Angela Kinsey


Angela Kinsey Biography

Angela Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress. She appeared as the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the NBC television series The Office.

Personal life

Kinsey was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. When she was two, her family moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where her father worked as a drilling engineer. They lived there for twelve years, and she attended the Jakarta International School. During this time she learned Indonesian, a language she still occasionally speaks. Her family then returned to the United States and settled in Archer City, Texas.

Kinsey studied English at Baylor University, where she became a member of the Chi Omega sorority, "took as many theatre classes as possible", and participated in the "Baylor in London" program. In a 2007 interview with the Baylor student newspaper, she discussed the influence of her years at the university:

Kinsey served as an intern on the NBC late night talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which she described as an "awesome" experience. She worked for the show's drummer Max Weinberg. The experience inspired Kinsey to take a coast-to-coast road trip with a friend from New York City to California.

She married Warren Lieberstein on June 18, 2000. He is the brother of Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby Flenderson on The Office. She gave birth to their first child, Isabel Ruby Lieberstein, on May 3, 2008. On February 18, 2009, Us Weekly reported that Kinsey and her husband had separated. Her representative stated that the two continue to be friends. In June 2010, it was announced that Kinsey had filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Blogging as her The Office character, Angela Martin, she has stated on MySpace that her hero is co-star Kate Flannery.

Kinsey said her grandmother, Lena May, does not watch The Office because she feels the protagonist Michael Scott, played by Steve Carell, is too "vulgar". Kinsey said, "She'll say to me, 'Baby, we're so proud of you, I'm proud of you, but I do not care for the show and I do not watch it.'"

Kinsey is Presbyterian and attends Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.

Kinsey's character on The Office feeds feral cats in the office parking lot. In real life, Kinsey supports Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to transforming communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.

Kinsey and The Office costar Jenna Fischer are close friends. Fischer is the godmother to Kinsey's daughter Isabel.

Career

After graduating from Baylor University in 1993, she got an internship with Late Night with Conan O'Brien, working for Max Weinberg. She then moved to Los Angeles and took improvisation classes with The Groundlings and at iO WEST (formerly known as "Improv Olympic West").

Following a two-woman show at iO, she was an operator at 1-800-Dentist and made small one-episode appearances in various sitcoms. She voiced the character "Angela" on two episodes of King of the Hill. In early 2005, she auditioned for the role of receptionist Pam Beesly for the American version of The Office. After producers told her she was "a little too feisty for Pam", she was called back to audition for the role of Angela Martin, which she won. She also appeared on Monk as a murderer named Arlene Boras in Mr. Monk and the Naked Man (2007) and Mr. Monk's 100th Case (2008).

In June 2007, Kinsey shared in the Daytime Emmy Award "Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy", for her work on The Office: Accountants, which is a series of webisodes.

Kinsey is one of several cast members of The Office to have a role in License to Wed, a film directed by Ken Kwapis, who often directs episodes of The Office.

Kinsey updated her MySpace blog with behind-the-scenes anecdotes of upcoming episodes of the series. She has also taken to organizing The Office cast outings:

Since summer 2011 she is the new spokesperson for Clairol hair products, appearing in television ads for Clairol Nice 'n Easy.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Career Suicide Tammy Short film
2007 License to Wed Judith the Jewelry Clerk
2009 Tripping Forward Jennifer
2010 Furry Vengeance Felder
2012 Struck by Lightning Counselor
2012 ' Hillbilly Short film
2013 Hot Bot Post-production
2013 All Stars Debbie Shipman Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997 King of the Hill Angela (voice) Episode: "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying"
1998 King of the Hill Angela (voice) Episode: "Peggy's Pageant Fever"
1998 Step by Step Simone Episode: "Goin' to the Chapel"
2002 King of the Hill (voice) Episode: "I'm with Cupid"
2003 Run of the House Maxine Episode: "The Party"
2003 All of Us Blanche Whitefish Episode: "Tia Moves In"
2005-2013 ' Angela Martin Main role (187 episodes)
2006 ' Angela Martin Main role (10 episodes)
2007 Monk Arlene Boras Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man"
2008 Monk Arlene Boras Episode: "Mr. Monk's 100th Case"
2008 ' Angela Martin Episdoe: "The Explanation"
2009 ' Rachel TV film
2010 ' Angela Martin TV series
2010 American Dad! Mia (voice) Episode: "Merlot Down Dirty Shame"
2010 ' Angela Martin Episode: "Lights, Camera, Action!"
2012 First Dates with Toby Harris April Episode: "Foreplay"
2013 Wilfred Heather Williger Episode: "Uncertainty"
2013 ' Gail Gabriel TV film, post-production

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Won Work
2007 Daytime Emmys Outstanding Broadband Program Yes The Office
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Yes
2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards Yes
TV Land Awards Future Classic Award Yes



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