Where Are They Now? The Cast of ‘The Office’

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It is hard to believe that it has almost been two years since The Office aired its series finale on NBC, back in May of 2013. It seems like it was yesterday when I would turn on the TV and see Jim put Dwight’s stapler in a Jell-O mold or watch Michael try to sign up Meredith for rehab. With reruns on TBS and the seasons streaming on Netflix, fans are still able to witness all their favorite antics from the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. The Office made us laugh for nine glorious seasons, totaling 201 episodes. So what has the cast of this cult classic been up to over the last two years? A whole bunch! Here is a look at what Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and the rest of the cast has been doing with their lives since The Office ended.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott

Michael Scott will go down as one of my favorite TV characters of all-time. Whether he was declaring bankruptcy or tormenting Toby, Michael would always make us laugh. A lot of that can be attributed to Steve Carell, who spent seven seasons playing the Manager who cared too much about his employee’s personal lives on The Office. Carell left the series in 2011 to focus on his movie career, but that did not stop him from making a cameo in the series finale two years later. Steve Carell has done very well with his film career starring in Crazy, Stupid, Love, Despicable Me, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and Foxcatcher, a film that gave he such a remarkable performance in that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He will next star in the drama Freeheld alongside Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute

I had the honor of interviewing Rainn Wilson, who played office nemesis Dwight Schrute on The Office, earlier this year. He was promoting his new television series Backstrom, which debuted on FOX in January and was created by Bones’ mastermind Hart Hanson. Ratings for the crime-solving series are weak, and a second season seems unlikely especially due to the success of FOX’s other mid-season replacement series Empire. Wilson also has two films coming out. The first is the sci-fi thriller Uncanny and the second film is the animated comedy Robodog, which is due out in 2016 and the premise is exactly what you think it is.

 John Krasinski as Jim Halbert

John Krasinski was virtually unkown when he was selected to play Jim Halpert, the bored salesman at Dunder Mifflin on The Office. After the success of the series, he quickly grew to fame and appeared in such films as Dreamgirls, Shrek the Third, and Leatherheads. When The Office ended its run in 2013, Krasinski continued to find work doing voice-overs in featured films like Monster’s University. This year, he will star in the family drama The Hollars alongside Anna Kendrick and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and in the romantic comedy Aloha, which will also feature Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. Plus, Krasinski has two other films in the works for 2016.

Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert

Jenna Fischer, who was actually born Regina Fischer, appeared on television several years prior to The Office debuting in 2005. However, this was the role that would get the actress noticed. Fischer would receive an Emmy nomination for her work on the series, and this would pave the way for roles in such feature films as Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and Hall Pass. Fischer took some time off after the The Office ended to focus on her family. She gave birth to her son in 2011 and a daughter in 2014. She is set to appear on the comedy series Apocalypse Slough with Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally. Fischer will also star in the film Kiss Me about a teenage girl with scoliosis, who will be played by Young & Hungry‘s Emily Osment.

Angela Kinsley as Angela Martin

Jenna Fischer’s real life best friend is her The Office co-star Angela Kinsey, who played Debbie Downer accountant Angela Martin for all nine seasons of the comedy. She has kept herself extremely busy since the series concluded two years ago. She has made guest-appearances on such TV series as Wilfred, Hot in Cleveland, and New Girl. She has appeared with Casey Wilson on the web series The Hotwives of Orlando. She is currently starring on the television comedy Impress Me, which is about two impressionists trying to become dramatic actors.

Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor

Not only did Mindy Kaling star as fashionista Kelly Kapoor on The Office, she also served as a producer and a writer on the series. She would vacate the show at the start of its ninth season to focus on producing and starring in her own series, The Mindy Project, which debuted on FOX in September 2012. While many critics love the series, the show suffers from lower ratings, and it still remains uncertain whether or not Kaling and the rest of the cast will be back for Season 4. This June, Kaling’s voice can be heard in the anitmated comedy Inside Out. You may recognize the voices of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Kyle MacLachlan, and Diane Lane in the film, too.

Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin Vance

Mindy Kaling is not the only The Office alum that will be providing a voice to the animated film Inside Out. Phyllis Smith, who played Phyllis Vance, will also be voicing a character for the movie. Since The Office ended in 2013, Smith has made appearances on The Middle and Trophy Wife. 

Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone

Brian Baumgratner has kept himself pretty busy since ending his nine-season run as nitwit Kevin Malone on The Office. He has made numerous guest-starring appearances on such popular television series as Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Bridge. He recently reprised his role as Claude on an episode of Hot in Cleveland and will appear in the film Geezer, which is due out later this year. 

Which character from The Office is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

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