THEN AND NOW: The cast of 'The Office'

NBCThe show aired for a little less than a decade,

It’s been over a decade since NBC’s “The Office,” an American version of the popular British sitcom of the same name, first premiered in the US in 2005.

Centered around a group of people working at Dunder-Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania, “The Office” followed a unique cast of characters. The comedy kept audiences laughing for nearly a decade and still remains a popular show to stream on Netflix.

Here’s what the cast of “The Office” is up to now.


Steve Carell starred as Michael Scott.

‘The Office’/NBCHe was one of the leading characters in the show.

For seven seasons, Carell was the star of the show as Michael Scott, arguably the world’s worst boss who had a childlike sense of humour and responsibility.

During his time on the show, Carell earned multiple Emmy awards and nominations for his role.


Today, Carell is a full-fledged movie star who has been nominated for several big awards.

Getty Images/ Jamie McCarthyHe has been in many movies since.

After leaving the show, Carell became an incredibly successful actor. He started off by starring in films like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Date Night,” and “Crazy, Stupid Love.”

He voiced super-villain turned father Gru in “Despicable Me” and even took on roles in more dramatic movies like “Little Miss Sunshine.”

Carell scored an Oscar nomination for “Foxcatcher” as well. Carell and his wife Nancy, who played a minor character on “The Office,” also run a production company.


John Krasinski starred as Jim Halpert.

NBCHis character is beloved by fans.

Krasinski’s breakout role was playing Jim Halpert, the loveable office worker who had one of the most romantic storylines of the entire series.


Krasinski went on to have a successful career as a movie star and director.

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesHe’s married to Emily Blunt.

Krasinski’s heartthrob role stuck and he’s also achieved some impressive accomplishments since “The Office” ended.

He went from television star to movie star with roles in films like “Away We Go,” “It’s Complicated,” “Something Borrowed,” and “13 Hours.”

He went on to direct his first film, “A Quiet Place,” which stars himself and his wife, Emily Blunt.

Krasinski also returned to the small screen to star in Amazon’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan” novels.

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Jenna Fischer played Pam Beesly (later known as Pam Halpert).

NBCHer character was also an artist.

Fischer was a fan favourite as Pam Beesly, the sweet secretary of the office. In the beginning, we watched Pam go through a pretty terrible relationship and engagement, only to ultimately end up with Jim.

While also acting on “The Office,” Fischer also took on a few other small roles in movies like “Hall Pass” and “Blades of Glory.”


Fischer has since appeared in smaller roles on television and in film.

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesShe recently starred on a sitcom.

Once “The Office” ended, Fischer continued acting. She had recurring roles on a few television shows, like NBC’s “The Mysteries of Laura” and NBC’s “You, Me, and the Apocalypse.”

She also had a role in Clint Eastwood’s film “The 15:17” and recently starred on ABC’s “Splitting Up Together.”

Currently, she and former co-star Angela Kinsey co-host the podcast “Office Ladies” where they reveal behind-the-scenes secrets about each episode of the series.


Rainn Wilson was the famous Dwight Schrute.

NetflixHis character was very unique.

Wilson’s role as Dwight Schrute is incredibly iconic for good reason. Dwight was the strange, hilarious, totally over-the-top salesman who was dedicated to trying to ruin Jim’s life … even though he had a soft spot for him, too.


Wilson has taken on several acting roles and he released a book.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for DisneyHe’s since published an autobiography.

You’ve likely seen Wilson in a handful of roles since “The Office” ended.

He has appeared in films like “The Meg” and voiced a role in “Smurfs: The Lost Village.”

He also had roles in a handful of television shows, like Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time,” CBS’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” and Fox’s “Backstrom.”

Wilson also wrote and published his autobiography, “The Bassoon King.” He also co-founded the website Soul Pancake, which focuses on creating engaging and positive content.


Mindy Kaling acted as Kelly Kapoor and was a writer for the show.

NetflixHer character was very dramatic.

Kaling was perfect as Kelly Kapoor, a ditzy, love-obsessed office worker. Kaling also wrote for the show.

In 2010, she was nominated for an Emmy for writing the episode where Jim and Pam get married.

While “The Office” was on the air, Kaling appeared in films like “No Strings Attached” and “The Five-Year Engagement.”


Kaling has made a name for herself as an actress, producer, and author.

Jonathan Leibson/Getty ImagesShe even starred on her own sitcom.

