The Office Cast: Where are they now? May 16, 2017

Steve Carell

The past year has been a busy one for Steve, when he wasn't pranking The Office's fandom with reunion teaser tweets, he's been tirelessly working on new film projects. The former Michael Scott's most recently been spotted in San Francisco filming the leading role in "Beautiful Boy," a biodrama based on journalist David Sheff's drug-laden memoir. Steve has also returned to his popular voice character-- Gru, in the upcoming continuation of the popular Despicable Me franchise. And this time he's also voicing Dru -- Gru's previously unknown to him twin brother. "Despicable Me 3" is set to be released June 30th, 2017.

John Krasinski

This past year, John and his wife (Emily Blunt) welcomed the now nearly 1 year old Violet into their little brood. And according to her dad, 3 year old Hazel is in heaven having a little sister to hug. Career wise, John's also been busy. The Hollars, a dramedy that John himself directed and starred in, released last year. Fans of The Office might recognize Pam and Jim's actor friend Asian Jim "Steve," who plays a doctor in the movie. John's latest project, playing the title character in the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan, is currently in production and is expected to release later this year to Amazon Instant video subscribers.

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Why are there two Jims? o.0

Rainn Wilson

You can hear the former Dwight Schrute's voice as the character "Gargamel" in "Smurfs: The Lost Village," in theaters now.  But if you're hoping to find something more Office-y about Rainn's latest happenings, you've hit the jackpot. He's used a few different Office themed promotional tactics to bring attention to his work with the charity LIDE -- which helps educate rural Haitian girls. Most recently, Rainn launched an apparel campaign featuring a cartoon version of Dwight in a bear costume, holding beets and riding in a space ship. (Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.) The items: a mug, hoodie and T-shirt -- were available for sale with all proceeds going to LIDE until April 26 of this year. Last November, Rainn hosted Creed Bratton & Friends in Los Angeles with proceeds going to LIDE. Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Craig Robinson and of course Creed Bratton all made appearances. I attended and streamed 3 live videos of portions of the show, available on our Facebook video roll and embedded here:

Oh, and uh, this happened. :D #whaaaaaaat

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Jenna Fischer:

One of the most active of the former cast with The Office's fandom, Jenna has had a big Office year.  When she's not lunching with Rainn...

Or getting  Pam's lifetime Chili's ban lifted...

She's sharing behind the scenes mementos she kept after the series ended. 

Outside of social media, Jenna did an episode of the popular series Drunk History, and has 3 TV and film projects currently in post production: The Guest Book, Brad's Status, and Splitting Up Together.

B.J. Novak

Always more of a writer than an actor, B.J. has released 2 books in recent years, the most popular being a kid's book: The Book With No Pictures.  For fans who have a hard time separating Ryan the character from B.J. the person, you've got to watch this video of him reading his book to a group of kiddos:

Channeling that success, B.J. will be releasing another children's book: The Alphabet Book With No Pictures, later this year.  On his choice to write Children's lit: “I want to inspire more kids to see that words can be as funny, exciting, and powerful as anything in the world,” he said “And to corner the market on books without pictures before kids realize I’m not the only person who writes them.” 

Mindy Kaling

Rejoice Kelly fans, The Great Kaling is returning to NBC. The network recently decided to pick up Champions, a new series penned by Mindy and Charlie Grandy. Grandy has also worked with Mindy for years on The Mindy Project, currently on -- which will be debuting it's final season this September. She can also be seen in two large budget upcoming films: Ocean's Eight and A Wrinkle in Time, both of which will release next year. And in case you missed it, Ryan & Kelly fans, your favorite once-lovers-forever-bffs took each other to the Oscars this year.

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Ed Helms:

Like Jenna, Ed also did an episode of the popular show Drunk History in the last year, and has many upcoming films such as What's The Point?, Stand By, Chappaquiddick, Bastards, Tag, and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Ed remains one of the hardest working members of the former Office cast with never any less than 3 films in process since the series ended. One project getting a lot of critical attention is The Clapper, where Ed stars in the leading role as an infomercial professional audience member who doesn't aspire to any kind of true fame. The film also stars Tracy Morgan, Amanda Seyfried, Leah Remini, Adam Levine and Alan Thicke.  Last week, he also reunited with his fellow former The Daily Show correspondents on The Late Show with Broccoli Rob Stephen Colbert.

