The Office's Ellie Kemper Lending Her Voice To American Dad In Season 9

The Office is very close to ending its lengthy run on NBC, and many of the actors and actresses involved with the peacock network's comedy have already tied their sails to new projects. Brenda Kemper has signed on for the lead in NBC’s Brenda Forever pilot, but apparently, she still has the time to do voicework for Fox’s comedy, American Dad.

Kemper has signed on to do voice work in Season 9 of American Dad, playing a character named Jenna. TV Line first broke the news, noting that Jenna is both popular and pretty and like many school-aged girls, is super into her boyfriend. This is heartbreaking for Steve (Scott Grimes), who has been in love with Jenna since they began school together in Kindergarten. We’ll have to see if his love for Jenna ever buds into something more between the two characters.

The American Dad role won’t be Kemper’s first in the animated world. The talented actress has also lent her vocal skills to Robot Chicken and Sofia the First, so she should be pretty comfortable with the job this time around. It will be a while before we get to hear Kemper take a crack at voice work in American Dad, but at least we’ll be able to catch her in The Office for a while longer, with the finale for that comedy set to air on May 16.

American Dad runs as part of Fox’s animated lineup on Sunday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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