Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Ellie Kemper gives birth to her first child
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It’s a miracle — Ellie Kemper is a mom!
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star and her husband Michael Koman have welcomed their first child, PEOPLE confirms.
No further details surrounding the baby’s birth — including the sex of the couple’s new addition — have been released. Kemper’s rep was unable to comment.
Kemper, 36, and Koman tied the knot in 2012.
In April, Kemper announced her pregnancy on The Tonight Show, sharing how she revealed her news to the cast and crew of her show.
“[My pregnancy] didn’t really affect filming [Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2] until the very end. We had a table read and I saw that my character was supposed to be on a roller coaster,” Kemper told Jimmy Fallon, who gifted the then-pregnant star with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s The Tonight Dough ice cream. “I was Googling pregnant women on roller coasters.”
The actress, who is also known for playing receptionist Erin Hannon on The Office and appearing in Bridesmaids, also said she had to let the show’s writer and executive producer Tina Fey in on her secret a little earlier than she had originally planned.
But before coming clean, she tried one last thing — a tactic that, admittedly, didn’t last long.
“Because it was still so early on we decided we’ll just tell people that I have a back injury and that’s why I can’t ride the roller coaster,” she said. “I could not act like I had a back injury. I kept forgetting I had one so I would do things someone with a back injury can’t do.”
Kemper continued jokingly, “They’d yell lunch and I’d leap up and [do] cartwheels to catering. You’re not supposed to do that!”
—With reporting by Mary Green
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