Who is Ellie Kemper’s husband? Michael Koman Wiki Bio
Michael Koman was born in San Diego, California USA, on 2 February 1977 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius and he holds American nationality. He is a comedian, TV producer, and screenwriter, but perhaps best known for being the husband of Ellie Kemper, a famous American actress and comedian.
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Childhood and education
Michael was raised in San Diego an only child by his father who was the owner of a small store, and his mother who was a teacher at a local high school. Michael started watching TV with his father at a very early age, and became interested in comedy after he watched the comedy sketch show “Second City Television “(SCTV). He attended a local high school where he was physically active playing soccer and tennis, but spent his time after school at The Comedy Store where he found a job.
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Upon matriculation in 1995, he enrolled at the University of California, San Diego where he listened to the university’s collection of comedy albums – he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Michael launched his career in 1999 when he and his friend wrote and produced the sketch comedy show “Todd’s Coma”, which was performed at the HBO Workspace while the tape was sent to the directors of the American sketch series “MADtv”, who promptly hired Michael as their screenwriter.
After Greg Cohen recommended Michael, he started working as a screenwriter for the show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, alongside some of the show’s other writers such as Brian Stack and Andrew Weinberg.
He is credited with the creation of several popular characters in the series such as “The Interrupter” and “Hannigan the Traveling Salesman”. He was part of the show from 2001 to 2008, and occasionally made appearances in it, including the time in 2004 when he portrayed an accountant who offered a rather strange solution to the debate about gay marriage, which was then talked about in the media all around America.
When the show was supposed to change to “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” and move to Los Angeles from New York City, Michael decided to leave, and he then became the head writer of the variety sketch show “Important Things with Demetri Martin”, and also worked as a writer for several months for the late night talk show “The Colbert Report”.
While writing for the former, he became friends with Nathan Fielder who became their writer shortly after Michael, and they went on to create the action comedy series “Eagleheart” together, which starred Chris Elliott and was quite popular as it aired from 2011 to 2014.
Shortly after “Eagleheart” ended, Michael and Nathan created the show “Nathan for You”, when Comedy Central asked Nathan to come up with a pilot episode for a new comedy show. The two men created a show in which Nathan who is a business manager comes to the owners of small companies and offers then strange and funny solutions to their problems. The series was a huge hit, and won Nathan a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Male – Television while it was nominated for five others.
While still helping Nathan with his show, Michael worked on the sitcom “The Jack and Triumph Show”, and contributed to the creation of the show “Triumph’s Election Watch 2016”. In 2017, he started writing for “Saturday Night Live” (SNL).
Michael has won one Primetime Emmy Award and six Writers Guild of America Awards, while he’s been nominated for nine other Emmy Awards.
Love life and marriage with Ellie
Michael met Ellie Kemper backstage while they were both working on the show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and where Michael was flirting with her. They started dating just days later, and could had been seen appearing together in more than one sketch in the show.
They became engaged in 2011, and on 7 July 2012 they married in a small ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family. Ellie gave birth to their first son James in July 2016, while their second son Matthew followed in September 2019. Michael is Jewish and Ellie is Roman Catholic, but they’ve decided to raise their sons in Ellie’s faith. The family of four is living together in New York City.
Both Michael and Ellie were in a long-term relationship several years before they met, Michael dating his college sweetheart for two years, while Ellie was dating her college sweetheart for three years before their split.
Hobbies and other interests
Michael is a huge fan of animated comedy series – some of his favorites are “The Simpsons”, “Rick & Morty”, and “Family Guy”, while he is also keen on watching animated movies such as “Shrek” and “Emperor’s New Groove”.
Some of his favorite actors and actresses are the late Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy and Julia Roberts, while some of his favorite movies are “Dead Poets Society”, “Meet Dave”, and “Runaway Bride”. Michael likes to attend comic conventions as well as cosplay events (although he doesn’t dress up), and is keen on playing video games, with his favorite being “Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt”. One of Michael’s favorite hobbies is travelling and he has been all around the US and also to Europe on several occasions, visiting places such as London in England and Paris in France.
Michael is not very sporting, but enjoys playing golf with his friends.
Appearance and net worth
Michael is 43 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, and weighs around 163lbs (74kgs).
As of May 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $2 million, while Ellie’s net worth is reputedly over $4 million.
Who is Ellie Kemper? Wiki Bio
Elizabeth Claire Kemper was born in Kansas City, Missouri USA, on 2 May 1980 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. She is perhaps best known for starring in the title role in the comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, which aired from 2015 to 2020 and which also starred Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess. It follows a woman who, after being a member of a doomsday cult, decides to change her life and moves to New York City. The series was a huge success, winning 17 awards while it was nominated for 86 others, including 18 Primetime Emmys.
Ellie was raised alongside her three siblings in Kansas City by their mother Dorothy Ann ‘Dotty’ Kemper who was a housewife, and their father David Woods Kemper who served as the CEO and chairman of the bank holding company Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
When she turned five, Ellie and her family moved to St. Louis where she studied at Conway Elementary School, before enrolling at John Burroughs School where she became interested in theatre and doing stand-up comedy. Upon matriculation in 1998, she enrolled at Princeton University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2002. She also studied at Worcester College, Oxford prior to her graduation.
Ellie made her debut TV series appearance in 2006 when she portrayed Cindy in the drama comedy “Sexual Intercourse: American Style” followed by her roles in “Mister Glasses” in 2007 and “Important Things with Demetri Martin” in 2009.
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— Ellie Kemper Online (@EllieKemperSite) May 2, 2020
She gained recognition in 2009 when she was invited to portray the lead character, Kelly Erin Hannon in the comedy series “The Office”, which also starred Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer. It was a huge hit worldwide, as it won 48 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 186 other awards. Some of her latest roles in TV series have been in the comedy sketch history series “The Who Was? Show” in 2018, the live TV special “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” in 2019, and she served as a guest judge in the talent show competition “America’s Got Talent” in 2019 as well.
She made her debut film appearance in 2009 when she played Jamie in the comedy movie “Mystery Team”, which starred Donald Glover, D. C. Pierson and Dominic Dierkes, and which follows several child detectives who are trying to solve a mystery.
Some of her following roles were in the comedy movie “Get Him to the Greek” in 2010, the drama “Somewhere”, and the comedy film “Bridesmaids” both in 2011, while some of her most notable performances have been in the movies “21 Jump Street” in 2012 and the satirical romantic comedy “They Came Together” in 2014. After this she became focused on voice roles, lending her voice to characters in movies such as “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village” both in 2017, and “The Secret Life of Pets 2” in 2019.
Ellie has won five awards, including a 2010 Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress – Comedy Series in for “The Office”, and an MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment for “Bridesmaids”; she’s been nominated for 11 other awards too.