Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

  • Highest Rated: 98% Inside Out (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% Are You Here (2014)
  • Birthday: Sep 16, 1971
  • 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

66% Wine Country Director Abby 2019
88% Love, Gilda Actor 2018
20% The House Kate Johansen $25.6M 2017
86% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Actor $70.6K 2016
60% Sisters Maura Ellis Executive Producer $66.7M 2015
70% A Very Murray Christmas Actor 2015
98% Inside Out Joy $264.4M 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
8% Are You Here Terry Coulter 2014
68% They Came Together Molly 2014
18% Free Birds Jenny $46.7M 2013
52% A.C.O.D. Sondra $0.2M 2013
11% 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
20% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Eleanor $219.4M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens computer $198.4M 2009
55% 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
18% The Ex Carol Lane $3.1M 2007
70% Blades of Glory Fairchild Van Waldenberg $118.2M 2007
No Score Yet Girl Missing Actor 2007
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Truck Stop Waitress $8.2M 2006
22% 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
36% Wet Hot American Summer Susie 2001
22% Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Ruth 1999

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Desus & Mero
2019
Guest
  • 2019
97% Russian Doll
2019
Creator Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
99% Broad City
2014
Director Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest Appearing
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
31% I Feel Bad
2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
100% Making It
2018
Host Executive Producer
  • 2018
No Score Yet America Divided
2016
Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
Susie
  • 2017
95% Difficult People
2015-2017
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2016
38% Maya & Marty
2016
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011-2017
Guest Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
Voice
  • 2015
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
Susie
  • 2015
79% Welcome to Sweden
2014-2015
Herself Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Golden Globes
2003
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Appearing Performer
  • 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
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Director Screenwriter 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
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Teenage Liz Lemon
  • 2012
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2012
94% 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
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Appearing
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday
2008
Performer
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2005
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
75% Arrested Development
2003
Wife of Gob
  • 2004
93% Undeclared
2001-2002
Hillary
  • 2002
No Score Yet Upright Citizens Brigade
1998-2000
Performer Screenwriter
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998

QUOTES FROM Amy Poehler CHARACTERS

Joy
Anger, unload the daydreams. I've ordered extra incase things get slow in class.
Anger
They might come in handy, if the day is full of boring useless classes, which it probably will be!
Kate Ellis
The young you still lives inside you!
Maura Ellis
Just like shingles ya'll!!
Maura Ellis
Just like shingles ya'll!
Maura Ellis
I have a fussy taint.
Maura Ellis
One of my apples is falling out of the bag.
Maura Ellis
That got dirty really fast.
Maura Ellis
Hey girl! A sister reunion!
Joy
Think positive!
Joy
C'mon! Think positive!
Sadness
I'm positive that you'll get lost in there!
Joy
Who's you're friend who likes to play?
Bing Bong
Who's rocket makes you yell hooray!
Bing Bong
Whose rocket makes you yell hooray!
Joy
Do you ever look at someone and wonder, what is going on inside their head?
Joy
Isn't this fun?
Sadness
No.
Joy
'Atta girl.
Joy
You remember how she used to stick her tongue out when she was colouring? I could listen to her stories, all day. I just wanted Riley to be happy...
Sadness
Wait Joy! You'll get lost in there.
Joy
Think positive!
Sadness
Okay... I'm positive that you'll get lost in there!
Angie Ostrowiski
There is a thing called being too healthy. That's what killed Bruce Lee.
Kate Holbrook
Really? Where'd you read that? The Weekly World Dum-Dum?
Becky
(Handing Gayle a hamburger) Here, eat this.
Becky
[handing Gayle a hamburger] Here, eat this.
Gayle
Thank you. This tastes so fucking good!
Gayle
You know what happens to bullies? They get whatever they want but they don't get love, real love
Gayle
You know what happens to bullies? They get whatever they want but they don't get love, real love.
Gayle
(Response to the seven's prayer)So weird you guys are religious
Gayle
[response to the seven's prayer] So weird you guys are religious.
Becky
Judi, are you OK?
Judi
Well, it's just that huevos rancheros always reminds me of William
Gayle
Cuz he went down on that Hispanic guy?
Judi
No, cuz it's our Sunday tradition!
Gayle
If you shake it, he will come.
Mrs. George
I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom!"
Mrs. George
I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom!
Kate Holbrook
Did you just stick your gum under my coffee table?
Angie Ostrowiski
I don't know...
Kate Holbrook
What do you mean you don't know?! Do you think you're at an Arby's right now?
Angie Ostrowiski
You know what, I wish I was at an Arby's! 'Cause there's better food and cooler people there!
Kate Holbrook
*looks under coffee table and gasps* Did you stick all this gum under here?!
Angie Ostrowiski
I don't know! Maybe you stuck some of it under there!
Kate Holbrook
Yeah, actually you might be right. Because sometimes when I work a really long day, I like to come home and chew a huge wad of bubblicious gum and stick it under my reclaimed barn-wood coffee table!
Angie Ostrowiski
B*tch, I don't know your life!
Angie Ostrowiski
Can I just spray a little PAM down there right before the baby comes out?
Angie Ostrowiski
Ah it feels like i'm shitting a knife! WHY WON'T YOU BITCHES HELP ME?!
Angie Ostrowiski
It feels like I'm shitting a knife! WHY WON'T YOU BITCHES HELP ME?!
Eleanor
My precious! My precious!
Kate Holbrook
I overreacted earlier. I'm sorry...
Angie Ostrowiski
I'm sorry I farted into your purse...
Gretel
You've been hoodvinked! TOO!
Wolf
Where's the old lady?
Gretel
In the room at the end of the hallway! The witch is always shouting at her! It is so scary here! If I stay another minute, I may scream! SCREAM, I TELL YOU!
Gretel
In the room at the end of the hallway! The witch is always shouting at her! It is so scary here! If I stay another minute, I may scream! Scream, I tell you!