Kate Micucci is an American comedian, actress, and musician. She is known for being a part of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates and for her role as Lucy on the television series The Big Bang Theory.
Micucci was born on March 30, 1980, in Jersey City, NJ. Micucci was raised in an Italian family where her mother taught her how to play the piano. She grew up in Nazareth, PA.
In 1998, she graduated from Nazareth Area High School. Micucci went on to attend Keystone College where she achieved an Associate Degree in Fine Arts. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in studio art from Loyola Marymount University in 2003.
In 2006, Micucci played Toni, a barista, in the NBC series Four Kings. The show is about four friends who live in New York City.
Four Kings was canceled before the end of the first season.
Micucci appeared in five episodes of the sitcom Scrubs, portraying Stephanie Gooch, girlfriend of the mopey, down-on-his luck lawyer Ted.
In 2010, Micucci landed the part of Stacey in the romantic comedy When in Rome. The film starred Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel as the leads.
She would follow that role up with a 16 episode stint in ‘Til Death, which ran on the Fox network from 2006 to 2010.
The show focuses on Joy and Eddie Stark after 23 years of marriage. Micucci played Ally, their daughter.
Micucci would go on to star as Shelley, a babysitter and dog sitter in the Fox sitcom, Raising Hope, which ran from 2010 to 2014 and centers around Jimmy, who must raise his daughter after her mother is sentenced to death for being a serial killer.
Garfunkel and Oates
Micucci is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Micucci plays Oates and Riki Lindhome plays Garfunkel.
Micucci and Lindhome linked up at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where they both found themselves on bad dates. They recognized each other from previous auditions and became close friends. They later decided to start writing comedy songs together.
Their songs use observational comedy that they combine with pleasant vocals. Lindhome plays guitar and Micucci plays the ukulele and the keyboard. Between 2011 and 2015, they released three studio albums.
Chrissie Dickinson from the Chicago Tribune called their music "funny and sharply pointed.”
Audra Schroeder from the Daily Dot called them "a Swiss Army knife, at a time when artists often have to be many things to stay afloat.”
The Big Bang Theory
In 2013, Micucci starred as Lucy in the show The Big Bang Theory. She is described as awkward and socially anxious around people, but she tries to push herself in uncomfortable situations.
Lucy later develops a romance with Rajesh “Raj” Koothrappali in Season 6, but breaks up with him at the end of the season because she found him to be too overbearing. She appeared on Seasons 6, 7, and 10 of the show. When she appears in Season 10, Lucy still has social anxiety but has a new boyfriend.
When speaking on her departure from the show, Micucci said that when she signed on to do the show, she wasn’t sure if she would become a series regular.
On Express, Micucci said, “I don’t know what the next step is. They thought of me for Lucy because I auditioned for Amy years ago, and they liked me and kept me in the back of their minds. When this character came up, that’s how I ended up playing Lucy. I’m so excited to be playing this role.”
As far as how fans of the show received her character, the majority response seemed to find Lucy to be annoying. On the Reddit subforum r/bigbangtheory, one commenter stated, “I honestly thought she was annoying too, I’m kinda glad that Raj didn’t end up with her…”
Another commenter echoed the same sentiment, “She is downright annoying. I get that she has social anxiety, but Rajesh Koothrappali deserved more…”
Not only is Kate a talented musician, comedian and actress, she is also a prodigious voice actress as well and has appeared in numerous cartoons and animated series. Here’s a quick run down of her more notable voice acting roles.
Motorcity is an animated series that ran on Disney from 2012 to 2013. The show centers on a futuristic Detroit where automobile transportation is banned by evil billionaire Abraham Kane, voiced by Mark Hamill.
Micucci voices Julie Kane, Abraham’s daughter who opposes her father’s views.
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo
Based on the original Scooby-Doo, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo is an animated series that follows the original gang on summer break together. The show ran for two seasons.
Miccui voiced Velma for both seasons of the show.
Airing on the Cartoon Network from 2017 to 2020, Unikitty! follows the adventures of Princess Unikitty and her friends.
Micucci voiced the character Dr. Fox, a scientist and one of Unikitty’s friends.
Micucci voiced Webby Vanderquack in the DuckTales reboot series. Miccui voiced Webby for fifty-five episodes.
What is Kate Micucci doing now?
Kate is still very much active as an actress and voice actress and has been in numerous projects for television and movies, including an up and coming anthology project by Guillermo del Toro. Here’s a few of her recent acting credits.
In 2022, Micucci played Mary the fast food woker at Mooby’s in Clerks 3, the third installment of the cult classic film Clerks.
Written and directed by Kevin Smith, the film also starred Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, and Amy Sedaris, with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith reprising their iconic roles as Jay and Silent Bob.
The film received generally positive reviews from fans and critics, and received a 6.1/10 on Rotten Tomatoes.
Cabinet of Curiosities
Set to premiere October 25, 2022 on Netflix is Guillermo del Toro’s anthology series Cabinet of Curiosities. The show is a collection of 8 horror stories and Micucci stars in the episode entitled “The Outside” alongside Martin Starr.
Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!
The Halloween themed HBO movie Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo allowed Micucci to reprise her role as the voice of Velma.
After much speculation, the movie confirmed that Velma was LGBTQ as she seems to have taken an interest in Coco Diablo, voiced by Myrna Velasco.
Drawings and NFTs
Micucci’s creativity is not limited to acting and music. On her Instagram page, Playin’ with Miccui, she features her own drawings and comics that are both endearing and a little odd.
Her ten-panel comic “Lost Heart” was turned into an NFT and launched on the Ethereum blockchain in March 2022.
Miccuci married Jake Sinclair in February 2018. Sinclair is a musician, producer, and songwriter who has worked with Panic! at the Disco, Weezer, Pink, Sia, Keith Urban, and many others. They have a son together who was born in January 2020.
You can keep up with Kate on her Instagram where she actively post about her life and her career.