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Amy Poehler is a popular American actress, comedian, producer and writer

InformationDetail
BirthdaySeptember 16, 1971
NationalityAmerican
FamousSaturday Night Live Cast, Boston College, Harvard University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ENTP
City/StateMassachusetts
SpousesWill Arnett
Known asAmy Meredith Poehler
Childrens Abel James Arnett, Archibald William Emerson Arnett
Universities
  • Boston College,Harvard University
  • Boston College
  • Harvard University
Notable Alumnis
  • Boston College
  • Harvard University
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Birth PlaceNewton
Height157cm
GenderFemale
FatherWilliam Poehler
MotherEileen Poehler
Net Worth$18 million as of Jan 15,2017
Sun SignVirgo
Born inNewton
Famous asAmerican actress

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Who is Amy Poehler?

Amy Poehler is well-known for her appearance as a featured regular on the hit show, ‘Saturday Night Live’ and is currently seen in the series ‘Parks and Recreation’. Always dreamt of carving a niche for herself in the field of comedy and acting, she joined a number of comedy theaters such as ‘ImprovOlympics’, ‘Upright Citizens Brigade’ and ‘Second City’ and went on to make a name for herself with her rib-tickling, exciting performances on television shows that aired on Comedy Central. She has earned a number of honorable awards and nominations for her works in the field of comedy and has made an indelible impression in the realm of humour. She is of Irish, Portuguese and English ancestry and believes that her motley background was instrumental to a great extent for her success in showbiz. Apart from her tryst with comedy, she has starred in a number of films and shows including ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo’, ‘Mean Girls’, ‘The Simpsons, ‘Sesame Street’, Shortcut to Happiness’, ‘Shrek the Third’, ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, ‘Megamind’ and ’30 Rock’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Amy Meredith Poehler was born to William Grinstead Poehler and Eileen Frances, who were both high school teachers, in Newton, Massachusetts. She was raised in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1989.

She studied at Boston College, where she became a member of the improvisation troupe, ‘My Mother’s Fleabag’. She graduated from the university in 1993, with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications.

She then moved to Chicago city, where she joined the theater group, ‘Second City’ and the ‘ImprovOlympic’ group. She became friends with Ian Roberts and Matt Besser with whom she performed ‘improv’. Later, they moved to New York City in 1996.

Career

Together with Ian Roberts and Matt Besser, she scored regular gigs on the popular show ‘Late Night with Conan O’ Brien’. In 1998, the trio debuted in Comedy Central with half-hour sketch comedies.

Poehler was taken aboard the ‘Saturday Night Live’ crew in the 2001-2002 season and soon after she started gaining popularity and was promoted to a full cast member in the first season itself.

In 2004, she appeared in the film, ‘Mean Girls’, playing the role of the mother of Rachel McAdams, who in reality, is only a few years younger to Poehler herself.

In the 2004-2005 seasons, she co-anchored ‘Weekend Update’ with her friend, Tina Fey. After Fey left the show, Poehler co-hosted the show along with Seth Meyers.

She appeared with her husband, Will Arnett, in the series, ‘Arrested Development’ and then appeared as brother-sister skating duo in the 2007 film, ‘Blades of Glory’.

In 2008, she once again appeared with Tina Fey in ‘Baby Mama’, where she played the role of a surrogate mother who carried the child of the edgy mother, Tina Fey. After a brief hiatus from ‘SNL’, she returned to the show in November, 2008.

She announced that she would star in the new series called ‘Parks and Recreation’. Premiering on April 9, 2009, the first season received tepid reviews from the audience. However, it soon bucked up and the successive seasons were given rave reviews by audiences and the critics.

From 2009 to 2010, she regularly appeared as a guest on SNL and ‘Weekend Update’ on a number of episodes such as ‘Really!?! With Seth and Amy’ and ‘The Women of SNL’ specials.

From 2010 to 2013, she has given her voice for several films and television series including ‘Megamind’, ‘Bubble Guppies’, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’. She has made an appearance in ‘30 Rock’, ‘Louie’, ‘The Greatest Event in Television History’ and is currently working on the comedy sequel, ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’.

Major Works

She appeared as a full member of the hit NBC show, ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 2001 to 2008. Through the seasons, she has played notable characters on the show including ‘Amber’, a hypoglycemic reality show opponent, her spoof on the presidential elections as ‘Hilary Clinton’ and ‘Zoe Anderton’, a Spy Glass co-host, who is palpably in love with David Beckham. Her wry humor combined with her on-stage gimmicks has made her one of the most popular personalities on Saturday Night Live in her 138 shows.

Awards & Achievements

She won a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ for the 2008-2009 seasons of ‘Saturday Night Live’.

She won the MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Comedic Performance’ and Best WTF Moment’ for ‘Baby Mama’, in 2009.

She was presented The Comedy Awards for the category of ‘Best Comedy Actress’ for ‘Parks and Recreation’ in 2011.

She won the Gracie Award for ‘Outstanding Female Actor’ for ‘Parks and Recreation’ in 2013.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married Will Arnett on August 29, 2003, with whom she has starred in ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ and ‘Blades of Glory’. They were blessed with their first child in 2008.

In 2010, she gave birth to their second child. Just two years later, the couple announced that they were going to split.

She is a staunch feminist, which is clearly evident in her humor.

She loves mimicking other artists and has impersonated several artists including Jenna Bush, Ann Coulter, Paula Abdul, Fergie, Madonna, Sharon Osbourne, Dakota Fanning and Britney Spears.

