KELLY BACON

Kelly Bacon is an Enneagram Personality Type Four, The Nonconformist. She values depth and originality. The words that are most often used when “typing” her as an actress are: artistic, creative, soulful, thought-provoking, innocent, philosophical, romantic, and avant-garde. She is sometimes seen as the ingénue. Kelly Térè Bacon was born in San
Actress (16 credits)
 2016 Awkward. (TV Series)
Blogger

Girls Gone Viral (2016) … Blogger
Best Friends for Never (2016) … Blogger
 2015 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Student

Creatures of the Night (2015) … Student (uncredited)
 2014-2015 Grey’s Anatomy (TV Series)
Nurse

Time Stops (2015) … Nurse (uncredited)
One Flight Down (2015) … Nurse (uncredited)
Change of Heart (2014) … Nurse (uncredited)
I’m Winning (2014) … Nurse (uncredited)
 2015 Scandal (TV Series)
Student

It’s Good to Be Kink (2015) … Student (uncredited)
The Lawn Chair (2015) … Student (uncredited)
 2014 Amerikan Violence
Vanessa
 2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Nurse

Dead in His Tracks (2014) … Nurse (uncredited)
The Fallen (2014) … Nurse (uncredited)
 2014 New Girl (TV Series)
Cruise Guest

Cruise (2014) … Cruise Guest (uncredited)
 2014 Glee (TV Series)
New Yorker / Dance Party Girl

Tested (2014) … New Yorker (uncredited)
New Directions (2014) … Dance Party Girl (uncredited)
 2014 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Reporter

The Wall (2014) … Reporter (uncredited)
 2014 Chaos in the Valley (Short)
Flora
 2013 Approaching Midnight
Girl (uncredited)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful
Emerald City Woman (uncredited)
 2012 Rasha (TV Series)
Zayza Veerose (2012-2013)
 2011 Have a Little Faith (TV Movie)
Thanksgiving Family Member (uncredited)
 2010/II Conviction
Law Student (uncredited)
 2010 Annabelle & Bear
Model
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Tessa de Josselin

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Tessa de Josselin

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Tessa de Josselin
Born (1989-04-13) 13 April 1989 (age 28)
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present

Tessa de Josselin (born 13 April 1989) is an Australian actress. She left her job as an environmental planner to pursue a career in acting. Shortly after joining an acting agency, de Josselin appeared in an episode of Tricky Business and was cast as Samantha “Sam” Hazelton in children’s drama In Your Dreams. In 2015, de Josselin appeared as Macy in Ready for This and Anna Conigrave in the feature film Holding the Man. From April 2015, de Josselin began starring in the long-running soap opera Home and Away as Billie Ashford. She departed the cast in 2016 and her last scenes aired in February 2017.

Early life[edit]

Tessa de Josselin was born in Narrabeen on 13 April 1989.[1][2] She has an older brother, Paul.[3] de Josselin attended Manly High School and joined the Australian Theatre for Young People, where she received her first acting role in a production of Debra Oswald‘s Skate.[4] She later enrolled at Sydney University, where she studied a combined arts and environmental sciences degree.[5] She went on to work for the New South Wales Government and two grassroots organisations based in the Northern Beaches.[6] De Josselin has been surfing since she was six years old.[4] She is a member of the North Narrabeen Boardriders team, who compete in the Australian women’s Surf Tag Championships.[3][7][8] She also has a black belt in Taekwondo.[6]

Career[edit]

After she grew unhappy with her job as an environmental planner, de Josselin joined an acting agency.[9][4] After a guest appearance in Tricky Business,[1] de Josselin was cast in the lead role of Samantha “Sam” Hazelton in the children’s drama In Your Dreams.[9][10] The series is shot in both Australia and Germany, and the second season aired in 2014.[6][4] De Josselin also appeared in two short films, Drift and Nerds in Love.[11]

In late 2014, de Josselin joined the cast of soap opera Home and Away as Billie Ashford, the younger sister of established character Martin Ashford (played by George Mason).[11] She made her first screen appearance on 27 April 2015.[12] De Josselin admitted to a TV Week writer that she had found some of Billie’s storylines “challenging”, particularity an arc where Billie falsely accused another character of sexual assault.[9] The actress departed the show in 2016 and Billie’s exit storyline aired in February 2017.[13]

