June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson Join #BlogHer Healthy at Home
Holy sh*t, does virtual conferencing get better than this?
Comedy goddesses and a seriously dynamic duo June Diane Raphael from Grace and Frankie and The High Note and Casey Wilson from Black Monday and Happy Endings, are joining funny forces to take the virtual, #BlogHer20 Healthy at Home stage.
If you follow these two, you know that they’re pretty much attached at the hip. The pair have collaborated with each other on a multitude of projects including co-writing Bride Wars, June’s role in Casey’s directed short, Daddio, to writing and co-starring together in the laugh-out-loud funny 2013 film Ass Backwards. As much as we love everything these two touch together, their stand-alone accomplishments are equally impressive (and hilarious).
June Diane Raphael (or JDR as her contact will read in your phone if you sign up for her text-community newsletter) plays Brianna on Grace and Frankie, has thrice reprised her role in Netflix’s Big Mouth, and founded The Jane Club, a shared workspace for women in Los Angeles. She’s even co-written a book, “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World” — AKA, the politically-inclined lady’s guide to saving us all. June’s next film, The High Note, is set to release May 29th.
Casey Wilson is an actress, director, writer, the host of the Earwolf podcast “Bitch Sesh,” and an all-around phenomenal talent. She played Penny in Happy Endings, was a featured player on Saturday Night Live and can currently be seen in Showtime’s Black Monday with Don Cheadle and Regina Hall. Her aforementioned directed short, Daddio (which she also wrote and starred in) was featured at Sundance this past January.
We are so excited to welcome these two incredible women to our screens this month for our free digital event, #BlogHer Healthy at Home. Join them on May 20th for an empowering conversation on finding strength in female friendship from on-screen success to behind-the-scenes support & beyond, raising their families (shout-out boy-moms everywhere), and how they’re staying afloat during quarantine.
Register to attend for free and get ready to laugh your sweats off!
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. June currently co-stars in the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Brianna, Jane Fonda’s bold entrepreneurial daughter, which is going into its seventh and final season. Season six of the award-winning series premiered on January 15, 2020. She was recently seen opposite Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in Lionsgate’s comedy, Long Shot. In addition, June co-authored a book to help women get into politics titled, Represent : The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, which was released in September 2019.
Other notable achievements include the 2013 Sundance Film, Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner, Casey Wilson. Her guest star appearances bring in some of the seasons’ highest ratings thanks to her perfect comedic timing. Her extensive television credits include I’m Sorry, Fresh Off the Boat, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lady Dynamite, New Girl, The League, Flight of the Conchords, American Dad! and The Muppets ..
She has also appeared in films including The Disaster Artist, Blockers, Zodiac, Bachelorette, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. June found her niche and love of comedy after college when she went to work for UCB, first in New York and later in Los Angeles. It was in New York where Raphael and Wilson wrote their two-woman sketch show, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, that went on to run for 3 years at UCB.
She was recently seen in the Casey Wilson directed short, “Daddio”, and reprises her role on the Netflix hit series BigMouth. Additionally, she co-stars opposite Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson in the Focus Features/Working Title film, The High Note directed by Nisha Ganatra which will be released on May 29th, 2020.
June founded The Jane Club and The Connected Jane a shared digital workspace for women in Los Angeles. The workspace is the only one of its kind to offer professional, on-site childcare for working mothers. June resides in Los Angeles along with her husband Paul Scheer and their two children.
Casey Wilson is a Los Angeles-based actress, comedian, writer, producer and director best known for her starring role as Penny Harz in the ABC comedy series “Happy Endings,” for which she received two Critics’ Choice nominations and VARIETY called her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.”
Wilson can currently be seen starring opposite Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall in Showtime’s hit series, “Black Monday,” which is currently airing its second season. “Black Monday” is known as the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. The series is based in the late 1980’s and centers around a group of outsiders that took on the blue-blood, old-boys of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system.
Casey co-hosts the Earwolf podcast “Bitch Sesh” alongside Danielle Schneider. Wilson and Schneider talk about the Real Housewives of Bravo and dish on the season’s wildest moments, answer all Housewives burning questions, drink Housewives-branded wine and bring on some special guests to help them discuss.
Wilson recently wrapped production on LONG WEEKEND, where she stars opposite Finn Wittrock, Damon Wayans Jr. and Zoe Chao. The film follows a down-on-his luck struggling writer who meets an enigmatic woman who enters his life at the right time.
In Fall 2019, Wilson starred in the HBO comedy series “Mrs. Fletcher” opposite Kathryn Hahn. The series centers on a single mom whose son has moved out for college and she looks to begin a new life on her own.
In September 2019, Wilson made her directorial debut with the short DADDIO, which she also wrote and starred in. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the 2019 Short Cuts Program. DADDIO is about a daughter (Wilson) and her eccentric father who separately struggle to cope with a tragedy. When her dad comes to visit, the two work together to reconcile their unorthodox approaches to grief. The short was also screened at Sundance in January 2020.
Casey’s most recent film credits include Netflix’s ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, THE LONG DUMB ROAD, directed by Hannah Fidell; THE DISASTER ARTIST, directed by James Franco for New Line; WHY HIM? directed by John Hamburg for Twentieth Century Fox; and THE MEDDLER with Rose Byrne and Susan Sarandon, which was released by Sony Pictures Classics. She has also appeared in David Fincher’s GONE GIRL, Christopher Guest’s FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, Nora Ephron’s JULIE AND JULIA, and Kyle Alvarez’s indie feature C.O.G. which is based on a short story by David Sedaris.
Wilson’s other television credits include “Grace and Frankie,” “Gods of Medicine,” “Archibald’s Next Big Thing,” “American Dad!,” “Family Guy,” “Atypical,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Kroll Show,” “Drunk History,” “How I Met Your Mother,” Tig Notaro’s AMAZON series “One Mississippi,” HULU’s “The Mindy Project,” as well as ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
She was a featured player on the 34th season of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Casey also starred in the “Hotwives” series, a Hulu original comedy, taking place in a different city each season. The second season, “Hotwives of Las Vegas,” premiered in August 2015. In 2014, she starred in the NBC comedy “Marry Me” opposite Ken Marino.
Casey 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. Casey and June’s comedy partnership branched out into the film world. They co-wrote BRIDE WARS starring Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. They played the leads in ASSBACKWARDS, an indie female road trip comedy, which they also wrote together. The film was directed by Chris Nelson and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.