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Day at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Kathryn Felicia Day

(1979-06-28) June 28, 1979 (age 39)
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • writer
  • producer
Years active2001–present
Children1
Website feliciaday.com

Kathryn Felicia Day (born June 28, 1979) [1] [2] is an American actress, writer, and web series creator. She is the creator, star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild (2007–2013), a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption (2011). Day was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012. [3] [4]

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<i>The Guild</i> (web series) American comedy web series by Felicia Day

The Guild is an American comedy web series created and written by Felicia Day, who also stars as Cyd Sherman. It premiered on YouTube on July 27, 2007 and ran until 2013. The show revolves around the lives of a gamers' online guild, The Knights of Good, who play countless hours of a fantasy MMORPG video game referred to as The Game. The story focuses on Codex, the guild's Priestess, who attempts to lead a normal life after one of her guild-mates, Warlock Zaboo, shows up on her doorstep.

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On television, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka (2011), and had a recurring role as Charlie Bradbury on Supernatural (2012–2015, 2018). She has also acted in movies such as Bring It On Again (2004), as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008). In April 2017, she began appearing as Kinga Forrester in Mystery Science Theater 3000 .

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Early life

Day was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She began her acting career at the age of 7 when she starred as Scout in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird . [5] She studied operatic singing and ballet professionally, performing at concerts and competitions nationwide. Home-schooled throughout much of her childhood, she began college at the age of 16. [6]

Huntsville, Alabama City in Alabama

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County. The city extends west into neighboring Limestone County and south into Morgan County. Huntsville's population was 180,105 as of the 2010 census. Huntsville is the third-largest city in Alabama and the largest city in the five-county Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, which at the 2013 census estimate had a total population of 683,871. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area's population was 417,593 in 2010 to become the 2nd largest in Alabama. Huntsville metro's population reached 441,000 by 2014.

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She was a National Merit Scholar (1995) [7] and graduated as valedictorian of her class. [6] [8] An accomplished violinist, [6] Day was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music but chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin performance. She double majored in mathematics and music performance, and graduated at the age of 19 in the top 4% of her class. [8] [9] [10] She is also an avid player of a wide variety of video game genres. Much of her work on The Guild web series was based on her personal experience with video games, especially when she played World of Warcraft . [11] [12]

National Merit Scholarship Program

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Career

Early career

After graduation, Day moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She landed several roles in various short and independent films as well as commercials and guest spots on television shows, including Undeclared and Maybe It's Me . These parts propelled her to larger roles: a part in the film Bring It On Again , the starring role in June, and a recurring guest spot as potential Slayer Vi on television's Buffy the Vampire Slayer , a recurring role that is still occasionally used in that show's eighth season comic book series. In HBO's 2005 biopic of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warm Springs , Day's singing was featured when her wheelchair-using character serenaded a dinner group with "I Won't Dance".

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The Guild

Felicia Day at the 2009 Streamy Awards Felicia Day - Streamy Awards 2009 (05).jpg
Felicia Day at the 2009 Streamy Awards

Day is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild , [13] a web series which aired from 2007 to 2013 and explored the MMORPG gaming subculture. [14] The first season was primarily hosted on YouTube, where it garnered millions of views. [15] Its second season premiered on Microsoft's three major video channels, Xbox Live, MSN Video and The Zune Marketplace, after Microsoft made a deal with The Guild, allowing Day, her cast and her crew to be paid for their work.

Microsoft U.S.-headquartered technology company

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Xbox Live online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service

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Day also created a song and music video called "(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar", featuring the cast dressed up as their in-game personae. The final moments of the music video itself also detailed that the release date for the third season of Day's The Guild would be August 25, 2009. A second song and Bollywood style video "Game On" was released prior to the premiere of the fourth season of The Guild. A third and final music video, called "I'm the One That's Cool", features the members of the cast in the guise of an alternative band performing at a local venue, intercut with scenes of the cast as younger versions of their characters experiencing bullying at the hands of "cooler" and more popular kids while at school.

