Actress and comedian, born October 24, 1980 in Alexandria, Virginia, best known for her season and a half on Saturday Night Live (replacing Maya Rudolph, who left SNL when production stopped due to the WGA strike of 2007-2008), as well as appearing in such movies as Julie & Julia, The Brothers Solomon, and The Great Buck Howard. Started her career in New York's Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She was a regular on the ABC Sitcom Happy Endings.
Despite her short time on SNL, she did attain some popularity for her impression of Katy Perry and her performance as Dusty Velvet, a stripper who was paralyzed from the neck down following a Tilt-a-Whirl accident, but (with the help of her manager (played by Ashton Kutcher), still continues performing.
This comedian's works provides examples of:
- Screwed by the Network: While NBC did let her go before she could really hit her stride on SNL, Casey Wilson has gone on record stating that she had fun doing SNL, but it wasn't something she was serious about doing.
- Self-Deprecation: This Funny Or Die video.