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Ellie Kemper attended Princeton University, graduating in 2002 with a degree in English. She subsequently studied English for a year at Oxford University.
Ellie played field hockey at Princeton in the 1999 season, though she claims she sat on the bench "roughly 97%" of the time. Her field hockey team went to the national championship in her freshman year, but she quit the team in later years to focus on theater.
Like Amy Poehler and other Saturday Night Live (1975) cast members Bobby Moynihan and Kate McKinnon, she performed at Manhattan's Upright Citizens Brigade improvisational comedy group, usually for free.