Who is Felicia Day?
Kathryn Felicia Day was born on 28 June 1979, in Huntsville, Alabama USA, and is a businesswoman, producer, singer, writer, voice actress and actress, best known frm initially finding popularity through the web series “The Guild” which ran from 2007 to 2013. She later established the premium YouTube channel “Geek and Sundry”, and is also known for appearing in various high profile acting projects, including the role of Vi in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and Charlie Bradbury in the show “Supernatural”.
The Net Worth of Felicia Day
How rich is Felicia Day? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Aside from her primary work in acting, she’s also done voice acting in animated and video game projects. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Acting BeginningsFelicia grew up in Huntsville, and at a young age discovered her passion for acting, as she was given a starring role in a local production of “To Kill A Mockingbird”. This led her to pursue training to improve her craft, taking professional classes for ballet and operatic singing. She also competed around the country and performed in concerts. Due to a lot of the activities she had going on, she was mostly home-schooled, but still completed her high school education as a valedictorian and National Merit Scholar. During this time, she had also become known for her skill with the violin, and was accepted into New York’s prestigious Julliard School of Music. However, she instead chose to enroll at the University of Texas, Austin on a full scholarship, studting a double major in music performance and mathematics, graduating in just three years and in the top 4% of her class. While completing her education, she developed a love for video games, which would be the precursor for her future projects.
Lots of geeky mom talk with Jewel Ritchie and Summer Glau at Wizardworld Comicon in Austin!
Career Beginnings and The Guild
Felicia subsequently moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at a professional acting career, firstly appearing in commercials, guest roles and independent projects. This eventually led her to bigger roles, including one in the “Bring It On” sequel entitled “Bring It On Again”. One of her most notable roles during this period was being cast as the recurring character Vi in the television show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, based on the film of the same name created by Joss Whedon, and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role. Her character was a Slayer, chosen by fate to battle numerous forces of darkness.
In 2007 Day decided to create her own web series, becoming the writer and star of “The Guild” which explored the gaming subculture of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). The first season of the show garnered millions of views, leading it to airing on Microsoft from its second season; the contract with Microsoft also allowed all the cast members to get paid. The show has won multiple awards, including a YouTube Video Award for Best Series, several IAWTV Awards, Streamy Awards, and a Yahoo! Video Award.
Badass cosplay!!!! pic.twitter.com/jLLixn8LlT
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) April 8, 2018
Geek and Sundry
In 2012, Felicia announced that she was launching a premium YouTube channel called “Geek and Sundry”, which would take over the production of later seasons of “The Guild”. The channel would become a creative outlet for Day, and allowed her to launch numerous other shows under the channel’s brand. One of the most popular shows she created is the series “Tabletop”, alongside actor Wil Wheaton. The web series follows Wil as he invite various guests to play one or more tabletop games, with the aim of promoting these types of games to a wider audience. In 2014, the channel was acquired by company Legendary to produce content, while Day retained creative control. “Geek and Sundry” often collaborates with Nerdist Industries, which is also a part of Legendary.
Other ProjectsWhile working on “Geek and Sundry”, Felicia continues to take on acting projects, including a guest role in the show “House”, as well as commercials, and a guest appearance in “Lie to Me” before working on a new miniseries entitled “Dragon Age: Redemption”. The show is based on the video game “Dragon Age” created by BioWare, and her character in the show would later be included as downloadable content for the game “Dragon Age II”. In 2013, “Geek and Sundry” collaborated with Atlas Games to create a promotional pack for the card game “Gloom”, which featured Felicia as a card. She also became a guest character in the tabletop game “Smash Up”, and was later given a character card in the 2015 game “Dead of Winter: A Cross Roads Game”.
A few of her latest projects include “Mystery Science Theatre 3000”, which is a comedy series following a janitor trapped against his will by two scientists and forced to watch numerous movies; various characters and guests have appeared throughout the show’s run. In 2018, she hosted a Twitch.tv charity live stream to help the organization RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services).
Day has been nominated for and rewarded numerous times over the course of her career. She was named as one of the Top 10 Web Video Creators by TV Week in the September 2008 edition of the magazine. During the inaugural Streamy Awards held in 2009, she received an award for her work as the protagonist of the series “The Guild”, an award she won again the following year. During the 3rd Streamy Awards, she was nominated for her guest role in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”, and in 2018, she won a Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series.
For her personal life, it is known that Felicia has a daughter who was born in 2017; she had kept the pregnancy mostly a secret until a few weeks before the birth of her child, and has not made any mention as to who the child’s father is. While most of her romantic relationships have been kept away from the spotlight, it is known that she had a relationship with actor Nathan Fillion, best known for his lead roles in the series “Firefly”, and the show “Castle” in which he plays the titular character. He’s also done voice acting work for numerous video games throughout his career.