Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1971-09-16 (50 years old)
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Biography

Amy Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early 1990s, Poehler co-founded the improvisational-comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became a half-hour sketch-comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998. Along with other members of the comedy group, Poehler is a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2001, Poehler joined the cast of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live. She became co-anchor of SNL's Weekend Update in 2004 until she left the series in 2008 to star as Leslie Knope in the sitcom Parks and Recreation. She also provided voice acting roles for the films Shrek the Third, Horton Hears a Who!, Free Birds, and Inside Out, and the series The Mighty B!, which she also created. Poehler is an executive producer on the television series Welcome to Sweden, Broad City, Difficult People, Duncanville, Three Busy Debras, and Russian Doll. She was the voice of Eleanor in the live-action/CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise until 2015, when she was replaced by Kaley Cuoco. In December 2015, Poehler received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to television. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series in 2014 and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2012. She and Tina Fey both won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for co-hosting Saturday Night Live.

Personal Life

Poehler married Canadian actor Will Arnett on August 29, 2003. They met in 1996 when he saw one of her performances and they started dating four years later. During their relationship, Poehler and Arnett worked together on several projects, including the series Arrested Development, the 2007 film Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Secret World of Arrietty. Poehler and Arnett announced their separation in September 2012; and Arnett filed for divorce in April 2014.Poehler and Arnett have two sons: Archie Arnett, born October 25, 2008 and Abel Arnett, born August 6, 2010. Poehler lives with her children in Los Angeles. She praised her children's nannies as part of her Time 100 speech for helping to take care of them and allowing her to balance her career and family.From 2013 to 2015, Poehler dated fellow comedian Nick Kroll.In 2016, Poehler received a letter from the city of Beverly Hills for her excessive water usage during the state of California's drought that year. Poehler's property used approximately 3,000 gallons per day.She is an active feminist.

Early Life

Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts to school teachers Eileen and William Poehler. Poehler credits her father with encouraging her to break social protocols and take risks. She has one younger brother, Greg, who is also a producer and actor. Poehler's ancestry is Irish, along with German, Portuguese, her Irish roots originate from County Sligo and County Cork. Her great-grandmother immigrated from Nova Scotia, Canada to Boston in the late 1800s. She was raised as a Catholic.Poehler grew up in nearby Burlington, Massachusetts, which she describes as a blue-collar town. Her favorite performers and influences included sketch comedians Carol Burnett, Gilda Radner, and Catherine O'Hara. When she was 10 years old, Poehler played Dorothy Gale in her school's production of L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz. The experience inspired Poehler's love of performing. Poehler continued acting in school plays at Burlington High School. She also participated in other activities during her time in high school including student council, soccer, and softball. After graduating from high school in 1989, she enrolled at Boston College. During college, Poehler became a member of the improv comedy troupe My Mother's Fleabag. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in media and communications in 1993.

Filmography

All 116

Movies 73

TV shows 43

Self 37

Voice 9

Producer 5

Director 2

Writter 1

Director
Lucy and Desi (2022)

Lucy and Desi (2022)

Movie
Self - Guest
Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around (2021)

Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around (2021)

Movie
Director
Moxie (2021)

Moxie (2021)

Movie
10
Executive Producer
Nate: A One Man Show (2020)

Nate: A One Man Show (2020)

Movie
Self
Peacock Presents: The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane (2020)

Peacock Presents: The At-Home Variety Show Featuring Seth MacFarlane (2020)

TV show
Leslie Knope
The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation (2020)

The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation (2020)

Movie
Leslie Knope
A Parks and Recreation Special (2020)

A Parks and Recreation Special (2020)

Movie
7.5
Self
Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble (2020)

Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble (2020)

Movie
Self
One World: Together at Home (2020)

One World: Together at Home (2020)

Movie
Executive Producer
Three Busy Debras (2020)

Three Busy Debras (2020)

TV show
Annie Harris / Duncan Harris / Amy Poehler
Duncanville (2020)

Duncanville (2020)

TV show
5
Abby
Wine Country (2019)

