Angela Kinsey

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Angela Kinsey
Angela Kinsey in 2012.jpg
Kinsey in 2012
Born
Angela Faye Kinsey

(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 49)
EducationBaylor University (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2000; div. 2010)

Joshua Snyder
(m. 2016)
Children1

Angela Faye Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Angela Martin in the sitcom The Office (2005–2013). She also appeared in the sitcoms Your Family or Mine (2015) and Haters Back Off (2016–2017). Since The Office, Kinsey has appeared in Netflix's "Tall Girl", Disney+'s "Be Our Chef", and MTV's "Deliciousness."

Early years[edit]

Kinsey was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. When she was two years old, her family moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where her father worked as a drilling engineer. They lived there for 12 years, and she attended the Jakarta Intercultural School. During this time, she learned Indonesian, a language she still occasionally speaks. Her family returned to the United States and settled in Archer City, Texas.[when?][1][2]

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: "It was the perfect place for me to grow into who I am and take the belief system that I had and incorporate it into my life. It was a great place to go to school."[3]

After graduating from Baylor in 1993,[3] Kinsey served as an intern on the NBC talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which she described as an "awesome" experience.[4] She worked for the show's band leader, drummer Max Weinberg. The experience inspired Kinsey to take a coast-to-coast road trip with a friend from New York City to California.[5]

Career[edit]

Kinsey moved to Los Angeles and took improvisation classes with The Groundlings and at iO WEST (formerly known as "Improv Olympic West").[1] 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.[1] 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).

Kinsey in 2009

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.[6]

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 directed 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: "I remember watching Friends and thinking, 'They really enjoy each other.' We, in fact, hang out."[7]

In summer 2011, she became the new spokesperson for Clairol hair products, appearing in television ads for Clairol Nice 'n Easy.[8] In 2013, she starred in the hit show New Girl. Since 2014, Kinsey has starred in the Hulu comedy series The Hotwives, returning for season two on August 18, 2015.[9] That same year, she starred in the film All-Stars with Lance Kinsey (no relation).

Kinsey stars in the Netflix Original Series Haters Back Off as Bethany, the mother of the main character Miranda Sings. She appears alongside YouTube star Colleen Ballinger, as Miranda, and Steve Little, as Miranda's uncle Jim.[10] While the first season was met with relatively mixed reviews, Kinsey received critical acclaim for her performance.[citation needed] In 2019, Kinsey starred in the Netflix film Tall Girl and plays the mom to Ava Michelle's main character Jodi. [11]

In 2020, Kinsey appeared as the host of Dinsey+'s Be Our Chef [12] and as a panelist on MTV's Deliciousness. [13]

On September 11, 2019, Kinsey announced via Twitter[14] that she and Jenna Fischer would be co-hosting a weekly podcast called Office Ladies. According to Fischer's announcement, she and Kinsey "watch an episode of The Office and give you all the stories and behind-the-scenes scoop...as well as some BFF banter about our lives."[15] The first episode of Office Ladies was released October 16, 2019.[14][15] The podcast is still airing as of March 2021, with appearances from The Office's cast and crew. Most recently, the podcast won Podcast Of The Year at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards 2021. [16]

In 2021, Kinsey announced that she will be releasing a book, Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There, with former costar Jenna Fischer,[17] which will be released in 2022.

Personal life[edit]

On June 18, 2000, she married writer and producer Warren Lieberstein.[18] He is the brother of Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby Flenderson on The Office. She gave birth to their daughter in May 2008.[19] On February 18, 2009, Kinsey and her husband separated. Her representative stated that the two continue to be friends.[20] In June 2010, it was announced that Kinsey had filed for divorce,[21] citing "irreconcilable differences."[22]

On August 4, 2016, Kinsey announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, actor and baker Joshua Snyder.[23][24] On November 13, 2016, Kinsey married Snyder.[25] Together, they have a YouTube channel and website called Baking with Josh & Ange.[26]

Kinsey is Presbyterian and attends Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.[27] She has said her grandmother does not watch The Office because she feels the protagonist Michael Scott 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.'"[5]

