Felicia Day

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Felicia Day

Born Kathryn Felicia Day
June 28, 1979 (1979-06-28) (age 29)
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation Actress

Kathryn Felicia Day[1] (born June 28, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama) is an American actress, known for her work as "Vi" on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and for parts in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. She is also the star, script writer and producer of the originally YouTube-based web series The Guild, which won the Greenlight Award for Best Original Digital Series Production at the South by Southwest festivals,[2] the YouTube Video Award for Best Series,[3],the Yahoo! Video Award for Best Series. [4], and 2009 Streamy Awards for Best Comedy Web Series, Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series (Felicia Day), and Best Ensemble Cast in a Web Series [5] In September 2008, TV Week included her in their list of Top 10 Web Video Creators.[6]


[edit] Personal life

Her father was a United States Air Force doctor.[7] Day was home-schooled throughout her childhood and teenage years as her family moved from place to place throughout the South.[7] She has one brother, Ryon Day, who is currently a software engineer. Day's acting career began at the age of 7 when she starred as "Scout" in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird.[7] Day has also studied ballet professionally and has performed at concerts and competitions nationwide. She is also an accomplished violinist.[7]

[edit] Education

Going straight from home-schooling to college at an early age, Day chose to double major in mathematics and violin performance at the University of Texas at Austin,[8][9] despite having been accepted to the Juilliard School of Music. She graduated with the highest honors, having a 4.0 GPA. She was also the student speaker at her department's convocation.

[edit] 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.

She is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild, a web series currently in its second season. The first season was primarily hosted on YouTube which garnered it 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 receive financial remuneration for their 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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer).[11]

Day was featured as a patient in the episode "Not Cancer" of the medical drama House,[12] and most recently, featured in a series of commercials for Sears,[citation needed] as well as in the first of the revitalized Cheetos commercials.[citation needed]

She is also a heavily followed user on Twitter[original research?]; as of April 2009, numbering over 400,000 followers.[13]

[edit] Awards

During the First Annual 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 in The Guild. She was also recognized for her work on Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

[edit] Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Delusional ??? unknown part
2001 Strings ??? unknown part
2002 They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Call Girl TV movie/Supporting Lead
House Blend Pam TV movie
2003 Backslide Maddie
2004 The Mortician's Hobby Tiffany
Bring It On Again Penelope
June June Marie Jacobs TV movie/Lead
Final Sale Felicia Lead
2005 Mystery Woman:Vision of a Murder Emily TV movie/Lead
Warm Springs Eloise Hutchinson TV movie/Supporting Lead
Short Story Time Felicia
2006 God's Waiting List Trixie
2007 Splitting Hairs Sugar Girl
2008 Prairie Fever Blue
Dear Me Pipsy Lead

[edit] TV Series/Internet productions

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Emeril Cherie
2002 Maybe It's Me Cookie
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vi 8 episodes
For the People Nicole
2004 One on One Sarah
Strong Medicine Jesse's Friend
2005 Monk Heidi Gefsky Mr. Monk Gets Drunk / 1 episode
2006 Windfall Danielle 2 episodes
Love, Inc. Natalie
2007 The Guild - Season 1 Cyd Sherman/Codex YouTube production / All episodes
2008 House Apple Not Cancer / 1 episode
Legend of Neil Fairy Web series / 2 episodes
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Penny Joss Whedon web series / 3 episodes
The Guild - Season 2 Cyd Sherman/Codex MSN production / All episodes

[edit] Notes and references

  1. ^ Felicia's College Resume, Archive of "utexas.edu/~felicia/personal.html"
  2. ^ Press Release. "The Guild And "Knock Off" Take Top Honors At The Greenlight Awards", ON Networks Inc. March 11, 2008. Accessed Nov 05, 2008.
  3. ^ 2007 Youtube Video Awards, List of 2007 Winners. (Accessed Nov 05, 2008)
  4. ^ "The Yahoo! Video Awards: The Results!", Yahoo Video Blog. March 21, 2008. (Accessed Nov 05, 2008)
  5. ^ [1] 2009 Streamy Awards]
  6. ^ "Poised to Leap". (2008, September). TelevisionWeek, 27(23), 1,25–26. Retrieved November 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1570740411).
  7. ^ a b c d Day, Felicia (N.D.). "Felicia Day (Home Page)". Bio. http://feliciaday.com/. Retrieved on 2008-12-16. 
  8. ^ Trapani, Gina."How Dr. Horrible's Felicia Day Gets Things Done", LifeHacker. August 4, 2008.
  9. ^ Hryb, Larry (January 25 2009). "Major Nelson : Show #306 : Felicia Day, RE5 and enforcement on Xbox LIVE". Felicia Day interview (23:37–41:30). MajorNelson.com. http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/01/25/show-306-felicia-day-re5-and-enforcement-on-xbox-live.aspx. Retrieved on 2009-01-27. 
  10. ^ Daisy Whitney (2008, March). "Popular but Not Profitable". TelevisionWeek, 27(8), 3,28. Retrieved November 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1454502881).
  11. ^ Whedonesque : Comments on 15781 : Neil Patrick Harris working with Joss Whedon?
  12. ^ House Episode 5.02 - Not Cancer - Press Release, FoxFlash. September 23, 2008. (Accessed Nov 05, 2008)
  13. ^ Felicia Day Twitter Page[2]

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