Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci

Comedian, Actress, Songwriter


Make a goal and go for it! It will get you where you need to be.

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Kate Micucci

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Milestones

Milestones

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.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
associates
Associate's Degree
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Keystone College
undergrad
Bachelor
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Loyola Marymount University
Career

Career

Comedian, Actress, Songwriter

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

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Art
Film
Film
Being Creative
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.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Learn how to spark your creativity by getting out of your comfort zone and doing something you normally wouldn't. Getting out of your routine can be really beneficial. Never be afraid to ask for help or advice. Great things can happen when you put yourself out there!

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.

Hurdles

Hurdles

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?"

This industry can be really tough. You have to be willing to go the extra mile to get ahead and even then things might not work out. You can work really hard and pour your soul into a project only to have it get rejected. I've learned to just keep pursuing projects that make me happy. As long as I'm being creative and doing something, I know everything will be ok.

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues
Self-Esteem Issues

Growing up, I was really shy and even though I had always been interested in being an actress, I wasn't brave enough to admit that when starting out. Once other options didn't work out, I eventually started following that path.

Financial
Financial

I paid my own way through college and struggled through some debt. I worked odd jobs throughout college including babysitting and teaching piano just to pay bills.