wendy Harris Upcoming series
2016 Regular Show Roxy (voice) Episode: "Fries Night"
2016–present Milo Murphy's Law Sara (voice) Recurring Role
2016 Mighty Magiswords Penny Plasm (voice) Episode: "Flirty Phantom"
2017 Mickey and the Roadster Racers Emmy Lou (voice)


On December 30, 2009, G4TV named Micucci the #1 Woman of Comedy.[20]


  1. Dragon Boy Suede and Oates, episode #31 of Who Charted? on Earwolf
  2. Kelly Montgomery, "Inside a Songwriter's Psyche", 2009 December 18 "" 2010 September 1
  3. Schoof, Dustin (January 30, 2009). "Nazareth alum set for 'Scrubs' role". The Express-Times. Retrieved 2010-03-25.
  4. 2003 Commencement Program Loyola Marymount University 2003
  5. "Elevator Show channel" YouTube
  6. 1 2 "Kate Micucci - Songs EP". CD Baby.
  7. "Selected posters - Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  8. "Season Program". Steve Allen Theater. pp. 22–23. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  9. "Playin' with Micucci - October 17, 2011". Steve Allen Theater.
  10. "Playin' with Micucci". Steve Allen Theater. Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
  11. "Playin' With Micucci". Los Angeles Events. Los Angeles Daily News. October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-05.
  12. "Los Angeles Performers: Kate Micucci". Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
  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 2009-09-07.
  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. theageofblasphemy (2014-04-14). Fuck Me In The Ass Cause I Love Jesus. theageofblasphemy, YouTube, 14 April 2014. Retrieved on 2016-05-01 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfRtkCGE40A.
  18. Leptos, Alex (24 May 2016). "'Powerless' Is The Comic Book Show That We Need". moviepilot.com. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  19. ""Easy" Utopia (TV Episode 2016) - IMDb". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2016-10-25.
  20. Pereira, Kevin (December 30, 2009). "Top 3 Women of Comedy #1: Kate Micucci". Women of the Web. G4TV. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
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