Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

TV Actress

Amy Poehler 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.

Full Name
Sep 16, 1971
5′ 2″
Net Worth


Amy Poehler was born on September 16th, 1971 in Newton, Massachusetts. She is an American comedian, actress, director, producer and writer. Her zodiac sign is Virgo and her ethnicity is of Irish, German and Portuguese descent. 

Poehler attended Burlington High School and then went on to study at Boston College. She later moved to Chicago to pursue a career in improvisational comedy. Poehler joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where she performed with fellow comedians Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.

In 2001, Poehler made her television debut when she was cast as a performer for Saturday Night Live (SNL). She quickly gained popularity for her impersonations of celebrities such as Hillary Clinton and Sharon Osbourne. During her time on SNL she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2007.

In 2008, Poehler co-created the show Parks and Recreation which aired on NBC until 2015. For her role of Leslie Knope on the show, she received three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series between 2010 and 2012. She also starred in the movie Baby Mama and voiced characters in Inside Out (2015) and The Secret Life of Pets (2016).

Poehler has directed several episodes of Parks & Recreation and Broad City and wrote the book Yes Please (2014). In 2018, she created the show Duncanville for Fox which premiered February 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Amy Poehler is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 16, 1971, Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1993</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Upright Citizens Brigade</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy joins the Upright Citizens Brigade, an improv and sketch comedy group.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts on Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy debuts as a featured player on Saturday Night Live.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Co-Anchor on Weekend Update</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy is named co-anchor on SNL's popular news segment, "Weekend Update."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in Comedy Central Series</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy stars in the Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" as a recurring character.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Feature Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy makes her feature film debut in the Judd Apatow produced movie, "Funny People."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star of Parks and Recreation</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Amy stars in the NBC hit sitcom, "Parks and Recreation," which runs for seven seasons.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Funny</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Poehler is one of the funniest people in show business. Her quick wit, deadpan delivery and impeccable timing have made her one of the most beloved comedians of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Poehler is a great role model for young women. She is outspoken about issues such as gender equality and female empowerment, and she has encouraged young women to pursue their dreams and follow their passions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Activist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Amy Poehler is not only funny, she is also an activist. She has been actively involved in feminist causes, such as the #MeToo movement, and she has also been an advocate for LGBT rights. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started as a Member of Upright Citizens Brigade</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amy Poehler started out as a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, an improv and sketch comedy group that was founded in 1990.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Co-hosted SNL with Tina Fey</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2004 Amy Poehler became the first female head writer on Saturday Night Live and made history when she co-hosted the show with Tina Fey in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Winner of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Amy Poehler won an Emmy for her role as a guest actress in the hit NBC show Parks and Recreation in 2011.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Creator of Smart Girls at the Party</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Amy Poehler created an online community called Smart Girls at the Party which is dedicated to helping young women pursue their dreams and goals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Founded Paper Kite Productions</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2012, Amy Poehler founded her own production company, Paper Kite Productions, which has produced several television shows and movies, including the hit Netflix series Russian Doll.</p></div>


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