Felicia Day

Felicia Day
Day at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • singer
  • writer
Years active 2001–present
Children 1
Website feliciaday.com

Kathryn Felicia Day[1] is an American actress, voice actress, singer, 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.[2][3]

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.

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.[4] 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.[5]

She was a National Merit Scholar (1995)[6] and graduated as valedictorian of her class.[5][7] An accomplished violinist,[5] 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.[7][8][9] 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.[10][11]

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".

The Guild

Day is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild,[12] a web series which aired from 2007 to 2013 and explored the MMORPG gaming subculture.[13] The first season was primarily hosted on YouTube, where it garnered millions of views.[14] 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,[15] several IAWTV Awards, including Best Comedy Series,[16] the YouTube Video Award for Best Series,[17] the Yahoo! Video Award for Best Series,[18] 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.[19]

Geek & Sundry

In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, "Geek & Sundry," on April 2.[20]

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 August 2014, Geek and Sundry was acquired by Legendary to produce content alongside of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist Industries,[21] 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).[22] Day was featured as a patient in the episode "Not Cancer" of the medical drama House,[23] and had a guest starring role in the sci-fi drama Dollhouse's unaired episode "Epitaph One",[24] as well as its series finale "Epitaph Two." Also in 2008, Day was featured in a series of commercials for Sears Blue Crew.[25][26] She also appeared in the first of the revitalized Cheetos commercials.[27]

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,[28] produced by Angela Mancuso.[29] 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[30] and aired on October 10, 2011.[31] 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.[32] In February 2012, Day guest starred in Sean "Day[9]" Plott's online webcast featuring Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.[33]

In April 2012, it was announced that Day would host the 2012 IndieCade Awards Ceremony on October 4, 2012.[34] Also in April of that year, Day appeared on the YouTube show MyMusic as a Norwegian Black Metal singer named Gorgol.[35] She guest starred in the second season of the Jane Espenson scripted web series, Husbands.[36] 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.[37] 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.[38] 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.[39]

On August 4, 2015, Day guest starred on Episode 9 of the Dear Hank & John podcast.[40] 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.[41][42]

Awards

In September 2008, TV Week included her in their list of Top 10 Web Video Creators.[43]

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.[44]

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.[45]

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".[46]

Year Award Show Category Work Result
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
2017Behind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest RoleMy Little Pony: Friendship Is MagicWon

Personal life

On January 3, 2017, Day announced on social media that she was pregnant and expecting a baby girl in a few weeks.[47][48] She announced on January 30, 2017, that her daughter, Calliope Maeve, had been born.[49]

Filmography and other works

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Strings
2003Delusional
2003BackslideMaddie
2004The Mortician's HobbyTiffany
Bring It On AgainPenelope
Final SaleFelicia
2005Short Story TimeFelicia
2006God's Waiting ListTrixie
2007Splitting HairsSugar Girl
2008Prairie FeverBlue
Dear MePipsy
2010Red: Werewolf HunterVirginia Sullivan
2011Rock JocksAlison
2014Lust for LoveMary
2017ChewAmeila Mintz (voice)Filming

