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19 Adorable Facts You Did Not Know About Felicia Day

1. Felicia Day (born Kathryn Felicia Day) is an American actress, comedian, and writer.

2. On TV, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and had a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural.

3. She has acted in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

4. She is the star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, a show loosely based on her life as a gamer.

5. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption.

6. Day was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012.

7. She began her acting career at the age of 8 when she starred as Scout in a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird.

8. She studied operatic singing and ballet professionally, performing at concerts and competitions nationwide.

9. She was a National Merit Scholar (1995) Day was accepted to the Juilliard School of Music but chose to attend the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship in violin performance.

10. Much of her work on The Guild web series was based on her personal experience with video games, especially when she played World of Warcraft.

11. She landed several roles in various short and independent films as well as commercials and guest spots on television shows, including Undeclared and Maybe It’s Me.

12. These parts propelled her to larger roles: a part in the film Bring It On Again, the starring role in June, and a recurring guest spot as potential Slayer Vi on television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a recurring role that is still occasionally used in that show’s eighth season comic book series.

13. In HBO’s 2005 biopic of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Warm Springs, Day’s singing was featured when her wheelchair-bound character serenaded a dinner group with “I Won’t Dance”.

14. Day is the creator, writer, and star of The Guild, Its second season premiered on Microsoft’s three major video channels Xbox Live, MSN Video and The Zune Marketplace after Microsoft made a deal with The Guild, allowing Day, her cast, and her crew to be paid for their work.

15. Day also created a song and music video called “(Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar”, featuring the cast dressed up as their in-game personae.

16. A second song and Bollywood style video “Game On” was released prior to the premiere of the fourth season of The Guild.

17. A third and final music video, called “I’m the One That’s Cool”, features the members of the cast in the guise of an alternative band performing at a local venue, intercut with scenes of the cast as younger versions of their characters experiencing bullying at the hands of “cooler” and more popular kids while at school.

18. The Guild has won multiple awards, including the Greenlight Award for Best Original Digital Series Production at the South by Southwest festivals, the Yahoo!

19. In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, “Geek & Sundry,” on April 2.

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