It's hard to believe it's been more than 15 years since we first fell in love with the workers of Dunder Mifflin! From watching Jim and Pam's courtship unfold to laughing at Dwight's antics, viewers tuned in every week to see what kind of hijinks Michael Scott and the gang would get into next. In honor of "The Office" star star John Krasinski's 42nd birthday on Oct. 20, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at what all the actors who brought the paper company workers to life are doing today! Keep reading for more…
Steve Carell brought lovable idiot Michael Scott to life on "The Office" one year after he made audiences crack up in the 2004 big-screen hit "Anchorman."
Life after "The Office" has been kind to Steve Carell. The actor pivoted to more dramatic roles and earned a best actor Academy Award nomination for his work in 2014's "Foxcatcher" before he starred in 2015's "The Big Short," the critically acclaimed film about the financial crisis of the late aughts. Steve also earned two Golden Globe nods for his performance in 2017's "Battle of the Sexes" alongside his "Crazy, Stupid Love" co-star Emma Stone. He also starred in the critically acclaimed 2018 drama "Beautiful Boy." More recently, Steve headed back to TV to star on Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" alongside Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. In 2020, he starred on the Netflix comedy series "Space Force," which he also co-created and executive produced. In 2022, he'll reprise his voice role as Gru in the movie "Minions: The Rise of Gru" and will appear on the forthcoming FX limited series "The Patient." The Massachusetts native has also accomplished something most in Hollywood have not: a long and successful marriage. He's been happily wed to wife Nancy, with whom he has two kids, since 1995.
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John Krasinski starred as adorable paper salesman Jim Halpert on "The Office." Over the show's nine seasons, Jim managed to woo his longtime office crush, receptionist Pam Beesley, and eventually married her.
John Krasinski has enjoyed a successful career in Hollywood since leaving his "office" job behind. The actor shed his guy-next-door image when he buffed up for a role as a Navy SEAL in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" in 2016 and starred opposite Anna Kendrick in "The Hollars," which he also directed. John also worked as an executive producer alongside Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Merchant on the popular Spike series "Lip Sync Battle." In 2018, he earned widespread recognition for writing, directing and starring in the critically acclaimed and financially successful horror film "A Quiet Place" alongside wife Emily Blunt. Its sequel, "A Quiet Place Part II," was released in 2021. In 2018, John returned to the small screen with the Amazon Prime series "Jack Ryan," which he also produces. As for his personal life, John and Emily welcomed two girls after "The Office" wrapped: Hazel in 2014 and Violet in 2016.
Jenna Fischer played receptionist-turned-saleswoman Pam Beesly, who found love in the workplace with Jim Halpert on "The Office."
Jenna Fischer has continued to work on the small screen since "The Office" wound down. The mother-of-two — she and screenwriter hubby Lee Kirk welcomed their second child, daughter Harper, a year after the show's finale — appeared on TV's "You, Me and the Apocalypse," "The Mysteries of Laura," "Drunk History" and more. Jenna also worked on the big screen in 2017's "Brad's Status" and 2018's "The 15:17 to Paris." In 2018, she returned to TV opposite Oliver Hudson on the Ellen DeGeneres-produced ABC sitcom "Splitting Up Together," which was canceled after two seasons. Fortunately for "The Office" fans, her most recent project is related to the show: She started a podcast in 2019 called "Office Ladies" with real-life bestie and former co-star Angela Kinsey on which they rewatch the series and give fun behind-the-scenes info.
"Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica." Rainn Wilson — whose character's interests mainly revolved around those three "B" words — brought oddball paper salesman Dwight Schrute to life on "The Office."
Rainn Wilson continues to act! He previously starred on the short-lived FOX series "Backstrom" as a police lieutenant and as a recurring cast member on "Roadies." As for the big screen, he voiced Gargamel in "Smurfs: The Lost Village" in 2017 and had a role in "The Meg" in 2018. More recently, he returned to television with a recurring role on "Mom" in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, he appeared in the miniseries "Killing Hollywood: The Cotton Club Murder" and voiced a character on the podcast series "Dark Air with Terry Carnation." He'll next appear in the films "Robodog" and "Hitpig" and the TV shows "Dark Wings" and "The Power." Off screen, Rainn's been married to writer Holiday Reinhorn, with whom he has a son, since 1995.
Straight-laced head of accounting Angela Martin played by Angela Kinsey on "The Office." The uptight, judgmental staffer found love not once but twice at Dunder Mifflin with both Dwight Schrute and Andy Bernard.
