Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early 1990s, she 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 she joined the cast of the NBC television 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 NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. She has also performed voice acting roles including the lead roles in The Mighty B! and Inside Out, as well as parts in Shrek the Third, and Horton Hears a Who!.
|Born:||Amy Meredith Poehler, September 16, 1971, Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Boston College|
|Occupation:||Actress, comedian, director, producer, writer|
|Relatives:||Greg Poehler (brother)|
|Twitter:||Amy Poehler's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Amy Poehler's IMDb|
About Amy Poehler
Saturday Night Live star who co-anchored Weekend Update with her good friend Tina Fey and parodied politician Hillary Clinton. She won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role as Leslie Knope on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Her many film credits include Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Blades of Glory and Baby Mama.
She was a member of the oldest collegiate improv comedy troupe, My Mother's Fleabag, while attending Boston College. She graduated from BC in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in media and communications, then moved to Chicago to study improv at Second City.
In 1999, she co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, an improv theatre and training center. She provides the voice for the character Joy in the 2015 Disney film Inside Out.
She married actor Will Arnett in August of 2003 and the couple had a pair of children together before separating in 2012. She then dated actor Nick Kroll from 2013 to 2015. Her brother Greg Poehler has also had a career in entertainment as an actor and comedian.
Information related to Amy Poehler
- Saturday Night Live parodies of Hillary Clinton - The sketch comedy television show Saturday Night Live has for almost three decades aired a number of sketches parodying Hillary Clinton, from her time as First Lady, and during both her presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2016.
- Actors from Newton, Massachusetts
- Writers from Newton, Massachusetts
- Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
- Actresses from Massachusetts
- American impressionists (entertainers)
- American sketch comedians
- Boston College alumni
- American women comedians
- Primetime Emmy Award winners