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Grace and Frankie's June Diane Raphael Improvises Her Life 1 Minute

On "Grace and Frankie," June Diane Raphael plays a sardonic CEO named Brianna, but she's also had a noteworthy career on the improv circuit, as both a performer and a writer. Watch as she employs her acerbic wit to squeeze her entire life story into a minute-long tale.

Released on 2/15/2018

Transcript

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(laughs)
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My name is June Diane Raphael
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and this is In A Minute.
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I was born on January 4th, 1980.
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My name is June, I was not named after the month
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I was born in, so don't get that twisted.
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I was named after June Cleaver,
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from Leave It To Beaver.
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My mother was a huge fan of June Cleaver.
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My mother was nothing like June Cleaver.
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I went to Southside High School.
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I have five best friends from age 11 on.
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I went to NYU, New York University,
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Tisch School of the Arts, not to brag.
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There I met Casey Wilson.
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We met in a clown class together.
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We wore red noses and did old school clown work.
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After that, we did a sketch show
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at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
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We were scouted by literary agents for our writing.
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We took that as a huge insult
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and felt like we were not attractive enough
00:56
to be seen as actresses.
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We had to prove that we were.
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And Casey is still my best friend,
01:02
a mere three years later after graduating.