2015 saw de Josselin make recurring appearances in the teen drama Ready for This as “roller-derby enthusiast” Macy.[14] Macy is also a lesbian, and de Josselin was pleased with the development, commenting that “there aren’t many gay roles being written for young adults on commercial tv.”[6] De Josselin also appeared as Anna Conigrave in the Neil Armfield directed film Holding the Man, alongside Ryan Corr and Guy Pearce.[5] Following her departure from Home and Away, De Josselin joined the cast of SBS crime thriller Dead Lucky, alongside Rachel Griffiths.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Tricky Business Krista Episode: “Secrets and Lies”
2013 Drift Pele Short film
2013 Nerds In Love Jess Short film
2013–2014 In Your Dreams Samantha Hazelton
2015 Holding the Man Anna Conigrave Feature film
2015 Ready for This Macy
2015–2017 Home and Away Billie Ashford Main cast; Seasons 28–30

KARINA BANNO

Karina Banno is an actress and assistant director, known for Friday on My Mind (2017), Home and Away (1988) and Circle of Lies (2012).
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Actress (14 credits)
 2018 Phenomena (Short) (post-production)
Emma
 2017/VI Portrait (Short) (post-production)
The Guest
 2017 Second Best (Short) (completed)
Velika Bortsov
 2016 In the Red (Short) (completed)
Jesse
 2017 Friday on My Mind (TV Mini-Series)
Sharon

Episode #1.1 (2017) … Sharon
 2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Video Game)
Yoga Girl
 2015 Let’s Talk About (TV Mini-Series)
Birthing Class Member
 2014 Love Song Devotions (Short)
Georgie
 2012-2013 Deadly Women (TV Series documentary)
Rachel Barber / Natasha Cornett

Heartless Souls (2013) … Rachel Barber
Teen Terror (2012) … Natasha Cornett
 2013 Dark Minds (TV Series documentary)
Laura Miller

The Texas Killing Field (2013) … Laura Miller
 2012 Circle of Lies
Linda
 2012 Kids’ Games (Video short)
Sister
 2012 Watch with Mother (TV Series)
Jess

Episode #1.2 (2012) … Jess
 2005 Home and Away (TV Series)
Young Cassie

Episode #1.3940 (2005) … Young Cassie
Episode #1.3938 (2005) … Young Cassie

RAECHELLE BANN0

Raechelle Banno is an actress and writer, known for Exposure (2013), Home and Away (1988) and In Your Dreams (2013).
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Actress (5 credits)
 2018 Phenomena (Short) (post-production)
Emma
 2017 Second Best (Short) (completed)
Nouchka Bortsov
 2015-2017 Home and Away (TV Series)
Olivia Fraser Richards

Episode #1.6790 (2017) … Olivia Fraser Richards
Episode #1.6786 (2017) … Olivia Fraser Richards
Episode #1.6785 (2017) … Olivia Fraser Richards
Episode #1.6784 (2017) … Olivia Fraser Richards
Episode #1.6781 (2017) … Olivia Fraser Richards
 2013/V Exposure (Short)
Young Edie
 2013 In Your Dreams (TV Series)
Courtney

Verliebter Jack (2013) … Courtney
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 2013/V Exposure (Short) (written by)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 2013/V Exposure (Short) (producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2017 Everybody Else Is Taken (Short) (special thanks)

PHILIPPA NORTHEAST

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Actress (3 credits)
 2016/IV Tender (Short) (completed)
Sarah
 2013-2017 Home and Away (TV Series)
Evelyn MacGuire

Episode #1.6666 (2017) … Evelyn MacGuire
Episode #1.6622 (2017) … Evelyn MacGuire
Episode #1.6621 (2017) … Evelyn MacGuire
Episode #1.6620 (2017) … Evelyn MacGuire
Episode #1.6616 (2017) … Evelyn MacGuire
 2003 Skithouse (TV Series)
Various Characters

Episode #1.1 (2003) … Various Characters
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2017 Everybody Else Is Taken (Short) (special thanks)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)
 2016 The Morning Show (TV Series)
Evelyn MacGuire

Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) … Evelyn MacGuire

Isabella Giovinazzo

Isabella Giovinazzo

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Isabella Giovinazzo
Born Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present
Notable work Home and Away
Spouse(s) Charlie Ford (m. 2015; separated 2016)

Isabella Giovinazzo is an Australian actress. She is best known for her role as Phoebe Nicholson in the Australian Seven Network drama Home and Away.

