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Overview (4)

Born in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameAmy Meredith Poehler
Nicknames Cool Cat Amy
Crazy Amy
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. Her brother is comedian Greg Poehler. She is of Irish (from her mother) and English, Irish, German, and Portuguese (from her father) descent. Amy was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College. In 1993, she went to Chicago where she studied at Second City and Improv Olympics. There, she met Del Close, who later became the voice of the UCB opening scene. In 1996, she joined the Upright Citizen's Brigade with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. Later on, the group moved to New York and became a Comedy Central show. The show went on only for three seasons. However, the group stayed together at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater. Today, the theater is one of the leading centers for improv and sketch shows.

After the Upright Citizens Brigade (1998) sketch show came and went, Amy joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) in 2001. By the end of Christmas break of that year, she became a regularly featured performer. She has brought a slew of great performances on every show, such as impersonations of celebrities such as Kelly Ripa or Sharon Osbourne. When Jimmy Fallon left at the end of the 2003-04 season, Amy joined Tina Fey as a co-anchor for Weekend Update. Her Hollywood star is also growing bright, as she has done several feature films, including Blades of Glory (2007) with her then-real-life husband and Arrested Development (2003) star Will Arnett; and the Farrelly brothers-directed remake of The Heartbreak Kid (1993), in which she stars alongside another Arrested Development (2003) star, Jason Bateman.

Among her 2010s film starring roles are Sisters (2015), with Tina Fey, and The House (2017), with Will Ferrell. Having played one of her first roles in the indie Wet Hot American Summer (2001), she reprised her role in the television mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).

Amy was married to Canadian actor and comedian Will Arnett from 2003 to 2016. The couple have two children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dbrett

Spouse (1)

Will Arnett (29 August 2003 - 29 July 2016) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Frequently worked with former husband Will Arnett, playing his love interest
Excitable and energetic personality
Frequently works with Tina Fey.
Wide smile and blue eyes

Trivia (25)

Was promoted from featured player to full cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) in the middle of her first year on the show (2001-2002). The only other SNL cast member to have this distinction is Eddie Murphy during the 1980-1981 season.
She succeeded Jimmy Fallon (who left after season 29) as Tina Fey's co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update sketch and making this the first all-female team beginning on the 30th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975).
In the 1990s, she appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) playing Andy Richter's younger sister, who had a psychotic crush on Conan.
Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the United States: Mean Girls (2004) and Envy (2004) (April 30, 2004).
Her favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.
Ex-wife of Will Arnett, G.O.B. Bluth on Arrested Development (2003). She has a recurring role on the series as G.O.B. Bluth's "accidental" wife.
Is an alumnus of the famous Improv Olympic, along with actors Vince Vaughn, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Mike Myers and Adam McKay.
Is only seven years older than Rachel McAdams, who plays her daughter in Mean Girls (2004).
Has played sister to her then real-life husband in Blades of Glory (2007).
The week her movie Baby Mama (2008) debuted at #1 at the box-office, she announced that she was expecting her first child with Will Arnett. [April 2008]
Is a huge fan of the rap group Bone Thugs n Harmony.
Was four months pregnant with her son Abel when she completed filming on the second season of Parks and Recreation (2009).
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Abel in order to resume presenting Saturday Night Live (1975).
Her father has English, German, Irish and Portuguese ancestry, and her mother is of Irish descent.
Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Parks and Recreation (2009), at the Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
Best friends with Tina Fey and Seth Meyers.
Parents are William Grinstead and Eileen Frances Poehler.
Has two sons with her ex-husband Will Arnett - Archibald William Emerson Poehler Arnett (b. October 25, 2008) and Abel James Poehler Arnett (b. August 6, 2010).
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Archibald in order to begin filming Parks and Recreation (2009).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6767 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 3, 2015.
Sister of Greg Poehler, star of Welcome to Sweden (2014).
Attended and graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts (1989).
Received her Bachelor's degree in media and communications from Boston College (1993).
Is a staunch liberal Democrat.

Personal Quotes (11)

No one looks stupid when they're having fun!
Be yourself. No one else can be you.
[at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards] Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu and I hear she's amazing in it.
I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails; who jumps and falls down, rather than the person who points at the person who fell and laughs. But I do sometimes laugh when people fall down.
[a metaphor for the end of her marriage] The process of divorce is about loading a blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands.
You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.
I really do believe that anything in life - any obstacle or challenge - can be made better with humor.
When your children arrive, your heart becomes a room with wide open windows.
I just love bossy women. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It mans somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.
The streets and woods around my house were a perfect setting for fake mischief. I would spend all afternoon pretending I had run away and had to live on my own. I would bring Toll House cookies and a sweatshirt and try to make a fire. I would sneak out side my house at dusk with a pair binoculars and search the streets for murderers. I created scenarios in my head that I always managed to escape from kidnap fantasies where I would wriggle free from the ropes.
Great people do things before they're ready. they do things before they know they can do it.

Salary (1)

Parks and Recreation (2009) $200,000 /episode

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