Kristen Schaal as The Guide | What We Do in the Shadows on FX

Kristen Schaal

The Guide

"The Guide," portrayed by Kristen Schaal, is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to help, if only anyone would ever ask her. Now that she’s free of the responsibilities of the Vampiric Council and Nadja’s nightclub, she’s happy to have more time to spend with her friends, who don’t seem to even notice that she’s around. It’s hard fitting in and hanging out when everyone else has known each other for hundreds of years. 

Career Highlights

Kristen Schaal has established herself as one of the most versatile and sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Schaal stars in the hit Disney+ series The Mysterious Benedict Society, FOX’s Bob's Burgers and previously she starred opposite Will Forte in The Last Man on Earth, also for FOX.

Schaal's many film credits include Bill and Ted Face the Music opposite Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, as well as Amazon Prime/STX's film My Spy opposite Dave Bautista. She will be reprising her role in My Spy 2. Schaal also voiced the role of “Trixie” in Toy Story 4

Schaal has made numerous appearances as the “Senior Women's Correspondent” for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tackling topics such as sexism, gender wage equality, political campaigns and, sometimes, “dad bods.” Also on Comedy Central, she had an hour stand-up special, Live at the Fillmore. Her half-hour special and other stand-up appearances are all available on a very modern DVD.

Other cult television credits include Flight of the ConchordsGravity Falls and 30 Rock. In theater, Schaal appeared in The Coward at Lincoln Center and was awarded The Lucille Lortel Award for her performance.

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