Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler Brief Biography

Amy Poehler
Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer. Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, she graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved to Chicago, Illinois, to study improv at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. In 1996, she moved to New York City after becoming part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which later developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons. Poehler was also one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 1999.

Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2001 to 2009. In 2004, she became the co-anchor of the Weekend Update sketch along with her friend and colleague Tina Fey. Poehler's work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Since 2009, she has starred as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she has been nominated for four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award.

Amy Poehler News

• Meryl Streep, Amy Poehler, Laura Dern and Michelle Williams bring activists as their Golden Globes dates
• 75th Golden Globe Awards: How to watch the ceremony
• Halle Berry, Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen and Kelly Clarkson confirmed as Golden Globe Award presenters
• Seth Meyers to host the Golden Globe Awards show

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