Lindhome at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
March 5, 1979
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
|Occupation||Actress, musician, comedian|
Erika 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 also hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She starred alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period .
Garfunkel and Oates is an American comedy television series created by and starring Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, members of the titular musical duo. The series aired from August 7 through September 25, 2014, on IFC. On March 3, 2015, IFC decided not to renew the series for a second season.
Gilmore Girls is an American dramedy television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The show debuted on October 5, 2000, on The WB and became a flagship series for the network. Gilmore Girls originally ran for seven seasons, with the final season moving to The CW, and ended its run on May 15, 2007.
House is an American television comedy that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The series' main character is Dr. Gregory House, an unconventional, misanthropic medical genius who, despite his dependence on pain medication, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The series' premise originated with Paul Attanasio, while David Shore, who is credited as creator, was primarily responsible for the conception of the title character. The series' executive producers included Shore, Attanasio, Attanasio's business partner Katie Jacobs, and film director Bryan Singer. It was filmed largely in a neighborhood and business district in Los Angeles County's Westside called Century City.
Lindhome was born on March 5, 1979 in Coudersport, Pennsylvania,and grew up in Portville, New York. She is primarily of Swedish ancestry. She studied at Syracuse University and was part of the sketch comedy group known as Syracuse Live. After graduating in 2000, she embarked on an acting career.
Coudersport is a borough in and the county seat of Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately 110 miles (180 km) east by south of Erie on the Allegheny River. The population was 2,546 at the 2010 census.
Portville is a town in Cattaraugus County, New York, United States. The population was 3,730 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the town's early role in shipping lumber and other items down the Allegheny River.
Swedes are a North Germanic ethnic group native to Sweden. They mostly inhabit Sweden and the other Nordic countries, in particular Finland, with a substantial diaspora in other countries, especially the United States.
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After graduating from university, despite not having an agent, Lindhome was able to land a small role on the sitcom Titus and a minor role in the season seven episode "Him" of the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer . In 2003, Lindhome got her first big break, earning a spot in Tim Robbins' 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 the main character.
A talent agent, or booking agent, is a person who finds jobs for actors, authors, film directors, musicians, models, professional athletes, writers, screenwriters, broadcast journalists, and other professionals in various entertainment or broadcast businesses but also agents. In addition, an agent defends, supports and promotes the interest of their clients. The way old talent agencies specialize, either by creating departments within the agency or developing entire agencies that primarily or wholly represent one specialty. For example, there are modeling agencies, commercial talent agencies, literary agencies, voice-over agencies, broadcast journalist agencies, sports agencies, music agencies and many more.
A sitcom, clipping for situational comedy, is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode. Sitcoms can be contrasted with sketch comedy, where a troupe may use new characters in each sketch, and stand-up comedy, where a comedian tells jokes and stories to an audience. Sitcoms originated in radio, but today are found mostly on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. This form can also include mockumentaries.
Titus is an American dark comedy sitcom that debuted on Fox in 2000. The series was created by its star, Christopher Titus, Jack Kenny, and Brian Hargrove. The sitcom is based on Christopher's stand-up comedy act, more specifically his one-man show Norman Rockwell is Bleeding, which was based loosely upon his real-life family; lines from Norman Rockwell is Bleeding were spoken by Titus as commentary. Titus plays an outwardly childish adult, who owns a custom car shop. The show follows him and his dimwitted half-brother Dave, his girlfriend Erin with the "heart of gold", his goody-goody friend Tommy, and his arrogantly lewd, bigoted, heavy smoking & drinking, womanizing, divorced multiple times, father Ken "Papa" Titus.
In 2005, Lindhome had a recurring role on Gilmore Girls as Juliet, a friend and classmate of Logan Huntzberger and then Rory. In 2006, she wrote, produced, and co-directed the 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 public figures to appear in the music video for Nickelback's "Rockstar".
Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore is a fictional character from the WB/CW television series Gilmore Girls played by Alexis Bledel. She first appeared in the pilot episode of the series on October 5, 2000 and appeared in every episode until the series finale on May 15, 2007. Bledel's performance throughout the series' run earned her a Young Artist Award, a Family Television Award and two Teen Choice Awards. She also received nominations for an ALMA Award, a Satellite Award, and a Saturn Award.
A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.
Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), for which she received nominations for Satellite, Teen Choice and Young Artist Awards. In 2016, Bledel reprised her role on the Netflix reunion miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
In 2008, Lindhome had a minor role in the 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 .
Changeling is a 2008 American mystery crime drama film directed, produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by J. Michael Straczynski, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence. The script was based on real-life events, specifically the 1928 Wineville Chicken Coop Murders in Mira Loma, California. The film stars Angelina Jolie as a woman reunited with a boy whom she immediately realizes is not her missing son. When she tries to demonstrate this to the police and city authorities, she is vilified as delusional, labeled as an unfit mother, and then confined to a psychiatric ward.
