Ellie Kemper is pregnant

WhatsOn Apr 14, 2016

Ellie Kemper is pregnant.

The 35-year-old actress and her husband Michael Koman - who got married four years ago after a few years of dating - are set to welcome their first child into the world later this year.

The flame-haired beauty made the announcement during a taping of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night (04.13.16), but up until that point had kept her bump and exciting news under wraps.

She told the host: "I have big news, I'm pregnant!" before pointing towards her pretty floral dress.

The funnyman immediately leaned over and said, "Hi baby" before gifting her with a pot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Ellie kept her pregnancy hidden from her co-stars while shooting 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' but did confide in her producer Tina Fey as soon as she found out.

She said: "We had a table read, and my character is supposed to be on a rollercoaster...

"It was still very early on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a rollercoaster was not ideal so I had to tell my boss, Tina Fey. She knows every secret. I told her before I told my mom."

After telling Tina, the pair decided to conceal her pregnancy by telling everyone on set she had suffered a back injury so couldn't go on the rollercoaster - but Ellie found the lie harder to pull off than she expected.

She admitted: "I could not act like I had a back injury.

"I'm an actress, presumably. It was so [hard]. Someone asked, 'What's wrong?' and words escaped me. I'm like, 'I sprained my spine.' You can't sprain your spine! You can't do that!

"I kept forgetting I had [a back injury] so I kept doing things someone with a back injury can't do. They'd say 'Lunch!' and I'd like leap up and do cartwheels to catering. You're not supposed to do that!"

Ellie Kemper is pregnant

WhatsOn Apr 14, 2016

Ellie Kemper is pregnant.

The 35-year-old actress and her husband Michael Koman - who got married four years ago after a few years of dating - are set to welcome their first child into the world later this year.

The flame-haired beauty made the announcement during a taping of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night (04.13.16), but up until that point had kept her bump and exciting news under wraps.

She told the host: "I have big news, I'm pregnant!" before pointing towards her pretty floral dress.

The funnyman immediately leaned over and said, "Hi baby" before gifting her with a pot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Ellie kept her pregnancy hidden from her co-stars while shooting 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' but did confide in her producer Tina Fey as soon as she found out.

She said: "We had a table read, and my character is supposed to be on a rollercoaster...

"It was still very early on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a rollercoaster was not ideal so I had to tell my boss, Tina Fey. She knows every secret. I told her before I told my mom."

After telling Tina, the pair decided to conceal her pregnancy by telling everyone on set she had suffered a back injury so couldn't go on the rollercoaster - but Ellie found the lie harder to pull off than she expected.

She admitted: "I could not act like I had a back injury.

"I'm an actress, presumably. It was so [hard]. Someone asked, 'What's wrong?' and words escaped me. I'm like, 'I sprained my spine.' You can't sprain your spine! You can't do that!

"I kept forgetting I had [a back injury] so I kept doing things someone with a back injury can't do. They'd say 'Lunch!' and I'd like leap up and do cartwheels to catering. You're not supposed to do that!"

Ellie Kemper is pregnant

WhatsOn Apr 14, 2016

Ellie Kemper is pregnant.

The 35-year-old actress and her husband Michael Koman - who got married four years ago after a few years of dating - are set to welcome their first child into the world later this year.

The flame-haired beauty made the announcement during a taping of 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' last night (04.13.16), but up until that point had kept her bump and exciting news under wraps.

She told the host: "I have big news, I'm pregnant!" before pointing towards her pretty floral dress.

The funnyman immediately leaned over and said, "Hi baby" before gifting her with a pot of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Ellie kept her pregnancy hidden from her co-stars while shooting 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' but did confide in her producer Tina Fey as soon as she found out.

She said: "We had a table read, and my character is supposed to be on a rollercoaster...

"It was still very early on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a rollercoaster was not ideal so I had to tell my boss, Tina Fey. She knows every secret. I told her before I told my mom."

After telling Tina, the pair decided to conceal her pregnancy by telling everyone on set she had suffered a back injury so couldn't go on the rollercoaster - but Ellie found the lie harder to pull off than she expected.

She admitted: "I could not act like I had a back injury.

"I'm an actress, presumably. It was so [hard]. Someone asked, 'What's wrong?' and words escaped me. I'm like, 'I sprained my spine.' You can't sprain your spine! You can't do that!

"I kept forgetting I had [a back injury] so I kept doing things someone with a back injury can't do. They'd say 'Lunch!' and I'd like leap up and do cartwheels to catering. You're not supposed to do that!"