Ellie Kemper

Ellie Kemper portrayed naïve receptionist Kellie Erin Hannon on NBC’s “The Office.” Kemper first gained attention with her one-woman show, “Feeling Sad/Mad,” at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has worked with the popular publications The Onion and McSweeney’s. In film, Kemper co-starred in the Nicholas Stoller comedy “Get Him to the Greek” and Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” and most notably, the smash hit “Bridesmaids.” Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Kemper attended Princeton University and divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.

Guest Appearances

August 13, 2023

Actor and comedian Ellie Kemper joins Scott to talk about her new podcast “Born To Love”, her famous high school acting teacher, and learning how to type.

July 12, 2022

This week we’re breaking down “Secretary’s Day” and the ladies chat with the wonderful Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bridesmaids) who played Kelly Erin Hannon! It’s Secretary’s Day and Andy convinces Michael to take Erin out to lunch to celebrate her being the office receptionist. Michael begrudgingly does so while also letting slip out to Erin that Andy was previously engaged to Angela Martin. Ellie Kemper shares what it was like to become a regular cast member and shows the ladies an iconic poster she took from the set. Then the ladies break down the episode which includes sharing a special deal “The Office” made with “Sesame Street” to use Cookie Monster and pointing out a pair of earrings that two characters each wore in different episodes! Aaron Schur also sends in clips on what it was like to play the waiter that gets Michael too many pickles. This is a jam packed episode, so enjoy!

November 28, 2021

Actress Ellie Kemper feels thrilled about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.


Ellie sits down with Conan to talk about mining sincerity for comedy while starring in The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Conan’s rowdy relationship with her husband Michael, and her upcoming film Home Sweet Home Alone. Later, Conan responds to a listener voicemail asking which animal he would give birth to.


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May 14, 2020

Married couple Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Michael Koman (Nathan For You, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) join Conan writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about Michael meeting and becoming friends with Ellie during her time as an intern at Late Night with Conan, how Ellie’s mother saved their relationship after seeing Conan visit a sick Michael on the show, the iPhone sketch in which Ellie & Michael played a couple in, and more.

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July 15, 2016

Ronna & Beverly visited the Big Apple and had a fantastic time! Listen as they welcome comedians Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Wyatt Cenac (People of Earth) for a grand ol’ time recorded live from The Bell House in Brooklyn! What more can you ask for?

This episode is sponsored by “Once A Soldier” by Mary Jo Putney and Third Love.

August 28, 2015

Ellie Kemper is the definition of young at heart! Ellie joins Ronna & Bevery in the Earwolf studio to chat about the wonderful cast of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, why she hasn’t joined Twitter, meeting her husband when she did bits on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and what her celebrity cause would be if she had one. Plus, Beverly explains why she’s been leaving a muffin on Ronna’s doorstep for the past 2 weeks.