Aubrey Plaza

Biography

Actor, writer, and comedian Aubrey Plaza is quickly becoming one of her generation's brightest young talents.
Plaza currently stars in NBC Emmy nominated and critically acclaimed comedy series "Parks and Recreation" as April Ludgate, Ron Swanson's underachieving assistant. She will next be seen starring in the "The Handjob" as a high school grad who makes it her mission to gain more sexual experience before heading off to college. Written and directed by Maggie Carey, the film is being touted as the female version of "Superbad." Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, and Rachel Bilson co-star.

Plaza will also be seen in Jamie Linden's "Ten Year" opposite Channing Tatum. Plaza plays the role of Olivia, the wife of Brian Geraghty's character. When the couple goes to his 10-year reunion, Olivia realizes that he is a very different person than he was in high school and that she doesn't know as much about him as she had initially thought. The film also stars Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Kate Mara, and Lisa Kudrow. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on December 30, 2011.

Plaza will also be seen in Sony Pictures Classics "Damsels in Distress," director Whit Stillman's first film since 1998's "The Last Days of Disco." Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody will star. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September.

In addition, she will be seen in the indie film "Safety Not Guaranteed," which follows two magazine employees on an assignment to interview a man who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Jay and Mark Duplass produced the film and Mark Duplass, Kristen Bell, and Mary Lynn Raskjub also star. Plaza was recently seen as a guest star in the new IFC comedy "Portlandia." "Portlandia" is an original comedy series that illustrates the people and values of Portland, Oregon and stars Fred Armisen of "Saturday Night Live" and Carrie Brownstein from the Portland band Sleater-Kinney.

Plaza was last seen in Edgar Wright's action comedy "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Evans. The film is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels by Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is a wannabe rockstar who must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. Aubrey stars as Julie Powers, an obnoxious antagonist to Scott.

Plaza was seen on-screen in Judd Apatow's "Funny People" starring opposite Adam Sandler, Leslie Mann, and Seth Rogen. The film follows a seasoned comedian who takes an up-and-coming performer under his wing when he has a near-death experience. Plaza played Daisy, the love interest for Rogen's Ira.

Plaza was also seen in Dan Eckman's "Mystery Team." The film revolves around a group of high school detectives committed to solving child-sized mysteries in their small town. When a neighborhood girl asks them to find out who killed her parents, the team must take on a violent cartel of drug lords and strippers, the likes of which their small town of Oakdale has never seen.

Her additional credits include the hit online series "The Jeannie Tate Show," ESPN's original web series "Mayne Street," as well as a guest appearance on "30 Rock." Plaza has been performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since 2004. She also recently began performing standup and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv.

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Plaza is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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