- by Bergeron
- December 19, 2018
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Even though The Office series has come to an end, the television series remains much beloved and remembered by fans throughout the world. Many of the moments that occured in the show, which was based on a British television show of the same name, have become iconic in the world of the internet. Gifs, pictures, memes, and quotes from the show are now regular parts of the subtle internet language. The characters in the show, from memorably funny characters like Dwight and Jim to landmark characters like Oscar Martinez (one of the very few openly gay characters on national broadcast television during the time of the series), hold a special place in many people’s hearts. One of the characters, Angela, has been particularly well-known and remembered. Angela, who went through several different relationships and affairs throughout the series, ultimately ends up having a child with and marrying Dwight at the end of the series. For many, Angela was a tough but funny character who stands apart as being one of the characters that was created just for the American version of the television series. Dwight and Angela, their relationship, and their marriage, was one of the biggest storylines in the Office series. But what about the Angela behind the Angela?
That’s right, the actress who plays Angela Martin is actually named Angela from The Office. Angela Kinsey was born in Louisiana and lived with her family for some time in Indonesia before they returned to the United States. After going to college at Baylor University and graduating with a degree in English, she moved to California to pursue her career. She has appeared in many series, including voicing characters on such animated comedies as American Dad! and King of the Hill, to appearing in classic television series like Monk. While she is most known for her role in The Office, she is continuing to appear in Netflix Originals and other shows. She was married once, but later divorced the man (Warren Lieberstein). She went on to marry her long time boyfriend Joshua Snyder in 2016. She has also been a long time advocate of Alley Cat Allies, which seeks to assist communities in a way to protect and make life better for the cats there. This seems right up the alley of the cat-obsessed character she plays in the show. Additionally, Angela Kinsey is only 5’1”, which makes all of the teasing that her character got in the show over height that much funnier.
Overall, it seems like Angela Kinsey shares several similarities with the character that she portrayed for so long. While it isn’t unusual for series to take aspects of an actor or actress and imbue them in the character, it does make for a charming and fun coincidence when these similarities happen naturally. Of course, not everything about the character is true to the actress. One big difference? Angela Kinsey is close friends with actress Jenna Fischer, who portrays Angela’s constant rival Pam Beesly in the show.