Luanne is a fictional character on The Office.
Luanne works in the Annex along with Toby and Kelly. She has the desk near the kitchen door which faces toward Toby's desk. She has no lines and is seen only in passing in the first three seasons. In Season 1, her hair is red, but by Season 2, she is seen with gray hair. She does not participate in meetings or almost any other event.
In "The Alliance", Luanne attends Meredith's morale-boosting birthday party. In "Hot Girl", she is seen walking past the conference room during Dwight's talking head, and is featured at the end sitting at her desk.
Although there is no solid evidence to suggest it, many fans had originally linked her to possibly being Marjorie, a character mentioned in passing in the episode The Fire. In an online web chat however, Greg Daniels identified the woman as Luanne.
Producer Greg Daniels believed it would be more realistic to have office employees that we know nothing about, but as the series progressed, her continuing presence became harder to explain, and she disappeared just as mysteriously as she arrived.
She may have quit shortly after another former employee, Hannah Smoterich-Barr, as Luanne is briefly seen in the following episode Back From Vacation.
- The Alliance - in the background when Michael eats ice cream cake
- Hot Girl - in the background during Dwight's talking head
- Office Olympics - observing several events, including "Horse"
- The Fight - leaving the office at the end of the day
- The Secret - cleaning her desk when Jim confesses his crush to Pam
- The Carpet - seen talking to Kelly in the background
- Drug Testing - working at her desk when Dwight talks to the nurse
- The Coup* - working at her desk when Dwight goes looking for Angela
- Grief Counseling - working at her desk when Michael comforts Kelly
- A Benihana Christmas - working at her desk when Toby feels Kevin's robe
- Back From Vacation - working at her desk when Pam enters the break room where Jim is sitting.
* Deleted scene.