The hilarious and talented Ellie Kemper stars in the new Netflix original movie Happiness for Beginners, a romantic comedy about a newly divorced woman looking for some perspective and focus in the wilderness on a beginners hiking trip.
Kemper’s best known for her work in the comedy series The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as the movies Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Pets, and Home Sweet Home Alone. No matter what she does, she’s always a scene stealer.
Looking to get to know the actress and comedian a bit better? Here’s everything fans could want to know about the star, including her estimated net worth, her work in television, her hit memoir, and her relationship with her fellow comedy-centric husband!
What is Ellie Kemper’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ellie Kemper has an estimated net worth of about $9 million for her work in television and movies. She’s one of the lead actors in NBC’s wildly popular comedy series The Office, which still airs in syndication every day.
Kemper also starred in the popular Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as well as its follow-up interactive movie and has appeared in multiple hit movies, such as Bridesmaids and The Secret Life of Pets. Beyond her work as an actress, she’s a published author and co-host of the iHeartPodcast Born to Love.
How much is Ellie Kemper’s family worth?
If you weren’t aware, the actress and comedian comes from the wealthy Kemper family, who have ranked for generations as one of the wealthiest families in the state of Missouri. According to The Sun, Kemper family is worth an estimated $425 million.
Kemper’s father is David Woods Kemper, the executive chairman of Commerce Bancshares, the bank holding company that Kemper’s family founded and created their wealth. The actress is also a descendant of Mildred Lane Kemper, her grandmother who has an art museum named after her at Washington University in St. Louis, and William Thornton Kemper Sr., her great-great-grandfather and founder of the bank holding company.
When Ellie Kemper was 29, she joined the cast of The Office in season 5
Kemper made her first appearance as Erin Hannon in The Office in season 5 episode 23, titled “Michael Scott Paper Company.” The episode aired on April 9, 2009. In the following sixth season, Kemper joined the main cast, where she remained through the ninth and final season. In total, Kemper appeared in 107 episodes of The Office.
Ellie Kemper is the most popular Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star on Instagram with 1.2 million followers
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fans sure love to keep up with the hilarious titular star of the Netflix series, as Kemper boasts over 1 million followers on Instagram. She’s among the most-followed stars of The Office as well, trailing Mindy Kaling (6.5 million), John Krasinski (4.8 million), Jenna Fischer (3.8 million), Rainn Wilson (3.4 million), and Angela Kinsey (2 million).
Ellie Kemper’s memoir My Squirrel Days follows her rise to comedy stardom
Prior to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s fourth season ending in 2019 (ahead of the 2020 interactive movie), Kemper released her debut book, the autobiographical My Squirrel Days in October 2018. The hilarious memoir tracks Kemper’s upbringing and life as it led to her career in comedy. Kemper received praise for the book of essays upon release.
Ellie Kemper has been married to Nathan For You writer Michael Koman since 2012
Kemper got engaged to comedy writer Michael Koman in 2012, and they married later that year in July. The actress announced the engagement on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, where Koman previously worked as a writer for seven years. Koman also co-created, wrote, and executive produced Comedy Central’s Nathan For You starring Nathan Fielder. The couple have two sons, James and Matthew, born in 2016 and 2019.
Watch Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Happiness for Beginners on Netflix!