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Actress

Angela Kinsey is an American actress best known for her role as Angela Martin on the NBC television sitcom "The Office". She also appeared in the film "License to Wed" with her co-stars on "The Office".

Background

Angela Kinsey was born on June 25, 1971 in Lafayette, United States. Her father, an engineer, relocated his family to Indonesia when Kinsey was only two years old. She spent the next 12 years living in Jakarta, speaking Indonesian and English.There was no TV in the Kinsey house, so Angela grew up with a love for reading and especially writing, scripting out plays and comedy skits for the neighborhood kids to perform. When she was 14 years old, the Kinseys moved back to the States.Angela acted in school plays and after graduation, went on to Baylor University . She took as many theater and writing classes there as she could, and spent a semester abroad in England where she cultivated a love for Shakespeare, Wadsworth and the British tradition of theater. After graduating with a degree in English, she joined a post-graduate program in New York, where she worked as an intern on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993).

Career

In 1995, Kinsey moved to Los Angeles, where she quickly began landing roles in commercials. Meanwhile, she took courses at renowned comedy training spots "The Groundlings" and the" Improv Olympic", where she tirelessly performed with troupes and wrote and performed in sketch shows. She began to land spots on sitcoms like "Step By Step" (ABC, 1991-97) and "All of Us" (UPN/CW 2003-07), putting her Texas accent to work voicing a few episodes of "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997- ). Between acting gigs, she worked as an operator for 1-800-DENTIST.

Ten years after landing in Hollywood, Kinsey was called in to audition for the NBC version of the award-winning BBC comedy "The Office." She originally auditioned for the role of receptionist Pam, but execs instead offered her the role of the busybody, uber-Puritan accountant Angela. She, along with the rest of the cast members from "The Office," was recognized with an award from the Screen Actors Guild in early 2007. Hot off her success as the love interest of Dwight Schrute, Kinsey was scheduled to be a guest on an experimental improv show called "Thank God You're Here" on NBC later in the spring of 2007. On film, Kinsey appeared in the 2004 short "Career Suicide," and in 2006 she made her full-length feature debut with the independent film "Tripping Forward."

Works

  • acting

    • "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"(1994), "The Office"(2005), "License to Wed"(2007) , "Furry Vengeance" (2010).

Connections

mother:
Bertie Kinsey

daughter:
Isabel Ruby Lieberstein

Husband:
Warren Lieberstein

Married June 18, 2000; brother of Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby Flenderson on "The Office" (NBC); announced separation after eight years of marriage and just nine months after the couple's daughter was born; in June 2010, Kinsey filed for divorce in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.