Comedy actress Ellie Kemper is the star of Netflix’s latest original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a 13-part comedy written by Tina Fey.
Kemper plays Kimmy, a perky and perpetually positive “mole woman” who has been living underground as part of an Apocalypse cult for the past 15 years. Rescued and reunited with a world she no longer thought existed, Kimmy decides to move to the big city and follow her dreams.
It show is funny, quirky and already a hit on social media, but where else do you know its star Kemper from?
The Office 2009 – 2013
Kemper played Erin Hannon in the US version of The Office, a naive receptionist at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Known for being cheerful, silly and just a little childlike, Erin first appeared in season five, and stayed until the show’s final episode.
The 34-year-old comedy actress played alice-band wearing, Disney World loving, sexually innocent Becca in hit comedy Bridesmaids.
21 Jump Street
She was Channing Tatum’s inappropriate teacher in 21 Jump Street.
The Mindy Project
And a VERY angry ex-girlfriend at Mindy’s Christmas party…
Most recently Kemper played Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel’s friend in suggestive comedy Sex Tape. The friend who reacted a little inappropriately to seeing her chums having sex…
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is now on Netflix