Amy Poehler (born 16.09.71)
Amy Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice actress and writer, best known for her appearances on 'Saturday Night Live', 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Mean Girls'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Amy Poehler had a net worth of 18 million USD.
Childhood: Amy Poehler was born to Eileen and William Poehler in Newton, Massachusetts. She grew up in the neighbouring town of Burlington, and graduated from Burlington High School in 1989. Poehler went on to attend Boston College, and here joined America's oldest improv comedy group, 'My Mother's Fleabag'. In 1993, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in media and communications. She then moved to Chicago and joined the Second City improvisational group.
Career: While studying at Second City, Poehler met members of the well-known improv team, Upright Citizens Brigade, and appearing with them on their Comedy Central sketch-show for two seasons. In 2001, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live and became a full cast member during her first season. Poehler went on to join Tina Fey as co-anchor on the show 'Weekend Update' in 2004. In 2008, she became the first member of the SNL cast to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She lost to Jean Smart of 'Samantha Who?', and in 2009 she was nominated again, but lost to Kristin Chenoweth of 'Pushing Daisies'. In 2008, it was announced that she would start work on a spin-off of 'The Office', however this soon became the series, 'Parks and Recreation'. In the second season of the series, she began writing episodes, starting with the episode 'Telethon'. She went on to write three episodes in total. In the fourth season, she both wrote and directed the episode, 'The Debate'. She won a Golden Globe for 'Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy', in 2014.
Personal Life: In 2003, Poehler married the actor, Will Arnet, and subsequently earned recurring role as his wife on the series 'Arrested Development'. Their first child was born in 2008, with a second being born in 2010. The couple ended their marriage in 2012, and Poehler began dating the actor Nick Kroll in 2013.
The ‘Sisters’ star says women in comedy are still getting paid less than their male counterparts.
As one of the most successful women in comedy Tina Fey is among the most recognisable funny ladies on the planet. But even with her success the comedian thinks it’s still a ‘terrible time’ for women in comedy, because despite all the amazing work they do, they're still getting paid less than male stars.
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Amy Poehler - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Amy Poehler - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler talk Sisters and the advantages of making an R rated movie - the freedom to curse and not have to curb their use of bad language is a big pro for the two comediennes! The duo also explain what the main differences between shooting a TV sitcom and a feature film are.
On their favourite parts of the movie? The duo loved doing the more physical aspects and getting to trash houses - something most of their other characters wouldn't ever dream of!
Sisters is directed by Jason Moore and it was writte by Paula Pell. The film will be released December 12 2015.
These are the ladies that have made us laugh this year.
The world is well and truly over the times when comedy used to be a male-centred entertainment faction. Nowawdays, it's the ladies of laughter keeping the smiles on our faces with the likes of heavenly duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and of course the iconically hilarious Amy Schumer.
So here's a little tribute to 10 comediennes of the world as 2016 approaches, and we hope to see a lot more of these ladies in the coming months.
Amy Poehler was the star of 'Parks and Recreation'
Poehler was in attendance at an event in which Brownstein was promoting her new book, when a couple asked if the writer, also an ordained minister, could marry them.
A book signing turned into the scene of an impromptu wedding for two fans of the reformed punk group Sleater-Kinney, as the band’s leader Carrie Brownstein and her friend Amy Poehler officiated a wedding.
Kendall Oshiro and her partner, Genevieve Hernandez, attended an event in Pasadena, California on Tuesday (November 3rd) at which Brownstein was promoting her new memoir, ‘Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl’. When the question-and-answer section of the evening began, Oshiro learned from a friend that the author was also an ordained minister, and quickly asked 41 year old Brownstein if she could marry her and her partner.
Amy Poehler helped conduct an impromptu wedding
Ricky Gervais has been named as the host of the Golden Globes Award Ceremony, scheduled to take place in January 2016.
Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes once again. The news was announced on Monday (26th October) by the Hollywood Press Association, the ceremony’s co-producer, and confirmed by Gervais on social media.
Ricky Gervais with his partner, Jane Fallon, at the 67th Emmy Awards Ceremony in September 2015.
