Elizabeth Claire Kemper was born on the 2nd May 1980, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, of Italian, German and English descent. She has been accumulating her net worth through her popularity not only as an actress, but as a comedian as well. She is probably best known for starring as Erin Hannon in the TV series “The Office”. Her career has been active since 2000s.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Ellie Kemper? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Ellie’s net worth is over $4 million as of early 2016, earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry.
Ellie Kemper Net Worth $4 Million
Ellie Kemper spent her childhood in Kansas City and St. Louis with four siblings. She is the second child of David Woods Kemper, who was the chairman of Commerce Bancshares, a company established by the family, and Dorothy Ann Kemper; the family was one of the richest in that region. At the age of five, they moved to St. Louis, where she attend Conway Elementary and John Burroughs High Schools, where she started showing her acting skills. She then graduated in 2002 with a BA degree in English from Princeton University and soon after she went to study English at the University of Oxford for a year. Ellie’s career in comedy commenced while she was still in Princeton, participating in the improvisation comedy troupe “Quipfire!”, and was also a member of the Princeton Triangle Club.
After she finished her studies, Ellie moved to New York in order to pursue her acting career, where she became a member of comedy troupe – The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, appearing in shows such as “Death And/Or Despair”, “Gang Bang”, “Listen Kid”, and many others.
However, she reached the screen in 2006, when she earned a small role in the TV series “Sexual Intercourse: American Style”, which was soon followed by another small role in the TV movie “Redeeming Rainbow” (2007). Afterwards, she gained a role in the short TV series “Mister Glasses” (2007-2008), and in 2009, she was cast in the film “Mystery Team” (2009), which was also her debut appearance on the big screen. In the same year., Ellie was featured in the film “Cayman Went”, and her net worth slowly began to increase, as her career reached a new level.
In 2009, Ellie was cast as Erin Hannon in the TV series “Office” (2009-2013), and the next year she appeared in the film “Get Him To The Greek”, alongside Russell Brand, and Elizabeth Moss. After these appearances, Ellie’s began to be featured in high production films, starting with “Somewhere” (2010) which was directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2011, she was cast as Becca in the film “Bridesmaids”, and in 2012 came her most notable role so far, as Ms. Griggs in the film “21 Jump Street”. In 2013, Ellie was featured as a voice actress in the animated TV series “Sofia The First” (2013-2015), as Crackle, which also added to her net worth. All added steadily to her net worth.
In recent years, Ellie has been quite busy, as she has appeared in several films and TV series, including “Conan” (2015), “The Flaming C” (2015), “Sex Tape” (2014), “Laggies” (2014), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015), and her latest accomplishment in “The Secret Life Of Pets”, which is scheduled for 2016 release. Her net worth is certainly rising.
Ellie Kemper has made over 40 appearances, for which she has also earned several awards and nominations, including for the Outstanding Actress in Comedy Series for her work on the TV series “The Office”.
Regarding her personal life, Ellie Kemper has been married to Michael Koman since July of 2012. She is active on social networks, such as Twitter and Instagram, on which she has a great number of followers.
Auditioned for a role in Parks and Recreation (2009), a comedy series launched by the creators of The Office (2005). She did not receive the part, but received a call back to audition for a supporting role in "The Office" as Erin Hannon, a receptionist/secretary who replaced the character of Pam Beesly Halpert when Pam left Dunder Mifflin to join the Michael Scott Paper Co. Kemper was cast in the role and started appearing in the show in April 2009. Although the character was originally intended for 4 episodes, the producers were impressed with Kemper and signed her as a regular in the sixth season.
A contributing writer for the satirical newspaper "The Onion", she also has been published in "McSweeney's", the literary journal founded by Dave Eggers.
Played field hockey at Princeton in the 1999 season, though she claims she sat on the bench "roughly 97%" of the time. Her field hockey team went to the national championship in her freshman year, but she quit the team in later years to focus on theater.
While attending Princeton, she was a member of Quipfire!, a renowned improvisational comedy group, and also the Princeton Triangle Club, a touring musical comedy theater troupe.
Attended Princeton University, graduating in 2002 with a degree in English. She subsequently studied English for a year at Oxford University.
Is of Italian (from her maternal grandfather), German, English, and Scottish descent.
Her father David Woods Kemper was chairman & CEO of Commerce Bancshares, a bank holding company founded by the Kemper family. (Her paternal great-great-grandfather was banker William Thornton Kemper, Sr.).
She is the granddaughter of Mildred Lane Kemper, the namesake of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri), for which the family donated $5 million.
Went to John Burroughs School in St. Louis where former alumnus Jon Hamm was her drama teacher.
I've never had prejudice against me because of being a woman in comedy, I've never felt any sort of unfairness because of that - but I do think it is naive to think that it doesn't exist.
It's interesting because with a lot of people who I've met in comedy, it seems not to matter what your background is. In terms of formal schooling - I feel like that's a nineteenth century term - but in terms of where you went to high school or college, or wherever, all that really is irrelevant, I have found, in comedy.
My painting teacher in high school used to say, 'I can't paint like I want to, but through practice I'll get better.' But I don't think that's true. I think sometimes you just can't paint.
Most New Yorkers want to look amazing, and they want you to understand that they look amazing, but they also want you to stop staring at them.
New York is like the weirdest city in the United States, in a great way, and Los Angeles is probably more similar to most of America.
One nice thing that I have discovered about Los Angeles is the enthusiasm with which people dress.
Growing up, I had one very specific idea of what a wedding should be, and that was the wedding of Fraulein Maria and Captain von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music.'
I need to make sure that when I'm running out to the drugstore I'm not wearing a Biore strip or something. Not that I expect anyone to recognize me, but on the off chance they do, I just don't want to embarrass myself.
I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa's job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show.
I wrote comedy sketches in college.
If you're going to plan a wedding, then a certain amount of suffering is not a choice.
Improv is mostly what I've studied.
In Los Angeles, people dress with the deep and earnest hope that people will do nothing but stare at them.
Los Angeles survives on that which is unpredictable. The unexpected courses through its very veins.
I can't do impressions.
I guess it's easier to think badly and then be pleasantly surprised.