Why Jean From Yes Day Looks So Familiar

No one wants to be a party pooper, but when you're a parent, sometimes you have to lay down the law. Sure, you may agree with your kids in theory that it would be a great idea to eat 50 Kit Kats in one sitting, but you know you shouldn't eat all of that. But what would happen if kids made the rules?

That's the premise of Netflix's latest family comedy – Yes Day – which follows a family navigating the fictional holiday of Yes Day where the parents can't say "No" to anything. It results in the family doing things they may not have pursued otherwise, and it's jam-packed with jokes to put smiles on your kids' faces. Just don't be surprised if they recommend doing your own Yes Day down the road. 

While the actors in the Torres family, consisting of Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez, and Jenna Ortega, bring plenty of heart, they're backed up by a fantastic ensemble of comedic actors, including the always hilarious Fortune Feimster. She's been making people laugh for well over a decade now, and whether you realize it or not, you've probably seen her in some of your favorite sitcoms as of late.

Fortune Feimster got her big break on The Mindy Project

Early in Fortune Feimster's career, she had a slew of one-off appearances in various TV shows, including 2 Broke GirlsWorkaholics, and Glee. Around the time of these gigs, she was also making a name for herself in the stand-up comedy scene and even appeared on Conan back in 2014.

However, if you had to assign a "big break" moment to Feimster, it likely came in 2015 when she joined the main cast on the fourth season of The Mindy Project after it moved to Hulu from Fox. She played Colette Kimball-Kinney, a new nurse at Shulman & Associates, who's nice to pretty much everyone she meets but is nervous about coming out of the closet to her brother, Jody (Garret Dillahunt), who also works at the medical building. Until she feels comfortable coming out on her own terms, she has Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) pretend to be her boyfriend. 

Feimster stayed on the show until its final sixth season, but it was just the beginning of what would go on to be an incredible career. 

Fortune Feimster landed another Mindy Kaling-created show — Champions

A lot of people know how hilarious Fortune Feimster is, Mindy Kaling included. Following the finale of The Mindy Project, Feimster got a recurring role on another comedy created by Kaling and Charlie Grandy — the criminally underrated Champions on NBC. The series follows bachelor Vince (Anders Holm), who's enjoying the single life while running his own gym until his ex-girlfriend shows up at his door to drop off the child he never knew he had. To make matters worse, the kid's a teenager who isn't exactly afraid to speak his mind. 

Feimster plays Ruby, one of Vince's childhood friends who also works as a gym trainer and is often blunt to a fault, even going so far as to reveal that Vince doesn't know how to swim to someone very important. The Mindy Project may have had a chance to last for a little while, but Champions didn't have the same kind of privilege. The sitcom was canceled after just one season, likely getting lost in the shuffle amongst other NBC comedies like The Good Place and Superstore

Fortune Feimster can most recently be seen in a recurring role on Kenan

In addition to appearing in front of the camera, Fortune Feimster is also an accomplished voiceover artist, lending her talents to the likes of Craig of the CreekSummer Camp Island, and Bless the Harts, but in case you missed seeing her face, she has a new recurring gig over on NBC. She plays sports commentator Pam Fox on Kenan with her lighthearted bits, such as wishing a basketball game would end in a tie for once, serving as a nice reprieve from some of the darker moments on a show dealing with a father, Kenan Williams (Kenan Thompson), trying to get over the death of his wife. 

The show's just starting off, so there's a lot more Feimster to be seen on the new sitcom. Decider even listed her as its "Sleeper Star" on the show, stating, "We like her and hope she has more to do than just be so obsessed with sports she has no idea what's happening around her." Only a couple months in, and Feimster has already had an outstanding 2021. On top of all this, she can also be found in the critically acclaimed Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

With Yes Day, Feimster only provides more evidence that she's one of the funniest actors working today.