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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to high school teachers Eileen Frances (Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. She is of Irish, English, German, and Portuguese descent. Amy was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College. In 1993, she went to Chicago where ... See full bio »

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 2017 The House (filming)
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Short)
Joy (voice)
 2014-2015 The Awesomes (TV Series)
Jaclyn Stone
- The Dames of Danger (2015) ... Jaclyn Stone (voice)
- Day of Awesomes, Part 2 (2014) ... Jaclyn Stone (voice)
- Day of Awesomes, Part 1 (2014) ... Jaclyn Stone (voice)
- Euro-Awesomes (2014) ... Jaclyn Stone (voice)
- Secret Santa (2014) ... Jaclyn Stone (voice)
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Mini-Series)
- Staff Party (2015) ... Susie
- Electro/City (2015) ... Susie
- Dinner (2015) ... Susie
- Auditions (2015) ... Susie
- Activities (2015) ... Susie
 2015/I Inside Out
Joy (voice)
 2014 Half Sisters (TV Series)
 2014 Parks and Recreation in Europe (Video)
Leslie Knope
 2005-2014 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Days of Future Future (2014) ... Jenda (voice)
- Future-Drama (2005) ... Jenda (voice)
 2014 Broad City (TV Series)
- The Last Supper (2014) ... Cheryl
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Entertainment Tonight Reporter (uncredited)
 2013 Free Birds
Jenny (voice)
 2013 A.C.O.D.
 2012 Louie (TV Series)
- New Year's Eve (2012) ... Debbie
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Young Liz
 2012 Napoleon Dynamite (TV Series)
- Thundercone (2012) ... Misty (voice)
 2011 Broad City (TV Series short)
- I Heart New York (2011) ... Amy
 2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Homily (US version, voice)
 2010 Freak Dance
 2001-2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Weekend Update Anchor / Hillary Clinton / ...
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... Various
- Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) ... Weekend Update Anchor / Herself (uncredited)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Computer (voice)
 2008 Baby Mama
 2007 Shrek the Third
Snow White (voice)
 2007 On Broadway
 2007 Girl Missing (Video)
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Truck Stop Waitress
 2006 Wonder Showzen (TV Series)
Miss Mary
- Cooperation (2006) ... Miss Mary
- Knowledge (2006) ... Miss Mary
 2006 O'Grady (TV Series)
- Frenched (2006) ... Wendy (voice)
 2005 SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series)
- Have You Seen This Snail? (2005) ... Grandma (voice)
 2004 Soundtracks Live (TV Movie)
Ginny Baker
 2003 Sick in the Head (TV Movie)
 2002 Undeclared (TV Series)
Hillary - Top Floor R.A.
- Hal and Hillary (2002) ... Hillary - Top Floor R.A.
- So You Have a Boyfriend (2002) ... Hillary - Top Floor R.A.
 2001 Late Friday (TV Series)
Drunk Lady
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Drunk Lady (as Upright Citizens Brigade)
 2001 North Hollywood (TV Movie)
 1998-2000 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series)
Colby / Various
- Thunderball (2000) ... Colby / Various
- Virtual Reality (2000) ... Colby / Various
- Small Town (2000) ... Colby / Various
- Sex (2000) ... Colby / Various
- College (2000) ... Colby / Various
 2000 ShortCuts (TV Series)
Pretty Lady (segment "Ugly Revenge")
- Comedy: Part 3 (2000) ... Pretty Lady (segment "Ugly Revenge")
 2000 Zoe Loses It (Short)
 1999 Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1998 Saving Manhattan
 1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series)
Stacy, Andy's Little Sister
- Episode #6.36 (1998) ... Stacy, Andy's Little Sister
 1998 Spin City (TV Series)
- Single White Male (1998) ... Susan
 1998 Tomorrow Night
Woman Getting Squirted
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series)
- Pilot (1997) ... Amy
 1996 Escape from It's a Wonderful Life (TV Movie)
Mary Hatch / Various (voice)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Writer (13 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (138 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (41 credits)

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Other Works:

Wrote autobiographical article in The New Yorker entitled "Work for Hire: Take Your Licks" about her teenager job as an ice-cream scooper. See more »

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4 Interviews | 12 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Upright Citizens Brigade | The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre


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I like the person who commits and goes all in and takes big swings and then maybe fails; who jumps and falls down, rather than the person who points at the person who fell and laughs. But I do sometimes laugh when people fall down. See more »


Received her Bachelor's degree in media and communications from Boston College (1993). See more »


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