Emily Axford Bio
Emily Axford is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is popular for her character on truTV comedy original Adam Ruins Everything. Emily went to the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. She graduated with a bachelors degree then enrolled for her masters at The College of Saint Rose. She is caucasian white and holds an American nationality.
Emily, the Dorkly Originals star has made quite a name for herself. Even at a very youthful age, she has managed to reach a very prominent height of success.
Emily Axford Age|Birthday
Axford was born on the 27th of July 1985. She is 33 years old as of 2018.
Emily Axford and Brian Murphy|Husband|Married
Emily and Brian K. Murphy met when Emily went to audition for a show, Dinosaur Office. They later met again when they were both working for the website, CollegeHumor. After that, they started dating from 2012. The couple is now happily married as they claim they enjoy each other’s company. Both are the cast members of ‘Hot Date,’ and they have played the roles of a couple in the series.
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Emily Axford Adam Ruins Everything
She was featured in the comedy series Adam Ruins Everything that was aired on Tru TV. In the comedy, she plays as herself and was featured alongside Adam Conover. She has also played as herself in the Pop TV original Hot Date with the character name Em. In the film, she co-stars with her husband, Brian K. Murphy. The couple also serves as executive producers for the film.
Apart from the above-mentioned movies, Emily has also featured in the TV series My Elf Girlfriend. She also has some TV shows credit under her name. Besides, she is also popular for her writing credits for many series including Jest Originals, Sketchy, CollegeHumor Originals, and others.
Emily Axford Net Worth
Axford has a net worth that is estimated to be within the range of $250,000 – $499,999. This data is as of 2018.
Emily Axford Hometown
Axford was raised in the leafy suburbs of Albany, Glenmont in New York.
She has a similar height to her husband, Brian. She also has an elegant weight and normal size body measurements.
Emily Axford Book
Besides her busy acting career, Emily has also managed to publish a book. The book is titled HEY, U UP? (For a Serious Relationship): How to Turn Your Booty Call into Your Emergency Contact. Different editions of the book cost $3.01 and $10.87 in Kindle and Paperback edition respectively according to amazon.com.
Make It Snow (A Collection of Xmas Singles)
- Don’t Forget Me, Santa – 2013
- Minefield in my Backyard – 2010
- Better (Santa’s List) – 2008
- A Christmas Conspiracy – 2008
- A Christmas Puppy- 2008
- Make It Snow (Sweet Beat)
- A Christmas Cacophony – 2008
Emily Axford Interview
Published: NOV. 8, 2017
So how did Hot Date come together, in the beginning, to eventually become what is now going to be the very first TV show of your own?
Brian Murphy: I think it kind of combines all of the stuff that we’ve been doing at CollegeHumor for a while, which is that it has a narrative element, where we play ourselves and the stories usually come from some relatable relationship problem.
Emily Axford: Yeah, I think we had a lot of success connecting with people by doing more modern relationship humor. Like stuff about being in a relationship that isn’t like that same old sitcom “He hates his wife” kind of stuff. We wanted that to be the backbone of it, just because we’ve gotten such positive feedback and that was really cool. And we always really loved playing characters on CollegeHumor, so it’s a nice marriage of two things that we love to do and a way to do a sketch show that still felt like we got to use the narrative stuff and give it some heart and some story too.
Emily: Best of both worlds.
What was the inspiration behind some of these characters you play in season 1?
Brian: There were a couple of characters that we had played versions of on CollegeHumor that we ended up bringing to Hot Date. I had the one character Darius, who is this grown-up teenager EDM guy who is weirdly aggressive and gets in loud text message fights with his girlfriend while out with friends. At CollegeHumor, I always played these dumbass teen characters, and so I definitely brought that a little bit.
Emily: For me, there was one character that was based on a CollegeHumor sketch that was about playing everyone’s aunt, and I really love playing like a sassy, wine-drinking aunt. So we kind of wrote a character based off of that, and then there’s another character, probably my favorite one to play, this girl Bridget who is the resident hot mess. Honestly, she’s just kind of a love song to every girl I follow on Instagram that I don’t know but am fascinated by her life.
So in the show, you sometimes play couples, sometimes not, but in real life, you are married. What was that first like when you started dating and working together?
