Felicia Day

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Felicia Day
Felicia Day 2012.jpg
Felicia Day at the 2012 IAWTV Awards Red Carpet during CES in Las Vegas
BornKathryn Felicia Day
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActress, producer, singer, writer
Years active2001–present
Website
http://www.feliciaday.com/
 
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Felicia Day
Felicia Day 2012.jpg
Felicia Day at the 2012 IAWTV Awards Red Carpet during CES in Las Vegas
BornKathryn Felicia Day
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityUnited States
OccupationActress, producer, singer, writer
Years active2001–present
Website
http://www.feliciaday.com/

Kathryn Felicia Day[1] is an American actress, comedian, and writer. On TV, she played the character "Vi" on the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural. She has acted in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. She is the star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption. 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.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Day was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She began her acting career at the age of 8 when she starred as Scout in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird. 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.[4]

She was a National Merit Scholar (1995)[5] and graduated as valedictorian of her class.[4][6] An accomplished violinist,[4] 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.[6][7] 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.[8]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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-bound character serenaded a dinner group with "I Won't Dance".

The Guild[edit]

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

Day is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild,[9] a web series which aired from 2007 to 2013. The first season was primarily hosted on YouTube where it garnered millions of views.[10] 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. 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,[11] the YouTube Video Award for Best Series,[12] the Yahoo! Video Award for Best Series,[13] 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.[14]

Geek & Sundry[edit]

In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, "Geek & Sundry," on April 2.[15]

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-star's Felicia's brother Ryon Day.)

Day is a recurring guest on Wil Wheaton's Tabletop and is also billed as an executive producer for the series.

In August 2014, it was announced that Geek and Sundry was to be acquired by Legendary and become part of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries. [16] with Day retaining creative control.

Other work[edit]

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).[17] Day was featured as a patient in the episode "Not Cancer" of the medical drama House,[18] and had a guest starring role in the sci-fi drama Dollhouse's unaired episode "Epitaph One",[19] as well as its series finale "Epitaph Two."[20] In 2008, Day was featured in a series of commercials for Sears Blue Crew.[21][22] She also appeared in the first of the revitalized Cheetos commercials.[23] 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.[24] Day starred with Kavan Smith in the Syfy film adaption of the Little Red Riding Hood saga, called Red,[25] produced by Angela Mancuso.[26] 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. Felicia Day has also played the role of 'Gorgol' in the popular web series 'MyMusic' directed by 'The Fine Brothers.'

Day also starred in Guild co-star Sandeep Parikh's web-series The Legend of Neil, in which she portrayed a Fairy. She sings in the second season musical episode, in which she obliquely references her history of Internet musicals.

Day lent her voice to the character Veronica Santangelo in the video game Fallout: New Vegas.

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[27] and aired on October 10, 2011.[28] 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.[29]

In February 2012, Day guest starred in Sean "Day[9]" Plott's online webcast featuring Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.[30]

In April 2012 it was announced that Day will host the 2012 IndieCade Awards Ceremony on October 4, 2012.[31]

On April 29, 2012 she also appeared on the YouTube show MyMusic as a Norwegian Black Metal singer named Gorgol.[32] She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands.[33]

In October 2012, she guest starred on The Game Station podcast and appeared in an episode of My Drunk Kitchen.


Awards[edit]

Felicia Day at the 2009 Streamy Awards.

In September 2008, TV Week included her in their list of Top 10 Web Video Creators.[34]

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.[35] 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.[36]

Awards and nominations for Felicia Day
YearAward ShowCategoryWorkResult
20091st Streamy AwardsBest Female Actor in a Comedy Web SeriesThe GuildWon
Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series (shared with the rest of the cast)Won
Best Writing in a Comedy Web SeriesNominated
20102nd Streamy AwardsBest 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 AwardsBest Writing (Comedy)Won
Best Female Performance (Comedy)Won
20132nd Annual IAWTV AwardsBest Writing (Non-Fiction)The FlogWon
3rd Streamy AwardsBest Writing - ComedyThe GuildNominated
Best Guest AppearanceMyMusicNominated

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001StringsUnknownUnknown part
2002They Shoot Divas, Don't They?Call GirlTV movie; supporting lead
House BlendPamTV movie
2003DelusionalUnknownUnknown part
2003BackslideMaddieMinor part
2004The Mortician's HobbyTiffany
Bring It On AgainPenelopeSupporting lead
JuneJune Marie JacobsTV movie; lead
Final SaleFeliciaLead
2005Mystery Woman: Vision of a MurderEmilyTV movie; lead
Warm SpringsEloise HutchinsonTV movie; supporting lead
Short Story TimeFelicia
2006God's Waiting ListTrixie
2007Splitting HairsSugar Girl
2008Prairie FeverBlue
Dear MePipsyLead
2010Red: Werewolf HunterVirginia SullivanLead
2011Rock JocksAlisonLead

