AMY POEHLER is one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought after talents.
She currently stars on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and
Recreation, which was recently picked up for a seventh season. Her portrayal of
Leslie Knope has earned her a 2014 Golden Globe award for "Best Actress in a TV
Series, Musical, or Comedy," the award for "Best Actress in a TV Comedy" at the
2014 American Comedy Awards, and a 2013 Gracie
Award. For her work on the show, Poehler has also received five consecutive
Emmy nominations, two additional Golden Globe nominations and a Screen Actors
Guild Awards nomination.
Poehler also recently returned as the co-host for the 71st Golden Globe
Awards to much critical acclaim, including a 2014 Emmy nomination for
"Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special." She is set to co-host again next
year. Additionally, she produces and hosts the award-winning online series
"Smart Girls at the Party," which showcases real girls who are "changing the
world by being themselves." Poehler also is working on her first book, "Yes
Please," to be published by HarperCollins' It Books in October 2014. She will
also voice a character in the upcoming animated web comedy series The Awesomes.
Poehler has a number of film projects, as well. She will co-star alongside
Tina Fey in the upcoming Universal comedy "The Nest" and will lend her voice as
"Joy" in Pixar's next animated film Inside Out, both set for release in 2015.
Her latest film, "They Came Together," premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
in January 2014. Poehler stars opposite Paul Rudd in the David Wain-directed
romantic-comedy spoof. In 2013, she appeared opposite Adam Scott in A.C.O.D.,
was the voice of "Jenny" in the animated comedy Free Birds, and was seen
opposite Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis in Are You Here. Her other film
credits include Baby Mama, Blades of Glory, Mean Girls, and Wet Hot American
Summer. Her voice has been heard in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel,
Monsters vs. Aliens, Horton Hears a Who!, and box office smash hit Shrek the
Poehler's work extends beyond her roles in front of the camera. She serves as
executive producer of the scripted Comedy Central hit Broad City, a series based
on the web show of the same name, which follows two friends as they navigate
their way through life in New York City. Poehler also recently signed a
three-year producing deal with NBC studio Universal Television. Poehler also has
teamed up with her brother, Greg Poehler, to form production company Syskon,
which aims to develop and produce international television comedy and
programming. Their first series, Welcome to Sweden, will premiere on NBC in July
2014 and will debut on Sweden's TV4 network as their first English-language
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
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 following year.
Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv
troupe that she co-founded. 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 theaters, which are currently
regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venues in New York City and Los
Angeles. 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 has made memorable appearances on television ranging from Arrested
Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on O'Grady and
Poehler currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.