Amy Poehler biography

Amy Poehler

Comedian, Celebrity

1971 –

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Who is Amy Poehler?

Amy Meredith Poehler 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 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.

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Born
Sep 16, 1971
Newton
Also known as
  • Amy Meredith Poehler
  • Poehlercoaster
  • Cool Cat Amy
  • Crazy Amy
  • Poehler
  • Upright Citizens Brigade
  • The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Boston College
  • Harvard University
Lived in
  • TriBeCa
  • Newton
  • Burlington

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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