TV series/Internet productions[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001EmerilCherieEpisode: "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
2002Maybe It's MeCookieEpisode: "The Crazy-Girl Episode"
2003Buffy the Vampire SlayerViEight episodes
For the PeopleNicoleEpisode: "Nexus"
UndeclaredSheilaEpisode: "God Visits"
2004One on OneSarahEpisode: "We'll Take Manhattan"
Century CitySherylEpisode: "The Haunting"
Strong MedicineJesse's FriendEpisode: "Positive Results"
2005MonkHeidi Gefsky"Mr. Monk Gets Drunk" / Episode
2006WindfallDanielleEpisodes:
"Changing Partners"
"Crash Into You"
Love, Inc.NatalieEpisode: "Hello, Larry"
2007–2013The GuildCyd Sherman/CodexWeb series / all episodes / Creator
2008–2010The Legend of NeilFairyWeb series / five episodes
2008HouseApple"Not Cancer" / One episode
Retarded Policeman #7.5: Fish[37]Herself
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogPennyJoss Whedon web series / all episodes
2009RoommatesAlyssathree episodes
My BoysHeatherOne episode
DollhouseMagEpisodes:
"Epitaph One"
"Epitaph Two: Return"
IRrelevant AstronomyFelicia DayEpisode: "Behind the Scenes: When Galaxies Collide"
Lie to MeMs. AngelaEpisode: "Tractor Man"
Three RiversJeniEpisode: "A Roll of the Dice"
2010A Comicbook OrangeHerselfEpisode: "Felicia Day & Viking"
The Webventures of Justin & AldenHerself
Generator RexAnnieOne episode: "Operation: Wingman"
2011Dragon Age: RedemptionTallisWriter & co-producer
Generator RexAnnieOne episode: "Haunted"
The Big ChewMarjorieYouTube production
EurekaDr. Holly Marten18 episodes
2012–presentSupernaturalCharlie BradburyEpisodes:
7x20: "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"
8x11: "LARP and the Real Girl"
8x20: "Pac-Man Fever"
9x04: "Slumber Party"
The FlogHerselfWeekly vlog on Geek & Sundry
Vaginal FantasyHerselfMonthly hangout on Geek & Sundry
TabletopHerselfEpisodes:
"Munchkin"
"Elder Sign"
"Last Night on Earth"
"The Resistance"
"Lords of Waterdeep"
"Unspeakable Words"
"Fortune and Glory"
YouTube Internet series.
2012Fish HooksAngelaEpisodes:
"Send Me an Angel Fish"
"Guys' Night Out"
"Oscar is a Playa"
"Fish Prom"
MyMusicGorgolOne episode: "INVISIBLE!"
YouTube Internet series.
Dan Vs.The BossOne episode: "Dan vs. The Boss"
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying OrangeGinger/PeachEpisodes:
"Sir Juice Alot"
"Founding Fruits"
"Fruit Plane"
"Girls vs. Boys"
HusbandsSexy Pizza GirlWeb series
My Gimpy LifeFeliciaTwo episodes: "Inspirational," "Crowded"
YouTube Internet series
YOMYOMFHerselfOne episode: "KevJumba Takes the SAT w/ Felicia Day"
YouTube Internet series.
The Game Station PodcastHerselfOne episode: "Episode 27"
YouTube Internet series.
Rewind YouTube Style 2012Carly Rae Jepsensingle video
2013Felicia's ArkHerselfWeekly series running from 2013-04-01 to 2013-05-13.
YouTube Internet series.
Co-OptitudeHerselfYouTube Internet series.
SpellslingersHerselfOne episode: "Day[9] vs. Felicia Day"
YouTube Internet series.
Outlands84YouTube Internet series.

