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Casey Wilson

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Casey Wilson was a series regular on the ABC sitcom "Happy Endings" and was twice nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for her performance on the show. Variety has called her one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch." 

Wilson was a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" for two seasons and has guest starred on HBO's "Bored to Death" and "How I Met Your Mother" on CBS. Her film credits include Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," Nora Ephron's "Julie and Julia," and Anne Fletcher's "The Guilt Trip." She is upcoming in Kyle Alvarez's indie feature "C.O.G." which is based on a short story by David Sedaris, "Claire's Cambodia" by writer/director Stacy Sherman, as well as "Me, Him, Her," from writer/director Max Landis. 

Wilson hails from Alexandria, VA, and is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. After graduation she co-wrote and performed (along with best gal pal June Raphael) the two-woman sketch comedy show, "Rode Hard and Put Away Wet" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Los Angeles. The show ran for eleven months, was an official selection of HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and was listed as a Critic's Pick in TimeOut NY. At UCB LA she created "The Realest Real Housewives' a staged reading of the Best of Bravo's Franchise."

Wilson and Raphael's comedy partnership branched out into the film world. They co-wrote "Bride Wars" starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. They play the leads in "Ass Backwards," an indie female road trip comedy which they also wrote together. It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Chris Nelson. 
Wilson and Raphael are currently developing for TV and have two script deals at ABC Studios. The first is titled "Dinks," which sold to the ABC network with "Happy Endings" showrunner Jonathan Groff attached. The second is titled "The Mason Twins," which sold to NBC. 

Wilson's other TV credits include Comedy Central's "Drunk History," Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SUV," and IFC's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" She has also done voiceover work on the animated shows "The Life & Times of Tim" on HBO and "American Dad!" on FOX. 

Wilson and her family run the Kathy Wilson Foundation, established in 2005 to honor her late mother's work assisting children with special needs.