The Guild has won multiple awards, including the Greenlight Award for Best Original Digital Series Production at the South by Southwest festivals, [16] several IAWTV Awards, including Best Comedy Series, [17] the YouTube Video Award for Best Series, [18] the Yahoo! Video Award for Best Series, [19] and 2009 Streamy Awards for Best Comedy Web Series, Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series, and Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series. [20]

Felicia Day with The Guild co-star Wil Wheaton at w00tstock in 2011 Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton - w00tstock.jpg
Felicia Day with The Guild co-star Wil Wheaton at w00tstock in 2011

Geek & Sundry

In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, "Geek & Sundry," on April 2. [21]

Geek and Sundry took over production of The Guild for Season 6. Day hosts several shows on Geek & Sundry, most notably The Flog,Vaginal Fantasy,Felicia's Ark, and Co-Optitude (which co-stars Felicia's brother Ryon Day.)

In 2012 Day created the web series Tabletop with Wil Wheaton. She is an executive producer for the series and appears regularly as a guest. In the same vein, in 2015 she suggested to the original cast of Critical Role to begin streaming their tabletop home game as a show. [22]

In August 2014, Geek and Sundry was acquired by Legendary to produce content alongside of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries, [23] with Day retaining creative control.

Other work

In July 2008, Day starred as Penny in the three-part web-based musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (created by Joss Whedon, who also created Dollhouse and Buffy the Vampire Slayer , in which Day had parts). [24] Day was featured as a patient in the episode "Not Cancer" of the medical drama House , [25] and had a guest starring role in the sci-fi drama Dollhouse 's unaired episode "Epitaph One", [26] as well as its series finale "Epitaph Two." Also in 2008, Day was featured in a series of commercials for Sears Blue Crew. [27] [28] She also appeared in the first of the revitalized Cheetos commercials. [29]

Day promoting Con Man at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Felicia Day by Gage Skidmore 3.jpg
Day promoting Con Man at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con.

In the series Lie to Me , on the episode called "Tractor Man," airing December 14, 2009, Day sang a song called "White Lie" alongside Brendan Hines. Day starred with Kavan Smith in the Syfy film adaption of the Little Red Riding Hood saga, called Red, [30] produced by Angela Mancuso. [31] Day also played the continuing role of Dr. Holly Marten in the Syfy channel's original series, Eureka , appearing in 18 episodes during the last two seasons of the show. Day has also played the role of 'Gorgol' in the web series MyMusic directed by The Fine Brothers.

In February 2011, Day announced that she would be starring in a new web miniseries. Called Dragon Age: Redemption , it is based on the Dragon Age video games made by BioWare [32] and aired on October 10, 2011. [33] Day plays an elf named Tallis, and returns as the voice and model for the character in the Dragon Age II downloadable content "Mark of the Assassin."

In January 2012, Day announced that she would be hosting a Google+ Hangout called Vaginal Fantasy. The Hangout features Day along with Kiala Kazebee, Veronica Belmont, and Bonnie Burton. Every month they discuss lady-leaning paranormal and historical adventure books. [34] In February 2012, Day guest starred in Sean "Day[9]" Plott's online webcast featuring Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning . [35]

In April 2012, it was announced that Day would host the 2012 IndieCade Awards Ceremony on October 4, 2012. [36] Also in April of that year, Day appeared on the YouTube show MyMusic as a Norwegian Black Metal singer named Gorgol. [37] She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands . [38] In October 2012, she guest starred on The Game Station podcast and appeared in an episode of My Drunk Kitchen .

