Actress Felicia Day recently received much praise for her work in The Magicians but she has starred in numerous other movies and TV shows.
Actress Felicia Day recently received much praise for her work in The Magicians but she has starred in numerous other movies and TV shows. She landed her first role back in 2001 and has appeared in over 50 productions ever since. She has also been the recipient of a number of industry awards.
Day is a staunch gamer too. She even produced and starred in the web series The Guild which was based on her experiences as a gamer. Day’s TV shows have also been better received than the movies she has appeared in. Her highest rated movie only has an IMDb rating of 7.5. It thus misses out on this list but here are her best roles ever, according to IMDb.
The Magicians (2015–2020) – 7.6
After five seasons, SyFy series The Magicians finally ended on April 1, 2020. The series revolved around a group of students who enrolled in a magic school and discovered that the magic they had read about as children was very real and practicable.
Lately, Felicia Day was synonymous with her character in this how. She played Poppy Kline, a former student Draconologist magician who was known for being both honest and selfish. She appeared in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
Eureka (2006–2012) – 7.9
The sci-fi series series was set in the fictional town of Eureka, Oregan where all the residents were geniuses who were skilled in every field of science. The premise of each episode revolved around the misuse of technology which the sheriff and the residents attempted to rectify.
Day’s character was a rocket scientist named Dr. Holly Marten. She worked at Global Dynamics, (GD), a science facility in Eureka, Oregon that was said to be behind all the major technological advantages in the last century.
Glitch Techs (2020) – 8.0
Glitch Tech is a Netflix animated series that revolves around a group of teens who try to stop glitches that cause video game characters to enter the real world. The series is currently in its second season.
Day voices two characters in the show. The first one is a girl named Simi who is a sarcastic member of the Glitch Techs. The second character she voices is Emma Deveraux an artificial intelligence scientist in a video game company called Hinobi Technologies.
Lie To Me (2009–2011) – 8.0
FOX series Lie To Me revolved around Dr. Cal Lightman and his team of deception experts who specialized in studying facial expressions and the body language of people to expose lies. Lightman and his team would use their skills to assist law enforcement officers in solving crimes.
Felicia Day played a teacher named Miss Angela who brought her students to Lightman’s offices on a field trip but got stranded with them when a psychotic farmer threatened to conduct a terrorist attack in Washington DC.
Monk (2002 – 2009) – 8.0
The USA network comedy-drama revolved around a former San Francisco detective named Adrian Monk who began suffering from OCD after the death of his wife via a car bomb. After leaving the force, Monk worked as a consultant.
Felicia Day first appeared in Season 4’s fifth episode titled “Mr. Monk Gets Drunk” where she played a woman named Heidi Gefsky. From 2009 to 2012, Monk set a record of the most-viewed scripted drama episode in cable television history. This was thanks to its series finale titled “Mr. Monk and the End – Part II.”
The Rookie (2018 – Present) – 8.1
Police procedural are always hits with viewers and ABC series The Rookie is no different. According to Nielsen Ratings, the series which revolves around a man in his forties who enlists in the police force, averages at least 4 million viewers each episode.
Felicia Day first appeared in Season 1’s twentieth episode titled “Free Fall” where she played Dr. Morgan, a CDC task-force specialist who was brought in to deal with an infectious disease related to a terrorist attack.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) – 8.2
The supernatural drama series revolved around Buffy Summers, a woman chosen by fate to be part of a group known as the “Slayers” or “Chosen Ones.” These people were tasked with fighting vampires and other supernatural elements. The series was created by Marvel and DC director Jose Whedon.
Day’s character on the show was the vampire slayer known as Violet aka Vi. She also served as the leader of a vampire slaying organization in New York. During an interview, Felicia stated that the character was supposed to be Asian but after she auditioned for another role, the producers decided to give her Violet instead
Supernatural (2005 – 2020) – 8.4
CW series Supernatural came to an end in 2020 after 15 long seasons. The series mostly revolved around a group of humans who dedicated their time into hunting supernatural forces. 9 out of the 15 seasons also have a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The character portrayed by Felicia Day was a hacker named Charlie Bradbury who ended up becoming a hunter. Day played Charlie from Seasons 7 to Season 10. After Charlie’s death, Felicia returned on the show in Season 13 and Season 14 to play an alternate universe version of the character.
Adventure Time (2010 – 2018) – 8.6
Cartoon Network series Adventure Time revolved around a boy named Finn and his pet dog that had the power to change it’s size and body shape whenever it wanted. The two lived in a fictional land named Oo where they encountered several villains.
Day voiced the character Betty Grof in the animated series. She replaced Lena Dunham who had left in 2017. Betty Grof was a human-turned-monster who had a love-hate relationship with a king named Simon Petrikov. Felicia would go on to voice the character until the series finale.
House (2014 – 2012) – 8.7
FOX medical drama House revolved around a genius doctor named Dr. House who led a team of medics at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPTH) in New Jersey. The series received numerous award during its eight-season run, including four Emmys.
Day portrayed a woman named Apple who received a corneal transplant to correct blindness but ended up having terrible side effects, leading to her death. She first appeared in the second episode of Season 5 titled “Not Cancer.”