Kate was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a child, she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano.
In college, Kate majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College.
After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii, Kate decided to go to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she made more puppets and received a B.A. in Studio Art. During this time, Kate also had a paying job building sandcastles in Santa Monica.
Kate Micucci is one half of the comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates (along with Riki Lindhome) The girls were identified as “Ten to Watch” in comedy by Daily Variety. Together they are developing a project for themselves to star in at HBO. Separately, Kate’s TV credits include RAISING HOPE, BORED TO DEATH, and TIL DEATH (multiple episodes of all).
Riki was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania but grew up primarily in Portville, New York (near Buffalo). Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, Embedded, which played at the Public Theater in New York City, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor's Gang Theater in Los Angeles. Shortly after, Clint Eastwood cast her in her first film role, as Mardell Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. She also wrote and directed the award-winning short, Life is Short. Since then, she has guest starred on Pushing Daisies, Criminal Minds, Big Bang Theory, Nip/Tuck, Bones, Drop Dead Diva, House M.D., and had a recurring role on Gilmore Girls. She performs regularly in the LA-based comedy duo, Garfunkel and Oates, who were named one of the 2010 Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety and top "Comediennes You Should Know" by Comedy.com.