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleOther notes
2010Rock of the DeadMary BethGame character voice over
Fallout: New VegasVeronica SantangeloGame character voice over
2011Dragon Age II: Mark of the AssassinTallisGame character voice over
2012Guild Wars 2ZojjaGame character voice over
2014Family Guy: The Quest for StuffHerselfGame character voice over

References[edit]

  1. ^ Felicia's College Resume, Archive of "utexas.edu/~felicia/personal.html"
  2. ^ "International Academy of Web Television Names Inaugural chairman and board of directors" (Press release). IAWTV. December 14, 2009. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "International Academy of Web Television Announces New Members of the board of directors" (Press release). IAWTV. July 27, 2011. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Cover Girl Felicia Day (Part I) with Melissa A. Bartell". Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scholars You May Know". National Merit Scholarship Corp. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Hryb, Larry (January 25, 2009). "Major Nelson: Show #306 : Felicia Day, RE5 and enforcement on Xbox LIVE". Felicia Day interview. MajorNelson.com. Retrieved January 27, 2009. 
  7. ^ Trapani, Gina."How Dr. Horrible's Felicia Day Gets Things Done", LifeHacker. August 4, 2008.
  8. ^ "Gaming Nexus Interview 2/18/2009". Retrieved December 24, 2009.
  9. ^ Monica Hesse (April 3, 2012). "Felicia Day: A rising star for the Internet geek". The Washington Post. 
  10. ^ Daisy Whitney (March 2008). "Popular but Not Profitable". TelevisionWeek, 27(8), 3,28. Retrieved November 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1454502881).
  11. ^ Press Release. "The Guild And "Knock Off" Take Top Honors At The Greenlight Awards", ON Networks Inc. March 11, 2008. Retrieved on November 5, 2008.
  12. ^ 2007 YouTube Video Awards, List of 2007 Winners. Retrieved on November 5, 2008.
  13. ^ "The Yahoo! Video Awards: The Results!", Yahoo Video Blog. March 21, 2008. Retrieved on November 5, 2008.
  14. ^ 2009 Streamy Awards[dead link]
  15. ^ Gaudiosi, John (March 17, 2012). "WonderCon 2012: Felicia Day Launches Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel". Forbes. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Legendary Acquires Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry". Bleeding Cool. August 10, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ Caroline van Oosten de Boer, Milo Vermeulen. "Comments on 15781: Neil Patrick Harris working with Joss Whedon?". Whedonesque. 
  18. ^ House Episode 5.02 – Not Cancer – Press Release, FoxFlash. September 23, 2008. Retrieved on November 5, 2008.
  19. ^ 13 facts about 'Epitaph One,' the 'lost' episode of 'Dollhouse', The Watcher, Chicago Tribune, July 6, 2009.
  20. ^ "Dollhouse Epitaph Two: Return". 
  21. ^ Clacked by Annie Wu on October 17, 2008 @ 10:02 EST5EDT (October 17, 2008). "Dr. Horrible’s Felicia Day moonlights for Sears | CliqueClack TV". Cliqueclack.com. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  22. ^ "blue". YouTube. September 30, 2008. 
  23. ^ YouTube of Cheetos Commercial, November 26, 2008.
  24. ^ ""Lie to Me" Tractor Man (2009) – Soundtracks". 
  25. ^ "Felicia Day Sees Red When it Comes to Werewolves on Syfy". Dreadcentral.com. March 8, 2010. 
  26. ^ "New Syfy Saturday Original Movie To Star Felicia Day ("The Guild", "Dr. Horrible") in Re-Imagining of "Little Red Riding Hood"". Tvbythenumbers.com. March 8, 2010. 
  27. ^ "Felicia Day Blog Archive: ''Dragon Age: Redemption''". Feliciaday.com. February 15, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – ''Dragon Age: Redemption'' Trailer". Latenightwithjimmyfallon.com. 
  29. ^ "Felicia Day Blog Archive: ''Vaginal Fantasy Book Hangout''". Feliciaday.com. 
  30. ^ "Felicia Day and Day[9]: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning! Part 1". 
  31. ^ "Gamasutra: Felicia Day to Host Fifth Annual IndieCade Red Carpet Awards Ceremony". Gamasutra. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  32. ^ "MyMusic: INVISIBLE (Episode 3)". Youtube.com. April 29, 2012. 
  33. ^ Vary, Adam B (June 28, 2012). "'Husbands': EP and star on season 2 of their gay-marriage web series – EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  34. ^ "Poised to Leap". (September 2008). TelevisionWeek, 27(23), 1, 25–26. Retrieved November 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1570740411).
  35. ^ "2010 Winners - The Streamy Awards". Streamys.org. 2010. Archived from the original on November 14, 2010. 
  36. ^ "3RD ANNUAL NOMINEES". Streamys. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  37. ^ "Retarded Policeman #7.5: Fish – with Felicia Day of The Guild". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
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