Amy Poehler

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Amy Poehler

Poehler at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon (2012).
Born Amy Meredith Poehler
September 16, 1971 (1971-09-16) (age 43)[1]
Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Education Boston College (BA)
Occupation Actress, comedian, writer, producer, voice artist
Years active 1996–present
Spouse Will Arnett (m. 2003–2012) «start: (2003)–end+1: (2013)»"Marriage: Will Arnett to Amy Poehler" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Poehler)
Children 2

Amy Meredith Poehler (/ˈplər/; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer. She was a cast member of the television program Saturday Night Live between 2001 and 2008.

Early life[change | change source]

Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Her parents are high school teachers Eileen Frances (nee Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. She grew up in nearby Burlington.[2] Her father is of German, Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry. Her mother is of Irish ancestry.[3] Poehler was raised in the Catholic faith.[4] She graduated from Burlington High School in 1989.[5] She studied at Boston College and at The Second City.

Marriage and family[change | change source]

Poehler has been married to Will Arnett since 2003. They have two children. In September 2012, Poehler and Arnett separated.

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Tomorrow Night Woman Sprayed with Hose Film Debut[6]
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Ruth
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Susie
2002 Martin & Orloff Patty
2004 Mean Girls Mrs. George
Envy Natalie Vanderpark
2006 Southland Tales Veronica Mung / Dream
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Truck Stop Waitress
Man of the Year Herself Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update with Tina Fey & Amy Poehler was featured in the movie
2007 The Ex Carol Lane
Blades of Glory Fairchild Van Waldenberg
Shrek the Third Snow White (voice)
Mr. Woodcock Maggie Hoffman
Shortcut to Happiness Molly Gilchrest
Wild Girls Gone Doreen With Matt Besser, Ian Roberts & Matt Walsh of the Upright Citizens Brigade.
2008 Hamlet 2 Cricket Feldstein
Horton Hears a Who! Sally O'Malley (voice)
Baby Mama Angie Ostrowski MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
2009 Spring Breakdown Gayle
Monsters vs. Aliens Computer (voice)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Eleanor Miller (voice)
2010 Megamind Jorrie Nortion (voice)
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Gretel (voice)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Eleanor Miller (voice)
Freak Dance Lillian Upright Citizens Brigade production; incl. Besser, Walsh and Roberts.
2012 The Secret World of Arrietty Homily (voice)
2013 A.C.O.D. Sondra
You Are Here Janice
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Entertainment Tonight anchor [7]
Free Birds Jenny (voice)
2014 They Came Together Molly
2015 Inside Out Joy (voice)

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1996–2000 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Stacy (Andy's little sister) / Various sketch roles
1997 Apartment 2F Amy 2 episodes
1998 Spin City Susan Episode: "Single White Male"
1998–2000 Upright Citizens Brigade Colby / Various Characters 30 episodes
2001–2008 Saturday Night Live Herself / Various Characters 142 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2008–2009)
2001–2002 Undeclared Hillary / Top Floor R.A. 3 episodes
2004–2005 Arrested Development Wife of Gob 5 episodes
2005 SpongeBob SquarePants Gramma (voice) Episode: "Have You Seen This Snail?"
The Simpsons Jenda (voice) Episode: "Future-Drama"
2006 O'Grady Wendy (voice) Episode: "Frenched"
Wonder Showzen Miss Mary 2 episodes
2008–2009 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Herself 5 episodes
2008–2011 The Mighty B! Bessie Higgenbottom (voice) 40 episodes;Co-creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Voice Artist
Nominated – Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (2009–2010)
2009–present Parks and Recreation Leslie Knope Main Role
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (2012)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (2011, 2013)
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series (Musical or Comedy) (2012–2013)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2013)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2012)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series (Musical or Comedy) (2011–2012)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (2013)
Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy (2011–2012)
Nominated – Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy (2013)
2010 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Amy Poehler/Katy Perry"
Sesame Street Herself Episode: "The Camouflage Challenge"
2012 30 Rock Young Liz Lemon (Flashback) Episode: "Live from Studio 6H"
Louie Debbie Episode: "New Year's Eve"
Napoleon Dynamite Misty (voice) Episode: "Thundercone"
2013 70th Golden Globe Awards Host TV Special
The Greatest Event in Television History Jennifer Hart Episode: "Hart to Hart"
2014 71st Golden Globe Awards Host TV Special
2014 Welcome to Sweden As herself

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Saturday Night Live Nominated
2006 Prism Award Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Nominated
MTV Movie Award Best WTF Moment Baby Mama Won
Best Comedic Performance Nominated
People's Choice Award Favorite On-Screen Match Up (with Tina Fey) Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program The Mighty B! Nominated
2010 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Nominated
People's Choice Award Favorite TV Comedy Actress Parks and Recreation Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2011 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
Television Critics Association Award Individual Achievement in Comedy Nominated
Variety’s Power of Comedy Award Won
2012 The Comedy Awards Best Comedy Actress Parks and Recreation Won
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Best Comedy Series Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
Television Critics Association Award Outstanding Individual Achievement in Comedy Nominated
Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Actress in Comedy Series Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Nominated
Writers Guild of America Award Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Episodic Comedy Nominated
Gracie Awards Outstanding Female Actor Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Best Comedy Series Nominated
2014 Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a TV Series - Comedy or Musical Pending

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Media offices


Preceded by
Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon
Weekend Update Anchor
with Tina Fey 2004–2006
with Seth Meyers 2006–2008

2004–2008
Succeeded by
Seth Meyers as sole anchor