Television/web

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Emeril Cherie Episode: "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
2002 Maybe It's Me Cookie Episode: "The Crazy-Girl Episode"
House Blend Pam TV movie
They Shoot Divas, Don't They? Call Girl TV movie
2003Buffy the Vampire SlayerVi8 episodes
For the PeopleNicoleEpisode: "Nexus"
UndeclaredSheilaEpisode: "God Visits"
2004 Century CitySherylEpisode: "The Haunting"
Strong MedicineJesse's FriendEpisode: "Positive Results"
One on OneSarahEpisode: "We'll Take Manhattan"
JuneJune Marie JacobsTV movie
2005Warm SpringsEloise HutchinsonTV movie
Mystery Woman: Vision of a MurderEmilyTV movie
MonkHeidi GefskyEpisode: "Mr. Monk Gets Drunk"
2006WindfallDanielleEpisodes:
"Changing Partners"
"Crash Into You"
Love, Inc.NatalieEpisode: "Hello, Larry"
2007–2013The GuildCyd Sherman/CodexWeb series
Creator
2008HouseAppleEpisode: "Not Cancer"
Retarded Policeman #7.5: Fish[50]Herself
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogPennyWeb series
2008–2010The Legend of NeilFairyWeb series
5 episodes
2009RoommatesAlyssa3 episodes
My BoysHeatherEpisode: "Madder of Degrees"
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 and AldenHerselfEpisodes:
"The Streamys"
"The Last Episode"
Generator RexAnnieEpisode: "Operation: Wingman"
2011Dragon Age: RedemptionTallisWriter & co-producer
Generator RexAnnieEpisode: "Haunted"
The Big ChewMarjorieYouTube production
EurekaDr. Holly Marten18 episodes
2012Fish HooksAngelaVoice role
Episodes:
"Send Me an Angel Fish"
"Guys' Night Out"
"Oscar is a Playa"
"Fish Prom"
MyMusicGorgolEpisode: "INVISIBLE!"
YouTube Internet series
Dan Vs.The BossEpisode: "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 LifeFeliciaEpisodes:
"Inspirational"
"Crowd"
YouTube Internet series
YOMYOMFHerselfEpisode: "KevJumba Takes the SAT w/ Felicia Day"
YouTube Internet series
The Game Station PodcastHerselfEpisode: "Episode 27"
YouTube Internet series
Rewind YouTube Style 2012Carly Rae JepsenSingle video
2012–2015TabletopHerselfEpisodes: "Munchkin"
"Elder Sign"
"Last Night on Earth"
"The Resistance"
"Lords of Waterdeep"
"Unspeakable Words"
"Fortune and Glory"
"Forbidden Desert"
"Love Letter/Coup"
2012–2018SupernaturalCharlie Bradbury/Celeste MiddletonEpisodes:
7x20: "The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo"
8x11: "LARP and the Real Girl"
8x20: "Pac-Man Fever"
9x04: "Slumber Party"
10x11: "There's No Place Like Home"
10x18: "Book of the Damned"
10x21: "Dark Dynasty"
13x18: "Bring 'em Back Alive"
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
SpellslingersHerselfEpisodes:
"Day[9] vs. Felicia Day"
"Day[9] vs. Alan Tudyk, Felicia Day, and Ryon Day"
YouTube Internet series
Outlands84YouTube Internet series
2015Critical RoleLyraEpisodes 18 & 19: "Trial of the Take: Part 1 & 2"
Rooster Teeth Podcast#337YouTube Web series
2015–2017Con ManKarenWebseries
5 episodes[51]
2016We Bare BearsKarlaVoice role
Episode: "The Island"
The LibrariansCharlotteEpisode: "And the Tears of a Clown"
2017Mystery Science Theater 3000Kinga Forrester14 episodes
Adventure TimeBettyVoice role
TV series
7 episodes
My Little Pony: Friendship Is MagicPear ButterVoice role
TV series
Episode: "The Perfect Pear"
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex FightersErikaVoice role
TV series
The Game AwardsHerselfPresenter; industry icon
2017–presentSkylanders AcademyCynderVoice role
Netflix series
2018The MagiciansPoppy Kline3 episodes
Robot ChickenLivewire/Jessica RabbitVoice role
TV series
Episode: "Never Forget"

Video games

Year Title Role Other 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 [52]
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),[53] as well as numerous works relating to the Guild web series.[54]

References

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  2. "International Academy of Web Television Names Inaugural chairman and board of directors" (PDF) (Press release). IAWTV. December 14, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  3. "International Academy of Web Television Announces New Members of the board of directors" (Press release). IAWTV. July 27, 2011. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  4. Felicia Day (19 April 2016). You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir. Simon and Schuster. pp. 83–84. ISBN 978-1-4767-8566-0.
  5. 1 2 3 "Cover Girl Felicia Day (Part I) with Melissa A. Bartell". Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  6. "Scholars You May Know". National Merit Scholarship Corp. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
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  9. "Degrees and Dates of Attendance". The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  10. "Gaming Nexus Interview 2/18/2009". Retrieved December 24, 2009.
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  13. Jøn, A. Asbjørn (2010). "The Development of MMORPG Culture and The Guild". Australian Folklore: A Yearly Journal of Folklore Studies. 25: 97–112.
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  28. "Felicia Day Sees Red When it Comes to Werewolves on Syfy". Dreadcentral.com. March 8, 2010.
  29. "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.
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  38. "Smash Up: The Big Geeky Box expansion". Board Game Geek. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
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  40. "iTunes - Podcasts - Dear Hank & John by Hank Green and John Green". iTunes. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
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  42. "RAICES on Twitter".
  43. "Poised to Leap" Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. (September 2008). TelevisionWeek, 27(23), 1, 25–26. Retrieved November 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1570740411).
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