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Kate Flannery

Kate Flannery portrays Dunder Mifflin paper supply customer relations representative Meredith Palmer on NBC's "The Office."

Flannery's other television appearances include "The Bernie Mac Show," "Boomtown," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Comedy Central's "Cross Balls," and she was the voice of "Lucy" in a Robert Smigel cartoon on "Saturday Night Live."

Her comedy lounge act "the Lampshades (www.theLampshades.com)" ran in Hollywood at the Improv Olympic West stage for over four years and was featured at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. In addition, Flannery played Neely O'Hara in the Off Broadway hit "Valley of the Dolls" at NYC's Circle in the Square and LA's Bing Theatre, and is part of the DVD extras in the upcoming film release of "Valley of the Dolls." A former member of Second City's National Tour Co., she is an original member of Chicago's Annoyance Theater where she created over 15 shows, including "the Miss Vagina Pageant" and "the Real Live Brady Bunch," which played over 30 cities and the Kennedy Center. Recently, Los Angeles audiences saw Flannery as a teen prostitute/Blair’s sister in the "Phacts of Life" at the Renberg Theatre and in the Lily Tomlin / Jane Wagner production of "Hildy, Hildy, Three Feet Under" at the Evidence Room.

Flannery can be heard on the local Air America radio show "Ravenhurst." She performed with John Flansburgh's (They Might Be Giants) band Mono Puff, and she is featured on their album, "It's Fun To Steal."

She is the musical director of the Los Angeles Drama Club (teaching Shakespeare to 5 to 8 year olds).

Flannery graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where her family owns a bar.

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