Kulap Vilaysack

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Kulap Vilaysack

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Kulap Vilaysack
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Vilaysack after recording an episode of Who Charted?
Born Kulap Tukta Vilaysack
(1980-05-11) May 11, 1980 (age 37)[1]
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer, podcast host
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Scott Aukerman
Parent(s) Inhpeng and Bouaphet (née Sanavongsai)[2]
Website http://kulapvilaysack.com/

Kulap Tukta Vilaysack (/ˈklɑːp.vˈlsɑːk/ KOO-lahp-v-LEYE-sahk; born May 11, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the co-host of the Who Charted? podcast on the Earwolf network.

Early life[edit]

Vilaysack was born in Washington, D.C. after her Laotian parents arrived from a refugee camp in Thailand. Her family soon moved to the Twin Cities, settling in the suburb of Eagan, Minnesota. She is of Lao, Chinese, Indian, and Thai descent. She has two younger sisters, Anita and Alyssa.[3]

After graduating from high school, Vilaysack moved to Los Angeles where she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and received an associate’s degree. She later took classes and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.[2] She was also the co-founder of the Los Angeles/Silverlake-based alternative comedy variety show, “Garage Comedy”.

Career[edit]

Vilaysack’s acting work includes a recurring role as “Nurse Kulap” on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Other television guest appearances include Bob’s Burgers, The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, The Hotwives of Orlando, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Reno 911! and Whitney. In 2007, she briefly worked as an associate producer on America’s Got Talent.

With comedian Howard Kremer, she co-hosts the podcast Who Charted? on the Earwolf network.

Vilaysack is the creator and showrunner of the reality show spoof Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, which premiered in early 2016 as part of the launch of NBC‘s streaming platform Seeso. Other executive producers on the project include Scott Aukerman, Robert Ben Garant, and Thomas Lennon.

Personal life[edit]

Vilaysack with husband, Scott Aukerman, and their dog, Rocky.

Vilaysack is married to comedian Scott Aukerman.

Vilaysack is currently directing a documentary about her family tree entitled Origin Story with post production continuing in 2016. The film incorporates the character Katharsis of The Movement, a superhero based on Vilaysack created by author Gail Simone.[4]

Other[edit]

Vilaysack and comedian June Diane Raphael are the founders and directors of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCB)-associated “UCB Corps” community, a volunteer charity organization. Vilaysack and Raphael organize charity events and projects to help improve the community, with the help of volunteers and other UCB performers “who want to make our world a better place”.[5]

In 2015 Vilaysack was named as one of Playboy‘s “32 Hottest Comediennes.”[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Run Ronnie Run Gay Female Military Type #2 Uncredited
2009 Spooner Asian Corporate
I Love You, Man Zooey’s Friend
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard Blowout Customer #2 Uncredited
2010 Peep World Lily
2014 Welcome to Me Grace Dao
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Asia Street Comedy Various characters 3 episodes
2006 Fire Guys Hot Pi Episode #1.3
The Office Nikki Episode: “A Benihana Christmas
2007 The Very Funny Show Various / Ian’s Date 2 episodes
The Right Now! Show Various TV movie
2008–2012 Childrens Hospital Nurse Kulap / Nurse Sandy / Kulap 8 episodes
2008 The McCaingels Tze Lan O’Reilly Series regular
Downer’s Grove Jane Episode: “Independent Brett”
Brothers & Sisters Gail 2 episodes
2009 American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk TV series short
Reno 911! Stewardess 1 Episode: “Extradition to Thailand”
Single Dads Molly Episode: “Brian Gets a Girlfriend”
The New Adventures of Old Christine Nurse Episode: “The Mole”
Secret Girlfriend Ling Episode: “You Get a New Girlfriend”
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program. Carly Episode: “A Fairly Attractive Mind”
The Wanda Sykes Show Staffer #2 Episode #1.18
$#*! My Dad Says Woman Episode: “Make a Wish”
2011 Traffic Light Bartender 2 episodes
Whitney Waitress Episode: “Two Broke-Up Guys”
2012 Bob’s Burgers Rupa (voice) Episode: “The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene
Happy Endings Nicole Episode: “To Serb with Love”
Parks and Recreation Ulani Episode: “Ben’s Parents”
2013–2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Various 6 episodes
2013 Tiny Commando Translator Aide 2 episodes
Married Single Divorced Show Herself Episode: “Sacking Up with Kulap Vilaysack”
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Carmelotta 2 episodes
Rubberhead Girl 3 (segment “Lisa”) TV movie
BoJack Horseman Film Crew Assistant (voice) Episode: “One Trick Pony”
Garfunkel and Oates Laura Episode: “Road Warriors”
2016–2017 Love Rebecca 3 episodes
2016–present Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Cassandra Episode: “Uncle Jerry”
Also creator, executive producer, writer, director
2016 Take My Wife Danielle 2 episodes
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nightmare Episode: “Crime & Punishment”
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