Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March 5: Actress & Singer Riki Lindhome, Garfunkel and Oates, "Big Bang Theory" & Harper in “Enlightened”- is 34-years-old today.


Erica "Riki" Lindhome was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania in 1979 and grew up in Portville, New York.

Lindhome studied at Syracuse University and was part of the sketch comedy group "Syracuse Live.” After graduating in 2000, Lindhome was able to land a small role on the sitcom Titus and a minor role in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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, 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.” 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 television series including The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and Pushing DaisiesIn 2009, she starred in the feature film remake of Wes Craven's classic The Last House on the Left.

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.” She also had a recurring role as
"Harper"on the HBO series, Enlightened, staring Laura Dern. 


For more about Riki, visit her Website at -



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