Comedian Elizabeth Claire Kemper is a stand-up comedian from the United States. Nominated for a Critics' Choice Film Award, a Critics' Choice Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, three Satellite Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, she has a long list of accolades.
Early Life of Ellie Kemper
At the age of two, Elizabeth Claire Kemper gave birth to Ellie Kemper in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 2nd of that year. Ellie's ancestors are William Thornton Kemper, a railroad and banking entrepreneur, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis, which bears her grandmother's name. St. Louis is where she grew up with her mother, Dotty; her father, David; and three brothers and sisters.
Having been a member of one of Missouri's wealthiest families, David served as CEO and chairman of Commerce Bancshares for over two decades. A TV writer and producer nominated for an Emmy for her work on such shows as “The Office” and “Silicon Valley,” Carrie Kemper is the younger sister of Kemper.
Jon Hamm, the eventual star of “Mad Men” and co-star of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” was Ellie's acting teacher at John Burroughs School, where she also studied for her high school diploma.
After high school, Ellie went to Princeton University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2002. Aside from being a member of the school's improv group, she also performed with the school's musical-comedy troupe on tour around the country.
While pursuing a master's degree in English Literature, Kemper spent a year at Worcester College, Oxford.
The Career of Ellie Kemper
After starring in a 2006 Kmart advertisement in which a tarantula crawled across her face, Ellie received her Screen Actors Guild card. Angela Kinsey, Mindy Kaling, and John Krasinski worked as interns at “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” where Kemper also performed sketches in 2007 and 2008.
Ellie appears in the television movie “Redeeming Rainbow” (2007), the Comedy Central series “Important Things with Demetri Martin” (2009–2010), and the films “Cayman Went” (2009) and “Mystery Team” (2010) during this period (2009).
While at UCB, Kemper performed with the improv groups found and Mailer Daemon, appeared in plays such as “Death and Despair” and “The Improvised Mystery,” and performed her one-woman show, “Dumb Girls,” which she wrote as well as authored and produced.
“Variety” named Kemper one of its “10 Comics To Watch” in 2009 after she tried out for “Saturday Night Live.”
Ellie was cast in Greg Daniels and Michael Schur's previous sitcom, “The Office,” after she appeared in an audition for “Parks and Recreation.” During the show's fifth season, she was cast as Erin Hannon and appeared in more than 100 episodes.
Subtle Sexuality, The Mentor, The 3rd Floor, The Podcast, and The Girl Next Door are just a few of the web series she has appeared in (2011). As a cast member of “The Office,” Kemper participated in several films, including “Get Him to the Greek” and “Somewhere,” as well as “21 Jump Street” and “NTSF:SD: SUV.”
” Bridesmaids,” which got her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, was another film she starred alongside Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. “Identity Thief” (2013), “Laggies” (2014), “Sex Tape” (2016), and “They Came Together” (2017) were all films in which Ellie had an uncredited role.
‘The Secret Life of Pets' and its sequel, ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2' were box office smashes, earning $875.5 million and $434 million worldwide. Kemper first appeared in Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in 2015.
The series has 51 episodes and 2020 interactive special called “Kimmy vs. the Reverend.” Ellie appeared as a guest star on “Julie's Greenroom” in 2017, “At Home with Amy Sedaris” in 2018, and “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons” in 2019.
She played Gloria Stivic. “Home Alone 6” will be released in 2019, and she'll be seen in Drew Barrymore's “The Stand-In” in 2020. Several recent projects have featured Kemper as a voice actor, including “Smurfs: The Lost Village” (2017) and “We Bare Bears: The Movie” (2020), as well as “WordGirl” (2015), “All Hail King Julien” (2016), and episodes of “The Simpsons” (2020).
Personal Life of Ellie Kemper
On July 7, 2012, Ellie married Michael Koman, a writer who has worked on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live. They welcomed James into the world in July of 2016 and Matthew into the world in September of this year. Their children are being raised Roman Catholic, even though Koman is Jewish.
Net Worth of Ellie Kemper
Actress, comedian, and writer Ellie Kemper has $9 million. As Erin Hannon and Kimmy Schmidt, Kemper is best known for her roles in the shows “The Office” (2009–2013) and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015–2019).
Get Him to the Greek (2010), Bridesmaids (2011), and Sex Tape (2014) are just a few of the more than 60 films she has appeared in, as well as animated films, including “The Secret Life of Pets” (2016), The Lego Batman Movie (2017), and Sofia the First (2013–2018) in which she provided her voice acting.
“My Squirrel Days,” a humorous essay collection chronicling one pale woman's journey from the Midwest to Hollywood, was published by Ellie in 2018. She has written for “The Onion,” “McSweeney's,” and the “Huffington Post.”
Awards and Nominations of Ellie Kemper
For “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Kemper got two Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, she was nominated for a Gracie Allen Award, a Webby Award, a Gold Derby Award, an Online Film & Television Association Award, a Satellite Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for the series.
Both “The Office” and “Bridesmaids” cast members received Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Ellie. She also won a nomination for Outstanding Actress – Comedy Series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival for “The Office.”
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance went to Kemper and her “Bridesmaids” castmates and honors from the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, NYC Critics Online, and the Washington D.C. area film critics' association for their performance in “Bridesmaids.”
Real Estate of Ellie Kemper
When Kemper and Koman purchased a co-op in New York City's Upper West Side in 2016, they paid $2.8 million. Tina Fey's home is just a few blocks away from the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property. They put it on the market for $2.875 million in April of next year.