Ellie Kemper
American comedy writer and actress
Ellie Kemper
Elizabeth Claire "Ellie" Kemper is an American actress, comedian and writer best known for her role as Erin Hannon in NBC's The Office, in addition to her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street.
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2017 SAG Award Winners Include Emma Stone, Viola Davis And Mahershala Ali
Huffington Post - 23 days
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Father's Death In Emotional Emmys Speech
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Emmy Red Carpet Fashion 2016
NYTimes - 5 months
See what celebrities like America Ferrera and Ellie Kemper wore to television’s biggest night.
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Ellie Kemper: The First Time I Bombed on Late Night TV
NYTimes - 5 months
Ms. Kemper, of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” writes of the rigor of talk-show prep, especially when appearing with her hero, David Letterman.
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'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' star Ellie Kemper gives birth
CNN - 7 months
Ellie Kemper is a mama.
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Ellie Kemper Reveals When She's Expecting First Child
ABC News - 10 months
The "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star said she's feeling great.
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Watch: 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Cast on Season 2 Fun
ABC News - 10 months
Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski and the rest of the cast discuss the direction their characters are taking.
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'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' stars Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess spill on season 2
Fox News - 10 months
Let the binge-watching commence.
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Snapshot: Q. and A. With Ellie Kemper: Talking Kimmy Schmidt, Jon Hamm and Tarantulas
NYTimes - 10 months
The star of Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” talks about the character’s future — and that time Jon Hamm was her ninth-grade acting teacher.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ellie Kemper
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    It was reported on August 2, 2016 that Ellie Kemper had given birth to a baby boy.
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    In April 2016, Kemper revealed that she was pregnant with her first child.
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  • 2015
    Age 34
    In the summer of 2015, Kemper served as a temporary co-host of The Today Show alongside Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall, and Willie Geist.
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    Her performance on this show has been widely acclaimed, and she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015 and an Emmy in 2016 for her performance.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    Kemper is a Roman Catholic. In 2012, she became engaged to her boyfriend Michael Koman, a former writer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the co-creator of the Adult Swim series Eagleheart and Comedy Central series Nathan for You. The couple married on July 7, 2012.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2009
    Age 28
    In October 2009, Kemper appeared in Subtle Sexuality, a set of three The Office webisodes about efforts by Erin and Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) to start a girl group.
    More Details Hide Details She appears in the Netflix original comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as the fish-out-of-water lead. She plays a former cult-member/abductee who wants to shed the victim pity of her small hometown and moves to New York.
    Kemper was cast in the role, and started appearing in the show in April 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The character was originally written to be more sarcastic and dry, but the writers changed her to be more perky and optimistic to more closely resemble Kemper herself. Kemper described the character as "an exaggerated version of myself". Kemper described herself as a "huge fan" of the show and was thrilled to be on the show. Although the character was originally intended for four episodes, the producers were impressed with Kemper and signed her as a regular in the sixth season. Jennifer Celotta, a screenwriter with the series, described Kemper as a "fun addition" to the show. Kemper received positive reviews for her role in The Office. Alan Sepinwall, television columnist with The Star-Ledger, praised the "infectious joy and sweetness" she brought to the show. Joshua Ostroff of Eye Weekly described Erin as one of the best new television characters of the 2008–2009 season and said, "Erin's high-grade adorability, up-for-anything attitude and sheer niceness is unlike anyone else in the office, adding a welcome new wrinkle for next season." Andy Shaw of TV Fodder said she "adds some freshness to the cast" and Josh McAuliffe of The Times-Tribune in Scranton, Pennsylvania, said he liked Erin's "cheerful, appealingly goofy personality". Many critics have singled her out as a highlight of the show's eighth season following Steve Carell's departure.
    Kemper auditioned for a role in Parks and Recreation, an NBC comedy series started in 2009 by Michael Schur and Greg Daniels, creator of the series The Office.
    More Details Hide Details She was not cast in the role, but received a call back to audition for a supporting role in The Office as Erin Hannon, a secretary filling in for the regular secretary Pam Beesly when she briefly left the job at the end of the fifth season.
    She also had a minor role in the 2009 film Mystery Team.
    More Details Hide Details Kemper starred in the fake iPhone commercial on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in January 2007, six months before the first iPhone was released. Kemper appeared in the Sofia Coppola comedy-drama Somewhere in 2010. She appeared in Bridesmaids in 2011. On April 3, 2013, it was announced that Kemper would be voicing a character in an episode of the animated sitcom American Dad!
  • 2008
    Age 27
    She has appeared on Fuse TV's The P.A. In October 2008, Kemper appeared on The Colbert Report in a PSA for Teen Voter Abstinence.
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    In March 2008, she wrote and performed in the one-woman show "Dumb Girls" through the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details She also performed in the one-woman show "Feeling Sad/Mad with Ellie Kemper" and has appeared in comedy sketches on Funny or Die, the comedy website started by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions. Kemper gained some Internet fame in August 2007 for her part in "Blowjob Girl", a humor video on the sketch comedy site Derrick Comedy. The video, which was circulated on the popular site CollegeHumor, was a two-minute close-up of Kemper offering to perform oral sex on her boyfriend, but startling him by promising to bite and smash his genitals, which she seems to believe is arousing. Kemper said of the video in an April 2010 interview with The A.V. Club: "I really don't like that video, and I wish that I hadn't done it, even though I know that it's a joke. I hate that it got sort of big, because I don't think that it's that funny and I don't want that to be the epitome of my work. It's just one video in a sea of many, but it has made me conscious of not wanting to do a video like that again." Kemper has also contributed an article to CollegeHumor entitled "Regarding Our Decision Never to See Me Again."
    In August 2008, she auditioned for a spot on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, but was not cast.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2009, Kemper was named one of Variety magazine's "10 Comics To Watch". In 2007, she appeared in How to Kick People, a performance combining comedy and literary performances.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 18
    At Princeton, she played field hockey in the 1999 season, and said she sat on the bench "roughly 97 percent" of the time.
    More Details Hide Details Her field hockey team went to the national championship in her first year, but she quit the team in later years to focus on theater. She then attended the University of Oxford, where she studied towards a graduate degree in English. I auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and when I was doing the biggest characters, I felt the least comfortable. Kemper continued her interest in improvisational comedy while in Princeton. She participated in Quipfire!, Princeton's oldest improv comedy group, and the Princeton Triangle Club, a touring musical comedy theater troupe. She also appeared in a radio spot for Dunkin' Donuts. Kemper earned 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 regularly appeared in comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the late 2000s, and has made guest appearances on Important Things with Demetri Martin, and E! Television's The Gastineau Girls, which has been described as her "breakout role".
    In 1999, Kemper made her debut at the Veiled Prophet Ball, where she was named the Veiled Prophet Queen of Love and Beauty.
    More Details Hide Details Kemper graduated from Princeton University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on May 2, 1980.
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