For those who watched The Office, Ellie Kemper needs no introduction. She joined the show in 2009 and grew to become a beloved and special character. She portrayed Erin Hannon, a receptionist. She has also appeared in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 21 Jump Street, and Bridesmaids.
The actress has established a successful career that has seen her receive 3 awards and twenty-four nominations. Among her achievements is appearing as a guest judge on season fourteen of America's Got Talent. Here are more details about the celebrity.
- Name: Elizabeth Claire ‘Ellie’ Kemper
- Date of birth: May 2, 1980
- Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri, US
- Age: 39 years
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Italian, German, English, Scottish
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Alma mater: Princeton University
- Parents: David Woods Kemper, Dorothy Ann
- Years active:1999-present
- Spouse: Michael Koman (m. 2012)
- Height: 5 feet 5 inches
- Weight: 57 kg
- Net worth: $4 million
- Children: 2
- Occupation: Actress, writer
Ellie Kemper age, nationality and ethnicity
How old is Ellie Kemper? She is 39 years old. The actress was born on May 2, 1980, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.
She is American and she is of Italian, German, English, and Scottish ethnicity. Her sun sign is Taurus.
Ellie Kemper height and body measurements
The actress stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 57 kg. Her hair color is dark brown while her eye color is light brown.
Here is an Ellie Kemper hot image from her Instagram page.
The actor was born to David Woods Kemper and Dorothy Ann and given the name Elizabeth Claire Kemper at birth. She is the second of four siblings. Her younger sister, Carrie Kemper, is a television writer
Her father was the CEO of Commerce Bancshares, a Kemper family business. She is the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, the namesake of Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
When she was five years old, her family relocated to St. Louis.
Ellie Kemper education
The actress attended Conway Elementary School and later John Burroughs School. She developed an interest in theatre and improvisational comedy while in high school.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University. She then graduated with a degree in English from Worcester College, Oxford.
The actress began her career with roles in comedy shows. She performed with Quipfire! and wrote several sketch comedy shows.
Ellie featured in a commercial for Kmart, one which saw her earn a Screen Actors Guild card.
The actress moved to New York City to continue with comedy. She joined the Big Black Car and performed with the team at the People's Improv Theatre.
She participated in several shows for Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy theatre. Some of the shows included Listen Kid, The Improvised Mystery, and Death and/or Despair.
While still at Upright Citizens Brigade, Ellie performed in Dumb Girls and Feeling Sad/ Mad with Ellie Kemper. Both of them were one-woman shows.
In August 2007, Ellie was featured in a video titled Blowjob Girl. With the closeup video being circulated in CollegeHumor, Ellie attracted fame to herself. In an interview with The A.V Club, the actress revealed that she was not proud of the video and that she regretted filming it.
She was featured in Mystery Team, Somewhere, and Bridesmaids. In 2013, it was revealed that Ellie would voice the character of Jenna in the ninth season of American Dad!
She went on to appear as the titular character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For the role, she received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2015, Ellie became a co-host of Today alongside Tamron Hall, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and AI Roker. In 2019, she appeared as a guest judge in America’s Got Talent season fourteen.
The actress published her first book, titled My Squirrel Days, in 2018
Ellie Kemper The Office
In 2009, the actress auditioned for a role in Parks and Recreation but did not get it and instead received a call back for a supporting role in The Office. She joined the show while it was in its fifth season.
Ellie, who plays Erin in The Office, was initially supposed to be on the show four episodes, but thanks to her superb skills, she was signed as a regular.
The Office Erin role was received well by viewers and critics. She became popular and was mostly recognized as Erin from The Office.
Here is a list of Ellie Kemper movies and TV shows:
The actress appeared in the following movies:
- Redeeming Rainbow (2007) – She appeared as Shelly
- Mystery Team (2009) – She acted as Jamie
- Cayman Went (2009) – She portrayed the character of a girl in a bar
- Get Him to the Greek (2010) – She acted as a pinnacle executive
- Somewhere (2010) – She appeared as Claire
- Bridesmaids (2011) – She played the role of Becca
- 21 Jump Street (2012) – She took on the role of Ms. Griggs
- Rich Girl Problems (2012) – She acted as Lucretia
- Brenda Forever (2013) – She appeared as Brenda Miller
- Laggies (2014) – She assumed the character of Allison
- Sex Tape (2014) – She played the role of Tess
- They Came Together (2014) – She took on the role of Karen
- The Nobodies (2014) – She appeared as Julie
- The Secret Life of Pets (2016) – She voiced the character of Katie
- The Lego Batman Movie (2017) – She voiced the character of Phyllis
- Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) – she voiced the role of Smurf Blossom
- The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) – She voiced the character of Katie
The actress appeared in the outlined TV shows:
- Sexual Intercourse: American Style (2006) – She had the role of Cindy
- Mister Glasses (2007- 2008) – She played the role of Kitty for five episodes
- Important Things with Demetri Martin (2009 - 2010) – She had the role of Alicia/ Felicia for two episodes
- The Office (2009 - 2013) – She had a recurring role as Kelly Erin Hannon. She appeared in a total of one hundred and seven episodes
- The Office: The 3rd Floor (2010) – She portrayed the character of Erin Hannon for three episodes
- NTSF:SD:SUV:: (2012) – She appeared as Fitzpatrick on the episode titled Whack-a-Mole
- Robot Chicken (2012) – She voiced the role of Kendra/ Female Passenger on the episode titled Crushed by a Steamroller on My 53rd Birthday
- The Mindy Project (2012 - 2013) – She appeared as Heather for three episodes
- Sofia the First (2013- 2016) – She voiced the character of Crackle on seven episodes
- Hollywood Game Night (2013- 2014) – She appeared as herself for two episodes
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2014) – She was the fill-in host on the episode ’11.96.’
