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The New Girl Character You Likely Forgot The Office's Angela Kinsey Played

It's always fun to look back on a show and see an unexpected appearance from a supporting star that would eventually be a huge elsewhere. This happens a lot for the stars of "The Office," which was a magnet for cast members that had already turned up in other sitcoms over the years. Scan back through "Malcolm in the Middle," and you'll see Leslie David Baker, who played Stanley Hudson, appearing in an episode well before ever being hired at Dunder Mifflin (per IMDb). Before Craig Robinson stepped in to teach Michael Scott the ways of "pippity poppity, give me the zoppity," as Darryl Philbin, he was the stressed-out clerk having to deal with Phoebe's classic name change in "Friends" (via Fandom).

One accounting team member at the Scranton branch in the Emmy-winning sitcom also tried her hand at teaching in another popular TV laugh-fest. After she crossed eyes and contracts with Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), Angela Kinsey appeared in a show that saw her appear as a variant of the snippy staff member she'd become so well-known for. She shared the screen with Zooey Deschanel as a far less prudish but equally opinionated character who didn't have such an unhealthy affinity for cats and babies dressed like grown-ups.

Angela Kinsey appeared in New Girl after she starred in The Office

After she ruled the Party Planning Committee with a tiny iron fist in "The Office," Kinsey went on to appear in four episodes of "New Girl," the beloved series that saw Zooey Deschanel (who herself had been offered a role in "The Office"), between 2013 and 2014 (via IMDb). As Rose, Kinsey channels part of her beloved but equally loathed Dunder Mifflinite, who is rubbed the wrong way with the arrival of Jess as a ray of classroom sunshine.

Eventually, Rose warms to Jess' charming ways and becomes far more likable than the spreadsheet-hating shrew she played in the beloved mockumentary series. While she might not have had as much of a lengthy stint in "New Girl," she was still a welcome addition to the show's supporting stars and an appreciated guest appearance for fans that liked both "The Office" and "New Girl" in equal amount.