Ellie Kemper Bio, Age, Husband, Son, The Office, Book and Net worth

Who is Ellie Kemper?

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 .

Detailed Ellie Kemper Biography

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 The Office

Kelly Erin Hannon is a fictional character potrayed 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 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, Ellie Kemper, 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.

What is Ellie Kemper Age?

Kemper was born on May 2 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Who’re Ellie Kemper Family Members?

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.

She 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.

Who’re Ellie Kemper Son?

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.

Who’s Ellie Kemper Husband?

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.”

What is Ellie Kemper Net Worth 2020?

She has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.

Ellie Kemper Social Media Accounts

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Ellie Kemper Height

She stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm.

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.


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