Casey Wilson

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Casey Wilson (2019)
Casey Wilson with director Chris Nelson and script partner June Diane Raphael at the 2013 Ace Backwards premiere

Cathryn Rose "Casey" Wilson (born October 24, 1980 in Alexandria , Virginia ) is an American actress and screenwriter .


Cathryn Rose Wilson was born to Kathleen Anne Higdon Wilson, a suffragette and lawyer, and Paul O. Wilson, a political advisor for the Republican Party . She is of Irish and Italian descent. After graduating from TC Williams High School in 1998 , she began studying acting at the Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City . Although she was voted Best Dramatic Actress in her year, on the advice of her teachers, she decided to focus less on serious roles than on comic roles.

Wilson became a member of Saturday Night Live in 2007 . She replaced actress Maya Rudolph , who previously left the show. This made her the first member to be hired in two years and the first to be born in the 1980s. She was able to establish herself on the show with her parodies of well-known personalities such as Rachael Ray , Ginnifer Goodwin , Elizabeth Dole , Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston .

She began her screenwriting debut in 2007 with actress June Diane Raphael . Both wrote seven episodes for the American version of the British animated series Creature Comforts and two episodes for The Very Funny Show . In 2009, the co-written comedy Bride Wars, directed by Gary Winick , appeared , starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway .

In the run-up to the 2008 presidential election , she volunteered in Hillary Clinton's election campaign .

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