Amy Poehler

Biography

With an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, Amy Poehler has emerged as one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought-after talents. Poehler currently stars in the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation" from producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur ("The Office"). She plays Leslie Knope, an optimistic and over-achieving mid-level bureaucrat and Deputy Director in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. This role earned Poehler her third Emmy nomination in 2010.
In addition, Poehler has launched an online series, "Smart Girls at the Party" (http://www.smartgirlsattheparty.com). Poehler serves as producer and host of the series that showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.

Poehler shot to stardom, starring for eight seasons on "Saturday Night Live." Renowned as "a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian," (Entertainment Weekly, 11/05), Poehler boasted an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters and memorable impressions. She received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. After her buzzed-about portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season of SNL, and her fifth as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update."

In 2008, Poehler starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal's hit comedy "Baby Mama." She was also recently seen opposite Parker Posey and Rachel Dratch in "Spring Breakdown," which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In 2007, she starred in the ice-skating comedy "Blades of Glory" alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and Jon Heder. Her other feature credits include "Hamlet 2," "Mean Girls," "Mr. Woodcock," "Southland Tales," "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny," "The Ex," "Wet Hot American Summer," and "Envy."

Poehler has lent her voice to a number of animated films, including 20th Century Fox's "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel." Additionally, she voiced Snow White in the box office smash hit "Shrek the Third." You can also hear her in Dreamworks' "Monsters vs. Aliens," and in "Horton Hears a Who!" with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. She also created, produced and starred in the Nickelodeon series "Mighty B."

Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe originally formed in Chicago. Poehler and the UCB relocated to New York, where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons on which she was both a writer and performer. In addition, they opened a theater currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City and a theatre/school in Los Angeles. Poehler and the UCB were featured in "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv," an improvised comedy special on Bravo. She continues to perform regularly with the UCB's long-running improv show Asssscat, which is celebrating its 13th year.

Poehler has made memorable appearances on television, ranging from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (as recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister), "Arrested Development," "Wonder Showzen," and "Undeclared." She also was a voice on "SpongeBob" and "The Simpsons."

Poehler currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles with husband, actor Will Arnett, and their two sons.

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20th January 2014 -

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NBC have teased at what shows they are due to renew and which they are likely to drop from their schedules at the TCA press tour this weekend. Given how vague the network executives were...

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14th January 2014 -

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Amy Poehler was awarded the Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy) award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards for her role as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation this weekend. It was a thoroughly...

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12th January 2014 -

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8th January 2014 -

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18th December 2013 -

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

17th December 2013 -

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Golden Globes 2014 Celebrates New Shows Over The Old as Television Nominations are Revealed

13th December 2013 -

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13th December 2013 -

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29th November 2013 -

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An energetic sense of the absurd helps make this animated romp entertaining, even though the script is almost painfully stupid. But the pace is so brisk, and the stream of deranged jokes so continual, that...

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1st November 2013 -

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Tina Fey has been handed a follow-up series to 30 Rock, with NBC handing her a deal to begin working on an all new series alongside her 30 Rock co-producer Robert Carlock. The comedy pairing...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - International Trailer

23rd October 2013 -

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Mark Twain Prize Ceremony Sees Carol Burnett As Sharp And Witty As Ever

22nd October 2013 -

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler To Host Next TWO Golden Globe Awards

16th October 2013 -

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Television comedy supremoes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed up to host the annual Golden Globe Awards not just next year, but the year after that too, announces The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The...

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15th October 2013 -

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15th October 2013 -

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Horsepower Clip

8th October 2013 -

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Tina Fey Shows Some Boob...Again [Slightly NSFW]

26th September 2013 -

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Steal The Show At The Emmys, Taking Over Neil Patrick Harris' Opening Speech

23rd September 2013 -

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The Emmys came and went and brought with them a plethora of funny, embarrassing and just plain meh moments. Neil Patrick Harris’ opening speech never fails to win a few laughs, as it did again...

Emmy Awards 2013: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Heckle Host Neil Patrick Harris

23rd September 2013 -

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The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards came and went and the best crop of television talent have left the Nokia Theatre, and will be eager to find the best Emmy -after party Los Anglees has to...

Seth Meyers Marries Alexi Ashe In Martha's Vineyard Labor Day Wedding

3rd September 2013 -

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Seth Meyers and his long term girlfriend Alexi Ashe have finally tied the knot in a star-packed wedding on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.Seth & Alexi Married On Martha's Vineyard.Celebrities loaded off the ferry...

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