June Diane Raphael
January 4, 1980
Rockville Centre, New York, United States
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Writer, performer, improviser and actor-those are just a few of the words that sum up the multifaceted career of June Diane Raphael. Although she started out with New York's famed improvisational theater company, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Raphael soon branched out into the world of TV and movies. She has since landed recurring roles on "New Girl" (Fox, 2011- ), "Burning Love" (E!, 2013-14) and "NTSF:SD:SUV" (Adult Swim, 2011-13), and has co-written the feature-length comedies "Bride Wars" (2009) and "Ass Backwards" (2013). Raphael may not be a household name, but she's certainly gone on to become one of the most multitalented female comedians of her generation.Born and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, Raphael studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, before taking a few improv classes at UCB after graduation. It was there that she met Casey Wilson, and before long Raphael and Wilson were performing a popular two-woman show nightly on the UCB stage. Hollywood soon came calling, and in 2008 Raphael and Wilson were hired to write the wedding comedy, "Bride Wars" (2009). Despite being panned by critics, "Bride Wars" was a moderate success at the box office, opening up various other movie and TV writing opportunities for the duo. However, most of the those projects failed to ever see the light of day. Undeterred, Raphael continued honing her skills as a comedic actress, appearing in dozens of TV guest spots throughout the 2000s, as well as nabbing supporting roles in the feature comedies "Year One" (2009), "Going the Distance" (2010) and "Bachelorette" (2012). In 2011 Raphael landed a recurring part on Adult Swim's spoof procedural cop show, "NTSF:SD:SUV," which also stars her husband, actor Paul Scheer. The show, which stands for National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle, premiered its third season in July of 2013, with Raphael and Scheer both reprising their roles. During that fall, she and Wilson starred in the wacky comedy "Ass Backwards," which the duo co-wrote.
The Disaster ArtistRobyn/"Michelle"
Unfinished BusinessSusan Trunkman
Going the DistanceKaren
The Dry LandActor
Forgetting Sarah MarshallAnn at the Bar
The Wedding WeekendTed's Tammy
Girlfriend's DayKaren Lamb