Trivia

Two movies of this famous American comedienne and actress’ were released on the same day; ‘Mean Girls and ‘Envy’.

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Amy Poehler awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2014Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalParks and Recreation (2009)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night Live (1975)

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2016Best Virtual PerformanceInside Out (2015)
2009Best WTF MomentBaby Mama (2008)

Amy Poehler biography timelines

  • // 16th Sep 1971
    Amy Meredith Poehler was born to William Grinstead Poehler and Eileen Frances, who were both high school teachers, in Newton, Massachusetts. She was raised in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1989.
  • // 1993
    She studied at Boston College, where she became a member of the improvisation troupe, ‘My Mother’s Fleabag’. She graduated from the university in 1993, with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications.
  • // 1996
    She then moved to Chicago city, where she joined the theater group, ‘Second City’ and the ‘ImprovOlympic’ group. She became friends with Ian Roberts and Matt Besser with whom she performed ‘improv’. Later, they moved to New York City in 1996.
  • // 1998
    Together with Ian Roberts and Matt Besser, she scored regular gigs on the popular show ‘Late Night with Conan O’ Brien’. In 1998, the trio debuted in Comedy Central with half-hour sketch comedies.
  • // 2001 To 2002
    Poehler was taken aboard the ‘Saturday Night Live’ crew in the 2001-2002 season and soon after she started gaining popularity and was promoted to a full cast member in the first season itself.
  • // 2001 To 2008
    She appeared as a full member of the hit NBC show, ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 2001 to 2008. Through the seasons, she has played notable characters on the show including ‘Amber’, a hypoglycemic reality show opponent, her spoof on the presidential elections as ‘Hilary Clinton’ and ‘Zoe Anderton’, a Spy Glass co-host, who is palpably in love with David Beckham. Her wry humor combined with her on-stage gimmicks has made her one of the most popular personalities on Saturday Night Live in her 138 shows.
  • // 29th Aug 2003 To 2008
    She married Will Arnett on August 29, 2003, with whom she has starred in ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ and ‘Blades of Glory’. They were blessed with their first child in 2008.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she appeared in the film, ‘Mean Girls’, playing the role of the mother of Rachel McAdams, who in reality, is only a few years younger to Poehler herself.
  • // 2004 To 2005
    In the 2004-2005 seasons, she co-anchored ‘Weekend Update’ with her friend, Tina Fey. After Fey left the show, Poehler co-hosted the show along with Seth Meyers.
  • // 2007
    She appeared with her husband, Will Arnett, in the series, ‘Arrested Development’ and then appeared as brother-sister skating duo in the 2007 film, ‘Blades of Glory’.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she once again appeared with Tina Fey in ‘Baby Mama’, where she played the role of a surrogate mother who carried the child of the edgy mother, Tina Fey. After a brief hiatus from ‘SNL’, she returned to the show in November, 2008.
  • // 2009 To 2010
    From 2009 to 2010, she regularly appeared as a guest on SNL and ‘Weekend Update’ on a number of episodes such as ‘Really!?! With Seth and Amy’ and ‘The Women of SNL’ specials.
  • // 2009
    She won a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ for the 2008-2009 seasons of ‘Saturday Night Live’.
  • // 2009
    She won the MTV Movie Award for ‘Best Comedic Performance’ and Best WTF Moment’ for ‘Baby Mama’, in 2009.
  • // 9th Apr 2009
    She announced that she would star in the new series called ‘Parks and Recreation’. Premiering on April 9, 2009, the first season received tepid reviews from the audience. However, it soon bucked up and the successive seasons were given rave reviews by audiences and the critics.
  • // 2010 To 2013
    From 2010 to 2013, she has given her voice for several films and television series including ‘Megamind’, ‘Bubble Guppies’, ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked’. She has made an appearance in ‘30 Rock’, ‘Louie’, ‘The Greatest Event in Television History’ and is currently working on the comedy sequel, ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’.
  • // 2010 To 2012
    In 2010, she gave birth to their second child. Just two years later, the couple announced that they were going to split.
  • // 2011
    She was presented The Comedy Awards for the category of ‘Best Comedy Actress’ for ‘Parks and Recreation’ in 2011.
  • // 2013
    She won the Gracie Award for ‘Outstanding Female Actor’ for ‘Parks and Recreation’ in 2013.

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Amy Poehler's FAQ

  • What is Amy Poehler birthday?

    Amy Poehler was born at 1971-09-16

  • Where is Amy Poehler's birth place?

    Amy Poehler was born in Newton

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    Amy Poehler's nationalities is American

  • Who is Amy Poehler spouses?

    Amy Poehler's spouses is Will Arnett

  • Who is Amy Poehler childrens?

    Amy Poehler's childrens is Abel James Arnett, Archibald William Emerson Arnett

  • What was Amy Poehler universities?

    Amy Poehler studied at Boston College,Harvard University, Boston College, Harvard University

  • What was Amy Poehler notable alumnis?

    Amy Poehler's notable alumnis is Boston College, Harvard University

  • Which company or organization was founded by Amy Poehler?

    Amy Poehler was the founder/co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

  • How tall is Amy Poehler?

    Amy Poehler's height is 157

  • Who is Amy Poehler's father?

    Amy Poehler's father is William Poehler

  • Who is Amy Poehler's mother?

    Amy Poehler's mother is Eileen Poehler

  • What is Amy Poehler's sun sign?

    Amy Poehler is Virgo

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