Jenna Fischer Steps Out with New Boyfriend

Jenna Fischer Steps Out with New Boyfriend
Jenna Fischer
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09/24/2008 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Office's Jenna Fischer has revealed the identity of her new boyfriend after they stepped out together at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

He's writer Lee Kirk – or, as Fischer playfully told PEOPLE, "my super cute boyfriend."

The actress and animal-rescue advocate has been dating Kirk since January (she and screenwriter/director James Gunn announced their split last September).

"We met through mutual friends," Fischer, 34, tells PEOPLE of Kirk. "We've actually known each other for a long time. He went to college with an old friend of mine."

After attending the Creative Arts Emmys together on Sept. 13, the couple stepped out again at the Primetime Emmys on Sunday, where they were spotted cuddling arm-in-arm in the lobby of the Nokia Theatre before hitting two after-parties with her co-stars.

"The Office is like a second family, so it is an important introduction to me, particularly Angela [Kinsey]," Fischer said at the Entertainment Tonight Emmy party sponsored by PEOPLE. "[Kirk] is a writer and he is originally from Dallas, so Angela immediately liked that I was dating a fellow Texan.”

Fischer returns as receptionist Pam Beesley when the new season of The Office debuts on Sept. 25 on NBC.

Reporting by SHAYNA ROSE ARNOLD, JED DREBEN and BETH PERRY

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