As “The Office” was ending, Kaling began starring in her own show, “The Mindy Project,” which she also created, wrote, and produced. After three seasons on Fox, the show moved to Hulu.

Kaling also wrote multiple popular memoirs, voiced Disgust in Pixar’s “Inside Out,” and appeared in big roles in films like “A Wrinkle In Time” and “Ocean’s 8.”


Ed Helms played Andy Bernard.

NBCHis character loved to sing.

Although Helms didn’t join “The Office” until season three, he quickly became a fan favourite as Andy, an a capella-obsessed Cornell alum who seemed to constantly get on everyone’s nerves.

Andy eventually made his way up the ladder at Dunder-Mifflin to take over Michael’s position as regional manager.

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Helms went on to star in several huge movies.

GettyHe has been in a few TV shows since.

In 2009, Helms made it big playing a dentist in “The Hangover.” He went on to appear in sequels of the film, as well as movies like “Cedar Rapids” and “We’re the Millers.”

He also appeared on shows like Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Hulu’s “The Mindy Project,” and Netflix’s “Arrested Development.”


B.J. Novak appeared regularly as Ryan Howard and was also a writer for the show.

NetflixHis character was pretty arrogant.

Novak was another actor who both starred in the show and wrote a bunch of different episodes.

He played Ryan Howard, a self-centered, arrogant, immature office worker who climbed the ladder pretty quickly, only to get knocked back down just as fast. His offbeat relationship with Kelly was also endlessly entertaining.


Novak continued to act and write.

Getty ImagesHe launched an app.

You’ve probably seen Novak in films like “Inglourious Basterds,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” and “Saving Mr. Banks.”

He’s appeared on TV shows like HBO’s “The Newsroom” and Hulu’s “The Mindy Project.”

He released a book of short stories called “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.” He also launched an app focused on lists.


Ellie Kemper played Erin Hannon.

NetflixHer character was really bubbly.

Kemper started off her entertainment career as Erin, the quirky employee who took over Pam’s office secretary role when she moved onto something new.

This role was one of Kemper’s first big breaks.


Kemper has scored a bunch of major acting roles, including starring in her own TV show.

Jason Merritt/Getty ImagesShe scored her own Netflix series after the show.

After “The Office” ended, Kemper went on to have an incredibly successful career.

She appeared in films like “Bridesmaids,” “21 Jump Street,” and “The Secret Lives of Pets,” as well as TV shows like Hulu’s “The Mindy Project,” and Comedy Central’s “Drunk History.”

Eventually, Kemper began headlining her own television show on Netflix, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which has earned her a few Emmy nominations.

She also published a memoir.


Craig Robinson acted as Darryl Philbin.

NetflixHe was a warehouse worker.

Throughout the course of the show, Robinson’s portrayal of Darryl Philbin made him more than just a warehouse worker.

Darryl became an integral character on the show with his tough-guy exterior and his sweet soft side.


Robinson has gone on to take on well-known comedy roles.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyHe’s been in many films.

“The Office” seemed to open doors for Robinson as a comedic actor.

You’ve almost definitely seen him in movies like “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Express,” and “This Is The End.”

Robinson is also a TV regular, voicing characters on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show” and Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” and appearing on shows like Fox’s”Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” HBO’s “Eastbound & Down,” and Fox’s “Ghosted.”


Melora Hardin was perfect as Jan Levinson.

NBC UniversalHer character dated Michael Scott.

For much of the series, Hardin played Jan Levinson, first Michael Scott’s boss, then his girlfriend.

During her stint on “The Office,” Hardin appeared in shows like The WB’s “Gilmore Girls,” CBS’s”CSI,” USA network’s “Monk,” and NBC’s “Outlaw.”

She was also in films like “27 Dresses” and “17 Again.”

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You might recognise Hardin from various television shows and movies.

David Livingston/GettyShe still acts today.

Since “The Office” ended, Hardin has continued a career of successful supporting roles in both film and television.

She has been on ABC’s “Scandal,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” and NBC’s “The Black List,” and has a big recurring role on the Freeform show “The Bold Type.”


Angela Kinsey played Angela Martin.

NetflixHer character loved cats.

Before landing the role of uptight cat lady Angela in “The Office,” Kinsey was known for voicing a character on Fox’s “King of the Hill.”

Angela’s secret office romance with Dwight was one of the biggest recurring storylines of the show.


Kinsey has continued acting and has appeared in a variety of shows.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesShe co-hosts a podcast.

