Kate Micucci is an American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, and artist. She is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Her first major television exposure was her role as Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs. Later she portrayed Shelley in Raising Hope and Raj's girlfriend Lucy in The Big Bang Theory. She is also the voice of Sadie on the show Steven Universe.Early lifeBorn in New Jersey, of Italian ancestry, Micucci was raised in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, where she first learned to play classical piano, taught by her mother. She graduated alongside rock musician Jordan White in 1998 from Nazareth Area High School. Micucci then received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Studio Art in 2003 from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.