Ellie Kemper was born in segregated white neighborhoods in Mississippi in the segregated era of 1957. That was then, she was a young girl. She was, however, very grateful to have that experience as a child because it helped to form her identity as an artist. She attended Oral Roberts University in Fort Collins, Colorado. It was there that she gained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. Her first job after college was working in Washington D.C. as an intern for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ellie Kemper’s early life was documented in a lengthy biography published by K.I.S.S Publishing entitled,” Ellie Kemper: The Making of a Black Female Broadcaster” (ISBN: 034025 Fiat). The book was written by her mother, Ida Mae. According to the biography, her mother began grooming Kemper for her new career by reading her mother’s old black and white stories. Eventually, after many rejections, Kemper was hired by The Associated Press and began appearing on-air as a news reporter.
|Real Name||Elizabeth Claire Kemper|
|Profession||Actress, comedienne, writer|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 5 in|
|Height in Centimeter||165 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.65 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||57 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||126 pounds|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||9 (US) or 39.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||2 (US) or 32 (EU)|
|Body Measurements||34-24-34 in or 87-61-87 cm|
|Waist Size||24 Inches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1980|
|Birth Place||Kansas City, Missouri, USA|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|Father||David Woods Kemper|
|Mother||Dorothy Ann (Jannarone)|
|Siblings||Carrie Kemper (Younger Sister) (Novelist and TV writer)|
John Burroughs School
University of Oxford
|Current Relationship/ Affair||Unknown|
|Marriage and Children|
|First Film||Mystery Team|
|First Television Show||S*xual Intercourse: American Style|
In her biography, Kemper also revealed that she began working with the fictional “Million Dollar Baby” character as a news reporter in an after hours magazine called Dash magazine. She worked with celebrity families for many years, including the late singer Diana Ross and her ex-husband, Rod Stewart. In that role, she would often act as the mysterious female, known as the “Platinum Girl.” In addition, she would be the one to solve the crime that was plaguing the household, often posing as the murder victim in a crime show that was syndicated throughout the country.
Onstage during her tenure at KPIV, and later on TV, she would play the well-known and somewhat evil “Kathy Simpson” character in a reality show that was broadcast from Kansas City, Missouri. She also had a supporting role in the movie, The Deerhunter. It was in that role that she would meet her co-star, Matthew McConaughey, whom she would eventually marry. A famous quote of hers that she often uses relates to the support she receives from the people of Kansas City, Missouri: “People in Kansas City trust me; they can’t stand a freeloader.”
Aside from her numerous credits, Kemper has also been nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Supporting Actress in a Leading Role. Her track record of on-screen acting is so impressive that she ranks fourth all-time, just behind Audrey Hepburn and Marlon Brando. As far as film roles go, her first non-musical role was in the 1985 film, The Bodyguard. Since then, Kemper has appeared in such movies as Mystic River, Pretty Woman, Das Boots, and finally, The Devil’s Advocate. If it wasn’t for her filmography, then her net worth would be dwarfed by that of her co-stars.
Overall, it can be said that Ellie Kemper is one of today’s most popular actresses, thanks in large part to the successes that have been her own. She has appeared in some amazing films, and has also lent her voice to quite a few of them. If you are going to be an actor, then you owe it to yourself to at least attempt learning from the best. You don’t necessarily have to become the next Toddlers or the next Gone with the Wind, but you can learn a lot from the masters of our genre, like Ellie Kemper. She definitely deserves to be amongst the most popular actors of our day, and she definitely holds the title of being the queen of Hollywood…in our book.