In 2013, Geek & Sundry and Atlas Games worked together to release a promotional pack for the card game Gloom for TableTop Day 2013 with a Felicia Day, Guild Goddess card. [39] In 2014, Alderac Entertainment Group included a Felicia Day card in the storage case expansion, The Big Geeky Box for their card game Smash Up. [40] In 2015, Plaid Hat Games released a Felicia Day character card for their board game Dead of Winter: A Cross Roads Game for Tabletop Day 2015. [41]

On August 4, 2015, Day guest starred on Episode 9 of the Dear Hank & John podcast. [42] On October 1, 2016, Day provided a guest voice for the Welcome to Night Vale podcast as Zookeeper Joanna Rey.

In April 2017, she began appearing as Kinga Forrester in Mystery Science Theater 3000 . In August 2017, Day appeared as a guest in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "The Perfect Pear", voicing Pear "Buttercup" Butter, the presumed-deceased mother of one of the show's main characters, Applejack. In the episode, she also performs a romantic ballad, titled "You're In My Head Like a Catchy Song".

Day organised and hosted a Twitch.tv charity livestream on 30 June 2018, in aid of Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas nonprofit. The 12 hour livestream raised over $212,000. [43] [44]

Day has appeared in two episodes of the Syfy channel original series The Magicians as Poppy Kline (2018-2019).

Awards

In September 2008, TV Week included her in their list of Top 10 Web Video Creators. [45]

During the inaugural Streamy Awards held in Los Angeles on March 28, 2009, Day received the award for the "Best Female Actor in a Comedy" for her work as protagonist Cyd Sherman in The Guild, and won the same award again in 2010. [46]

She was also recognized for her work on Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog in 2009. Day was also nominated for the Best Guest Appearance Award for the 3rd Streamy Awards. [47]

In June 2018, she won a Behind the Voice Actors Award in Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role for her role as Pear Butter in the episode "The Perfect Pear". [48]

YearAward ShowCategoryWorkResult
2009 1st Streamy Awards Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series The Guild Won
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series (shared with the rest of the cast)Won
Best Writing in a Comedy Web SeriesNominated
2010 2nd Streamy Awards Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web SeriesWon
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series (shared with the rest of the cast)Nominated
Best Writing in a Comedy Web SeriesNominated
2012Inaugural IAWTV Awards Best Writing (Comedy)Won
Best Female Performance (Comedy)Won
20132nd Annual IAWTV AwardsBest Writing (Non-Fiction)The FlogWon
3rd Streamy Awards Best Writing – ComedyThe GuildNominated
Best Guest Appearance MyMusic Nominated
2017Behind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Won

Personal life

On January 3, 2017, Day announced on social media that she was pregnant and expecting a baby girl in a few weeks. [49] She announced her daughter's birth on January 30, 2017. [50]

Filmography and other works

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Strings
2003Delusional
BackslideMaddie
2004The Mortician's HobbyTiffany
Bring It On Again Penelope
Final SaleFelicia
2005Short Story TimeFelicia
2006God's Waiting ListTrixie
2007Splitting HairsSugar Girl
2008Prairie FeverBlue
Dear MePipsy
2010 Red: Werewolf Hunter Virginia Sullivan
2011Rock JocksAlison
2014 Lust for Love Mary
2017 We Love You, Sally Carmichael! Sarah
2019 Chew Amelia Mintz (voice)In production

