Casey Wilson

Active - 2017 - 2017  |   Born - Oct 24, 1980   |   Genres - Comedy

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A comedienne who got her start with a brief tenure on NBC's Saturday Night Live, actress-cum-playwright Casey Wilson laid claim to a prestigious educational pedigree that included enrollment at New York University's Tisch School for the Arts and further study at the exclusive Stella Adler School of Acting. She then teamed up with fellow comedy writer June Diane Raphael to co-author a sellout two-woman show, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, at Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. The production ran for 11 months, made the Aspen Comedy and Arts Festival, and won the covetable ECNY award for Best Comedic Duo for its two creators; it also drew the attention of SNL, and executive producer Lorne Michaels recruited Wilson as one of the program's in-house performers in 2008. By that point, Wilson had already branched out into feature-film activity, with small roles in Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration (2006) and Bob Odenkirk's The Brothers Solomon (2007); she and Raphael subsequently authored the script for the comedy Bride Wars, co-starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. In 2008, Wilson held a small role opposite John Malkovich and Colin Hanks in the showbiz drama The Great Buck Howard. She went on to appear in Julie & Julia, Killers, and Freak Dance. WIlson played the perpetually lovelorn Penny Hartz on ABC sitcom Happy Endings for three seasons before the critical darling was cancelled in 2013. She quickly rebounded with another sitcom, NBC's Marry Me, in 2014; unfortunately, the show was cancelled after only one season.