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Garfunkel And Oates, The Last House on the Left
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Kate Micucci (best friend, Musical Comedy Partner), Diora Baird, Chris Hardwick (comic friend, Podcast Network Employer)
Erika "Riki" Lindhome (born March 5, 1979) is an American actress, comedian and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and Oates, Gilmore Girls, House, The Big Bang Theory and United States of Tara, and for the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates, which she formed with Kate Micucci. She hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She currently stars alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period.
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Erika Joan Lindhome
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Erika "Riki" Lindhome (born March 5, 1979) is an American actress, comedian and musician. She is best known for television roles in shows including Gilmore Girls, House, The Big Bang Theory and United States of Tara and, with Kate Micucci, formed the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. She hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It.
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, in 1979, and grew up in Portville, New York. She is of Swedish heritage. Lindhome studied at Syracuse University and was part of the sketch comedy group "Syracuse Live". After graduating in 2000, Lindhome embarked on an acting career and without an agent was able to land a small role on the sitcom Titus and a minor role in the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Performing as Garfunkel and Oates with Kate Micucci at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, 2009
In 2003 Lindhome got her first big break, earning a spot in Tim Robbins's Actor's Gang theater group and appearing in the play Embedded. She was one of four actors from the play to then be cast in the Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby, where she played Mardell Fitzgerald, the sister of main character Maggie Fitzgerald played by Hilary Swank.
In 2005 Lindhome played a recurring role on Gilmore Girls as Juliet, a classmate of Rory's (Alexis Bledel), and in 2006 wrote, produced and co-directed an award-winning short film called Life is Short which starred herself, Alexis Bledel, Samm Levine, and Seth MacFarlane. Lindhome also appeared in the 2006 film Pulse and in 2007 was one of many actresses to appear in the music video for Nickelback's "Rockstar". She also appeared in advertisements for McDonalds McGriddles, Saturn and Domino's Pizza.
In 2008 Lindhome had a minor role in the Angelina Jolie film Changeling playing the role of an "Examination Nurse". She continued to guest star on several popular television series including The Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds and Pushing Daisies. In 2009, she starred in the feature film remake of the Wes Craven classic The Last House on the Left.
During the 2007 writer's strike Lindhome decided to make sure her career was well-rounded, pursuing more writing and director opportunities. Lindhome performs as part of the Los Angeles area comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates with Kate "Oates" Micucci as Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome. In 2011 Lindhome co-wrote a video with Glee castmember Heather Morris for Funny or Die called "Nuthin' But A Glee Thang", a parody of the Dr. Dre song "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" featuring Snoop Dogg, co-starring Sofia Vergara and Glee castmembers Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Harry Shum, Jr. & Naya Rivera. She also hosts a Nerdist Industries podcast called "Making It".
In 2012, Lindhome turned her hand to Shakespeare, appearing as a villain in Joss Whedon's adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.
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Principato Young Entertainment, All Amercian Speakers
McDonald's McGriddles (2005), Saturn (2005), Miller beer (2005), Miller Genuine Draft (2006), Jack Link's Beef Jerky (2006), Honda (2006), Domino's Pizza (2007), La-Z-Boy (2008)
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