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AMY POEHLER (Homily) recently starred as a series regular on the critically acclaimed NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation,” for which she received two consecutive Emmy® Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also serves as producer and host of the online series "Smart Girls at the Party,” which showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves.

After her portrayal of Senator Hilary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season of "Saturday Night Live” (and her fifth as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update”). She received her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show in 2007. Poehler was recently heard lending her voice as Eleanor in "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” In 2008, she starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal Pictures' hit comedy "Baby Mama.” She previously lent her voice to the animated films "Monsters vs. Aliens” and "Horton Hears a Who!,” with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and starred in the iceskating comedy "Blades of Glory” alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Jon Heder. She was also Snow White in the box office smash "Shrek the Third.” Her other feature credits include "Mean Girls,” "Spring Breakdown,” "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. Poehler and the U.C.B. relocated to New York, where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons. She was both a writer and performer on the show. She also appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien” (as recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister), "Arrested Development,” "Wonder Showzen” and "Undeclared.” In addition she was a voice on "O'Grady” and "The Simpsons.”

Poehler currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles with her husband, actor Will Arnett, and their two sons.


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