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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ star Ellie Kemper to pen book

Ellie Kemper attends "The Secret Life Of Pets" New York premiere on June 25, 2016 in New York City. |Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images

NEW YORK — The star of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is breaking into print.

Scribner has announced it will publish a collection of humorous essays from Ellie Kemper, who plays the title character in the Netflix comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and was formerly a cast member of NBC’s “The Office.” In her most recent feature film, “The Secret Life of Pets,” Kemper provides the voice of Katie.

To be published in 2018, the book — not yet titled — will feature stories from Kemper’s life, from growing up in St. Louis to her career in Hollywood.


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Scribner describes Kemper’s writing style as “relatable, unexpected, insightful and hilarious.”

Kemper has played the free-spirited Kimmy Schmidt for two seasons, with more to come. She portrayed receptionist Erin Hannon on the last five seasons of “The Office” and co-starred in the 2011 hit film “Bridesmaids.”

Associated Press; contributing: Sun-Times staff reporter Miriam Di Nunzio