Ellie Kemper

The former Erin Hannon gave birth to her first child last August, but hilariously forgot to announce the baby's name until November, which by the way, is James Miller Koman. But she and husband Michael have decided to keep photos of their son private. Career wise, Ellie's doing extremely well. Her starring part on the hit show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has helped make the show one of the most popular original series' on Netflix. Season 3 premieres this Friday, May 19th.

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Craig Robinson

Craig has a new show starring opposite Parks and Rec's Adam Scott: Ghosted, which is set to premiere on FOX this fall. Described as a sort of comedic X-Files, Ghosted centers on Leroy Wright, a cynical, hilarious skeptic, and Max Allison, a genius "true believer" in the paranormal, who are hired by the Underground Investigative Service to look into the rampant "unexplained" activity in Los Angeles all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

Angela Kinsey

Congratulations are in order for everybody's favorite stickler-- because Angela got hitched (as she put it on Instagram) late last year to fiance Joshua Snyder.  About the proposal she said: "He had called my mom and asked for her blessing...that would have made my Dad so happy. He proposed and I said yes. The ring is an emerald...all three of our kids' birthstone. The kids made me cards and pictures and I cried. I cried that happy ugly cry."

Angela Kinsey, Joshua Snyder, Wedding

Work wise, she continues to star in the Netflix original series Haters Back Off as well as doing small guest parts on shows such as The Real O'Neals and Life In Pieces.  

Paul Lieberstein: 

Paul will be making his feature film directorial debut with Song of Back and Neck, release date to be announced. The dark comedy will star Paul in the lead role of Fred Trolleycar, whose life in search of a cure for chronic back pain, the film follows. Paul wrote the original screenplay for the film during his last year as Executive Producer for The Office. Of the film, his co-producer said: “If Charlie Kaufman and Buster Keaton had a baby with a bad back, it would be Paul Lieberstein’s painfully funny first feature.” Song of Back and Neck will also star Rosemarie DeWitt, Paul Feig and Robert Pine.

Creed Bratton:

Since The Office ended, Creed's focused on his musical roots (see what I did there? Right guys? Cause of his band The Grassroots? ....Is this thing on?) touring pockets of the country a little at a time. His most recent tour went through the Southern US states of North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana, and then closed up in Solano Beach California just this last weekend.

Kate Flannery

Kate is SO MUCH MORE than Meredith Palmer. She's a triple threat singer actress and dancer with an amazing knack for musical comedy.  Her popular live show The Lampshades -- billed as America's favorite fake lounge act--  is incredibly entertaining, so if you ever have a chance: go see her show in and around Los Angeles. Bonus: She loves interacting with fans.  And it's likely if you hang around after the show, you'll get to meet her. Her next gig will be taking place at Flappers Comedy Club in LA tomorrow (5/17) night. Click here for tickets they're only $20!

Brian Baumgartner

Recently seen in bit parts on Life in Pieces, The Goldbergs, Scream Queens and Chicago Fire, The former Kevin's kept busy since The Office ended. Similarly to Jenna, Mindy and Angela, the funnyman frequently entertains his Instagram followers with comedic shots from his life.

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Oscar Nunez

Oscar's most successful recent project People of Earth-- a new TBS comedy -- was recently renewed for a second season.  The series has enjoyed much critical acclaim and is currently ranked at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes Tomato-meter. Oscar's also something of a political activist of sorts, using his social media platform on Twitter to raise awareness on issues close to his heart.

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Phyllis Smith

After enjoying much success with her voice work in the hit movie Inside Out in the last couple of years, the former casting assistant has continued to succeed as an actress. She can most recently be seen starring in the Netflix original series The OA, where she plays Betty Broderick-Allen.  The series -- a mystery drama following the unexplained reappearance of a formerly blind girl, who after having been missing for seven years, comes back with her sight restored. Netflix announced in February that the series would return with a second season (release date later to be announced).

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