Ellie Kemper

  • Birth Name: Elizabeth Claire Kemper
  • Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • One of her high-school drama teachers was Mad Men star Jon Hamm, an alumnus of her school.
  • Was a débutante in her native Missouri, holding the Veiled Prophet title of Queen of Love and Beauty in 1999. 
  • Played field hockey in her freshman year at Princeton before giving up the sport to concentrate on performing.
  • Participated in the comedy troupes Quipfire! and the Princeton Triangle Club while in college.
  • Is a member of the Upright Citzens Brigade, where she starred in a one-woman show, Feeling Sad/Mad.
  • Has written for such publications as McSweeney, the Onion and the Huffington Post.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, 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
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dotty Kemper — Mother
  • Mildred Lane Kemper — Grandmother
  • Michael Koman — Husband
  • Billy Kemper — Brother
  • James Miller Koman — Son
  • David Kemper — Father
  • Carrie Kemper — Sister
  • John Kemper — Brother

College

  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States (BA in English, 2002); attended University of Oxford, Oxford, England
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