Early and personal life[edit]

Giovinazzo was born in Melbourne.[1] Her father is a music composer and educator of Italian descent. She is the oldest of three sisters.[2]

Giovinazzo completed her secondary education at Melbourne Girls’ College. After graduating, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Melbourne. However, during her first semester at university, she deferred her studies, choosing, instead, to travel Europe, spending an extended period in the Calabrian town where her paternal grandparents were born and grew up.[2]

After her return to Melbourne, Giovinazzo, decided to resume her studies and focus more explicitly on the film industry and, in particular, writing and directing. She enrolled in a Bachelor of Film and Television degree at Swinburne University of Technology.[1] While at film school, she was often called upon to act in films under the direction of fellow students. As this progressed, she developed an interest in the craft of acting. After the completion of her degree, she decided to focus on developing her acting skills, and took night classes at a number of private acting schools in Melbourne, Howard Fine and 16th Street, among others.[2]

Giovinazzo married her partner Charlie Ford in 2015.[3] The couple separated in August 2016.[4]

Giovinazzo is in a relationship with her Home and Away co-star James Stewart.[5]

Career[edit]

As a film student, she directed a number of short films.[6] She co-wrote the documentary Chong’s World with Ella Carey, and it was selected for inclusion in the St Kilda Film Festival.[2] After the completion of her degree, when her attention turned more to acting, she wrote, produced, and played the lead role in the short film Swim that was also selected for inclusion in the St. Kilda Film Festival.[2][6][7] It later screened at the Byron Bay Film Festival, and aired on the Australian television network SBS.[6]

In November 2013, it was announced that Giovinazzo had joined the cast of soap opera Home and Away, marking her first major acting job.[8] She relocated to Sydney for the role,[6] began filming mid-2013, and made her first appearance in the series in the November 2013 season finale. She plays the impulsive singer/ songwriter Phoebe Nicholson, who leaves Melbourne when she learns her former boyfriend is putting on a music festival in the fictional town of Summer Bay.[8] She left in May 2017 after 3 and a half years.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wee Jimmy Marcella Television film
2002 Out of Darkness Alice Short Film
2012 One of Many Night Stands Lotty Short Film
2012 Him Behind Her Marianne Short Film
2012 Swim She Short Film; also writer and producer
2013–2017 Home and Away Phoebe Nicholson Main role

Alessandra Torresani

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Alessandra Torresani

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Alessandra Torresani
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Torresani in April 2009
Born Alessandra Olivia Toreson
(1987-05-29) May 29, 1987 (age 30)
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Other names Alessandra Toreson
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Alessandra Torresani (born Alessandra Olivia Toreson; May 29, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica and Claire in The Big Bang Theory. Prior to 2007, she was credited as Alessandra Toreson.

Early life[edit]

Alessandra Olivia Toreson was born on May 29, 1987 in Palo Alto, California.[1] Her mother, Marcia Glow, was a CEO, while her father, James Sylvester Toreson, ran startup tech companies.[2] She began studying dancing and singing when she was two years old. At the age of 8, she landed a job doing interviews between cartoons on The WB Television Network. She holds a black belt in taekwondo.[3]

Career[edit]

Torresani’s television debut was at age nine when she hosted the “Kids’ WB Club” for San Francisco’s KBWB (Channel 20). She co-starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Going to the Mat. Her other television credits include guest appearances on Even Stevens, JAG, ER, The War at Home, Malcolm In The Middle, Arrested Development, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation among others. In May 2008, Torresani was cast as Zoe Graystone in Syfy‘s Caprica,[4] a prequel spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, which debuted in 2009.

In 2009, Rolling Stone announced that she was cast to play Lita Ford in The Runaways, a biopic about the all-girl punk band of the same name.[5] Variety later reported that it was Scout Taylor-Compton who would play Ford.[6] In 2010, Torresani was featured as a Girl of Maxim.[7]

In 2013 Torresani starred in the comedy web series Husbands, which first aired on September 13, 2011.[8]

In 2016, she made several appearances on The Big Bang Theory, playing the role of bartender and aspiring screenwriter, Claire.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Lost and Found Park Girl
2000 Mad Song Alex
2000 Baby Bedlam Becky
2010 Annie Goes Boating Annie Short film
2012 Playback Brianna
2012 American Horror House Daria
2013 The Moment Emma
2016 Car Dogs Sheri

