Nora Kirkpatrick

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Nora Kirkpatrick
Born (1984-12-06) December 6, 1984 (age 32)
Peru, Illinois
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Nora Kirkpatrick (born December 6, 1984) is an American actress, writer and musician.[1]

Career[edit]

Nora is an American actress, writer and musician (accordion for "Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros").[2]

Kirkpatrick graduated from UCLA with a degree in Theatre Film and Television. She is probably best known for her role as Katherine, the stern president of Panhellenic, on the ABC Family TV series Greek, or for her recurring role on the ninth season of The Office as "Esther Bruegger", a neighboring farmer's daughter who becomes Dwight's girlfriend. Nora starred in the 2015 film Pink Grapefruit, which won the SXSW Grand Jury Award, and has played many other roles in film and TV, including Men at Work, Jennifer Falls, Don't Trust the B, and Chasing Life. She was also one of the leads of the popular mockumentary web series called Dorm Life, where she played Courtney Cloverlock.

in 2016, Kirkpatrick created a TV show for Comedy Central entitled, Best-Seller, that she wrote with SNL alum, Dennis McNicholas. The show was produced by Olivia Wilde, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay from Gloria Sanchez Productions.[3]

In 2017, Kirkpatrick created, wrote and directed Virtually Mike and Nora, the first ever Virtual Reality comedy series for Hulu, with collaborator Mike O'Brien. The first two episodes of the series played at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[4] In a 2017 Forbes article, Kirkpatrick cites Virtual Reality's ability to cause "spatial un-comfortability," and her aim to make the viewer the lead character of the story.[5]

Nora studies and performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles.[5]

She is also a founding member and accordion player for the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, with whom she won a Grammy in 2013.[6]

In 2017, Nora will be seen in Adam Sandler's upcoming film Sandy Wexler as well as Paul Lieberstein's debut feature Song of Back and Neck.

Personal life[edit]

Kirkpatrick was born in Peru, Illinois, and attended high school in La Quinta, California.[7] After High School, she went on to UCLA, studying theater and film. Upon graduation, Kirkpatrick went to Africa to volunteer and teach in Nakuru, Kenya.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 What's Bugging Seth Nora Green
2005 White Nights Sharon
2007 Katrina Tyler TV film
2007 Crashing Barton's Girlfriend
2007 Randal June Short film
2008 Man Stroke Woman Various TV film
2009 Flower Girl Wendy
2010 Long Story Short Georgia Short film
2010 Growth Kristin Daniels
2010 How to Make Love to a Woman Carla
2011 Dreamworld Jules
2011 Happy Place Margaret Short film
2011 Mime Apples Mime Short film
2012 Peter at the End Lucy Short film
2013 Big Sur Alyson
2013 Sexy Evil Genius Abby
2013 All Together Now Kylie
2013 Bayou Tales Diana
2014 Crying Man Brooke
2015 Pink Grapefruit Lead
2015 Los Dr. Ryan
2016 The Babymoon Shanon
2016 Sandy Wexler Sienna
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 John from Cincinnati Hotel Bartender "His Visit: Day Four" (season 1: episode 5)
"His Visit: Day Seven" (season 1: episode 8)
2008–2009 Dorm Life Courtney Cloverlock 37 episodes
2009–2011 Greek Katherine Parker 19 episodes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jane Lewis "Cold Blooded" (season 11: episode 6)
2011 Breaking In Patty Boggs "21.0 Jump Street" (season 1: episode 7)
2012–2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Chrissy "The Wedding" (season 1: episode 4)
"Monday June..." (season 2: episode 9)
2012 Men at Work Nora "Milo Full of Grace" (season 1: episode 2)
2013 The Office Esther Bruegger "The Farm" (season 9: episode 17)
"Promos" (season 9: episode 18)
"Paper Airplane" (season 9: episode 20)
"Livin' the Dream" (season 9: episode 21)
"A.A.R.M." (season 9: episode 22)
2014 Jennifer Falls Stephanie Series Regular
2015 Chasing Life Jaclyn "Model Behavior" (season 1: episode 17)
"First Person" (season 2: episode 11)
2016 Riders Mary "Love and Lust" (season 1: episode 1)
"Life on Mars" (season 1: episode 2 )
"A Trip At A Wedding" (season 1: episode 3)

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