With an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, AMY POEHLER (Voice of Jenny) has quickly emerged as one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought
after talents. Poehler currently stars on the critically-acclaimed NBC comedy
series, Parks and Recreation, from producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur (The
Office). She plays Leslie Knope, a mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks and
Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The show received an Emmy
nomination for "Outstanding Comedy Series" in 2011. In 2013, Poehler received
her fourth consecutive "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series"
nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress
in a Comedy Series." She served as co-host of the Golden Globe Awards in
January 2013 with Tina Fey, helping to earn the program an Emmy nod for
Outstanding Special Class Program.
Poehler is also a producer and host of the online series, Smart Girls at the Party,
that showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves. After
her much buzzed about portrayal of Senator Hillary 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"). Renowned as
"a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian," (Entertainment Weekly, 11/05), Poehler
boasted an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters, from the hyperactive
"Caitlin" and one-legged reality show contestant "Amber" to a manic host of Good
Morning Meth. Poehler also contributed memorable impressions of Kelly Ripa,
Avril Lavigne, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Sharon Stone and Michael
Jackson. That year she received her first Emmy nomination for "Outstanding
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for her work on Saturday Night Live.
Due to a change in eligibility, this was an unprecedented nomination making her
the first performer in SNL history to land a spot in this category. She went on to
receive a second nomination in this category for her work on her final season the
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 and starred in the ice-skating comedy
Blades of Glory, alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and Jon Heder in 2007. She
previously voiced characters in the animated films Monsters vs. Aliens and
Horton Hears a Who! and played 'Snow White" in the box office smash hit 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 on which she was both a writer and performer. In
addition, they opened a theater currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv
comedy venue in New York City. Poehler and the U.C.B. were featured in 22
"A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv" an improvised comedy special on Bravo. Poehler has
made memorable appearances on television ranging from Arrested
Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on
O'Grady and The Simpsons.
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