Grease: Live’s leading ladies—or, rather, Pink Ladies—turned heads the minute they hit the red carpet at Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Dressed in coordinated black and silver looks, four of the stars from the upcoming Fox musical, which airs on Jan. 31, were easily recognizable: Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Julianne Hough, and Carly Rae Jepsen. But one face in the fivesome wasn’t quite as familiar as the rest: Kether Donohue, who plays Pink Lady Jan in the one-night TV special. Scroll down to learn six things about the 30-year-old New Yorker before she takes the stage in Grease: Live.
1. She stars in You’re the Worst.
Donohue plays Lindsay Jillian, the BFF of Los Angeles-based music PR executive Gretchen Cutler (played by Aya Cash), on the FX/FXX sitcom that centers on Gretchen’s relationship with polar-opposite writer Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere). Lindsay’s hobbies include drinking, doing drugs, and cheating on her rich-but-boring husband. (Thursdays, 10:30 p.m. ET)
2. She was recently nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award.
In December 2015, Donohue scored a nod for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nod for her role in You’re the Worst. She shared her excitement about the nomination with an Instagram post, writing that she was “honored to be in the company of women whose work I love and admire!” (The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards take place on Jan. 17.)
I AM BEYOND GRATEFUL AND ECSTATIC!!!!! Thank you @criticschoice, I'm honored to be in the company of women whose work I love and admire! And THANK YOU @stephenfalk for creating the best show, characters, and YTW family!! Thank you @bennettleigh @evafay @franklinhardy @shanekosakowski for writing my FAVORITE character I've ever played, I can't wait for season 3!! And thank you @fxxnetwork for making all of this possible!!! #youretheworst
3. She was in Pitch Perfect.
In the original 2012 hit film, Donahue starred as Alice, the catty leader of the Barden Bellas a cappella group who was appalled when Aubrey (played by Anna Camp) vomited during the World Championship at the start of the film. Dohohue also made a cameo in the 2015 sequel, Pitch Perfect 2.
4. She shares hilarious dance videos on her Instagram account.
Donohue’s 'grams will fill your feed with plenty dance-packed videos that will keep you laughing. Whether she’s hanging out with her Grease: Live co-stars (below), killing it in rehearsals, or having a solo jam-out sesh, Donohue’s videos prove that she’s game to take her dance skills way beyond the hand jive.
5. She’s also a voice actress.
Donohue doesn't always appear onscreen when she works. She has voiced characters in many animated programs, including the Nicktoons network series Kappa Mikey and TX Network’s Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.
6. She still gets star-struck.
Even though she spends her days with famous co-stars like Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens, Donohue still gets star-struck from time to time. Take the day that she “totally fangirl'd out” when she met Mario Lopez, aka Saved by the Bell’s AC Slater, for instance.