Some actors play their characters very well to the point where viewers always associate the real-life persons with the roles they have in movies or TV.
There are also instances when actors portray favorite characters that it becomes difficult to see them as different personalities.
Let us say you see Melissa Rauch in a news story, somewhere in a public place, or on any show other than The Big Bang Theory, chances are you immediately think of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz.
The same thing applies to Tina Fey, whose satirical portrayal of the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was so memorable that you cannot help but to remember one when the other appears on screen.
In many popular TV shows, many actors had to portray characters with geeky, perhaps awkward personalities.
Thanks to fans and media coverage who constantly talked about how well those actors were at their jobs, some people are surprised to find out that the nerdy characters actually were played by seriously non-nerd s*xy beauties. Some of the most notable ones are as follows.
10 Emily Bett Rickards
The Canadian female actor Emily Bett Rickards’ first television credit was on Arrow as Felicity Smoak.
In addition to being the love interest of Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, she is an I.T. expert with a resume that only the super smart people can achieve.
She holds a master’s degree in computer sciences and cyber security from MIT and came out as runner up in a national competition of technology skill when she was 19 years old.
Despite all the seemingly nerdy characteristics in the show, the real-life Rickards is insanely good-looking.
9 Alison Brie
Annie Edison was supposed to be a little bit repressed and certainly a nerd, but she ended up doing a lot of s*xy stuff on Community.
One scene in particular where Edison showcased plentiful s*xiness in her unsuspectingly awkward way happened in Season 3 Episode 10; in the scene she was dancing in Santa outfit, leading Jeff to a pleasant bewilderment.
Annie Edison was played to perfection by Alison Brie that you wished she had been in your study group.
8 Felicia Day
The longest acting gig Felicia Day had was on The Guild, in which she portrayed Codex.
In this series, Codex is a shy person, addicted gamer, and non-confrontational.
She would often crack under pressure. All of those are perhaps the most recurring characterizations of a socially awkward nerd.
You probably know that the entire show was loosely based on her own life as gamer.
In a music video for (Do You Wanna Date My) Avatar, she actually points out that people are more attached to others’ online persona, but they get disappointed when they first meet each other in real life.
In case of Felicia Day, however, you won’t be disappointed.
7 Melissa Rauch
Any casual viewer of The Big Bang Theory would probably say that Penny (portrayed by Kaley Cuoco) was the undisputed s*xy character in the show.
For some others, it was Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz who should have taken the throne.
Bernadette came with some less-appealing characteristics indeed for examples the squeaky loud voice and anger management issue.
The person behind the character, however, is an entirely different individual.
Ditching the conservative attire for an S&M –themed photo shoot for Maxim, and you would want to watch an entire re-run of the Big Bang Theory just to see her again.