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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 September 1971Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameAmy Meredith Poehler
Nicknames Cool Cat Amy
Crazy Amy
Poehlercoaster
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 she studied at Second City and Improv Olympics. There, she met Del Close, who later became the voice of the UCB opening scene. In 1996, she joined the Upright Citizen's Brigade with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. Later on, the group moved to New York and became a Comedy Central show. The show went on only for three seasons. However, the group stayed together at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater. Today, the theater is one of the leading centers for improv and sketch shows.

After the Upright Citizens Brigade (1998) sketch show came and went, Amy joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) in 2001. By the end of Christmas break of that year, she became a regularly featured performer. She has brought a slew of great performances on every show, such as impersonations of celebrities such as Kelly Ripa or Sharon Osbourne. When Jimmy Fallon left at the end of the 2003-04 season, Amy joined Tina Fey as a co-anchor for Weekend Update. Her Hollywood star is also growing bright, as she has done several feature films, including Blades of Glory (2007) with her real-life husband and Arrested Development (2003) star Will Arnett; and the Farrelly brothers-directed remake of The Heartbreak Kid (1993), in which she stars alongside another Arrested Development (2003) star, Jason Bateman.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: dbrett

Spouse (1)

Will Arnett (29 August 2003 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)

Trade Mark (4)

Frequently works with husband Will Arnett, playing his love interest.
Excitable and energetic personality
Frequently works with Tina Fey.
Wide smile

Trivia (25)

Was promoted from featured player to full cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) in the middle of her first year on the show (2001-2002). The only other SNL cast member to have this distinction is Eddie Murphy during the 1980-1981 season.
Lives in TriBeCa
She succeeded Jimmy Fallon (who left after season 29) as Tina Fey's co-anchor of Saturday Night Live (1975)'s Weekend Update sketch and making it the first all-female team beginning on the 30th season of NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975).
In the 90s, she appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) playing Andy Richter's younger sister, who had a psychotic crush on Conan.
Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S. - Mean Girls (2004) and Envy (2004) (April 30, 2004).
Favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.
Wife of Will Arnett, GOB on Arrested Development (2003). She has a recurring role on the show as GOB's "accidental" wife.
She is an alumnus of the famous Improv Olympic, along with actors Vince Vaughn, the late Chris Farley, Ossie Beck, Tina Fey, Mike Myers and Adam McKay.
Close friends with fellow (now former) Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member Tina Fey.
Is only seven years older than Rachel McAdams, who plays her daughter in Mean Girls (2004).
Played sister to her real-life husband in Blades of Glory (2007).
(Late April 2008) The week her movie Baby Mama (2008) debuted at #1 at the box-office, she announced that she is expecting her first child, which is due in autumn, with Will Arnett.
Is a fan of the rap group, Bone Thugs n Harmony.
Was four months pregnant with her son Abel when she completed filming on the second series of Parks and Recreation (2009).
Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Abel in order to resume presenting Saturday Night Live (1975).
Her father has German, Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry, and her mother has Irish ancestry.
Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, "Parks & Recreation", at The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
Best friends with Tina Fey and Seth Meyers.
She is a staunch liberal Democrat.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a son Archibald William Emerson Poehler Arnett on October 25, 2008. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Will Arnett.
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Archibald in order to begin filming Parks and Recreation (2009).
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Abel James Poehler Arnett on August 6, 2010. Child's father is her now estranged husband, Will Arnett.
(April 8, 2014) Her husband of 10 years Will Arnett filed for divorce from her following a 19-month-long separation.
Sister of Greg Poehler star of "Welcome to Sweden".

Personal Quotes (4)

No one looks stupid when they're having fun!
[at the 2013 Golden Globes] Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She has the flu and I hear she's amazing in it.
Be yourself. No one else can be you.
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.

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