- American Dad! (2014) – She voiced the character of Jenna on the episode titled Introducing the Naughty Stewardesses
- Comedy Bang! Bang! (2014)– She appeared as herself on the episode dubbed Ellie Kemper Wears a Purple Ruffled Sleeveless Top & Lavender Flats
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015- 2019) – She had the main role of Kimmy Schmidt for fifty-one episodes
- We Bare Bears (2015 2017-2018) – She voiced the role of Produce Lucy for four episodes
- Drunk History (2015) – She appeared as Nellie Bly on the episode titled Journalism
- Animals (2016) – She voiced the role of Princess on the episode titled Dogs
- All Hail King Julien (2016) – She voiced the character of Karen on the episode titled Revenge of the Prom
- Julie’s Greenroom (2017) – She appeared as herself on the episode titled Morning at the Improv
- The Who Was? Show (2018) – She appeared as the narrator for Amelia on the episode titled Isaac Newton & Amelia Earhart
- Live in Front of a Studio Audience (2019) – She portrayed the character of Gloria Stivic on the episode titled Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons
- America’s Got Talent (2019) – She appeared as a guest judge on season fourteen
Awards and nominations
For her exemplary acting skills, the actress received the listed awards and nominations:
Primetime Emmy Awards
- 2017, 2016 – Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
- 2018 – Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Central Ohio Film Critics Association
- 2012 – Nominee in the Best Ensemble category for her role in Bridesmaids.
Critics Choice Television Awards
- 2016 – Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Gold Derby Awards
- 2017, 2016, 2015 – Nominee in the Comedy Lead Actress category for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
- 2015 – Nominated as the Breakthrough Performer of the Year.
- 2012 – Nominee in the Ensemble Cast category for her role in Bridesmaids.
Gracie Allen Awards
2016 – Won as the Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy or Musical. It was for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
2010 – Nominated for Outstanding Actress – Comedy Series for her character in The Office.
MTV Movie + TV Awards
2012 – Winner in the Best Gut-Wrenching Performance category for her portrayal in Bridesmaids.
Online Film & Television Association
2017, 2016 – Nominated as the Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
2011 – Nominee in the Best Ensemble Acting category for her role in Bridesmaids.
2019, 2018, 2017 – Nominated as Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical for her role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
- 2017, 2016 – Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her portrayal in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
- 2013 – Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role in The Office.
- 2012 – Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her character in Bridesmaids.
- 2012, 2011, 2010 – Nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for her role in The Office.
The Webby Awards
- 2015 – won as the Best Actress
Ellie Kemper husband
The actress is currently married to Michael Koman. They got engaged in 2012 and tied the knot on July 7, 2012.
Michael Koman is a comedian, television writer, and producer. He has written for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Nathan for You, and Saturday Night Live.
Ellie Kemper Kids
Is Ellie Kemper pregnant? No, she is not. She welcomed her second son in September 2019 and named him Matthew Koman. Her first son was born in August 2016 and named James Miller Koman.
Ellie Kemper net worth
How much is Ellie Kemper worth? The actress has an estimated net worth of $4 million dollars.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here are some quick facts about the actress:
What ethnicity is Ellie Kemper?
The actress is of Italian, German, Scottish, and French ancestry
Does Ellie Kemper speak French?
The actress has a French ancestral background and there is a possibility that she can speak the language
Is Ellie Kemper rich?
The actress was raised in a wealthy family. Her father, David Woods was the CEO of Commerce Bancshares, a bank holding company in Missouri, US.
She is the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, the namesake of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum located at Washington University in St. Louis.
Apart from coming from a wealthy background, she has made a fortune for herself that is estimated at $4 million dollars
Is Ellie Kemper from St Louis?
Yes, she is. Her family moved to St. Louis when she five years old
Where did Ellie Kemper go to college?
The actress went to Princeton University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2002. She also attended Worcester College, Oxford to study English.
Ellie Kemper is an award-winning actress. She was famed for her recurring role as Erin Hannon in The Office. For more of her life story, get hold of her book, My Squirrel Days