Wine Country (2019)

Movie
5
Self - Illustrious Guest
Desus & Mero (2019)

Desus & Mero (2019)

TV show
Writer
Russian Doll (2019)

Russian Doll (2019)

TV show
6.47
Self
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2018)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2018)

Movie
Executive Producer
I Feel Bad (2018)

I Feel Bad (2018)

TV show
Self - Host
Making It (2018)

Making It (2018)

TV show
Self
Love, Gilda (2018)

Love, Gilda (2018)

Movie
Susie
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)

TV show
8
Kate Johansen
The House (2017)

The House (2017)

Movie
7.33
Actress
Household Name (2017)

Household Name (2017)

Movie
Executive Producer
Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays (2016)

Andy Richter's Home for the Holidays (2016)

Movie
Self
America Divided (2016)

America Divided (2016)

TV show
The Devil
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016)

Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016)

Movie
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (2016)

Movie
Self - Host
The UCB Show (2016)

The UCB Show (2016)

TV show
Maura Ellis
Sisters (2015)

Sisters (2015)

Movie
7
Liz
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Movie
Joy (voice)
Riley's First Date? (2015)

Riley's First Date? (2015)

Movie
6
Joy
Mind Candy (2015)

Mind Candy (2015)

Movie
Herself
Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2015)

Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2015)

Movie
Herself
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Movie
5.67
Susie
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

TV show
Joy
Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out (2015)

Movie
6.91
Herself
Live from New York! (2015)

Live from New York! (2015)

Movie
Molly
They Came Together (2014)

They Came Together (2014)

Movie
Herself
Don Rickles: One Night Only (2014)

Don Rickles: One Night Only (2014)

Movie
Amy Poehler / Self / Amy
Welcome to Sweden (2014)

Welcome to Sweden (2014)

TV show
4.75
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Entertainment Tonight Host
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Movie
5.39
Jenny
Free Birds (2013)

Free Birds (2013)

Movie
8.67
Sondra
A.C.O.D. (2013)

A.C.O.D. (2013)

Movie
Terry Coulter
Are You Here (2013)

Are You Here (2013)

Movie
8
Self
Hollywood Game Night (2013)

Hollywood Game Night (2013)

TV show
6
Actress
Never Before, Never Again: Behind the Scenes of Asssscat (2013)

Never Before, Never Again: Behind the Scenes of Asssscat (2013)

Movie
Jennifer Hart
The Greatest Event in Television History (2012)

The Greatest Event in Television History (2012)

TV show
Herself
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)

TV show
5.65
Herself
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012)

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (2012)

Movie
Self
Billy on the Street (2011)

Billy on the Street (2011)

TV show
Eleanor (voice)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Movie
5.98
Gretel (voice)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)

Movie
6.08
Café Patron
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Movie
Self
Conan (2010)

Conan (2010)

TV show
8.14
Various
The Women of SNL (2010)

The Women of SNL (2010)

Movie
Homily
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

Movie
5
Lillian
Freak Dance (2010)

Freak Dance (2010)

Movie
Eleanor (voice)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

Movie
6
Self
The Jay Leno Show (2009)

The Jay Leno Show (2009)

TV show
5.78
Gayle O'Brien
Spring Breakdown (2009)

Spring Breakdown (2009)

Movie
Various
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)

Movie
Leslie Knope
Parks and Recreation (2009)

Parks and Recreation (2009)

TV show
6.2
Computer (voice)
Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Monsters vs Aliens (2009)

Movie
6.09
Self
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)

TV show
3.5
Weekend Update Anchor
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (2008)

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday (2008)

TV show
6
Bessie Higgenbottom / Art Dealer #2 / Femme Fatale
The Mighty B! (2008)

The Mighty B! (2008)

TV show
6.69
Angie
Baby Mama (2008)

Baby Mama (2008)

Movie
Sally O'Malley (voice)
Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

Movie
6.86
Cricket Feldstein
Hamlet 2 (2008)

Hamlet 2 (2008)

