June Diane Raphael (born January 4, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, and screenwriter best known for starring in comedy programs such as Burning Love, Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV:: and in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie. Notable film work includes supporting roles in Year One and Unfinished Business, as well as her 2013 Sundance film Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner Casey Wilson. She also co-hosts the popular movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas.
Raphael was born and raised in Rockville Centre, New York, to Diane and John Raphael, where she graduated from South Side High School in 1998. She is of partial Irish descent and raised Catholic. She has two older sisters, Lauren and Deanna.
After high school, Raphael attended New York University (NYU), where she studied acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After graduating from NYU in 2002, she began studying improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. After performing the show at the "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival" in 2005, she was hired by New Regency Pictures to write Bride Wars and landed a development deal with UPN to create a sitcom pilot...
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