Kulap Tukta Vilaysack (/ˈkuːlɑːp.vˈlaɪsɑːk/ KOO-lahp-v-LEYE-sahk; born May 11, 1980) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the co-host of the Who Charted? podcast on the Earwolf network.
Vilaysack was born in Washington, D.C. after her Laotian parents arrived from a refugee camp in Thailand. Her family soon moved to the Twin Cities, settling in the suburb of Eagan, Minnesota. She is of Lao, Chinese, Indian, and Thai descent. She has two younger sisters, Anita and Alyssa.
After graduating from high school, Vilaysack moved to Los Angeles where she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and received an associate's degree. She later took classes and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She was also the co-founder of the Los Angeles/Silverlake-based alternative comedy variety show, "Garage Comedy".
Vilaysack's acting work includes a recurring role as "Nurse Kulap" on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. Other television guest appearances include Bob's Burgers, The Office, The Sarah Silverman Program, The Hotwives of Orlando, Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, Reno 911! and Whitney. In 2007, she briefly worked as an associate producer on America's Got Talent.
With comedian Howard Kremer, she co-hosts the podcast Who Charted? on the Earwolf network.
Vilaysack is the creator and showrunner of the reality show spoof Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, which premiered in early 2016 as part of the launch of NBC's streaming platform Seeso. Other executive producers on the project include Scott Aukerman, Robert Ben Garant, and Thomas Lennon.
Vilaysack is married to comedian Scott Aukerman.
Vilaysack is currently directing a documentary about her family tree entitled Origin Story with post production continuing in 2016. The film incorporates the character Katharsis of The Movement, a superhero based on Vilaysack created by author Gail Simone.
|2002||Run Ronnie Run||Gay Female Military Type #2||uncredited|
|I Love You, Man||Zooey's Friend|
|The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard||Blowout Customer #2||uncredited|
|2014||Welcome to Me||Grace Dao|
|2004–2005||Asia Street Comedy||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2006||Fire Guys||Hot Pi||Episode #1.3|
|The Office||Nikki||Episode: "A Benihana Christmas"|
|2007||The Very Funny Show||Various / Ian's Date||2 episodes|
|The Right Now! Show||Various||TV movie|
|2008–2012||Childrens Hospital||Nurse Kulap / Nurse Sandy / Kulap||8 episodes|
|2008||The McCaingels||Tze Lan O'Reilly||Series regular|
|Downer's Grove||Jane||Episode: "Independent Brett"|
|Brothers & Sisters||Gail||2 episodes|
|2009||American Contestant with Bob Odenkirk||TV series short|
|Reno 911!||Stewardess 1||Episode: "Extradition to Thailand"|
|Single Dads||Molly||Episode: "Brian Gets a Girlfriend"|
|The New Adventures of Old Christine||Nurse||Episode: "The Mole"|
|Secret Girlfriend||Ling||Episode: "You Get a New Girlfriend"|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program.||Carly||Episode: "A Fairly Attractive Mind"|
|The Wanda Sykes Show||Staffer #2||Episode #1.18|
|$#*! My Dad Says||Woman||Episode: "Make a Wish"|
|2011||Traffic Light||Bartender||2 episodes|
|Whitney||Waitress||Episode: "Two Broke-Up Guys"|
|2012||Bob's Burgers||Rupa (voice)||Episode: "The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene"|
|Happy Endings||Nicole||Episode: "To Serb with Love"|
|Parks and Recreation||Ulani||Episode: "Ben's Parents"|
|2013–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Various||6 episodes|
|2013||Tiny Commando||Translator Aide||2 episodes|
|Married Single Divorced Show||Herself||Episode: "Sacking Up with Kulap Vilaysack"|
|2014||The Hotwives of Orlando||Carmelotta||2 episodes|
|Rubberhead||Girl 3 (segment "Lisa")||TV movie|
|BoJack Horseman||Film Crew Assistant (voice)||Episode: "One Trick Pony"|
|Garfunkel and Oates||Laura||Episode: "Road Warriors"|
|Take My Wife||Danielle||2 episodes|
|2016–present||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Cassandra||Episode: "Uncle Jerry" |
Also creator, executive producer, writer, director