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

Kristen Schaal

The Guide

Acerbic, imperious and floating, "the Guide," portrayed by Kristen Schaal, has assisted every Vampiric Council since 1759. But now Nadja wants to remodel the very institution to which the Guide has devoted her life. With her many wraith helpers, the Guide puts up a strong resistance before realizing that the most important person in the club is always the doorman.

Career Highlights

Schaal has established herself as one of the most versatile and sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Schaal can be seen starring in the hit Disney+ series The Mysterious Benedict Society and seasons three and four of the Emmy®-nominated FX series What We Do in the Shadows. Additionally, Schaal stars in FOX’s Bob's Burgers and previously 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 voiced the role of “Trixie” in Toy Story 4

She's 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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