Ellie Kemper first appeared in the television series ‘Sexual Intercourse: American Style’ in 2006. In 2009, she made her silver screen debut in the American comedy film ‘Mystery Team’ directed by Dan Eckman. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. That same year, she also joined the cast of the American mockumentary sitcom television series ‘The Office.’ She played the role of ‘Erin Hannon’ which earned her 3 ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ nominations. The series ran for 9 seasons and went off-air in 2013. In 2010, she appeared in the American comedy film ‘Get Him to the Greek’ directed by Nicholas Stoller. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $91.7 million on a $40 million budget. The following year, she starred as ‘Becca’ in the Paul Feig-directed American comedy film ‘Bridesmaids.’ The film garnered praise from critics and was a massive commercial success. In 2012, she was seen playing the role of ‘Ms. Griggs’ in the American buddy cop action comedy film ‘21 Jump Street’ directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The film was a critical and box office success. She was next seen in films like ‘Identity Thief’ (2013), ‘Laggies’ (2014), ‘Sex Tape’ (2014), and ‘They Came Together’ (2014).
In 2016, she voiced ‘Katie’ in the American computer-animated comedy film ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ directed by Chris Renaud. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and was a massive box office success, grossing over $875.5 million on a $75 million budget. Kemper continued to appear in voice roles in films like ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ (2017), ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ (2017), The Secret Life of Pets 2’ (2019), ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’ (2020), and ‘The Stand In’ (2020). She was last seen in the 2021 American Christmas comedy film ‘Home Sweet Home Alone’ where she played the role of Pam McKenzie. The film saw mostly negative reviews upon release.