But it looks like Ellie’s star is about to go stratospheric, thanks to her landing the lead role in the soon-to-be-huge Netflix comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’.
The brilliant new series, which is written by ‘30 Rock’ scribes Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, centres around the naïve Kimmy (Ellie), who is forced to contend with the real world (well, New York) after being released from a doomsday cult’s bunker after 15 years underground, believing the world above has been destroyed.
The critics are already falling over themselves to heap praise on the comedy, with Vanity Fair describing it as ‘endearing and genuinely, cackle-out-loud funny’, Entertainment Weekly called it a ‘wise, wicked comedy’, whilst LA Weekly labelled it a ‘darker 30 Rock’.
High praise indeed.
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ comes to Netflix from 6 March 2015. Watch the trailer above.