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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 16, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Burlington, Massachusetts, USA Profession: comedian, actress

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One of the best-known comediennes to emerge from the improvisational comedy scene of the 1990s, Amy Poehler performed tirelessly on Chicago and New York stages before making her mainstream breakout as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). She had previously starred in "The Upright Citizens Brigade" (Comedy Central, 1998-2000), a sketch comedy show created by the improv group of the same name, which morphed into a hotbed of emerging talent. During her seven-year run on "SNL," Poehler skewered celebs like Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne and Sharon Osbourne; served as co-anchor of Weekend Update; and delivered a memorable impression of then-Senator and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Poehler transitioned successfully to the big screen with a pair of Tina Fey-scripted features, "Mean Girls" (2004), and "Baby Mama" (2008). Maintaining a foothold in television, Poehler was the creator of the charming animated series "The Mighty B" (Nickelodeon, 2008- ) and the star of the small town-set sitcom "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009- ), while her additional in-demand status as a voiceover actor made her one of the most successful cross-media comics of her generation. ...

One of the best-known comediennes to emerge from the improvisational comedy scene of the 1990s, Amy Poehler performed tirelessly on Chicago and New York stages before making her mainstream breakout as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). She had previously starred in "The Upright Citizens Brigade" (Comedy Central, 1998-2000), a sketch comedy show created by the improv group of the same name, which morphed into a hotbed of emerging talent. During her seven-year run on "SNL," Poehler skewered celebs like Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne and Sharon Osbourne; served as co-anchor of Weekend Update; and delivered a memorable impression of then-Senator and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Poehler transitioned successfully to the big screen with a pair of Tina Fey-scripted features, "Mean Girls" (2004), and "Baby Mama" (2008). Maintaining a foothold in television, Poehler was the creator of the charming animated series "The Mighty B" (Nickelodeon, 2008- ) and the star of the small town-set sitcom "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009- ), while her additional in-demand status as a voiceover actor made her one of the most successful cross-media comics of her generation.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Inside Out (2015)
2.
 Nest, The (2015)
3.
 You Are Here (2014)
4.
5.
 Free Birds (2013)
6.
 Anchorman 2 (2013)
7.
 A.C.O.D. (2013)
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1993:
Moved to Chicago, IL where she studied at the Second City and Improv Olympics
1996:
Joined the Upright Citizen's Brigade with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh
1996:
Made recurring appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC) as Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister
1998:
Wrote and performed on the Comedy Central sketch comedy show "Upright Citizens Brigade"
1999:
Appeared in the film "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," which starred Rob Schneider
2001:
Cast with "SNL" alums Molly Shannon and Janeane Garofalo in "Wet Hot American Summer"
2001:
Began first season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player and was upped to repertory cast in 2002; left the show in 2008
2004:
Made a memorable cameo as Regina George's (Rachel McAdams) mother in Tina Fey written comedy "Mean Girls"
2004:
Appeared as Jack Black's wife in Barry Levinson's "Envy"
2004:
Joined Tina Fey on "SNL" (NBC) as the "Weekend Update" anchor; became the show's first regular all-female "Update" team
2006:
Played a truck stop waitress in "Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny"
2007:
Co-starred with husband Will Arnett as a rival pairs figure skating team in the comedy "Blades of Glory"
2007:
Voiced Snow White in the animated feature "Shrek the Third"
2007:
Co-starred in Richard Kelly's ensemble film "Southland Tales"
2008:
Voiced The Mayor's wife in the animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
2008:
Reteamed with former "SNL" castmate Fey in the comedy "Baby Mama"
2008:
Returned to the show during the "SNL Presidential Bash 08" as Hillary Clinton
2008:
Voiced the lead character Bessie Higgenbottom on the Nickelodeon animated series "The Mighty B!"
2009:
Played Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and Recreation Department on the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
2012:
Voiced the character Homily in the U.S. release of the Studio Ghibli animated fantasy film "The Secret World of Arrietty"; film also featured voice of husband Will Arnett
2012:
Announced as co-host (along with Tina Fey) of 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Education

Boston College: Boston , Massachusetts - 1993

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husband:
Will Arnett. Actor. Married in 2003.

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