A Star of “The Office” Will Deliver Keynote Address at Princeton
According to princeton.edu, Actress Ellie Kemper, who is best known as receptionist Erin Hannon on "The Office" and as the title character on "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Class Day ceremony on June 3.
Class Day, which is organized by members of Princeton's senior class, takes place the day before commencement.
Kemper graduated from Princeton University in 2002 with a degree in English. According to IMDB, she also attending the Peoples Improv Theater in New York City.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says that in 2008, Kemper was hired to play a small role as a receptionist on the NBC comedy, "The Office," but the producers were so "charmed" by her that the role was expanded. Kemper ended up being regular-cast member for the final 4 seasons of the series.
In 2015, Kemper started a 4-season run as the title character on the series "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Series co-creator, Tiny Fey, told E! News how the show came about.
Later this year, Kemper will also speak at an alumni conference that will celebrate the history of women at Princeton. The conference, She Roars, will take place on Oct. 6. Princeton.edu notes that Kemper's mother and aunt also graduated from the University.