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Amy Poehler

Highest Rated:   98% Inside Out (2015)
Lowest Rated:   7% Are You Here (2014)
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Birthplace:   Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Getting her start in a comedy team called "My Mother's Fleabag" while studying at Boston College, the frantically energized Amy Poehler (born September 16th, 1971) has become an improv queen of sorts on the comedy circuit. After graduation, Poehler got involved with Second City and ImprovOlympic in Chicago, where she worked with improv guru Del Close and began touring. After joining up with the sketch comedy group The Upright Citizens Brigade, she moved to New York City with them in 1996. The group had a show on Comedy Central for three seasons and opened their own theater in New York. Her big mainstream breakthrough came in January 2002, when she was promoted from featured player to member of the repertory cast of Saturday Night Live. Two of her most well-known SNL characters have been the one-legged dating show contestant and the combative trailer-park wife. Her other television appearances included recurring characters on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and Undeclared. On the big screen, she seemed to make an impression despite her small roles. In Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, she played a Tourette's Syndrome sufferer, and in Wet Hot American Summer she was a snobby drama club leader. After appearing in the feature Martin & Orloff with the other members of the Upright Citizens Brigade, she would star with Jack Black and Ben Stiller in Envy in 2004, the same year that she memorably portrayed a wannabe hip mom in the Tina Fey-penned comedy Mean Girls. The following few years found Poehler skillfully balancing her small-screen career with her feature aspirations, and whether she was sitting at the "Weekend Update" desk, playing the wife of then-real-life husband Will Arnett on Arrested Development, or waiting tables in Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, the increasingly busy actress/comedian could always be counted on for a few hearty laughs. Additional appearances in both the kiddie-friendly Spongebob Squarepants and the terrifyingly hilarious Wonder Showzen during this period in her career would offer hilarious proof of Poehler's crafty ability to alternate between subversive adult material and harmless kid cartoons with an ease that no doubt helped to make her a hit with audiences young and old alike. Despite substantial appearances in (Donnie Darko director) Richard Kelly's eagerly anticipated sophomore feature Southland Tales and Alec Baldwin's remake Shortcut to Happiness going largely unseen when both films languished without a release date for far longer than anyone would have anticipated, fans in need of a Poehler feature fix would find little cause to complain as the actress turned up in The Ex, Blades of Glory -- again opposite then-husband Arnett -- and Shrek the Third in 2007.Poehler continued to be a popular choice for voice roles, lending her vocal talents to Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009), and The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). In 2008, she reunited with Tina Fey to play the freewheeling surrogate mother to a high-strung, career-oriented woman (Fey) who desperately wants a baby. Poehler's star continued to rise with the sitcom Parks and Recreation. Introduced in 2009, the popular comedy series follows Leslie Knope (Poehler), a mid-level bureaucrat working for the parks department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
17% The House
  • Kate Johansen
$25.5M 2017
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  • Actor
$70.6k 2016
60% Sisters
  • Executive Producer
  • Maura Ellis
$66.7M 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas
  • Actor
2015
98% Inside Out
  • Joy
$264.4M 2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
7% Are You Here
  • Terry Coulter
2014
70% They Came Together
  • Molly
2014
17% Free Birds
  • Jenny
$46.7M 2013
50% A.C.O.D.
  • Sondra
$0.2M 2013
12% Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Eleanor
$133.2M 2011
11% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil
  • Gretel
$10.2M 2011
No Score Yet Freak Dance
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • Cafe Patron
2011
21% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Eleanor
$219.4M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • computer
$198.4M 2009
60% Spring Breakdown
  • Gayle
2009
62% Hamlet 2
  • Cricket Feldstein
$4.8M 2008
64% Baby Mama
  • Angie Ostrowiski
$60.3M 2008
No Score Yet Upright Citizens Brigade - ASSSSCAT!
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet On Broadway
  • Farrah
2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
  • Sally O'Malley
$154.4M 2008
No Score Yet Mighty B! We Got the Bee
  • Actor
2008
38% Southland Tales
  • Veronica Mung/Dream
$0.3M 2007
13% Mr. Woodcock
  • Maggie
$25.8M 2007
No Score Yet Shortcut to Happiness (The Devil and Daniel Webster)
  • Molly Gilchrest
2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Snow White
$320.8M 2007
19% The Ex
  • Carol Lane
$3.1M 2007
69% Blades of Glory
  • Fairchild Van Waldenberg
$118.2M 2007
No Score Yet Girl Missing
  • Actor
2007
54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
  • Truck Stop Waitress
$8.2M 2006
21% Man of the Year
  • Herself
$37.5M 2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy
  • Actor
2006
8% Envy
  • Natalie Vanderpark
$12.2M 2004
84% Mean Girls
  • Mrs. George
$86M 2004
47% Martin & Orloff
  • Patty
2002
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Susie
2001
23% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
  • Ruth
1999

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
76% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
2017
  • Susie
  • 2017
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
98% Broad City
2014-2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Appearing
  • 2016
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • Susie
  • 2015
82% Welcome to Sweden
2014-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Herself
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • Host
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Leslie Knope
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Teenage Liz Lemon
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Debbie
  • 2012
25% Napoleon Dynamite
2012
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
  • Performer
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2013
  • Wife of Gob
  • 2004

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