It is hard to believe that it has almost been two years sinceÂ The OfficeÂ aired its series finale on NBC, back in May of 2013. It seems like it was yesterday when I would turn on theÂ 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.Â The OfficeÂ 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 sinceÂ The OfficeÂ 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 onÂ The Office.Â 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 inÂ Crazy, Stupid, Love, Despicable Me, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,Â andÂ Foxcatcher, a film that gave he such a remarkable performance in that he wasÂ nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. He will next star in the dramaÂ FreeheldÂ 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,Â earlier this year. He was promoting his new television seriesÂ Backstrom,Â which debuted on FOX in January and was created byÂ Bones’Â 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 seriesÂ Empire.Â Wilson also has two films coming out. The first is the sci-fi thrillerÂ UncannyÂ and the second film is the animated comedy Robodog,Â which is due out in 2016 and the premise is exactly what you think it is.
Â John Krasinski as Jim Halbert
John Krasinski was virtually unkown when he was selected to play Jim Halpert, the bored salesman at Dunder Mifflin onÂ The Office.Â After the success of the series, he quickly grew to fame and appeared in such films as Dreamgirls,Â Shrek the Third,Â andÂ Leatherheads.Â WhenÂ The OfficeÂ ended its run in 2013, Krasinski continued to find work doing voice-oversÂ in featured films likeÂ Monster’s University.Â This year, he will star in the family dramaÂ The HollarsÂ alongside Anna Kendrick and Mary Elizabeth Winstead and in the romantic comedyÂ Aloha,Â 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 toÂ The OfficeÂ 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 asÂ Blades of Glory, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,Â andÂ Hall Pass.Â Fischer took some time off after theÂ The OfficeÂ 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 seriesÂ Apocalypse SloughÂ with Rob Lowe and Megan Mullally. Fischer will also star in the filmÂ Kiss MeÂ about a teenage girl with scoliosis, who will be played byÂ Young & Hungry‘s Emily Osment.
Angela Kinsley as Angela Martin
Jenna Fischer’s real life best friend is her The OfficeÂ 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 asÂ Wilfred, Hot in Cleveland,Â andÂ New Girl.Â She has appeared with Casey Wilson on the web seriesÂ The Hotwives of Orlando.Â She is currently starring on the television comedyÂ Impress Me, which isÂ about two impressionists trying to become dramatic actors.
Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor
Not only did Mindy Kaling star as fashionista Kelly Kapoor onÂ The Office,Â 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,Â The Mindy Project,Â 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 comedyÂ Inside Out.Â 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 onlyÂ The OfficeÂ alum that will be providing a voice to the animated filmÂ Inside Out.Â Phyllis Smith, who played Phyllis Vance, will also be voicing a character for the movie. SinceÂ The OfficeÂ ended in 2013, Smith has made appearances onÂ The MiddleÂ andÂ Trophy Wife.Â
Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone
Brian Baumgratner has kept himself pretty busy since ending his nine-season run as nitwit Kevin Malone onÂ The Office.Â He has made numerous guest-starring appearances on such popular television series asÂ Mike & Molly, Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,Â andÂ The Bridge.Â He recently reprised his role as Claude on an episode ofÂ Hot in ClevelandÂ and will appear in the film Geezer, which isÂ due out later this year.Â
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