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.
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.
The ‘Trainwreck’ star has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of the comedy central series.
Comedian Amy Schumer has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show', after he announced he was stepping down later this year. The gig of course eventually went to South African comedian and ‘Daily Show’ regular, Trevor Noah, but just what was it that made the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ star say no to Comedy Central’s offer?
Amy Schumer has revealed she turned down ‘The Daily Show’.
Speaking to the The Daily Beast, Schumer explained “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”
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'Jurassic World' has held on to the number one spot in a huge weekend at the US box office.
Jurassic World has topped the US box office for the second time this weekend, taking a massive $102 million. The dinosaur action flick starring Chris Pratt managed to beat Pixar’s latest offering Inside Out in a very tight race, which saw the animation take $91 million in it's opening weekend.
Jurassic World is still on top of the US box office.
But while Inside Out might not have managed to take the top spot, it did give Pixar the second-highest opening weekend in the studio’s history. "Inside Out would have been number one in any other weekend," said Phil Contrino, vice president of BoxOffice.com. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter. Being number one is overrated.”
This 'emotional' movie had to avoid making happiness annoying.
The new Pixar movie Inside Out is about the emotions swirling around in an 11-year-old girl's head. "Joy was the last emotion to be cast," says director-cowriter Pete Docter, "and it was the most difficult of any of the characters to write for because she had a tendency of being really annoying." Joy is a relentlessly chirpy cheerleader, he says. "You wanna sock that person!"
'Inside Out' brings together Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness
Enter Amy Poehler, ideal casting for the role after her years as the happy control-freak Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. She was thrilled by the project: "From the minute they told me I was like, this is the best movie ever made! And it will be the only good movie I've ever been in. And I can't believe I'm in it."
Continue reading: 'Inside Out' Lets Amy Poehler Bring The World Some Extra Joy
'Inside Out' could be another major hit for Pixar.
Time to add Inside Out to the list of Pixar's modern animated classics. Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen's new movie has sort of flown in under the radar though it seems a slick script with beautiful animation and the voice talents of Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling has worked - big time.
Inside Out is set to be another major hit for Pixar
Inside Out follows Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley is guided by her emotions (played by the stars) - Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Anger (Black), Disgust (Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith).
Continue reading: 'Inside Out' Has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Best Film Ever.
Kaling is everywhere these days, including the latest Pixar movie
Mindy Kaling has voiced Disgust in Inside Out. No, not in the way you think. Kaling portrays the character Disgust, an emotion felt by the 11-year-old protagonist of the film, released this weekend.
Kaling found the role fun, but challenging.
Continue reading: Mindy Kaling Talks Disgust in Pixar's "Inside Out"
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
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The new animated feature from Pete Docter premieres out of competition at Cannes on Monday.
Pixar’s latest animated feature, Inside Out made the Cannes Film Festival an emotional affair on Monday, as the critics were bowled over by unconventional story of a little girl and her emotions. Directed by Pete Docter, the man behind Monster’s Inc and Up, the film could just be the studio’s best offering since Toy Story and maybe even it’s greatest artistic achievement yet.
Inside Out explores the emotions within the mind of an 11 year old girl.
Set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, Inside Out gives a voice to the emotions which help guide her through adolescence as she struggles following her family’s cross-country move. Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness are all personified with Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling voicing to the five emotions.
Continue reading: Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets The Critics Emotional At Cannes Premiere
Date of birth
16th September, 1971