Ed Helms

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/24/1974, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; writer; comedian
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Ed Helms Fast Facts:
  • Had open-heart surgery at 14 for a heart murmur.
  • Attended high school with Office costar Brian Baumgartner; the two participated in school plays together.
  • Like his Office character Andy Bernard, he sang a capella in college with the Obertones; however, he left the group after only one semester.
  • Spent his first two years in college as a geology major before switching to film theory and technology.
  • Studied improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York after college.
  • Spent four years as a correspondent on The Daily Show.
  • Names Phil Hartman and his brother Paxton as his role models.
  • Ed Helms Relationships:
  • Paxton Helms - Brother
  • Ed Helms Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (BA in Film Theory and Technology, 1996)

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