Who is June Diane Raphael?
June was born in Rockville Centre, New York State USA, on 4 January 1980 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and comedienne, with close to 100 acting credits to her name, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of the supporting character Susan Trunkman in the popular 2015 comedy movie “Unfinished Business”. It was directed by Ken Scott, starred Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson, and follows the owner of a small business who has gone on a work trip around Europe with his two associates; the movie was nominated for a Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy.
Early life and education
June was raised in Rockville Centre, alongside her older sisters Deanna and Lauren, by their father John Raphael and mother Diane; not a lot is known about her family, as she respects their privacy, but it’s said that her father was a car mechanic, and her mother a high school teacher.
June became interested in acting while attending South Side High School; she was a member of her school’s drama club, and appeared in several plays performed there. June was interested in a couple of other activities during her teenage years, including playing various sports with her peers and dancing, however, her parents urged her to first pursue a college degree.
Upon matriculating in 1998, June enrolled at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002.
She also honed her acting skills at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Roles in TV series
June made her debut TV series appearance in the 2002 episode “Memory Lane” of the comedy drama “Ed”, and then went on to play and voice characters in an episode of various critically acclaimed series, such as the comedy “Talkshow with Spike Feresten”, the short comedy “Derek and Simon: The Show”, and the animated comedy “Creature Comforts America” (voice role). She gained recognition with her portrayal of Casting Director in the 2008 comedy “Human Giant”, created by Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel, who also starred in it alongside Paul Scheer; each 30-minute episode is an edgy short movie.
The year 2010 saw June play the lead character Barb Tolan in the comedy “Players”, and between 2011 and 2013, she played the supporting character Piper Ferguson in the hit comedy “NTSF:SD:SUV”, created by Paul Scheer. It follows the citizens of San Diego who have chosen to protect themselves from terrorists, rather than to trust in their government to protect them. A couple of June’s following notable performances were in the romantic comedy “Burning Love” (lead role), and the comedies “The Greatest Event in Television History” and “Lady Dynamite”. Between 2012 and 2018, June played Dr. Sadie in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “New Girl”, created by Elizabeth Meriwether, and which starred Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield.
It follows Jess who has moved in with three single men now that she has broken up with her boyfriend, and the series won 11 of the 97 awards for which it was nominated, including five Primetime Emmy nominations. Three of June’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the animated comedy “American Dad!”, in which she has been voicing Suze since 2011, the comedy “Grace and Frankie” in which she has been starring as Brianna Hanson since 2015, and two episodes of the 2022 comedy “Home Economics”.
Roles in movies
June made her debut film appearance in the 2006 musical comedy “The Wedding Weekend”, and the following year saw her play Mrs Toschi in the hit mystery crime drama “Zodiac”.
It was directed by David Fincher, starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo, and follows a cartoonist who has just become a detective, and is trying to catch the serial killer known as ‘Zodiac’; the movie won four of the 76 awards for which it was nominated. June appeared in several popular movies in the remainder of the decade, including the 2008 romantic comedy drama “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, and in 2009 the romantic comedy “Bride Wars” and the comedy “Year One”. In 2012, June was cast to play the supporting character Cool Stripper in the romantic comedy “Bachelorette”, written and directed by Leslye Headland, and which starred Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan. It follows three friends who are now bridesmaids at their high school friend’s wedding; the movie won one of the three awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of June’s following notable performances were in the 2013 comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”, the 2015 adventure crime comedy “Bad Night”, and the 2017 comedy drama “Girlfriend’s Day”.
Most recently, in 2022 she played Anne in the family adventure comedy “Cheaper by the Dozen”, directed by Gail Lerner, and which starred Gabrielle Union, Zach Braff and Erika Christensen. It follows the lives of all the 12 members of the Bakers family.
June has 11 writing credits and three producing credits: some of her writing credits include the 2008 short comedy movie “Exclusive Dark Knight Deleted Scene”, the 2011 short comedy film “Crying in Public, and the 2015 comedy movie “Bride Wars”, while she produced the 2006 short comedy film “Caffeine: A Love Story”, the 2013 adventure comedy movie “Ass Backwards” and the 2018 documentary film “Origin Story”.
June received special thanks for the 2013 comedy movie “In a World…”, and the 2021 family comedy film “Yes Day”. She has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Drew Barrymore Show”, “The Late Late Show with James Corden”, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
Awards and nominations
June has been nominated for two awards: a 2014 Streamy Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for her and her colleagues’ performance in “The ArScheerio Paul Show”, and a 2017 Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress – Comedy, for her performance in “The Amazing Gayl Pile”.
Love life and husband
June prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman.
She met American actor and comedian Paul Christian Scheer in January 2004, when the artistic director at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre suggested that Paul should give advice to June, helping her become a better comedienne. In 2005, Paul and June moved in together in Los Angeles, California, and married in October 2009, in a small ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
June gave birth to their first son August Scheer on 30 April 2014, and their second son Sam Scheer followed in August 2016. Neither June nor Paul have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of June 2022, June’s married to Paul Scheer, and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
June seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 500,000 followers on Instagram, and is thus quite active on the network; she’s uploaded more than 600 pictures onto her account, most of which feature her during her everyday life. June’s taking good care of her health, and thus has multiple training sessions at the gym every week; she also meditates and does yoga on a daily basis. She’s passionate about travelling, and her acting career has taken her all around the world, while June’s dream travel destination seems to be Venice, Italy.
June Diane Raphael and Brooklyn Decker visit AOL Hq for Build on May 23, 2016 in New York. Photos by Gino DePinto, AOL
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Will Smith and Emma Watson, while a couple of her favorite films include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “I Am Legend”, and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
June gained quite a lot of weight while she was pregnant for the second time, and struggled to lose it after having given birth to Sam. She has explained that losing weight was rather slow for her, and that she advises all women who are trying to lose weight after pregnancy to take it easy, because it had taken them nine months to put on that weight, and it’s only natural that it will take time to get rid of it.
Age, height and net worth
June’s age is 42. She has long brown hair which she usually dyes blonde, her eyes are blue; her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m), and she weighs around 145lbs (65kgs). As of June 2022, June’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million.