Geek Profile: Felicia Day

by Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

As far as sexy geek girls go, Felicia Day was recently catapulted into Goddess status. This is largely due to the fact that not only is she an actress who has taken on roles that appeal to the crowd (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), but she’s a geek herself. A real one, not a poser. (Sorry, Megan Fox, but wearing a Star Wars shirt does not give you much geek cred in my opinion. Give me some details about your favorite “comic books and stuff like that” and I’ll re-evaluate.) According to Felicia’s website, her passions are “video games, fantasy novels, web 2.0, wordpress, cooking, playing with her cats and making people laugh.”

Some reasons that Felicia is worthy: (1) she plays a level 66 gnome warlock and a level 63 priest in World of Warcraft, (2) she sang “Still Alive” (the theme song from Portal) with Jonathan Coulton at the recent Penny Arcade Expo, (3) she got into Julliard but went for a degree in math instead, (4) when told her television pilot for “The Guild” was too “niche” she just decided to make it for the web instead, and (5) she plays the violin. I could probably go on.

As for her professional cred… well, she played potential slayer Vi in the last season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also gained some notice from her role in a USPS commercial. She stars in (and writes/produces) the award-winning web series The Guild, about a group of WoW gamers. She recently appeared as the female lead in Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog opposite Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion. And tonight she’s appearing in an episode of House, M.D. (apparently she does not have Lupus).

One of the reasons that I find Felicia so endearing is that in every interview with her that I read/see, she comes off as so completely real. She’s just a normal person, a geek without being a stereotype, who just happens to act for a living. She’s also hilarious, which you can pick up just from watching “The Guild.” Oh, and she’s totally cute. I kind of love her hair, even if I don’t necessarily want to brush it like she’s a pony.

If you’re not watching “The Guild,” then you should be. If you haven’t seen Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, then you definitely should. But at the very least, you should watch her on House tonight, because I foresee big things in this geek’s future. Hats off, Felicia. You get our Sexy Seal of Approval.