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Ellie Kemper Biography
Ellie Kemper is an American actress and comedienne. She is best known for playing the receptionist Erin Hannon in the NBC comedy series The Office (2009–2013) and later the starring role in the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–present). She has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Kemper has also appeared in the films like Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012). She published her first book, My Squirrel Days in 2018 .
Ellie Kemper Age | How Old Is Ellie Kemper
Kemper was born on May 2 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. She is 39 years old as of 2019.
Ellie Kemper Measurements
She stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm and a body weight of 57kg or 126 pounds.
Ellie Kemper Family | Ellie Kemper Sister
Kemper was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the second of four children of Dorothy “Dotty” Ann Jannarone and David Woods Kemper, a son of one of the wealthiest families in Missouri. Ellie’s father was the chairman and chief executive officer of what is today know as Commerce Bancshares, a bank holding company founded by the Kemper family. Ellie is the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, namesake of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis, and great-great-granddaughter of banker, insurance man, and railroad magnate William Thornton Kemper Sr.
Ellie is the older sister of television writer Carrie Kemper. She has Italian from her maternal grandfather, English, French and German ancestry. She was raised and remains a practicing Roman Catholic. Her family moved to St. Louis when Kemper was five years old.
Ellie Kemper Education | Ellie Kemper College
Ellie joined Elementary School in the affluent suburb of Ladue and high school at John Burroughs School, where she developed an interest in theater and improvisational comedy. Actor Jon Hamm was one of her teachers whom with her appeared in a school play.
Ellie in 2002 she graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She was a member of the school’s improv comedy troupe, Quipfire at Princeton.
Ellie played on the school’s 1998 national championship field hockey team, though she sat on the bench “roughly 97 percent” of the time before moving on in the following year to focus on theatre.
She enrolled in the University of Oxford, where she studied at Worcester College towards a graduate degree in English.
Ellie Kemper Husband | Ellie Kemper Wedding | Ellie Kemper Pregnant | Ellie Kemper Baby | Ellie Kemper Baby Name
Kemper became engaged in 2012 to boyfriend Michael Koman, a writer whose credits include Saturday Night Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. They got married on July 7, 2012.
When she became pregnant for her first born her pregnancy didn’t affect production of Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt until the very end of its second season. “We had a table read and I saw that my character was supposed to be on a roller coaster—actually, the Rip Ride Rockit, which you have been on,” she said, referring to the Universal Studios Florida attraction that Fallon once rode for a viral Tonight Show segment with Kevin Hart. “You rode it and you were a little scared. You swallowed a bug.”
They welcomed their son James to the world in 2016. During The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, she stated that she hopes to raise her son Roman Catholic.
Ellie Kemper The Office
Kelly Erin Hannon is a fictional character portrayed by Ellie Kemper. It is a U.S. comedy television series The Office. Kelly (Ellie) is the office receptionist for the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc., a position previously held by Pam Beesly before she quit to go work for the Michael Scott Paper Company.
Ellie is an original character, although her closest equivalent in the British version of the series would be Mel the receptionist, who appears briefly in The Office Christmas specials, as Dawn Tinsley’s replacement.
Ellie Kemper Movies
2017 – The Lego Batman Movie as Phyllis
2017 – Smurfs: The Lost Village as Smurf Blossom
2016 – The Secret Life of Pets as Katie
2014 – Laggies as Allison
2014 – Sex Tape as Tess
2014 – They Came Together as Karen
2014 – The Nobodies as Julie
2013 – Identity Thief as Flo
2012 – 21 Jump Street as Ms. Griggs
2012 – Rich Girl Problems as Lucretia
2011 – Bridesmaids as Becca
2010 – Get Him to the Greek as Pinnacle Executive
2010 – Somewhere as Claire
2009 – Mystery Team as Jamie
2009 – Cayman Went as Girl in Bar
Ellie Kemper Shows
2017 – Julie’s Greenroom as Herself
2016 – Animals. as Princess (voice)
2016 – All Hail King Julien as Karen (voice)
2015–present – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Kimmy Schmidt
2015, 2017 – We Bare Bears as Produce Lucy (voice)
2015 – The Today Show as Herself (co-anchor, Today’s Take)
2015 – Drunk History as Nellie Bly
2014 – The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Herself (fill-in host)
2014 – American Dad! as Jenna (voice)
2014 – Comedy Bang! Bang! as Herself
2013–2016 – Sofia the First as Crackle (voice)
2013–2014 – Hollywood Game Night as Herself
2013 – Brenda Forever as Brenda Miller
2012–2013 – The Mindy Project as Heather
2012 – NTSF:SD:SUV:: as Fitzpatrick
2012 – Robot Chicken as Kendra / Female Passenger (voice)
2010 – The Office: The 3rd Floor as Erin Hannon
2009–2013 – The Office as Kelly Erin Hannon
2009–2010 – Important Things with Demetri Martin as Allison / Felicia
2007–2008 – Mister Glasses as Kitty
2007 – Redeeming Rainbow as Shelly
2006 – Sexual Intercourse: American Style as Cindy
Ellie Kemper Net Worth
Ellie is an actress, comedian, and writer who has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.
Ellie Kemper Commercial
Ellie obtained her Screen Actors Guild card doing commercial advertising of a one-week sale of tents at Kmart. The commercial featured her camping with an onscreen husband, and a shot in which a tarantula crawls across her face. She usually appeared in comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in the late 2000s. She also made guest appearances on Important Things with Demetri Martin, and E! Television’s The Gastineau Girls, which has been described as her “breakout role”. Ellie has appeared on Fuse TV’s The P.A. She appeared on The Colbert Report in a PSA for Teen Voter Abstinence in October 2008.
Ellie has written several sketch comedy shows together with her comedy partner Scott Eckert, a fellow Princeton grad. She is also a contributing writer for the national satirical newspaper The Onion, and for McSweeney’s and also a contributor to The Huffington Pos.
Ellie Kemper Bridesmaids
She appeared in Bridesmaids in 2011. This is a 2011 comedy film. It is directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. It is based on Annie (Wiig), who suffers a series of misfortunes after being asked to serve as maid of honor for her best friend, Lillian, played by Maya Rudolph. Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, and Wendi McLendon-Covey co-star as Lillian’s bridesmaids, with Chris O’Dowd, Rebel Wilson, Matt Lucas, Michael Hitchcock, Jon Hamm, and Jill Clayburgh, in her final film appearance, in supporting roles.
Ellie Kemper Kimmy Schmidt
Ellie stars in the Netflix original comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as the fish-out-of-water title character. She plays a former abductee and forced cult-member who wants to shed the victim pity of her small hometown and moves to New York. Ellie ‘s performance on the show has been widely recognized, and she received multiple nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Ellie Kemper Book
My Squirrel Days
In this book Ellie shares tales of her childhood in St. Louis, whether directing and also starring in her family holiday pageant, washing her dad’s car with a Brillo pad, failing to become friends with a plump squirrel in her backyard, eating her feelings while watching PG-13 movies, or becoming a “sports monster” who ends up warming the bench of her Division 1 field hockey team in college.
The reader will also learn how she found her comedic calling in the world of improv, became a wife, mother and New Yorker, and landed the role of a bridesmaid (while simultaneously being a bridesmaid) in Bridesmaids. You’ll get to know and love the comic, upbeat, perpetually polite actress playing Erin Hannon on The Office, and the exuberant, pink-pants-wearing star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Ellie Kemper Hair Color
Her Hair color is Dark Brown.
Ellie Kemper Smoking
In an interview Elie mentioned on Conan that she took up smoking for a few days when she got to the city after college.