|Amy Poehler Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1971|
Amy Poehler is an American actress, voiceover artist, comedian, writer, producer, and director who became a cast member of the NBC sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live in 2001 and was then appointed as the co-anchor of SNL‘s Weekend Update in 2004. Over the years, she has been cast in films and shows like Shortcut to Happiness, Spring Breakdown, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Arrested Development, Making It, Welcome to Sweden, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Parks and Recreation, Wonder Showzen, They Came Together, A Very Murray Christmas, The House, The Secret World of Arrietty, Freek Dance, Baby Mama, Are You Here, A.C.O.D., and Southland Tales. Amy’s voiceover credits include projects like Shrek the Third, Horton Hears a Who!, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Inside Out, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Awesomes, The Mighty B!, and Napoleon Dynamite.
Amy Meredith Poehler
Cool Cat Amy, Crazy Amy, Poehlercoaster
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
She graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts in 1989. In 1993, Amy earned a degree in media and communications from Boston College. She has also studied at ImprovOlympic with actor and writer, Del P. Close.
Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer, Voice Artist, Director
- Father – William Grinstead Poehler (High School Teacher)
- Mother – Eileen Frances (née Milmore) (High School Teacher)
- Siblings – Greg Poehler (Brother)
- Others – Carl Poehler, Jr. (Paternal Grandfather), Anna Marie Andrews (Paternal Grandmother), Stephen M. Milmore (Maternal Grandfather), Helen Marie MacDonald (Maternal Grandmother)
She has been signed with –
- 3 Arts Entertainment
- Paper Kite Productions, Inc., Production Company, Los Angeles, California, United States
- William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Amy Poehler has dated –
- Will Arnett (2000-2012) – Amy started dating Canadian actor, Will Arnett in 2000. Arnett, who is 1 foot taller than Amy married her on August 29, 2003. From 2004 to 2005, she also played the reel life wife of Will Arnett in Arrested Development. The couple separated in September 2012. She gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son named, Archibald William “Archie” Emerson Arnett on October 25, 2008. On August 6, 2010, she gave birth to the couple’s second child, a son named, Abel James Arnett.
- John Stamos (2013) – After meeting on the set of the movie, They Came Together (2014), actors Amy and John Stamos went on a single date.
- Nick Kroll (2013-2015) – In May 2013, Amy started dating actor Nick Kroll. He is about 7 years her junior. In September 2015, the couple separated.
Race / Ethnicity
Amy has English, German, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry on her father’s side while she is of Irish descent on her mother’s side.
- Wide smile
- Full of energy
33-25-34 in or 84-63.5-86 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
6 (US) or 36.5 (EU)
She has appeared in Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial.
Amy has starred in Old Navy’s Pixie Pant commercial.
Best Known For
Playing Leslie Knope in NBC’s comedy series Parks and Recreation since 2009. She did 142 episodes on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008.
She made her film debut with the 1998 American absurdist comedy Tomorrow Night for her role as “Woman Sprayed with Hose”.
As a voiceover artist, she made her theatrical film debut by providing vocals to the character of Snow White in the 2007 computer-animated comedy film, Shrek the Third.
First TV Show
In 1996, she appeared in an episode of late-night talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien as Stacy.
She goes to the gym and takes care of her fitness. In an interview with Ladies’ Home Journal, Amy revealed her dream exercise class in which she spoke about personal trainers.
Amy Poehler Favorite Things
- Baseball Team – Boston Red Sox
- Book – I Like You (By Amy Sedaris)
Source – IMDb, Oprah
Amy Poehler Facts
- She has frequently worked with Tina Fey in the past and is best friends with her.
- Poehler is a staunch liberal Democrat.
- She is a fan of the hip hop group, Bone Thugs n Harmony.
- She is the co-founder of New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
- She is the first woman to be promoted from bit player to full cast member in her first season on Saturday Night Live.
- She co-hosted Golden Globes 2014 and 2013 with her best friend Tina Fey.
- Tina and Amy together raised $72,000 in the past for a charity. An auction to spend an evening with the pair was held, which raised so much money.
- In the 2007 movie, Blades of Glory, she played the role of a sister to her former real-life husband, Will Arnett.
- She co-starred as Abby in the comedy film, Wine Country, in 2019.
- She has also written Parks and Recreation‘s second season episode “Telethon”.