Movie
Veronica Mung / Dream
Southland Tales (2007)

Southland Tales (2007)

Movie
4
Doreen Moran
Wild Girls Gone (2007)

Wild Girls Gone (2007)

Movie
Maggie
Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Mr. Woodcock (2007)

Movie
Snow White (voice)
Shrek the Third (2007)

Shrek the Third (2007)

Movie
6.23
Farrah
On Broadway (2007)

On Broadway (2007)

Movie
Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Blades of Glory (2007)

Blades of Glory (2007)

Movie
5.38
Self - Performer
Asssscat (2007)

Asssscat (2007)

Movie
6
Herself
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' (2007)

The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny' (2007)

Movie
Self
Tenacious D: For the Ladies (2007)

Tenacious D: For the Ladies (2007)

Movie
Self
The Graham Norton Show (2007)

The Graham Norton Show (2007)

TV show
9.5
Carol Lane
The Ex (2006)

The Ex (2006)

Movie
Truck Stop Waitress
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Movie
7
Herself
Man of the Year (2006)

Man of the Year (2006)

Movie
Scientist
Laser Cats! (2006)

Laser Cats! (2006)

Movie
Grandma
SpongeBob SquarePants: Where's Gary? (2005)

SpongeBob SquarePants: Where's Gary? (2005)

Movie
Weekends at the D.L. (2005)

Weekends at the D.L. (2005)

TV show
Wonder Showzen (2005)

Wonder Showzen (2005)

TV show
6.67
Bank Teller
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)

Movie
2
O'Grady (2004)

O'Grady (2004)

TV show
June George
Mean Girls (2004)

Mean Girls (2004)

Movie
6.96
Natalie Vanderpark
Envy (2004)

Envy (2004)

Movie
Gob's Wife
Arrested Development (2003)

Arrested Development (2003)

TV show
5.88
Self
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV show
5.15
Molly Gilchrest
Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

Movie
Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV show
6.3
Patty
Martin & Orloff (2002)

Martin & Orloff (2002)

Movie
Hillary - Top Floor R. A.
Undeclared (2001)

Undeclared (2001)

TV show
5
Susie
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Movie
Ruth
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)

Movie
5.5
Grandma (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)

SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)

TV show
5.82
Colby / Various
Upright Citizens Brigade (1998)

Upright Citizens Brigade (1998)

TV show
6
Woman Getting Squirted
Tomorrow Night (1998)

Tomorrow Night (1998)

Movie
Pretty Lady
Ugly Revenge (1998)

Ugly Revenge (1998)

Movie
Self / Self - Guest
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Mary Hatch / Various
Escape From a Wonderful Life (1996)

Escape From a Wonderful Life (1996)

Movie
Susan
Spin City (1996)

Spin City (1996)

TV show
7
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV show
6
Self
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV show
5.75
Jenda (voice)
The Simpsons (1989)

The Simpsons (1989)

TV show
6.22
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV show
Friday Night Videos (1983)

Friday Night Videos (1983)

TV show
Weekend Update Anchor / Self (uncredited) / Self - Host / Hillary Clinton / Gloria Wallace / Various / Self
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV show
6.36
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Self - Host
Golden Globe Awards (1944)

Golden Globe Awards (1944)

TV show
Producer
Steps

Steps

Movie
Actress
Underground Comedy

Underground Comedy

Movie
Bessie Higgenbottom
Nicktoons

Nicktoons

Movie
Actress
First Time Female Director

First Time Female Director

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.25
Based on 4.46 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1944
2005
2010
2007
2022
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1971-09-16 (50 years old)

Birth name
Amy Meredith Poehler

Place of birth
Newton, United States of America

Relationships
Will Arnett (2003-08-29 - 2016-07-29), Nick Kroll (2013-01-01 - 2015-01-01)

Siblings
Greg Poehler

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Chicago · Newton · Massachusetts · Tribeca · Burlington, United States of America

Also known as
Amy Meredith Poehler, 에이미 폴러

Awards
star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment

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Nick Kroll
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