Angela Kinsey has enjoyed continued success on television since wrapping "The Office." She's appeared on numerous shows since the hit series ended in 2013 including "Hot in Cleveland," "New Girl," "The Hotwives of Las Vegas," "Your Family or Mine" and "Fresh Off the Boat." She also appeared on Miranda Sings' Netflix series, "Haters Back Off," from 2016 to 2017 and had a role in the streaming service's hit 2019 film "Tall Girl." In 2020, she appeared on "Never Have I Ever" — the Netflix coming-of-age show co-created by fellow "The Office" alum Mindy Kaling — and on the Quibi miniseries "Home Movie: The Princess Bride" with dozens of other stars (including Rainn Wilson). In 2019, she started co-hosting the "Office Ladies" podcast with good friend and former co-star Jenna Fischer. Angela — who has a daughter from her first marriage to "The Office" writer-producer Warren Lieberstein — wed actor-baker Joshua Snyder in 2016.
Paul Lieberstein starred as human resources director Toby Flenderson on "The Office" on top of his other duties: Paul also worked as a writer, director, producer and showrunner on the sitcom.
After wearing multiple hats for "The Office," Paul Lieberstein worked as a producer, director and actor on "The Newsroom." Paul also stepped behind the camera in 2017 to direct an episode of "The Mindy Project," which starred his former "The Office" colleague Mindy Kaling. In 2017, he became the showrunner for the FOX supernatural series "Ghosted." He also wrote an episode of "The Office" alum Steve Carell's Netflix comedy series, "Space Force," in 2020. He's been married to Janine Poreba since 2008.
Mindy Kaling played boy-crazy customer service representative Kelly Kapoor on "The Office." Kelly, the office chatterbox and gossip, pined after co-worker Ryan Howard. Behind the scenes, Mindy was also a prolific writer for the series, penning 25 episodes.
Mindy Kaling transitioned from one successful television show to another: After "The Office," she launched her own comedy series, "The Mindy Project," on which she played OB-GYN Mindy Lahiri. After being canceled by FOX after its third season, the show was picked up by Hulu, which streamed it for three more seasons until 2017. In 2015, Mindy published her second book, "Why Not Me?" She's also become quite the movie star, appearing in hit films like "Inside Out," "A Wrinkle in Time" and "Ocean's 8." She also reunited with "The Office" co-star Steve Carell when she took a small role on 2019's "The Morning Show." That same year, she co-created the Hulu miniseries "Four Weddings and a Funeral," which is based on the film of the same name. In 2020, she co-created her latest series, the coming-of-age comedy "Never Have I Ever," which released its second season in 2021. But in 2017, she took on her biggest role yet: single motherhood! Mindy welcomed daughter Katherine that December. She quietly gave birth to her second child, son Spencer, in 2020.
B.J. Novak brought office temp Ryan Howard to life on "The Office." Ryan, who was reluctantly involved with co-worker Kelly Kapoor, eventually worked his way up the corporate ladder. Behind the scenes, B.J. served as an executive producer and director on the sitcom.
B.J. Novak has continued to collaborate with his "The Office" family since wrapping the series in 2013. He worked on "The Newsroom" alongside Paul Lieberstein and had a role on former co-star Mindy Kaling's "The Mindy Project" from 2013 to 2015. B.J. also appeared on a few episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" from 2016 to 2018. On the big screen, he's appeared in 2014's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and 2016's "The Founder." The Harvard alum also published two books in 2014, which both made the New York Times' bestsellers lists: "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories" and the children's book "The Book With No Pictures." Next up, B.J. will star in the horror film "Vengeance," which he also wrote and directed. He and ex-girlfriend Mindy remain super-close pals: not only do they often attend events together, but he's her kids' godfather.
Leslie David Baker starred as Stanley Hudson, the sales representative who had no problem telling boss Michael Scott when he was wrong.
Leslie David Baker has continued to act on television, picking up roles on various shows including "Still the King," "Life in Pieces," "Raven's Home" and "Key and Peele." More recently, the happily married actor starred in 2018's neo-noir puppet comedy film "The Happytime Murders" alongside Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Elizabeth Banks. In 2019, he appeared on an episode of the short-lived CBS sitcom "Fam." He's also lent his voice to the popular Disney series "Puppy Dog Pals" since 2017.
Phyllis Smith played Phyllis Lapin on "The Office." She was actually working as a casting associate for the show when she was offered the part of the Dunder Mifflin saleswoman!
Since serendipitously landing the role of Phyllis Lapin, Phyllis Smith has had a successful acting career. In 2015, she lent her voice to the critically acclaimed movie "Inside Out," in which she played Sadness. The actress more recently starred on the hit Netflix series "The OA." In 2021, she appeared in the comedy film "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." Not too bad for a former casting associate!
