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, ran in Hollywood at the Improv Olympic West stage for over six 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 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 five to eight year olds).
Flannery graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where her family owns a bar.