Actor, writer and comedian AUBREY PLAZA
(Daisy) is quickly becoming
one of her generation's brightest
Plaza currently stars in
the NBC comedy series Parks
and Recreation as uninspired
intern April Ludgate. The
new series, from the creators
of The Office, is a half-hour
mockumentary that looks at
the world of local government. Co-starring Amy
Poehler and Rashida Jones, the series will return for a
second season in fall 2009.
In addition, she is currently filming Edgar
Wright's action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,
with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman and Chris
Evans. The film is an adaptation of the critically
acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels by
Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott
Pilgrim (Cera) is a wannabe rock star who must
defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends in
order to win her heart. Plaza stars as Julie Powers, an
obnoxious antagonist to Scott. Universal Pictures is
scheduled to release the film in 2010.
Plaza will also be seen in the upcoming dark
comedy Mystery Team. The film premiered to rave
reviews at the Sundance Film Festival and revolves
around a group of high-school detectives committed to
solving child-sized mysteries in their small town.
When a neighborhood girl asks them to find out who
killed her parents, the team must take on a violent
cartel of drug lords and strippers, the likes of which
their small town of Oakdale has never seen. Roadside
Attractions is scheduled to release the film in fall 2009.
Plaza's additional credits include the hit online
series The Jeannie Tate Show, ESPN's original Web
series Mayne Street and a guest appearance on 30
Rock. Since 2004, Plaza has performed improv and
sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade
Theatre. She recently began performing stand-up
comedy and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and
Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Plaza is a
graduate of New York University's Tisch School of
the Arts. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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