Creed Bratton played… well, Creed Bratton, on "The Office." The character was loosely based on the actor, who was a folk-rock musician in a band called "The Grass Roots" in the '60s. The former hippie, who was once homeless, became the regional manager during the last season of the show because he'd been with the company the longest.
Creed Bratton continued to act after "The Office" came to an end. The former Grass Roots rocker has since done episodes of "Adventure Time," "Grace and Frankie" and "Band of Robbers." In 2018, he hit the road to tour in support of his seventh solo album, "While the Young Punks Dance," and wrapped a European tour in 2019. In 2020, he appeared on an episode of the sci-fi comedy-drama "Upload" and more recently appeared in a few small films, "Hero Mode" and "Bart Bagalzby and the Garbage Genie."
Oscar Nunez starred on "The Office" as Oscar Martinez, the accountant who was outed by boss Michael Scott on the episode titled "Gay Witch Hunt" during the third season. At the time, Oscar played one of the only openly gay characters on network television.
After playing Oscar Martinez on "The Office," Oscar Nunez starred on the show "Benched" and landed guest-starring roles on series including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "iZombie" and "Life in Pieces." He also had a memorable role in the 2017 "Baywatch" movie. The dad of one, who's married to actress Ursula Whittaker, starred on Netflix's "Mr. Iglesias" in 2019 and 2020. Next up, he'll appear in the 2022 films "Lost City of D" and "Disenchanted."
Ed Helms brought Dunder Mifflin employee Andy Bernard to life on "The Office" starting in 2006. The Cornell graduate with a love for a cappella singing fell for co-worker Angela Martin but ultimately lost her to Dwight Schrute. He found love again in later seasons with receptionist Erin Hannon.
Ed Helms transitioned to the big screen after starring on "The Office," landing a hilarious role in the hugely popular "The Hangover" film franchise. In 2015, Ed appeared in "Vacation" and "Love the Coopers" and in 2017 starred in "The Clapper" and "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." He had a big part in the critically acclaimed 2017 Kennedy movie "Chappaquiddick" and more recently appeared in 2019's "Corporate Animals" opposite Demi Moore. In 2021, he began starring on the television series "Rutherford Falls."
Brian Baumgartner brought lovable Kevin Malone to life on "The Office." The would-be warehouse worker got a gig as an accountant after Michael Scott had "a feeling about him."
Brian Baumgartner continued to find success on the small screen after "The Office" ended. The actor landed roles on "Hot in Cleveland," "Melissa & Joey," "Chicago Fire," "Scream Queens" and "Life in Pieces." In 2014, he married Celeste Ackelson in a backyard wedding that was attended by many of his former "The Office" co-stars. A year later, they welcomed daughter Brylee. His latest film was the 2020 English and Spanish-language flick "Las Píldoras De Mi Novio" in which he appeared alongside Jason Alexander and Jaime Camil. That same year, he was also one of the actors who played Fezzik in the Quibi miniseries "Home Movie: The Princess Bride."
Kate Flannery brought brash office worker Meredith Palmer to life on "The Office." The single mother provided comic relief with her outlandish commentary and wild behavior throughout the series.
Kate Flannery has primarily landed gigs on television shows and in TV movies since wrapping as Meredith. She had a guest-starring spot on an episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and has also appeared on "American Housewife," "New Girl," "Mary+Jane" and "Steven Universe." In 2018, she played party-pooper Principal Saperstein on Hulu's teen comedy series "All Night" and in 2019, she popped up on a 2019 episode of "Young Sheldon" and placed seventh on season 28 of "Dancing With the Stars." In 2021, she appeared on an episode of "Magnum P.I." and "That Girl Lay Lay." She's been in a relationship with photographer Chris Haston for more than a decade.
As Darryl Philbin on "The Office," Craig Robinson brought to life the warehouse foreman who often raised objections to Michael Scott's ridiculous behavior.
Craig Robinson switched to the big screen for a while after his time on "The Office." The actor starred in 2013's hilarious "This Is the End," 2015's "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" and 2016's "Sausage Party." Like a lot of his former "The Office" co-stars, Craig also grabbed a role on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and popped up on "Real Husbands of Hollywood." In 2015, he also starred on his own short-lived sitcom for NBC, "Mr. Robinson." In 2019, Craig appeared in the James Franco-directed film "Zeroville" with longtime collaborators Seth Rogen and Danny McBride. Craig had a busy 2020: He voiced Kevin the squirrel in the Robert Downey Jr. flick "Dolittle" and appeared on the FX comedy series "What We Do in the Shadows." Next up, Craig will voice characters in two more films: "The Bad Guys" and "The Ark and the Aardvark."