Kate Micucci (pronounced /mɨˈkuːtʃi/) born March 31, 1980) is an American actress, comedian and singer-songwriter, whose first major television exposure was as Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, and later as Shelly in Raising Hope. She is half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates.
Born in New Jersey, Micucci was raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, where she first learned to play classical piano. She graduated in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School. She then received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Studio Art in 2003 from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. As of 2008, she resides in Los Angeles. Micucci graduated from high school with rock musician Jordan White; her mother taught her classical piano.
Her TV credits include numerous television commercials, as well as Toni the barista on NBC's Four Kings, and guest roles on Malcolm in the Middle, 'Til Death, How I Met Your Mother, Cory in the House, Campus Ladies, and recurring roles on Scrubs and Raising Hope. Her film credits include The Last Hurrah, Bart Got a Room and When in Rome. She plays "Lily the IT girl" on Elevator Show...
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