Wendy Braun to Recur in New Netflix Original Comedy Series ATYPICAL
Actress Wendy Braun lends her support to Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport recurring as 'Kathy' in the new Netflix original heartfelt comedy series Atypical, releasing on the streaming service on August 11th.
Created by Robia Rashid, Atypical follows Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year old on the autistic spectrum who is looking for love and independence. His quest for a "normal" life also impacts his family in ways that no one could have predicted. Braun steps into the storyline as 'Kathy,' the leader of a local autism support group and friend to Sam's mom (Jason Leigh).
Braun was excited to join this uniquely relevant coming-of-age comedy, adding "To play a character that tries to be positive and hopeful, yet is direct and (deeply) flawed was an amazing experience. We're all trying to find our own version of normal."
Coming soon, Braun will also appear in Apple's highly-anticipated Dr. Dre series, Vital Signs. The top-secret project marks Apple's first scripted television endeavor and is described as a semi-autobiographical series about the rap-turned-business mogul. Braun joins a cast that includes Dr. Dre (as himself) and Hollywood heavy-weights Ian McShane, Sam Rockwell and Michael Kenneth Williams.
Braun recently appeared opposite Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan in the new indie comedy film, The Clapper, which made its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Based on writer-director Dito Montiel's book, the story follows a professional infomercial clapper, whose chance rise to fame ends up costing him everything. Braun hilariously portrays an established infomercial host.
On the small screen, Braun joined a very "turbulent" episode of ABC's long-standing hit drama Grey's Anatomy, going head-to-head with Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) as the stoic pilot who refuses to land her plane until it is safe. Braun also emerged last fall as 'Gail' in the new MTV pot comedy Mary + Jane. From executive producers Deborah Kaplan, HARRY Elfont and Snoop Dog, the half-hour show follows two twenty-something best friends (Jessica Rothe and Scout Durwood) running an all-female marijuana delivery service in Los Angeles. In addition, Braun appeared in IFC's hit, Documentary Now!, alongside Fred Armisen in this parody of The War Room focused on two fictional political rivals and their campaign staffs during the 1992 US presidential election.
A Television Academy member, Braun has racked up over 75 film and TV credits, including guest-starring roles on hit shows like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Mentalist, Bones, Criminal Minds, Castle and Navy NCIS; and recurring roles on iCarly and General Hospital, which lead to a contract role in the spin-off, General Hospital: Night Shift. Braun has more than 1000 voice-over credits, including the sexy, snarky undercover agent, Gianna Parasini in the hugely popular video game series, Mass Effect; and alongside SNL alum Bobby Moynihan in Cartoon Network's animated comedy series, We Bare Bears.
Wendy Braun is represented by Media Artists Group and Artist Entertainment Management.