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Jon Hamm Taught 'The Office' Star Ellie Kemper Drama In High School

First Posted: 04/06/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:25 PM ET

Ellie Kemper

E! Online:

"In addition to being really handsome, he was an excellent teacher," Ellie tells us. "He taught me drama work, mostly improvisation, which I did a lot of in college and in New York. It's my favorite thing to do." It's nice to know Jon's not just another pretty face, but brilliant in the classroom, too.

We discovered this connection from Mr. Hamm himself, who told our Ashlan Gorse at Sundance: "One of my students is actually Ellie Kemper, who's now on The Office. It's really cool to see them blossom and find their own way in." Awww.

Read the whole story: E! Online

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