Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 16
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts

With an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, Amy Poehler has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought after talents. Poehler currently stars in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation from producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur (The Office). She plays Leslie Knope, an optimistic and over-achieving mid-level bureaucrat and Deputy Director in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The role has earned her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination this past year.

With an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, Amy Poehler has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought after talents. Poehler currently stars in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation from producers Greg Daniels and Mike Schur (The Office). She plays Leslie Knope, an optimistic and over-achieving mid-level bureaucrat and Deputy Director in the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The role has earned her two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination this past year.

In addition, Poehler has launched an online series, Smart Girls at the Party, which will launch a dedicated channel on YouTube this summer. Poehler serves as producer and host of the series that showcases real girls who are changing the world by being their selves. Poehler shot to stardom starring for eight seasons on Saturday Night Live. Renowned as "a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian," (Entertainment Weekly, 11/05), Poehler boasted an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters and memorable impressions. She received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the show. After her buzzed-about portrayal of Senator Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Presidential Election, Poehler completed her eighth and final season and her fifth as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update,” while twice being nominated for Emmy’s.

In 2008, Poehler starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal’s hit comedy Baby Mama. She was also recently seen opposite Parker Posey and Rachel Dratch in Spring Breakdown, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In 2007 she starred in the ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory, alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, and Jon Heder. Her other feature credits include Hamlet 2, Mean Girls, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American Summer, and Envy.

Poehler has lent her voice to a number of animated films, including the 20th Century Fox animated film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. Additionally, she voiced Snow White in the box office smash hit Shrek the Third. You can also hear her in Dreamworks’ Monsters vs. Aliens and in Horton Hears a Who! with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. She also created, produced and starred in the Nickelodeon series Mighty B. Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe originally formed in Chicago. Poehler and the U.C.B. relocated to New York where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons on which she was both a writer and performer. In addition, they opened a theater currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City and a theatre/school in Los Angeles. Poehler and the U.C.B. were featured in “A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv” an improvised comedy special on Bravo. She continues to perform regularly with the UCB’s long-running improv show Asssscat, which is celebrating its thirteenth year.

Poehler has made memorable appearances on television ranging from Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister), Arrested Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on Spongebob and The Simpsons.

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Awards & Nominations

20 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Host
  • Making It
  • NBC
  • Universal Television Alternative Studio, 3 Arts Entertainment, Paper Kite Productions
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Story by
  • Russian Doll
  • "Nothing In This World Is Easy"
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television in association with Jax Media, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Shoot to Midnight, Avenue A
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Executive Producer
  • Russian Doll
  • Netflix
  • Universal Television in association with Jax Media, Paper Kite Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, Shoot to Midnight, Avenue A
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Winner
  • Amy Poehler, Co-Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Producer
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2015
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2014
Outstanding Special Class Program - 2014
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2013
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Written by
  • Parks And Recreation
  • "The Debate"
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, Producer
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope
  • Parks And Recreation
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Media Studios
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2009
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Amy Poehler
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Alex Borstein accepts her award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present Allison Janney an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers (r) of Late Night With Seth Meyers backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers of Late Night With Seth Meyers at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler and Jim Parsons relax in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Edie Falco, Amy Poehler and Peter Dinklage share a look of surprise in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Amy Poehler takes a selfie with Bob Newhart in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon
Actors Amy Poehler and Jack McBrayer
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Betty White & Amy Poehler
(L-R) Amy Poehler and Will Arnett arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Will Arnett (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Amy Poehler, Martha Plimpton and Mark Burnett backstage
Amy Poehler arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
(L-R) Amy Poehler, Will Arnett arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jason Sudeikis attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jason Sudeikis attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Candice Bergen, John Shaffner, Amy Poehler, Bob Stewart, Charles Lisanby, Don Pardo, Rod Roddenberry
Amy Poehler, host of the 19th Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Gala.
Don Pardo and Amy Poehler.
Hall of Fame inductee Candice Bergen and Amy Poehler, host of the Hall of Fame Induction Gala.
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Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler pose in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Alex Borstein accepts her award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Alex Borstein accepts her award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Jane Krakowski, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Lynch backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present Allison Janney an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present Allison Janney an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.  

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Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers (r) of Late Night With Seth Meyers backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers (r) of Late Night With Seth Meyers backstage at the 66th Emmys.

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Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers of Late Night With Seth Meyers at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler (l) of Parks and Recreation and Seth Meyers of Late Night With Seth Meyers at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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More than 300 workers are gearing up the Nokia Theatre LA Live to welcome a packed house for television's biggest night, the Emmys.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler
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Amy Poehler and Jim Parsons relax in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Edie Falco, Amy Poehler and Peter Dinklage share a look of surprise in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler takes a selfie with Bob Newhart in the Audi Green Room at the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Merritt Wever on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon
Actors Amy Poehler and Jack McBrayer
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
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Betty White & Amy Poehler
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(L-R) Amy Poehler and Will Arnett arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Will Arnett (L) and Amy Poehler attend the Governors Ball
Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Laura Linney onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmys
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
(L-R) Amy Poehler, Martha Plimpton and Mark Burnett backstage
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Amy Poehler arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
(L-R) Amy Poehler, Will Arnett arrive at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre
Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jason Sudeikis attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Actors Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Jason Sudeikis attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre
Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen and Elisabeth Moss.
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Dick Smothers, Tom Smothers, Candice Bergen, John Shaffner, Amy Poehler, Bob Stewart, Charles Lisanby, Don Pardo, Rod Roddenberry
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Amy Poehler, host of the 19th Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Gala.
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Don Pardo and Amy Poehler.
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Hall of Fame inductee Candice Bergen and Amy Poehler, host of the Hall of Fame Induction Gala.
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