The Big Bang Theory is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the series, along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head writers. The show premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007. The twelfth and final season, which will run through 2018–19, premiered on September 24, 2018, consisting of 24 episodes.
Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created and produced by Jeff Davis. It premiered on September 22, 2005, and has run for fourteen seasons on CBS. It tells the story of a group of behavioral profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU). The team focuses on profiling criminals, called the "unsub" or "unknown subject", as well as victimology, in investigation of crimes. The show follows the team as they work various cases and tackle their personal struggles.
During the 2007 writer's strike, Lindhome pursued more writing and directing opportunities.She performs as "Garfunkel" in the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, with her friend and fellow songwriter Kate Micucci.
Kate Micucci is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, songwriter, and artist, who is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well-known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!.
In 2011, she co-wrote a video with Glee cast member Heather Morris for Funny or Die called Nuthin' But a Glee Thang, a parody of the Dr. Dre song "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang".She also hosts a Nerdist Industries podcast called "Making It".
In 2012, Lindhome turned her hand to Shakespeare, appearing as a villain in Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing . In 2015, Lindhome and Natasha Leggero created the Comedy Central series Another Period , which they also starred in together. She also played the girlfriend of Fozzie Bear on the series The Muppets .[ citation needed ]
In 2017, Lindhome had a supporting role in The Lego Batman Movie , voicing supervillain Poison Ivy and The Wicked Witch of the West, though she did not receive billing for the latter role.
|2001||Backseat Detour||Catie||Short film|
|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 film|
|2008||My Best Friend's Girl||Hilary|
|2009||The Last House on the Left||Sadie|
|2009||Say Hello to Stan Talmadge||Polly Talmadge|
|2009||Imaginary Larry||Betsy||Short film|
|2011||A Good Funeral||Polly|
|2012||Much Ado About Nothing||Conrade|
|2014||Search Party||Singer at Weddings|
|2015||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||Popsicle (voice)||Cameo|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Poison Ivy (voice)|
|Wicked Witch of the West (voice)||Uncredited|
|2018||Under the Silver Lake||The Actress|
|2002||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Cheryl||Episode: "Him"|
|2002–2006||Gilmore Girls||Girl #2 / Juliet||5 episodes|
|2006||Heroes||Car Rental Girl||Episode: "Chapter Three: 'One Giant Leap'"|
|2007||The Minister of Divine||Sally||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007||Raines||Tammy||Episode: "Reconstructing Alice"|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Jeanine||Episode: "Dummy"|
|2008, 2017||The Big Bang Theory||Ramona Nowitzki||3 episodes|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Vanessa Holden||Episode: "52 Pickup"|
|2009||Bones||Mandy Summers||Episode: "The Bond in the Boot"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Beth||Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"|
|2009||Nip/Tuck||McKenzie||Episode: "Willow Banks"|
|2010||Drop Dead Diva||Marjorie Little||Episode: "Begin Again"|
|2011||$h*! My Dad Says||Laura Griffin||Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"|
|2011||United States of Tara||Daisy||Episode: "Dr. Hatteras' Miracle Elixir"|
|2011||Traffic Light||Amy||Episode: "Credit Balance"|
|2011||Happy Endings||Angie||Episode: "The Code War"|
|2012||Garfunkel and Oates||Riki||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2012||Sketchy||Female Announcer||Episode: "Junk Pump"|
|2012||Staged||Ryda||Episode: "Flo Rida"|
|2013||King of the Nerds||Herself||Episode: "Nerdy Dancing"|
|2013||House of Lies: Flight Club||Melanie||Episode: "Rom Com"|
|2013, 2015||Adventure Time||Island Lady / Ice Cream (voices)||2 episodes|
|2013||New Girl||Kylie||Episode: "The Captain"|
|2013–2014||Super Fun Night||Hayley||3 episodes|
|2013–2014||Monsters vs. Aliens||Susan Murphy / Ginormica||Voice|
|2014||Garfunkel and Oates||Garfunkel||8 episodes; also creator, executive producer, writer|
|2015||The Muppets||Becky||3 episodes|
|2015||Fresh Off the Boat||Arielle||Episode: "Family Business Trip"|
|2015||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Agneta Carlsson||Episode: "The Swedes"|
|2015–2018||Another Period||Beatrice Bellacourt||32 episodes; also creator, executive producer, writer|
|2016||House of Lies||Joy||Episode: "One-Eighty"|
|2016||Ask the StoryBots||The Molecules||Episode: "Why Is the Sky Blue?"|
|2017||Difficult People||Hostess||Episode: "The Silkwood"|
|2018||Modern Family||Poet||Episode: "In Your Head"|
|2018||Take My Wife||Clerk||Episode #2.8|
|2018||Big Hero 6: The Series||Wendy Wower (voice)||Episode: "Small Hiro One"|
|2018||Kidding||Shaina||Episode: "Every Pain Needs a Name"|
|2019||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Hungry cat||Episode: "I Need Some Balance"|
|2007–2009||Girltrash!||LouAnne "Trouble" Dubois||8 episodes|
|2010||Tea Party Macabre||Herself||5 episodes|
|2013||Jon Davis Gets a Sex Robot||Layla Davis||4 episodes|
|2016||Con Man||Janet Carney||2 episodes|
Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein, known professionally as Natasha Lyonne, is an American actress, writer and producer. She is best known for her portrayal of Nicky Nichols in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination in 2014, and for her role as Jessica in the American Pie film series (1999–2012). She is also a co-creator, executive producer and writer for the 2019 Netflix series Russian Doll, where she plays the lead role of Nadia Vulvokov. She is also known for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.
