Ellie Kemper is a Hollywood actress, writer, and comedian. The paparazzi started noticing her when she played the character of Erin Hannon in the American comedy sitcom ‘The Office.’ This television series was telecast on NBC from the year 2009 to 2013. Ellie has also appeared in several movies. To know more about the net worth of Ellie Kemper in 2019, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Ellie Kemper was born on 2nd May 1980 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ellie was only five years old when her family relocated to St. Louis. Her father is David Woods Kemper. Her mother is Dorothy ‘Dotty’ Ann Jannarone. Renowned TV writer Carrie Kemper is Ellie’s younger sister.
Ellie’s father was CEO and Chairman of ‘Commerce Bancshares.’ Kemper family founded this bank holding company. Ellie did her high school studies at ‘John Burroughs School.’ During this time, Ellie developed a passion for theatre and spontaneous comedy. Ellie acted in a school play with famous actor Jon Hamm. She did her Bachelors of English at Princeton University. She graduated in 2002.
Elizabeth Claire Kemper got married to Michael Koman on 7th July 2012. Michael is a ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer. He is the former writer of ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’. The couple welcomed their son James in 2016. Ellie is of English, German and French ancestry. Her maternal grandfather was an Italian, so she is of Italian ancestry too. She grew up in a Roman Catholic family. Ellie stated in ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ that she wants to raise her son ‘Roman Catholic.’
Career, Awards & Nominations
Ellie Kemper’s acting career started when she was studying at Princeton. She was involved with ‘Quipfire’ and the ‘Princeton Triangle Club.’ She started her television career with a commercial advertisement for ‘Kmart.’ Ellie received ‘Screen Actors Guild’ card for this commercial.
In the 2000s, Ellie regularly started appearing in ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ and many other comedy shows. Ellie has a passion for writing too. She is a prolific writer. She has published her articles in the satirical newspaper like, ‘The Onion.’ Kemper has also contributed to ‘The Huffington Post’ and ‘McSweeney’s.’ Ellie started making comedy videos for many online platforms in 2007. She gained internet fame for ‘Blowjob Girl’ where she played a college girl.
In 2009, Ellie auditioned for ‘The Office.’ Kemper’s performance in ‘The Office’ has been critically acclaimed. Kemper has also appeared in films like, ‘Bridesmaids’ and ’21 Jump Street’. Kemper was nominated twice for the comedy sitcom ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’ She has won ‘Webby Award’ for best actress.
Net Worth & Earnings
Ellie Kemper has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million. She has made this fortune by appearing in several TV shows and movies. She regularly publishes her articles. She is drawing a right amount of money by contributing to the American newspapers.
Ellie Kemper is a very successful actress. She has made to the ‘Forbes’ List of Top 10 Comedians’. She still has a long career ahead of herself. She is one of the rare celebrities who stay away from social media.