09/24/2008 at 11:00 AM EDT
'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
"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.
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.”
returns as receptionist Pam Beesley when the new season of The Office
debuts on Sept. 25 on NBC.
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