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 KaBlam! n/a Episode: “Brothers Tiki
1998 ER Kate Episode: “Stuck on You”
1999 Working Tiffany Episode: “The Prodigy”
1999 My Last Love Emma Movie
2000 Popular Emily/Emma Episode: “Baby, Don’t Do It!”
2000 Even Stevens Mimi Nagurski Episode: “Luscious Lou”
2003 Newton Holly Pryor Movie
2001, 2003 Malcolm in the Middle Sara Coleman/Kirsten Episodes: “Malcolm’s Girlfriend”, “Thanksgiving”
2004 Going to the Mat Mary Beth Rice Movie
2004 JAG Susan Smithfield Episode: “Coming Home”
2004 Arrested Development Ann Veal Episode: “Let ‘Em Eat Cake“, character was portrayed by Mae Whitman in every other appearance
2004 Grounded for Life Carolyn Episode: “I’m Looking Through You”
2005 Love, Inc. Holly Episode: “Major Dad”
2005 The War at Home Alison Episode: “The Bigger They Come”
2006 Grand Union Meaghan McBride Movie
2007 Bones Teenaged Girl Elf Episode: “The Santa in the Slush”
2008 Happy Campers Dylan Dixon Movie
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Jordan Cowan Episode: “The Turk”
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bree Lindale Episode: “Turn, Turn, Turn
2009–2010 Caprica Zoe Graystone Series regular (16 episodes)
2011 RuPaul’s Drag Race Herself/Guest judge Episode: “Queens in Space”
2011 Warehouse 13 Meagan Reese Episode: “Shadows
2011–2013 Husbands Haley 8 episodes
2011 American Horror Story Stephanie Boggs Episodes: “Halloween: Part 2“, “Piggy Piggy
2014 Two and a Half Men Kathy Episode: “Thirty-Eight, Sixty-Two, Thirty-Eight”
2015 The Fosters Brooke Season 3. 3 episodes
2015 Workaholics Crystal Episode: “Dorm Daze”
2016-2017 The Big Bang Theory Claire Recurring (season 9)
Guest (season 10)
2016 Lucifer Naomi Episode: “Pops”

Dora Madison Burge

Dora Madison Burge

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Dora Madison Burge
Born Dora Madison Burge
(1990-10-17) October 17, 1990 (age 27)
Hutto, Texas, U.S.
Other names Dora Madison
Education Round Rock Christian Academy
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Dora Madison Burge (born October 17, 1990), sometimes credited professionally as Madison Burge and Dora Madison, is an American actress. She is known for starring as Becky Sproles on the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights from 2009 to 2011. She starred as Jessica “Chili” Chilton on the NBC drama Chicago Fire from 2015 to 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Burge was born in Hutto, Texas,[1] as the youngest of six children. She attended Round Rock Christian Academy and was accepted to the University of North Texas but deferred to pursue a career in acting.[2] She is also an aspiring singer and lyricist who dabbles with banjo percussion.

Career[edit]

After appearing in a number of short films, in 2009, Burge made her television debut as Becky Sproles in the NBC/DirecTV drama Friday Night Lights in the fourth season until the show ended with the fifth season in 2011. According to a local interview, Burge said prior to being cast, she did not watch the show, but that did not limit her abilities when auditioning for the part as she was “so right on” for the role.[2]

In 2011, Burge appeared in the religious sports drama Seven Days in Utopia, and appeared as Lexi Samuels in three episodes of the first season of the ABC Family drama The Lying Game.

Also in 2011, Burge appeared in the horror comedy Humans vs Zombies, based on the live action role-playing game.

In 2012, Burge appeared in the family movie Cowgirls n Angels and actually performed some of the stunts on horseback.

In 2013, she appeared in another family movie My Dog Champion.

In 2013, Burge appeared in My Jerusalem‘s music video “Mono”. She also had a recurring role in the eighth and final season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter as Niki Walters, the daughter of Vince Masuka (C.S. Lee).