Kinsey supports Alley Cat Allies,[28] a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to transforming communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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 The Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy Hillbilly Short film
2014 All Stars Debbie Shipman
2015 Hot Bot Candy Huffington
2016 Laid in America Lisa
2016 Slash Anglaxia Supremacy IV
2016 Blacked Out Jen
2018 Half Magic Eva
2018 Sherry Sherry Short film
2018 Andover Helen
2019 Tall Girl Helaine Kreyman
TBA Tall Girl 2 Helaine Kreyman Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997–1998 King of the Hill Angela (voice) 2 episodes
1998 Step by Step Simone Episode: "Goin' to the Chapel"
2003 Run of the House Maxine Episode: "The Party"
2003 All of Us Blanche Whitefish Episode: "Tia Moves In"
2005–2013 The Office Angela Martin Main role (188 episodes)
2006 The Office: The Accountants Main role (10 episodes)
2007–2008 Monk Arlene Boras Episodes: "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man", "Mr. Monk's 100th Case"
2008 The Office: The Outburst Angela Martin Episode: "The Explanation"
2009 A Temporary Life Rachel Movie
2010 The Office: The Mentor Angela Martin Series regular (4 episodes)
2010 American Dad! Mia (voice) Episode: "Merlot Down Dirty Shame"
2010 The Office: The 3rd Floor Angela Martin Episode: "Lights, Camera, Action!"
2010 Yo Gabba Gabba! Teacher / Herself Episode: "School"
2012 First Dates with Toby Harris April Episode: "Foreplay"
2013 Wilfred Heather Williger Episode: "Uncertainty"
2013 The Gabriels Gail Gabriel Series pilot
2013–2016 Hollywood Game Night Herself 3 episodes
2013–2014 New Girl Rose 4 episodes
2014 Hot in Cleveland Mrs. Carson Episode: "Dr. Who?"
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Crystal Hulu series (14 episodes)
2014 Bad Judge Michelle 4 episodes
2014–2016 Celebrity Name Game Herself 8 episodes
2015 Your Family or Mine Claire Series regular (6 episodes)
2016–2017 Haters Back Off Bethany Series regular (16 episodes)
2016–2017 The Real O'Neals Shelia DeMars 2 episodes
2016 The 5th Quarter Tia Cantari Episode Selling Out: The Frank Cushman Story
2017 Life in Pieces Ruth Episode: "Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace"
2018 Fresh Off the Boat Amy Chestnut Episode: "We Need to Talk About Evan"
2018 Terror in the Woods Dani Television film
2018 How May We Hate You? Dana Television film
2018 A.P. Bio Brenda Episode: "Durbin Crashes"
2018 Splitting Up Together Jeannie Johnson Episode: "We Need to Talk About Karen"
2019 Miracle Workers Gail Episode: "2 Weeks"
2020 Be Our Chef Host 11 episodes
2020 BlackAF Leeza Netflix Series
2020–present Deliciousness Herself (Panelist) MTV Series
2020 Never Have I Ever Vivian Recurring role
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride[29] Vizzini Upcoming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Group Category Work Result
2007 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series The Office Won
2008 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won
TV Land Awards Future Classic Won
2020 Shorty Awards Best Podcaster (with Jenna Fischer)[30] Office Ladies Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Murphy, Joel (February 2006). "One on one with... Angela Kinsey". Hobotrashcan.com. Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Angela Kinsey on Megan Mullally" (Video). October 27, 2006. Retrieved February 23, 2008. she even speaks Indonesian with a southern accent
  3. ^ a b Limmer, Melissa (February 15, 2007). "From a Baylor Classroom to the hit The Office". The Lariat Online. Baylor University. Retrieved February 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "Angela Kinsey teamcoco.com". Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Kinsey, Angela; O'Brien, Conan (June 9, 2009). "Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal". The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Season 1. Episode 7. Universal City, California. NBC. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards". June 14, 2007. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2008.
  7. ^ Lynch, Lorrie (April 14–16, 2006). "Who's News". USA Weekend. p. 2.
  8. ^ "Angela Kinsey's Nice 'n Easy New Role". people.com. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Hulu's 'The Hotwives of Orlando' Premieres July 15: First Look and Scoop From Producer Paul Scheer". Yahoo TV. April 30, 2014.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Miranda Sings Netflix Series Haters Back Off Casts Angela Kinsey & Steve Little", Deadline.com, April 5, 2016
  11. ^ https://www.moms.com/angela-kinsey-talks-about-netflixs-tall-girl-exclusive/
  12. ^ https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/angela-kinsey-be-our-chef-disney-plus-show
  13. ^ https://www.tvinsider.com/992068/angela-kinsey-deliciousness-mtv-food-fails-clips/
  14. ^ a b Kinsey, Angela (September 11, 2019). "Aaaaah!! I get to work with my bff again! I am SO excited to share with you all that @jennafischer and I are doing a podcast with @earwolf ! On our show, Office Ladies, we'll have behind the scenes stories of The Office and lots of us just being bffs too! Coming Oct. 16!pic.twitter.com/qPUI6vBGnQ". @AngelaKinsey. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Fischer, Jenna (September 11, 2019). "We are excited to be joining the @earwolf team to bring you our new podcast Office Ladies! Each week, @AngelaKinsey and I will watch an episode of The Office and give you all the stories and behind-the-scenes scoop...as well as some BFF banter about our lives. Starts Wed 10/16!pic.twitter.com/EJkpOPI1cw". @jennafischer. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  16. ^ https://www.iheart.com/content/2021-01-21-2021-iheartradio-podcast-awards-full-list-of-winners/#:~:text=Taking%20home%20the%20title%20of,Jenna%20Fischer%20and%20Angela%20Kinsey.
  17. ^ https://people.com/tv/jenna-fischer-angela-kinsey-write-book-office-bffs/
  18. ^ "Angela Kinsey Files for Divorce From Husband Warren Lieberstein – American Superstar Magazine". www.americansuperstarmag.com.
  19. ^ "Congratulations Angela and Family". May 5, 2008. Archived from the original on May 8, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2008.
  20. ^ "Celebrity News: Latest Celeb News & Celebrity Gossip – Us Weekly". usmagazine.com.
  21. ^ "Angela Kinsey Divorce – Office Star Splits from Husband". National Ledger. June 30, 2010. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  22. ^ "Angela Kinsey Files For Divorce From Office Co-Worker". TVGuide.com.
  23. ^ Nessif, Bruna (August 4, 2016). "The Office's Angela Kinsey Is Engaged! Get the Details on Her Adorable Proposal". E! News. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  24. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (November 14, 2016). "The Office Star Angela Kinsey Ties the Knot with Joshua Snyder". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "Exclusive: The Office's Angela Kinsey Is Married!". Martha Stewart Weddings. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  26. ^ https://www.bakingwithjoshandange.com/
  27. ^ "Angela Kinsey: Ready for Her Close-Up". Summer 2007. Archived from the original on March 25, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  28. ^ "Angela Kinsey Joins Campaign to Help Feral Cats – And the People Who Care for Them". July 15, 2010. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011.
  29. ^ Breznican, Anthony (June 26, 2020). "Watch the Celebrity-Filled Fan-Film Version of The Princess Bride". Vanity Fair. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  30. ^ "Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey - The Shorty Awards". shortyawards.com. Retrieved July 26, 2020.

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