Paul Lieberstein

  • Birth Place: Westport, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • First writing job was on the Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains It All.
  • Has written scripts for King of the Hill, The Bernie Mac Show and The Drew Carey Show.
  • Had never acted before the role of The Office's HR director, Toby Flenderson, was written for him.
  • Also serves as an executive producer, writer and occasional director on the hit NBC sitcom.
  • Sister is TV executive Susanne Daniels, who is married to Greg Daniels, executive producer of The Office; Lieberstein also worked with his brother-in-law on King of the Hill.
  • Office-type jobs have included working in an accounting firm, at a law firm and as an auditor (which was his first job after college graduation and lasted only six months).

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour): Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, 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
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less): Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Janine Serafin Poreba — Wife
  • Judith Lieberstein — Mother
  • Stanley Lieberstein — Father
  • Warren Lieberstein — Brother
  • Susanne Daniels — Sister

College

  • Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States (Economics, 1989)

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