Television/web

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001 Emeril CherieEpisode: "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
2002 Maybe It's Me CookieEpisode: "The Crazy-Girl Episode"
House BlendPamTV movie
They Shoot Divas, Don't They?Call GirlTV movie
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vi 8 episodes
For the PeopleNicoleEpisode: "Nexus"
Undeclared SheilaEpisode: "God Visits"
2004 Century City SherylEpisode: "The Haunting"
Strong Medicine Jesse's FriendEpisode: "Positive Results"
One on One SarahEpisode: "We'll Take Manhattan"
JuneJune Marie JacobsTV movie
2005 Warm Springs Eloise HutchinsonTV movie
Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder EmilyTV movie
Monk Heidi GefskyEpisode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk"
2006 Windfall DanielleEpisodes: "Changing Partners", "Crash Into You"
Love, Inc. NatalieEpisode: "Hello, Larry"
2007–2013 The Guild Cyd Sherman/Codex Web series
Creator
2008 House AppleEpisode: "Not Cancer"
Retarded Policeman #7.5: Fish [51] Herself
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog PennyWeb series
2008–2010 The Legend of Neil FairyWeb series
5 episodes
2009 Roommates Alyssa3 episodes
My Boys HeatherEpisode: "Madder of Degrees"
Dollhouse MagEpisodes: "Epitaph One", "Epitaph Two: Return"
IRrelevant Astronomy Felicia DayEpisode: "Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide"
Lie to Me Ms. AngelaEpisode: "Tractor Man"
Three Rivers JeniEpisode: "A Roll of the Dice"
2010A Comicbook OrangeHerselfEpisode: "Felicia Day & Viking"
The Webventures of Justin and Alden Herself2 episodes
2010–2013 Generator Rex AnnieVoice role
3 episodes
2011 Dragon Age: Redemption TallisWriter & co-producer
The Big ChewMarjorie YouTube production
2011–2012 Eureka Dr. Holly Marten18 episodes
2012 Fish Hooks AngelaVoice role
4 episodes
MyMusic GorgolEpisode: "INVISIBLE!"
YouTube Internet series
Dan Vs. The BossVoice role
Episode: "Dan vs. The Boss"
Husbands Sexy Pizza GirlWeb series
YOMYOMF HerselfEpisode: "KevJumba Takes the SAT w/ Felicia Day"
YouTube Internet series
The Game Station PodcastHerselfEpisode: "Episode 27"
YouTube Internet series
Rewind YouTube Style 2012 Carly Rae Jepsen Single video
2012–2014My Gimpy LifeFelicia2 episodes
YouTube Internet series
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Ginger/PeachVoice role
29 episodes
2012–2017 Tabletop Herself10 episodes
2012–2018 Supernatural Charlie Bradbury/Celeste Middleton 10 episodes
2012–presentThe FlogHerselfWeekly vlog on Geek & Sundry
Vaginal FantasyHerselfMonthly hangout on Geek & Sundry
2013Felicia's ArkHerselfWeekly series running from April 1 to May 13.
YouTube Internet series
Co-OptitudeHerselfYouTube Internet series
SpellslingersHerself2 episodes
YouTube Internet series
Outlands84 YouTube Internet series
2015 Critical Role LyraEpisodes 18 & 19: "Trial of the Take: Part 1 & 2"
Rooster Teeth Podcast#337 YouTube Web series
2015–2017 Con Man KarenWebseries
5 episodes [52]
2016 We Bare Bears KarlaVoice role
Episode: "The Island"
The Librarians CharlotteEpisode: "And the Tears of a Clown"
2017 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Violet OberonVoice role
Episode: "The Perfect Pear"
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Pear ButterVoice role
Episode: "The Perfect Pear"
Danger & Eggs FrancescaVoice role
Episode: "Check Mates/Pirate Gorgeous"
The Game Awards HerselfPresenter; industry icon
2017–2018 Adventure Time BettyVoice role
8 episodes
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Erika VioletteVoice role
14 episodes
2017–present Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kinga Forrester20 episodes
Skylanders Academy CynderVoice role
Netflix series
2018 Miles from Tomorrowland Grendel / HemeranVoice role
Episode: "Grendel's Moving Castle/The Great Gadfly"
Robot Chicken Livewire/Jessica Rabbit Voice role
Episode: "Never Forget"
2018–2019 The Magicians Poppy Kline2 episodes
2019 Good Mythical Morning HerselfAlien Food Taste Test

Video games

YearTitleRoleOther notes
2010 Rock of the Dead Mary Beth
Fallout: New Vegas Veronica Santangelo
2011 Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin Tallis
2012 Guild Wars 2 Zojja [53]
2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff Herself
2015 Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Zojja

Books

Day is the author of the memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), [54] as well as numerous works relating to the Guild web series. [55]

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