Emily: The very first day we met, I went in to audition to be a voice on a show he did called Dinosaur Office and I got the part. But then we didn’t even hang out outside of work until a month later.
Brian: We started dating in late 2012, and we’re writing and doing all these videos together, and we kinda did the comedy writer version of the annoying new couple thing, which is talking about your relationship all the time except in videos and pitching ideas. Like “You ever notice how you’re out with your girlfriend and this happens?” So it was kind of an invigorating creative thing to be around your creative partner all the time.
And how was it to work on this project together, when it’s your show, and it’s going to be on cable, etc. Did you learn anything new about working together?
Emily: We’ve been working together for a while so I think we had to get good at working together almost immediately. I remember when we both got together, we wrote a series for CollegeHumor and I think that was the first time we really sat down and wrote something together, and we ironed out all of the potential snares of working with a significant other. That’s when we learned to embrace that sometimes you’re gonna disagree but you still think each other is cool.
Brian: Luckily, the fun thing about having so much to write and having so much work is that whenever something becomes frustrating, there’s always something else to do. We were always banging our heads figuring out how to address a note, there was always something new we could outline, something new and exciting, so we’re able to hop around and make sure that it was always fun.
Emily: Because we can be completely unprofessional with each other since we’re married, it’s something where we can say, “Oh shoot, we have to work on this episode! I don’t feel like doing it!” and then we’d be like “Wanna just go get a drink and do it?” And then we’d go. This bar down the street from us must think we’re crazy people because they only ever see us sitting there with a notebook in the back booth.
So individually, how did you get your start in comedy? What led you to CollegeHumor and now to make your own sketch show?
Brian: I got really lucky. I was at a humor magazine in college with my friend Kevin Corrigan, who was a year ahead of me and was the editor there and then ended up getting hired at CollegeHumor. By the time I graduated, he was being promoted to a full-time writer and his spot as the administrative assistant opened up, so I interviewed for that and I got the job. I was answering phones and scanning people’s papers and doing their time and expense reports and kind of writing articles in the meantime, and then working with Dan Gurewitch, who helped me get some of my early sketches off the ground, and I transitioned to the video writing. Then I bounced around. Ran a video game website there called Dorkly when it came out, was on the editorial team writing captions for videos, and then I became a sketch writer right around the time that Emily came over.
Emily: In college, I was in an improv group, and it was just so much fun. I was obsessed with it, so after I graduated I didn’t really have professional ambitions as opposed to “I love improv, I want to go where I can keep doing that.” So I went to New York and started at UCB and was kind of just doing jobs on the side. From doing improv I was surrounded by people and learned how to write, and once I learned how to do that I started working at CollegeHumor. I wish I had a direct ambition, but I think for a lot of the beginning of my career, I was just like “I think improv is so cool and I want to keep doing it.”
So you also have this podcast, 8-Bit Book Club, that I think has a really funny concept behind it, and that just returned recently, right?
Brian: So last year, we were still pitching this show so we weren’t nearly as busy, and we started this podcast where we were gonna read these, I’ll say “bad” video game novels because generally they are bad but there are some good ones. I don’t want to smear the whole industry.
Emily: We did just do an amazing three-parter based on a World of Warcraft book that was a great book. But we also do things like watch the Pac-Man Christmas special – which is terrible.
Brian: So we do that with Caldwell Tanner, another friend from CollegeHumor, and like I was saying, I ran the video game site and it’s been cool to dip into that nerd space. And also, the 8-Bit Book Club fans are the most passionate fans that we have.
Emily: We get to have a really cool relationship with them because we have different platforms that we can talk to everyone and engage. It is such a niche world. We can go on there and be like, I know D&D is very en vogue right now in certain communities, but there’s not a lot of people that you can openly talk about D&D with. But on 8-Bit Book Club we can totally geek out and that’s really fun.
Brian: We’ll have a video that’ll do really well on the internet, get a ton of views, and you’ll get a couple of tweets that are like “Yeah, that’s great. We liked it.” But then we’ll do an 8-Bit Book Club that has 1/30th as much attention but we’ll get like 30 tweets about “When’s the next one?!” They’ve all been super supportive and cool. They’re great people.