In 2014, Burge had a recurring role as Zoe in seven episodes of the short-lived CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed, which starred her former Friday Night Lights co-stars Aimee Teegarden and Grey Damon.[3] That same year, she played Dora in the Sasquach horror film Exists directed by Eduardo Sánchez.[4]

In 2015, Burge joined the cast of the NBC drama Chicago Fire, replacing Charlie Barnett who played Peter Mills as Jessica “Chili” Chilton, the paramedic in charge in the third season. Burge was added to the main cast in the fourth season. In 2016, her character was written out of the show.[5]

In 2017, she appeared in the Viceland series What Would Diplo Do? opposite James Van Der Beek.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dear Viddy Hasna Short film
2006 Jumping Off Bridges Student
2007 The Substitute Student Short film
2007 Trick or Treat Teen Girl #1 Short film
2009 Wasting Away
2009 One More Chance Short film
2011 The Man Who Never Cried Janie Short film
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Luke’s Sister
2011 Humans vs. Zombies Tommi
2012 Cowgirls ‘n Angels Kansas
2013 Formosa TX Mina Short film
2013 My Dog the Champion Madison
2014 Exists Dora
2014 Lily and Lucille’s Hip Creature Emily Caruso Short film
2014 The Loft Zoe Trauner
2015 Erased Short film; voice
2015 Divine Access Amber
2016 Everybody Wants Some!! Val
2016 Chee and T Franco
2017 Song to Song Denise Completed
2017 Night of the Babysitter The Babysitter In post-production
2017 The Honor Farm Laila In post-production
2017 Stars Are Already Dead Law Completed
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009–2011 Friday Night Lights Becky Sproles Series regular, 26 episodes
Recurring cast (season 4)
Main cast (season 5)
2011 The Lying Game Lexi Samuels Recurring role, 3 episodes
2012 Southland Tracy Haywood Episode: “Thursday”
2013 Dexter Niki Walters Recurring role, 8 episodes
2013 Ironside Episode: “Uptown Murders”
2014 Star-Crossed Zoe Recurring role, 7 episodes
2014 Chicago P.D. Alissa Martin Episode: “Call It Macaroni”
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Tilda Episode: “The Recruits”
2015–16 Chicago Fire Jessica “Chili” Chilton Series regular, 17 episodes
Recurring cast (season 3)
Main cast (season 4)
2015–16 Chicago Med Jessica “Chili” Chilton Recurring role, 2 episodes
2017 What Would Diplo Do? Karen Main role

KATE FOLGER

Katie Folger is an actress and writer, known for Day 5 (2016), Zero Charisma (2013) and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014).
Actress (23 credits)
 2018 Foxy Trot (Short) (completed)
Maddy
 2017 Boxes (Video short) (post-production)
 2016-2017 Day 5 (TV Series)
Meredith

Dawn (2017) … Meredith
Apnea (2017) … Meredith
Parasomnia (2017) … Meredith
Sleepwalkers (2017) … Meredith
Circadian Rhythms (2017) … Meredith
 2017 The Honor Farm
Annie
 2016 Crunch Time (TV Mini-Series)
Nursing Student #3

The Moruga (2016) … Nursing Student #3
 2016 The Golden Rut
Tori the Barista
 2016 6 Bullets to Hell (voice)
 2016 Beyond Inclusion (Short)
Tavi
 2015 The Get Together (Short)
Environmentalist
 2015 Baby and the Big Tent (Short)
Baby
 2015 Divine Access
Drunk Girl #2
 2015 Results
Riley
 2014 iBlade (TV Mini-Series)
Kate

Part 3 (2014) … Kate
Part 2 (2014) … Kate
Part 1 (2014) … Kate
 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
Libby

Blood Runs Thick (2014) … Libby
Pilot (2014) … Libby
 2014 Keith & Heath (Short)
Kaitlyn
 2013 Blessed (Video short)
Katie
 2013 Zero Charisma
Kendra
 2013 Hell No (Short)
Cheerleader
 2012 Drink (Short)
Irene
 2012 Sixth Street (TV Movie)
Carrie

Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer

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Vanessa Bayer
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Vanessa Bayer at 2015 benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Born Vanessa Polster Bayer[1]
(1981-11-14) November 14, 1981 (age 36)[2]
Orange, Ohio, U.S.
Education University of Pennsylvania
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Comedian
Years active 2009–present

Vanessa Polster Bayer (born November 14, 1981 (1981-11-14))[2] is an American actress and comedian, best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, for which she earned a Primetime Emmy nomination as well as for supporting roles in the films Trainwreck (2015), Office Christmas Party (2016) and Carrie Pilby (2016).

Early life[edit]

Bayer was born and raised in Orange, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, to a Reform Jewish family.[3] She is the daughter of Carolyn (née Polster) and Todd Bayer.[4]

At the age of 15, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Bayer stated that while battling the disease, she discovered the meaning of “comic relief”. “I don’t know if it made me funnier, but it was so amazing, how it made everything be O.K.,” she said.[5]

Bayer graduated from Orange High School in 2000[6] and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in communications and French,[7] graduating in 2004.

