June Diane Raphael as 'Gail'
June Diane Raphael is an actress, comedian, screenwriter and producer. Currently, she co-stars in the hit Netflix series Grace and Frankie, now going into its seventh and final season. Raphael plays Brianna, Grace’s (Jane Fonda) bold entrepreneurial daughter. She was recently seen opposite Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen in Lionsgate’s comedy, Long Shot. In addition, Raphael co-authored the book The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing the World, which was released September 2019. Other notable achievements include the 2013 Sundance Film Festival premiere, Ass Backwards, which she co-wrote and starred in with her creative partner Casey Wilson.
Raphael’s extensive television credits include I'm Sorry, Fresh Off the Boat, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lady Dynamite, New Girl as Dr. Sadie (the lesbian gynecologist and friend of Jess and CeCe), The League as Pam, Flight of the Conchords, American Dad! and The Muppets as Lucy Royce, Head of ABC. She has appeared in films including The Disaster Artist, Blockers, Zodiac, Bachelorette, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. She was recently seen in the Casey Wilson-directed short Daddio and reprises her role on the Netflix hit series Big Mouth.
Raphael 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 three years at UCB.
Raphael founded The Jane Club, a shared 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 with her husband Paul Scheer and their two children.
May 29, 2020