Angela Kinsey

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Angela Kinsey
Kinsey in 2010
BornAngela Faye Kinsey
(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 42)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma materBaylor University
Years active1997–present
Notable work(s)The Office
Spouse(s)Warren Lieberstein (m. 2000–09)
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Angela Kinsey
Kinsey in 2010
BornAngela Faye Kinsey
(1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 42)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Alma materBaylor University
Years active1997–present
Notable work(s)The Office
Spouse(s)Warren Lieberstein (m. 2000–09)

Angela Faye Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress. She appeared as the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the NBC television series The Office.

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 twelve years, and she attended the Jakarta International School. During this time she learned Indonesian, a language she still occasionally speaks. Her family then returned to the United States and settled in Archer City, Texas.[1][2][3]

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:[4]

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.

Kinsey served as an intern on the NBC late night talk show Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which she described as an "awesome" experience.[5] 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.[6]


After graduating from Baylor University in 1993,[4] she got an internship with Late Night with Conan O'Brien, working for Max Weinberg. She then moved to Los Angeles and took improvisation classes with The Groundlings and at iO WEST (formerly known as "Improv Olympic West").[2]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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).

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.[7]

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 directs episodes of The Office.

Kinsey updated her MySpace blog with behind-the-scenes anecdotes of upcoming episodes of the series.[8] 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.


In summer 2011, she became the new spokesperson for Clairol hair products, appearing in television ads for Clairol Nice 'n Easy.

Kinsey will next star alongside Casey Wilson and Kristen Schaal in the upcoming Hulu comedy series The Hotwives of Orlando, premiering in March 2014.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On June 18, 2000, she married Warren Lieberstein. He is the brother of Paul Lieberstein, who played Toby Flenderson on The Office. She gave birth to their first child, Isabel Ruby Lieberstein, on May 3, 2008.[10] On February 18, 2009, Us Weekly reported that Kinsey and her husband had separated. Her representative stated that the two continue to be friends.[11] In June 2010, it was announced that Kinsey had filed for divorce,[12] citing "irreconcilable differences."[13]

Blogging as her The Office character, Angela Martin, she has stated on MySpace that her hero is co-star Kate Flannery.[8]

Kinsey said her grandmother, Lena May, 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.'"[6]

Kinsey is Presbyterian and attends Bel-Air Presbyterian Church.[14]

Kinsey’s character on The Office feeds feral cats in the office parking lot. In real life, Kinsey supports Alley Cat Allies,[15] a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to transforming communities to protect and improve the lives of cats.



2004Career SuicideTammyShort film
2007License to WedJudith the Jewelry Clerk
2009Tripping ForwardJennifer
2010Furry VengeanceFelder
2012Struck by LightningCounselor
2012Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy, TheThe Bluegrass Brainwash ConspiracyHillbillyShort film
2013Hot BotIn post-production
2013All StarsDebbie ShipmanFilming


1997King of the HillAngela (voice)Episode: "How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying"
1998King of the HillAngela (voice)Episode: "Peggy's Pageant Fever"
1998Step by StepSimoneEpisode: "Goin' to the Chapel"
2002King of the Hill(voice)Episode: "I'm with Cupid"
2003Run of the HouseMaxineEpisode: "The Party"
2003All of UsBlanche WhitefishEpisode: "Tia Moves In"
2005–13Office, TheThe OfficeAngela MartinMain role (187 episodes)
2006Office: The Accountants, TheThe Office: The AccountantsAngela MartinMain role (10 episodes)
2007–08MonkArlene BorasEpisodes: "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man", "Mr. Monk's 100th Case"
2008Office: The Outburst, TheThe Office: The OutburstAngela MartinEpisode: "The Explanation"
2009Temporary Life, AA Temporary LifeRachelMovie
2010Office: The Mentor, TheThe Office: The MentorAngela MartinSeries regular
2010American Dad!Mia (voice)Episode: "Merlot Down Dirty Shame"
2010Office: The 3rd Floor, TheThe Office: The 3rd FloorAngela MartinEpisode: "Lights, Camera, Action!"
2012First Dates with Toby HarrisAprilEpisode: "Foreplay"
2013WilfredHeather WilligerEpisode: "Uncertainty"
2013Hollywood Game NightHerselfEpisode: "The Office Party"
2013Gabriels, TheThe GabrielsGail GabrielSeries pilot
2013-14New GirlRoseEpisodes: "Nerd", "Birthday"
2014Hotwives of Orlando, TheThe Hotwives of OrlandoCrystalUpcoming Hulu series

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007Daytime EmmysOutstanding Broadband ProgramThe OfficeWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2008Screen Actors Guild Awards
TV Land AwardsFuture Classic Award


  1. ^ a b Angela Kinsey at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c Murphy, Joel (February 2006). "One on one with... Angela Kinsey". Archived from the original on 29 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Angela Kinsey on Megan Mullally" (Video). 2006-10-27. Retrieved 2008-02-23. "she even speaks Indonesian with a southern accent" 
  4. ^ a b Limmer, Melissa (2007-02-15). "From a Baylor Classroom to the hit The Office". The Lariat Online. Baylor University. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Angela Kinsey". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Kinsey, Angela; O'Brien, Conan (2009-06-09). "Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal". The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Season 1. Episode 7. NBC.
  7. ^ "34th Annual Creative Arts & Entertainment Emmy Awards". 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  8. ^ a b Angela Martin on Myspace
  9. ^ Lynch, Lorrie (April 14–16, 2006). "Who's News". USA Weekend. p. 2. 
  10. ^ "Congratulations Angela and Family". 2008-05-05. Archived from the original on 8 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  11. ^
  12. ^ "Angela Kinsey Divorce - Office Star Splits from Husband". National Ledger. June 30, 2010. Archived from the original on 3 July 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Angela Kinsey Files For Divorce From Office Co-Worker". 
  14. ^ "Angela Kinsey: Ready for Her Close-Up". Summer 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
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