Career[edit]

She currently[when?] collaborates[vague] with her brother Jonah on the web series Sound Advice for Above Average. Bayer stars as Janessa Slater, a media coach who helps famous musicians change their image.[8][9][10]

While attending college, Bayer interned on the television shows Sesame Street and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and participated in the cast of Bloomers, an all-female musical and sketch comedy troupe.[11] Bayer was part of the all-Jewish cast of Second City‘s stage show Jewsical: The Musical, a musical that presented a comedic take on Jewish life and culture.[12]

Bayer played the role of Kate Clark in the Chicago-based feature comedy Off the Cuff.[citation needed]

Bayer performed improvisational comedy at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, where she trained with SNL castmate Paul Brittain[3] as well as the Annoyance Theatre and Second City.[13]

Saturday Night Live[edit]

Bayer joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player on September 25, 2010. Beginning with the 2012–2013 season, Bayer was promoted to repertory status. She has been praised for her performance on the show, with HitFix calling her “one of the strongest members of the ensemble”[verify] and Rolling Stone calling her “Saturday Night Lives secret weapon”.[verify][citation needed] In 2014, she was nominated for an American Comedy Award for her work on the show.[citation needed] Bayer departed SNL on May 20, 2017 after seven years on the show and currently holds the record of the show’s longest-serving female cast member.[14] [15] She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for that season.[16]

Her recurring characters include:

  • Laura Parsons, a child actress always performing roles originally played by adults, including from Forrest Gump, The Wolf of Wall Street, Brokeback Mountain, and Dallas Buyers Club
  • Breckie, a former porn star who creates homemade commercials to obtain free luxury items alongside Cecily Strong
  • Rebecca Stern-Markowicz, a co-host of J-Pop America Fun Time Now which celebrates Japanese culture alongside Taran Killam and Jason Sudeikis
  • Miss Meadows, an unrealistically perky poetry teacher trying to connect with her delinquent students
  • An unnamed director of talk show Mornin’ Miami
  • Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, who appears on Weekend Update to perform a rehearsed speech (complete with forced jokes) about a given subject
  • Rachel Green from the sitcom Friends (and other characters from the show)
  • One of two workshop elves who perform their jobs poorly in the hope that their master will “punish” them, alongside Kenan Thompson
  • Dawn Lazarus, an inept meteorologist who appears on Weekend Update and struggles to discuss the weather.

Philanthropy[edit]

Bayer suffered from leukemia as a teenager. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish to send her family on vacation to Hawaii. As a former “Make-A-Wish kid”, Bayer continues to do work with the foundation. In 2015, she hosted the foundation’s “Evening of Wishes Dinner” to help raise funds for wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses.[4][17]

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Off the Cuff Kate Clark
2010 Stages of Emily Jocelyn Short film
2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin Superdawg Waitress
2013 Despicable Me 2 Flight Attendant Voice role
2015 Trainwreck Nikki
2016 Carrie Pilby Tara
Office Christmas Party Allison
2017 The Polka King
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010–17 Saturday Night Live Various Series regular
Nominated – 2014 American Comedy Award for Comedy Supporting Actress – TV
Nominated – 2014 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Female Performance in a Fiction Program
Nominated – 2015 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Female Performance in a Fiction Program
Nominated – 69th Primetime Emmy Awards (“Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series“)
2011 I Wanna Have Your Baby Connie Episode: “Corrine & Jerry”
2012 Sugarboy Chip’s wife
2013 The Mindy Project Mary Episode: “Sk8er Man”
2014 Comedy Bang! Bang! Susan Armhold Episode: “Patton Oswalt Wears a Black Blazer & Dress Shoes”
2014–15 Portlandia Various Episodes: “Sharing Finances”, “Late in Life Drug Use”, “You Can Call Me Al” and “The Storytellers”
2015 Man Seeking Woman Laura Episodes: “Traib” and “Lizard”
2015 The Awesomes Dr. Jill Stein-Awesome-Kaplan 4 episodes
2016 Drunk History Carrie Nation Episode: “Bar Fights”
Modern Family Marjorie Episode: “Snow Ball”
2017 The Simpsons Dr. Clarity Hoffman-Roth (voice) Episode: “A Father’s Watch