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Paper Kite has sold a comedy pilot each to ABC and NBC, making a grand total of three sales in the last seven days.
A productive week for Amy Poehler seems to have gotten even better, with reports emerging that her production company Paper Kite has concluded two more deals to sell comedy shows to American networks. This means that the comedienne has sold three shows in the last seven days alone.
According to Deadline, ABC has purchased a pilot episode for ‘Aunt Jill’, a comedy by Jordan Roter in which an aunt attempts to address her social life having dedicated her life to her career. NBC also acquired Nisha Ganatra’s ‘Pre-Madonna’, which is based on the writer’s own high school experiences in the Chicago area in the early ‘80s.
These two successes join Poehler’s own project ‘The Dumb Prince’, co-written with ‘The Mindy Project’ producer Charlie Grandy, which NBC snapped up at the end of last week.
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Six names were revealed on Tuesday, with more to come before the end of the week.
The Television Academy has revealed the first tranche of stars who will present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, including actress and comedienne Amy Poehler and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
The list, revealed on Tuesday (September 8th), includes a number of past and present nominees. Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role in ‘Empire’, is presenting a statuette, as is her co-star Terrence Howard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who received a nod for lead actress in a limited series or movie for ‘The Honourable Woman’, will also present an award.
Amy Poehler, multiple Emmy nominee for her part in 'Parks and Recreation', will be presenting at the 2015 ceremony
Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to animated filmmaking that connects with both adults and children. Intriguingly, this movie will be a very different movie depending on your age, because it explores the point where childish happiness gives way to more complex emotions. The basic idea may not be completely original, but the way director-cowriter Pete Docter (Up) approaches it is inventive, provoking constant laughter and even a few tears.
It's set inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias), where the control room is run by Joy (Amy Poehler), who struggles to keep the darker emotions in check. Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust (Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Louis Black and Mindy Kaling) aren't easy for Joy to manage. And when Riley's parents (Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane) move the family from Minnesota to San Francisco, Riley's difficulty fitting into her new environment causes serious turmoil in her mind. Joy and Sadness find themselves lost in the recesses of Riley's memory, and must team up with Riley's forgotten imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind) to get back to headquarters, where Fear, Anger and Disgust are making a mess of everything.
As expected, the animation is simply gorgeous, combining bright colours and all kinds of textures to create both the real world and the expansive universe inside Riley's head. These things will provide both laughs and thrills, while grown-ups will also engage with an extra psychological layer of meaning, as Joy and Sadness travel through abstract thought to get to the imagination and ultimately to dreams, which are like a full-on movie studio that uses memories to create sleep-time blockbusters. There's also a brief but freaky visit to the subconscious. Through all of this Joy and Sadness discover that they need each other to function, which adds a surprisingly moving kick to everything that happens along the way.
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Maura and Jane have a lot of differences; Maura has a high-flying job at a hospital, though is recovering from a divorce and a little nervous when it comes to meeting other men, while Jane is, well, not. They're nonetheless the best sisters you could imagine and always bring out the best in each other. However, when they're parents call them back to their childhood home, they discover that it's been sold and they have to clean out the room they had as girls. Going through their old stuff brings back a lot of memories though, and Jane decides to encourage Maura to throw a huge neighborhood party before they have to leave. It's a time where they can re-connect to their teenage selves, hook up with some cute guys and get totally drunk. This is going to be messy.
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A group of male strippers and a Terminator weren’t enough to topple the mighty ‘Jurassic World’ at the box office this weekend.
Jurassic World continued its domination of the US box office this Fourth of July weekend, retaining the number one spot despite competition from Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL. But it wasn't just Jurassic World which managed to see off the two hot new releases, Pixar’s Inside Out also held its own, keeping the number two spot for a third week running.
There’s no stopping Jurassic World at the US box office.
Colin Trevorrow’s dino-epic used Independence Day weekend to surpass Avengers: Age of Ultron and enter the list of the top five highest-grossing films of all time, with a total of $1.385 billion. Now in it’s fourth week of release, the reboot of the Jurassic World franchise, which stars Chris Pratt, has so far taken $558.1 million in North America alone.
Date of birth
16th September, 1971
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