ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIP-WRECKED
AMY POEHLER (Voice of Eleanor), an Emmy Award nominee, stars as mid-level
bureaucrat Leslie Knope on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. The series is a
half-hour mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government.
The year 2008 was a very busy year for Poehler: she starred in her seventh
season of NBC's Saturday Night Live (and her fourth as the co-anchor of Weekend
Update), and appeared in a trio of films and a new animated project for
Poehler received her first Emmy nomination in 2008 for Outstanding Supporting
Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. Due to a change
in eligibility, this is an unprecedented nomination, making her the first
performer in SNL history to land a spot in this category.
Poehler also will continue to produce, write and provide the voice of Bessie in
the new Nickelodeon animated television series The Mighty B.
Poehler could be seen starring opposite Tina Fey in Universal Pictures' hit
comedy film Baby Mama, and lent her voice to the animated film Dr. Seuss' Horton
Hears a Who! with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Poehler had a starring role in
the ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory, alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and
Jon Heder, and she provided the voice to the box-office smash Shrek the Third,
as Snow White. Her other feature credits include Mean Girls, Mr. Woodcock,
Southland Tales, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American
Summer, and Envy.
Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv
troupe originally formed in Chicago. She and the U.C.B. relocated to New York,
where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons on which she
was both a writer and performer. In addition, they opened a theater currently
regarded as the premier sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City. Poehler and
the U.C.B. were featured in A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv, an improvised comedy
special on Bravo.
Poehler made memorable appearances on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as
recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister), Arrested Development,
Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on O'Grady and The Simpsons.
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