Natasha Leggero is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She rose to fame after appearing as the host of MTV's The 70s House (2005), and for her tenure as a regular roundtable panelist on Chelsea Handler's late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Her comedy, characterized as observational, has been noted by critics for its use of satire as commentary on such themes as celebrity culture and class.
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic (1992). It is the first single from the album. "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 20, 1993, behind "Informer" by Snow, outperforming The Chronic's other singles, "Fuck wit Dre Day ", which peaked at #8, and "Let Me Ride", which peaked at #34. The single also reached #1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, and was a hit in the UK, where it reached #31.
Simon Maxwell Helberg is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–present), for which he won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and as Cosmé McMoon in the film Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
John Gemberling is an American actor and comedian best known for roles as Bevers on the Comedy Central series Broad City, as Gil on the NBC sitcom Marry Me, and as John Hancock on the Fox sitcom Making History. Since April 2017, he has portrayed Steve Bannon on Comedy Central's political satire late night series The President Show.
Naya Marie Rivera is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of 4 (1991–1992), for which she received a nomination for a Young Artist Award. After a series of recurring television roles and guest spots as a teenager, Rivera received her breakthrough role as an adult as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015), for which she received nominations for numerous accolades. She was signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, "Sorry", featuring rapper Big Sean.
Heather Elizabeth Morris is an American actress, dancer, singer and model. She is best known for her role as Brittany S. Pierce in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee (2009–2015).
Girltrash is a web series created by Angela Robinson. It originally aired on ourchart.com from June to August 2007. It stars Michelle Lombardo, Lisa Rieffel, Riki Lindhome, Rose Rollins, Gabrielle Christian and Mandy Musgrave.
Imaginary Larry is a 2009 short film co-directed by Riki Lindhome and Dori Oskowitz and starring Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Malcolm Barrett, Ryan Devlin, Christopher Stewart.
Jonah Ray Rodrigues is an American actor, comedian and writer from Los Angeles. He stars as the current host of the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000. He is one of the three hosts of The Nerdist Podcast and was the co-host of Comedy Central's The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
Mark Moshe Kasher is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in the Los Angeles area. He is the author of the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16.
Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer best known for being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy Award-nominated series Silicon Valley, as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the Emmy Award-winning animated series Adventure Time. He starred on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. Nanjiani also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. In addition to his television and film work, he hosted two podcasts: The Indoor Kids and The X-Files Files. In 2018, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nerdist Industries, LLC is part of the digital division of Legendary Entertainment. Nerdist Industries was founded as a sole podcast created by Chris Hardwick but later spread to include a network of podcasts, a premium content YouTube channel, a news division, and a television version of the original podcast produced by and aired on BBC America.
Another Period is an American period sitcom created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome. It follows the lives of the Bellacourts, the first family of Newport, Rhode Island, at the turn of the 20th century. Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome) are sisters "who care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902". It was intended to be a spoof on reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, while in terms of era, roughly contemporaneous with Downton Abbey and satirizing many of the same themes of class and social standing.
Ghost Ghirls is a scripted comedy web series produced by Jack Black, following the antics of two best friends, Heidi and Angelica, who work as paranormal investigators. Each episode details the bumbling adventures of the hilarious duo as they attempt to solve otherworldly cases while not tripping over themselves in the process. The show was created, written, produced and starred in by Maria Blasucci and Amanda Lund. Jeremy Konner co-created, co-wrote and directed all episodes.
Nerdland is a 2016 American adult animated comedy film directed by Chris Prynoski and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The film stars Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Kate Micucci, Riki Lindhome, John Ennis and Mike Judge. The film received a one night only special screening on December 6, 2016, before being released on video on demand on January 6, 2017, by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Lindhome mentions she's Swedish at the one minute mark