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June Diane Raphael
Biographical information
Born

January 4, 1980

Nationality

American

Gender

Female

Eye colour

Blue

Hair colour

Brown

Family

Parents - John and Diane Raphael; Husband - Paul Scheer

June Diane Raphael (born January 4, 1980) is an American comedic actress and screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for her work on the Adult Swim sketch series NTSF:SD:SUV and Yahoo! webseries Burning Love. She is married (since 2009) to comedian and screenwriter Paul Scheer, with whom she co-stars on NTSF and on a weekly movie review podcast titled How Did This Get Made?

She appears on New Girl as Sadie, Jess' lesbian gynecologist friend.

BiographyEdit

Raphael was born to parents John and Diane Raphael in Rockville Center, New York. She is the youngest of three girls, and has older sisters Lauren and Deanna. After high school, she attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to study acting, where she met actress Casey Wilson, who became Raphael's lifelong best friend and comedy partner. After college, the two women joined New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and there they wrote and performed a successful two-woman sketch show, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, for many years.

The girls' success in improv led to success on the big and small screen. In 2005, Raphael and Wilson moved to L.A., and were hired to pen the film Bride Wars (starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway), in which they both had supporting roles. The women are frequently asked to make comedic changes to scripts in development, and have written multiple romantic comedy scripts of their own that are still in the development stages. They also wrote and screened a female buddy comedy, starring themselves (as well as Alicia Silverstone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Cryer, and Bob Odenkirk) at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013, called Ass Backwards. It's set for a November 8, 2013 theatrical release.

Raphael's TV credits include guest roles on Wilson's former show, Happy Endings, Party Down, Animal Practice, and Flight of the Conchords, and she has had small roles in films including Zodiac, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Going the Distance. She has appeared Off-Broadway, and on stage with Wilson in a show they penned called The Realest Real Housewives, through the UCB Theater in Los Angeles.

She and Wilson are currently cowriting an ABC pilot in advance of the 2014 TV season, called DINKS. Raphael is also attached to star.

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