You may have noticed Kinsey in shows like Hulu’s “The Hotwives” and Netflix’s “Haters Back Off!”

She’s also guest-starred on a few shows, like Fox’s “New Girl” and ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”

As mentioned, she and Fischer co-host a podcast called “Office Ladies,” where the two share special insights about every episode of the sitcom.


Brian Baumgartner played Kevin Malone.

NetflixHis character was also known for his famous chilli incident.

Baumgartner always did a great job of playing Kevin Malone, the seemingly stupid accountant at Dunder Mifflin who was also weirdly good at gambling and playing music.


Baumgartner has racked up a bunch of guest-star credits.

Matt Winkelmeyer/GettyHe’s been on a few sitcoms since.

Although playing Kevin may still be one of Baumgartner’s biggest roles, he has appeared in a few other things since the show ended.

You may have noticed him in films like “Four Christmases” and “Licence To Wed,” as well as TV shows like Fox’s “Scream Queens,” Freeform’s “Melissa and Joey,” and ABC’s “The Goldbergs.”


Oscar Nunez played Oscar Martinez.

NetflixHis character was pretty serious.

Nunez played Oscar Martinez, another accountant in “The Office” who was usually more serious than his co-workers.

While on the show, Nunez also took on a role in the film “The Proposal” and appeared on many different TV shows.


Nunez has had some exciting guest-starring roles since “The Office” ended.

Getty/Greg DohertyHe’s been on a few TV shows since.

Following “The Office,” Nunez has appeared in many TV shows, including FX’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” Fox’s “New Girl,” Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and Showtime’s “Shameless.”


Phyllis Smith was Phyllis Vance.

NetflixHer character was married to Bob Vance.

Smith worked as a casting associate on “The Office” before being offered the role of Phyllis, a quiet saleswoman with a wild side that only came out once in a while.


Smith has appeared in several films and shows since the show ended.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/GettyShe voiced a character in ‘Inside Out.’

Playing Phyllis might be Smith’s biggest role, but she was also the voice of Sadness in Pixar’s “Inside Out” and she appeared in films like “Bad Teacher.”

Smith has also had roles in ABC’s “The Middle,” ABC’s “Trophy Wife,” and Netflix’s “The OA.”


Leslie David Baker was on point as Stanley Hudson.

NetflixHis character was always grumpy.

Baker played Stanley, the constantly grumpy salesman working across from Phyllis. Before the show, he hadn’t appeared in much else.


Baker has had a handful of small roles since “The Office” ended.

Ethan Miller/GettyHe’s voiced a few animated characters.

Baker is also best known for his character on “The Office,” but he’s been in a few other things since then.

He voiced a character for the “Captain Underpants” film and guest-starred on shows like CMT’s “Still The King,” CBS’s “Scorpion,” and CBS’s “Life in Pieces.”

He had a role in “Raven’s Home” on the Disney Channel and is currently voicing a character on the Disney Junior series “Puppy Dog Pals.”


Creed Bratton played a character named… Creed Bratton.

NetflixHis character was very odd.

Who could forget the character of Creed Bratton? His character didn’t appear incredibly often, but he made a lot of incriminating and hilarious remarks.


Bratton has guest-starred in a handful of roles.

Chelsea Lauren/GettyHe hasn’t been on many TV shows since ‘The Office.’

Bratton hasn’t taken on many acting gigs since “The Office” ended, but he has appeared on shows like Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” and Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time.”


Paul Lieberstein played Toby Flenderson.

NetflixHe and Michael Scott didn’t get along super well.

Lieberstein was actually one of the executive producers and writers of “The Office.”

He acted as the showrunner for seasons five through eight. Toby wasn’t in every episode, but when he was, he was the mopey guy who worked in human resources.


Lieberstein continued producing and did a little acting.

/Roy Rochlin/GettyHe’s taken on multiple executive producer roles.

Although Lieberstein hasn’t done a ton of acting since “The Office,” he has continued to produce.

Liberstein was an executive producer of the last season of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” he is an executive producer for “Ghosted,” and he guest-starred on “The Mindy Project.”


Kate Flannery played Meredith Palmer.

NetflixHer character had a bit of a problem when it came to drinking.

Flannery took on her biggest role as Meredith Palmer in “The Office,” the wild child who didn’t really seem to care about anything.


She continued to act after the show ended.

Rachel Luna/GettyShe’s been on a few other sitcoms.

Since “The Office,” she has appeared on other shows like Fox’s “New Girl,” Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and Hulu’s “All Night.”

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