Amy Poehler, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Amy Poehler

American actress

Date of Birth: 16-Sep-1971

Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, United States

Profession: screenwriter, writer, television director, voice actor, film producer, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Amy Poehler

  • Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
  • Poehler founded the improv troupe and theater Upright Citizens Brigade, was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and starred in NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early 1990s, she co-founded the improvisational-comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade.
  • The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became a half-hour sketch comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998.
  • Along with other members of the comedy group, Poehler is a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
  • In 2001 she joined the cast of the NBC television series Saturday Night Live.
  • She became co-anchor of SNL's Weekend Update in 2004 until she left the series in 2008 to star as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
  • She also did voice acting including the lead role in Inside Out, as well as parts in Shrek the Third, and Horton Hears a Who!.
  • Poehler is an executive producer on the televisions series Welcome to Sweden, Broad City, Difficult People, and Russian Doll. In December 2015, Poehler received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions in television.
  • She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series in 2014 and a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2012.
  • She and Tina Fey both won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for co-hosting Saturday Night Live.

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