Amy Poehler

Actress, Comedian
One of the best-known comediennes to emerge from the improvisational comedy scene of the 1990s, Amy Poehler performed tirelessly on Chicago and New York stages before making her mainstream breakout as a cast member of ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (92)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kroll Show 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Mighty B 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Nest 2015 (Movie)

Maura Ellis (Actor)

Are You Here 2014 (Movie)

Terry Coulter (Actor)

Broad City 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2009, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Simpsons 2005, 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

They Came Together 2014 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

Welcome To Sweden 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

A.C.O.D. 2013 (Movie)

Sondra (Actor)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Free Birds 2013 (Movie)

Jenny (Voice)

Hollywood Game Night 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Writers' Room 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Napoleon Dynamite 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 2001 - 2009, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Secret World of Arrietty 2012 (Movie)

Homily (Voice)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 (Movie)

Eleanor (Voice)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil 2011 (Movie)

Gretel (Voice)

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 2009 (Movie)

Elanor (Voice)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2001 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2009 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

Computer (Voice)

Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby Mama 2008 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Sally O'Malley (Actor)

Hamlet 2 2008 (Movie)

Cricket Feldstein (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

On Broadway 2008 (Movie)

Farrah (Actor)

Upright Citizens Brigade: ASSSSCAT 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Blades of Glory 2007 (Movie)

Fairchild Van Waldenberg (Actor)

Mr. Woodcock 2007 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Blades of Glory 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Shortcut to Happiness 2007 (Movie)

Molly Gilchrest (Actor)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Snow White (Actor)

Southland Tales 2007 (Movie)

Veronica Mung/Dream (Actor)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

Gayle O'Brien (Actor)

The Ex 2007 (Movie)

Carol Lane (Actor)

A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T: Improv 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

Truck Stop Waitress (Actor)

Envy 2004 (Movie)

Natalie Vanderpark (Actor)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

Mrs George (Actor)

Martin & Orloff 2003 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

Undeclared 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wet Hot American Summer 2001 (Movie)

Susie (Actor)

Zoe Loses It 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Upright Citizens Brigade (Ucb) 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 1999 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

Escape From It's a Wonderful Life 1996 (Movie)

(Voice)
Music (1)

Spring Breakdown 2007 (Movie)

("True Colors") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

The Nest 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

One of the best-known comediennes to emerge from the improvisational comedy scene of the 1990s, Amy Poehler performed tirelessly on Chicago and New York stages before making her mainstream breakout as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). She had previously starred in "The Upright Citizens Brigade" (Comedy Central, 1998-2000), a sketch comedy show created by the improv group of the same name, which morphed into a hotbed of emerging talent. During her seven-year run on "SNL," Poehler skewered celebs like Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne and Sharon Osbourne; served as co-anchor of Weekend Update; and delivered a memorable impression of then-Senator and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Poehler transitioned successfully to the big screen with a pair of Tina Fey-scripted features, "Mean Girls" (2004), and "Baby Mama" (2008). Maintaining a foothold in television, Poehler was the creator of the charming animated series "The Mighty B" (Nickelodeon, 2008- ) and the star of the small town-set sitcom "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015), while her additional in-demand status as a voiceover actor made her one of the most successful cross-media comics of her generation.

Relationships

Will Arnett Actor

Husband
Married Aug. 29, 2003 after three years together Appeared together in "Arrested Development" (Fox), "Blades of Glory" (2007) and "Horton Hears a Who!" (2008) Separated September 2012 after nine years of marriage

Archie Arnett

Son
Born Oct. 25, 2008; father, Will Arnett

Abel Arnett

Son
Born Oct. 25, 2008; father, Will Arnett

Nick Kroll Actor

Boyfriend
Began dating six months after Poehler's separation from Will Arnett.

Bill Poehler

Father

Greg Poehler Actor

Brother

Eileen Poehler

Mother

EDUCATION

Boston College

Boston , Massachusetts 1993

Milestones

2014

Starred in the Pixar animated film "Inside Out" as the personification of the the emotion Joy inside a young girl's mind.

2014

Published first book, the memoir/self-help manual Yes, Please.

2012

Voiced the character Homily in the U.S. release of the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film "The Secret World of Arrietty"; film also featured voice of husband Will Arnett

2012

Announced as co-host (along with Tina Fey) of 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, a position they held for the next two years as well.

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy

2009

Played Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation"

2008

Voiced the lead character Bessie Higgenbottom on the Nickelodeon animated series "The Mighty B!"

2008

Voiced The Mayor's wife in the animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"

2008

Reteamed with former "SNL" castmate Fey in the comedy "Baby Mama"

2008

Returned to the show during the "SNL Presidential Bash 08" as Hillary Clinton

2007

Co-starred with husband Will Arnett as a rival pairs figure skating team in the comedy "Blades of Glory"

2007

Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film "Southland Tales"

2007

Voiced Snow White in the animated feature "Shrek the Third"

2006

Played a truck stop waitress in "Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny"

2004

Made a memorable cameo as Regina George's (Rachel McAdams) mother in Tina Fey written comedy "Mean Girls"

2004

Appeared as Jack Black's wife in Barry Levinson's "Envy"

2004

Joined Tina Fey on "SNL" (NBC) as the "Weekend Update" anchor; became the show's first regular all-female "Update" team

2001

Cast with "SNL" alums Molly Shannon and Janeane Garofalo in "Wet Hot American Summer"

2001

Began first season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player and was upped to repertory cast in 2002; left the show in 2008

1999

Appeared in the film "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," which starred Rob Schneider

1998

Wrote and performed on the Comedy Central sketch comedy show "Upright Citizens Brigade"

1996

Made recurring appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC) as Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister

1996

Joined the Upright Citizen's Brigade with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh

1993

Moved to Chicago, IL where she studied at the Second City and Improv Olympics

Bonus Trivia

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"I really liked the idea of playing that kind of optimistic, super-intense, go-get-'em spirit combined with being a little bit of an outsider. I am really drawn to girls of that age in general, who believe they can be a waitress, scientist, actress, a dentist, a zookeeper and who really aren't boy-crazy." – Poehler to Entertainment Weekly, April 25, 2008

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"I think good comic characters are deluded but deceivingly well-intentioned." – Poehler quoted in

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With producer Meredith Walker and writer Amy Miles, Poehler founded Smart Girls, a positive online community for young women, in 2009.

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"We wanted to do a talk show for girls and celebrate girls who are passionate about something. Its since grown into a whole site where we have music, videos, op-ed pieces and pet gossip. We basically wanted to build a site that the 10-year-old versions of ourselves would want to visit. And we wanted an excuse to stage a dance party." -- Describing Smart Girls, Paste magazine, July 7, 2010.

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