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Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian and vlogger best known for starring in minor roles on the American fantasy drama TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural, in addition to writing, producing and starring in her own web comedy series The Guild and co-creating the premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry.
Day made her acting debut through a minor character role in the 2001 film Strings and continued to make inroads by landing various gigs in TV series and direct-to-TV films throughout the 2000s, most notably in an eight episode arc in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From 2007 to 2013, Day created, produced and starred in the original web comedy series The Guild. In 2008, she co-starred in the popular musical web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog along with Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. In 2012, she made her first guest star appearance on Supernatural as an I.T. specialist named Charlie Bradbury, and due to the lasting popularity of her character, Day has made additional appearances in four episodes over three seasons. Furthermore, Day has also ventured into voice acting for video games, including Rock of the Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, Dragon Age II and Guild Wars 2.
In July 2007, Day launched an original web comedy series titled “The Guild,” which follows the lives of Codex (played by Felicia Day), a Priestess member of an online gaming guild and violinist, and five of her fellow guild-mates who met each other while playing a fictional MMORPG similar to World of Warcraft.
Since its YouTube premiere in 2007, the series ran a new episode on the first week of every month over six seasons, before eventually reaching its conclusion with the finale episode in 2013. During its six-year run, The Guild was named by Rolling Stone as one of “The Net’s Best Serial Shows” in 2009 and nominated for two Producer Guild Awards in Outstanding Web Series and Outstanding Digital Series in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
On March 11th, 2008, Day launched her personal YouTube channel as a place to showcase a variety of non-episodic video blogs, including personal video clips from her foreign travels, behind-the-scenes footage from The Guild and even recordings of her Google Hangout sessions for her paranormal romance book club “Vaginal Fantasy.” As of February 2014, Day’s most viewed YouTube video to date is her unboxing of an advanced copy of the collectors’ edition of Guild Wars 11, originally uploaded on August 7th, 2012, which has more than 520,000 views (shown below, bottom right).
Geek and Sundry
In March 2012, Day announced her plan to launch Geek & Sundry, a premium YouTube channel co-founded by Day, along with Kim Evey and Sheri Bryant, as part of YouTube’s Original Channel Initiative. Since its launch on April 2nd, 2012, Geek & Sundry has produced well over a dozen of web series, some fictional and others non-fictional, as well as the sixth and final season of The Guild. Day is closely involved with the production of several different shows on Geek & Sundry, including Co-Optitude, a program hosted by Day and her brother Ryon with a focus on retro video games, Taking Comics, a comic book-focused show hosted by Amy Dallen, and TableTop, a board game-themed show hosted by actor Wil Wheaton and guest starring Day. On April 24th, 2013, Geek & Sundry launched its secondary channel with a weekly vlog program covering a wide range of geek-related topics, such as cosplay, gaming, literature and DIY culture. As of February 2014, Geek & Sundry’s main and vlog channels have more than 850,000 subscribers and 72,000 subscribers, respectively.
Felicia Day was born on June 28th, 1979, in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in mathematics and violin performance.
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