Ellie Kemper Solutions the Net’s Most Searched Questions | WIRED
– Hi, I'm Ellie Kemper,
and today I'll be doing
the WIRED Autocomplete
Interview from home!
The first one says, "can Ellie Kemper"
"Can Ellie Kemper sing"
♪ I can show you the world ♪
Does that answer your question?
Yeah, I can sing
"Can Ellie Kemper improv?"
Yes, I can!
I got my start in,
I guess acting,
by doing improvisation at the
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater,
and the Peoples Improv Theater
"Can Ellie Kemper yoga?"
I am so bad at yoga
I do something called "bar method"
which is like a strengthening regimen,
but I can't,
I'm not very flexible
The next question is "How Ellie Kemper"
"How did Ellie Kemper become famous?"
I like to think that I gained recognition
from my role as Erin
Hannon on "The Office"
Which is a great NBC show [laughs]
which is a great comedy that
I was lucky enough to get a part in
I started laughing in the
middle of that because
it sounded like I was doing
press for "The Office"
You can catch it now on NBC,
which you can't,
it's not on NBC anymore
Catch it on Netflix!
"How Ellie Kemper teeth?"
I don't wanna brag,
but I have really great teeth
I had a wonderful orthodontist,
Dr Shaheen in St Louis Missouri,
and he did a great job aligning my teeth
when I was,
I think in seventh and eighth grade
And now I floss every night,
I brush twice a day,
but I only floss at night
I was wearing a retainer up
until like five years ago,
and then I lost it,
but so far they're hanging in
But my routine isn't
even that extravagant
you know what it is?
So I do it every night like most people
The next question is "Was Ellie Kemper?"
"Was Ellie Kemper in Hairspray?"
"Was Ellie Kemper on The Office?"
You know I was!
I played Erin Hannon on NBCs "The Office"
I would say Erin is probably in Scranton,
and I hope that she found love,
but also I hope that she is,
you know happy in her job,
and maybe has a family?
I don't know,
but I bet she's in Scranton
"Was Ellie Kemper pregnant?"
Yes, Ellie Kemper was pregnant!
I was pregnant,
I have two boys
A eight month old named Matthew,
and a three year old named James
but all of a sudden he
has four teeth on top
That's how long we've all been quarantine,
my baby now has teeth
The next one is "Where Ellie Kemper?"
"Where does Ellie Kemper live?"
That's none of your business
But I live in New York City,
and that's all you're getting
"Where is Ellie Kemper from?"
Ellie Kemper is from St Louis Missouri
"Where did Ellie Kemper
go to high school?"
Ellie Kemper went to John Burroughs School
in St Louis Missouri
One notable allum from this school
is Jon Hamm!
Maybe you've heard of him?
"Where is Ellie Kemper new book?"
My new book is "My Squirrel Days"
and it's not so new anymore
It's nearly two years old,
but you can buy it
wherever books are sold
"My Squirrel Days" by Ellie Kemper
"Where is Ellie Kemper running?"
I don't know
What am I running from?
I run in Central Park,
I run in St Louis when I'm in St Louis,
and I run when I'm traveling for work
But I don't know what
it is I'm running from
The next one is "Who Ellie Kemper?"
"Who are Ellie Kempers parents?"
My parents are the best mom
and the best dad on the planet
Dotty Kemper, and David Kemper
And in fact,
during this quarantine period,
I've been staying in St Louis,
and so this is actually my parents home!
But they're not anywhere near me
Otherwise I would be wearing a mask,
and staying very far away from them
"Who is Ellie Kemper like?"
Some people say that my face
looks like Renee Zellweger's face
That's just something that's
been thrown out there
But who is Ellie Kemper like?
I'm unlike anyone I've ever known before
The next question is "What Ellie Kemper?"
"What did Ellie Kemper
study at Princeton?"
I got a bachelors of ar–
a bachelor of arts?
Is it bachelors of arts?
A bachelor of arts
I didn't study that
I got my undergraduate degree in
English Literature at Princeton
I wrote a thesis called,
"Isn't it ironic?"
Which is the name of an
Alanis Morissette song
That was my thesis
"What is Ellie Kempers age?"
Guys, I just turned 40 years old
"What is Ellie Kemper famous for?"
I would like to think I'm known for
parts in really good shows,
like "The Office",
and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt",
and a great movie "Brides Maids",
and I also,
I wrote a book that I'm trying
to sell during this interview
"My Squirrel Days" by Ellie Kemper!
"What is Ellie Kemper voice acting?"
I've done some voiceover work,
probably my biggest part was Sofia–
in the show "Sofia the First"
I voice Crackle The Dragon
The next question is "Does Ellie Kemper?"
"Does Ellie Kemper have a sister?"
Yes I have a sister named Carrie Kemper
Carrie is a writer,
she lives in Los Angeles,
she has written for
she's my best friend
Carrie and I were on The
Office at the same time,
and it was so much fun because
we would have lunch together
every day in my trailer and,
yeah I miss working with her
She's a good egg
"Does Ellie Kemper sing?"
We've established that,
but yes I can sing some more if you want
♪ Happy birthday to you ♪
"Does Ellie Kemper field hockey?"
Yes, I played field hockey!
I played field hockey at
Burroughs in St Louis,
and then for one year in college
"Does Ellie Kemper natural hair color?"
Now what a question for quarantine
My natural hair color is red
I am a born and bred redhead
I am 40 years old,
I have gray hair
But my natural hair color is red
I think I did a good job
with the root spray today
Thank you for asking those questions!
Because now I don't have to
worry about the answers anymore!
Thank you for having me today, WIRED,
and to everybody watching,
and I hope that everyone
is hanging in there