Ellie Kemper

 

Date Of Birth

May 2, 1980
 

Biography

Actress Ellie Kemper first got exposed to improvisational comedy in high school. She continued to pursue her main interest when she attended Princeton, which led her to join various comedy groups such as Quipfire! and the Princeton Triangle Club. After graduating college with a degree in English, she went to the University of Oxford for a year and then became more active in numerous comedy sketches like Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Important Things with Demetri Martin, and The Gastineau Girls.

In 2007, Kemper made her TV movie debut in Redeeming Rainbow . Two years later, she landed the role of receptionist Erin Hannon on The Office. Though she was initially cast for only four episodes, her performance garnered positive reviews that she was offered to be a series regular in season 6. On the big screen, Kemper has also appeared in Get Him to the Greek, Somewhere and Bridesmaids.

Aside from working as an actress, Kemper is also a contributing writer for The Onion and literary journal McSweeney's.
 

Place of Birth

Kansas City, Missouri, USA
 

Birth Name

Elizabeth Claire Kemper
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

-She attended John Burroughs School, where Mad Men star Jon Hamm became one of her teachers.
 

Awards

None
 

Filmography

Bridesmaids (2011) as Becca
Somewhere (2010) as Claire
Get Him to the Greek (2010) as Pinnacle Executives
The Office (TV series) (2009–present) as Kelly Erin Hannon
Cayman Went (2009) as Woman from L.A.
Mystery Team (2009) as Jamie
Redeeming Rainbow (2007) as Shelly
 

Nickname

Ellie
 

Height

5' 5" (1.65 m)
 

Quotes

None