By Roadtrip Nation

Kate Micucci


My road in life has taken me all over.
Born in New Jersey, but raised in Pennsylvania.
Attended Keystone College, where I received my associate’s degree in fine arts with the goal of becoming a toy designer in New York City.
After developing an interest in puppetry and performing, I began to consider acting as a potential career.
Decided to transfer to Loyola Marymount University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in studio art.
Turned down an opportunity to work at Mattel in order to have the flexibility needed to go out on acting auditions.
Began my career acting in commercials and eventually started landing small roles on television shows like “Malcolm in the Middle” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
I've since gone on to star in recurring roles on shows like “Raising Hope” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and I've also lent my voice to shows like Disney’s “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” and “DuckTales.”
I am also one half of the comedy-folk band, Garfunkel and Oates, alongside fellow actress and songwriter, Riki Lindhome.
Keep following my journey


Comedian, Actress, Songwriter

I am an actress, comedian, singer, songwriter, and artist.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

I do a lot of things! I am always writing songs and playing shows. I go on auditions a lot. I go to meetings. If I am working on a show, then I'll have to go to set or go to the recording studio (for voice-over work). My day is always filled with creating / making something.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Sometimes you just have to listen to your gut. If something feels right, do it. If it doesn't, don't. Have a goal that you can work towards, but be careful of planning too much. Be open to opportunities. Stay in your lane! Find your lane and don't worry about everyone else.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Is this really what I chose to do with my life? Sit in traffic for 2 hours just to go on an audition?"

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues

Interviewed By

LMU Roadtrip

LMU Roadtrip

Loyola Marymount University students and alumni