10 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Actors Who Went On To Star In Supernatural

9. Felicia Day

Charisma Carpenter Buffy the Vampire Slayer Supernatural
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Internet, gaming and television darling Felicia Day may be a household name these days, but once upon a time (2003) she was just another teenage(-ish) girl waiting to be called.

Introduced in Buffy's seventh season, Day played the Potential (Slayer-in-training) Violet. One of the most controversial aspects of this bumpy final season, the Potentials divided audiences, acting as a liability throughout the series until that fateful final episode when their Slayer powers are activated to fight the First Evil. As Violet, Day didn't have a tremendous amount to do on the show, but she at least survives the final battle, escaping Sunnydale's collapse on the school bus.

Fast forward nearly a decade and Day found herself a far more engaged supporting role on Supernatural as hacker-turned-hunter Charlie Bradbury. Introduced in season seven's “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo” in the employ of leviathan Dick Roman, Charlie becomes a recurring character until, like pretty much every Supernatural character, she meets her untimely end. But it's about the journey, not the destination, and along the way she translates the Book of the Damned, is resurrected by an angel and defeats the Wicked Witch of the West.

Since then, Day has starred in video games, films and more TV shows than you can shake a stick at – so don't expect to see the back of her anytime soon!


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