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A moment with Ellie Kemper (‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’) at SCAD aTVfest

Originally posted Thursday, February 7, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Ellie Kemper, star of the just concluded Netflix comedy “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” came to Atlanta for the second time in a week, this time to pick up a Spotlight Award at the SCAD aTVfest, a television-oriented festival. 

Last week, she got to attend the Super Bowl for the “Ellen” show despite (or because) she has zero knowledge of the sport. Here are the results:

She said she is a regular guest on “Ellen” and occasional guest hosts. Kemper said she was able to be on the field before and after the game and even wander around more than she expected.

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Kemper isn’t sure what her next professional move is but she treasured her time working on the Robert Carlock comedy. For now, she has plenty of time to prepare to be the keynote speaker in three months at Princeton University’s Class Day for the Class of 2019. (She graduated in 2002.)

Ellie Kemper at the Four Seasons before receiving the Spotlight Award at the 2019 SCAD aTVfest on February 7, 2019. RODNEY HO/

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