Actress WENDY BRAUN is Back for Her Fourth and Final Season of Netflix Acclaimed Comedy ‘ATYPICAL’
LOS ANGELES (July 7, 2021) – Returning for a final farewell, accomplished actress Wendy Braun is back as ‘Kathy’ during the fourth season of the celebrated original Netflix series, ATYPICAL, premiering on July 9th.
The beloved coming-of-age series focuses on the Garner family, specifically Sam (Keir Gilchrist), a teenager on the autistic spectrum, growing up and looking for love and independence. Introduced during the first season, Kathy (Braun) has been the often uptight but well-intentioned leader of the autism parent support group and good friend to Sam’s mom, Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
Braun is sad to see it coming to an end, but proud to be part of this groundbreaking show. “To return every season, playing such a fun and wacky character, on a show that has made a positive impact has been a dream come true,” Braun shares. “I love that Atypical promotes autism awareness and LGBTQ inclusion, while also being a sweet and emotional journey of self-discovery. It really asks us all the question, ‘What does it mean to be normal?’ And this season, ‘the best endings are Atypical.”
Earlier this year, audiences had a chance to catch Braun as the ultimate uptight Jewish mother ‘Sherryl’ in the raucous comedy feature film, Donny’s Bar Mitzvah. Set in 1998, the film revolves around the highly dysfunctional family of 13-year-old Donny at his Bar Mitzvah party. Donny’s self-absorbed, scowling, neurotic mother Sherryl (Braun) only enflames the chaos as he tries to make his entrance into manhood during what turns out to be a wildly inappropriate, surreal and hilarious evening involving sex, drugs, secrets and a surprisingly heart-warming twist.
Braun has been delivering a range of scene-stealing performances on the big and small screen for years. Her extensive TV and film credits include recent appearances in the comedy feature, The Clapper alongside Ed Helms and Tracy Morgan, ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy opposite Ellen Pompeo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia beside Danny DeVito, and IFC’s hit Documentary Now! with Fred Armisen.
Braun has racked up over 80 film and TV credits, including guest-starring roles on hit shows like 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.
In addition to her acting career, Braun has emerged a sought-after inspirational speaker and global thought leader in the artistic community as a Transformation + Well-Being Expert. Recently, Braun was featured in Forbes for her game-changing work empowering creatives to overcome obstacles and discover success on their own terms. She was also a guest expert on Awake TV’s “Coalition For Global Unity”, joining other notable leaders to share her powerful guided meditations and spiritual insights. Braun founded ActorInspiration.com, a top resource dedicated to providing practical and empowering tools to help creatives radically transform their lives and careers. StellaNova casting has declared Braun “a spiritual game-changer for creatives.” Braun recorded her popular guided meditation “Easing Anxiety + Improving Well-Being” as a gift when the pandemic first began, and it has been downloaded by thousands of listeners. Currently available at: ActorInspiration.com/EasingAnxiety
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('Atypical' photos courtesy: Netflix)