Amy Poehler Profile
Amy Poehler is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director from the United States. In the early 1990s, she co-founded the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade after studying improv at Chicago’s Second City and ImprovOlympic.
Amy Poehler Education
Poehler played Dorothy in her school’s production of The Wizard of Oz when she was 10 years old. The experience sparked Poehler’s interest in acting. Poehler continued to act in school plays while attending Burlington High School. During her high school years, she was also involved in other activities such as student council, soccer, and softball. She enrolled at Boston College after graduating from high school in 1989. Poehler joined the improv comedy troupe My Mother’s Fleabag while in college. In 1993, she earned a bachelor’s degree in media and communications from Boston College.
Amy Poehler Age
Poehler is 50 years old as of 2021. She was born on 16 September 1971 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 16 September every year.
Amy Poehler Height
Poehler stands at a height of 5feet 2 inches (1.57 m).
Amy Poehler Family
Poehler was born to Eileen and William Poehler, both of whom were teachers. In the 1970s, Eileen was active in feminism, which inspired Poehler’s own sense of self-assurance. Poehler attributes her father’s encouragement to breaking social norms and taking risks to her father. Greg, her younger brother, is a producer and actor. Poehler’s ancestors are Irish, German, Portuguese, and English, with Irish ancestors from County Sligo and County Cork. She was raised a devout Catholic.
Amy Poehler and Nick Kroll | Husband
Poehler married actor Will Arnett on August 29, 2003. They first met in 1996 when he saw one of her performances and began dating four years later. Poehler and Arnett collaborated on several projects during their relationship, including the television series Arrested Development, the 2007 film Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Secret World of Arrietty. Poehler and Arnett divorced in April 2014, after announcing their separation in September 2012. Poehler dated fellow comedian Nick Kroll from 2013 to 2015. She identifies as a feminist.
Quick Facts About Poehler
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Amy Poehler Kids
Arnett and Poehler have two sons: Archie Arnett, born in October 2008, and Abel James Arnett, born in August 2010. Poehler lives in Los Angeles with her children. In her Time 100 speech, she praised her children’s nannies for helping to care for them and allowing her to balance her career and family.
Amy Poehler Net Worth
Poehler has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, returned to the Golden Globes on January 7, 2015 to host for the third time. Tina and Amy eventually collaborate on a two-woman show called “Women of Color” at ImprovOlympic. It includes a sketch about two policewomen named Powderkeg and Shortfuse among the maybe 15 minutes of written material. There is only one performance scheduled.
Amy Poehler Yes Please
Poehler’s Yes Please memoir was released on October 28, 2014. She explained to National Public Radio (NPR) in a promotional interview that she was “used to writing in characters and not really writing about myself… it was easier to share the early parts of my life rather than my own current events.” Body image, parenthood, and learning about the limitations of physical appearance are among the topics covered in the book. The novel debuted at the top of The New York Times Best Seller list.
Amy Poehler SNL
Poehler joined the Saturday Night Live cast at the beginning of the 2001–2002 season. She made her first appearance in the first episode produced following the 9/11 attacks. Among Poehler’s recurring characters were the hyperactive 10-year-old Kaitlyn, the one-legged reality show contestant Amber, and Bronx Beat talk show co-host Betty Caruso.
She co-anchored Weekend Update with Tina Fey beginning with the 2004–2005 season, replacing Jimmy Fallon. Amy Poehler co-wrote the 2008–2009 season premiere of Saturday Night Live as Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton with Tina Fey and Seth Meyers. In 2008, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the first year that SNL cast members were eligible for the award. Despite this, she returned for two more live episodes before leaving on December 13, 2009.
Despite the fact that she had already left SNL, Meyers brought her back in September 2009 for two episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday, which aired in primetime and led directly into Parks and Recreation. On May 8, 2010, she returned to SNL with other former female cast members for a special Mother’s Day episode hosted by Betty White. Poehler was back to host the 2010–2011 season premiere, this time with musical guest Katy Perry.
In November of that year, she appeared in another SNL primetime special, The Women of SNL. Poehler also appeared on Weekend Update with Meyers on occasion, as well as in sketches when Jimmy Fallon (2011) and Maya Rudolph (2012) hosted. She returned to anchor Weekend Update, this time with Tina Fey and Jane Curtin, during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special in 2015.
Amy Poehler Craft Show
In March 2017, NBC ordered The Handmade Project, a crafting show produced by Amy Poehler. Making It, renamed after Poehler’s Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman, premiered on NBC in July 2018. Poehler and Offerman received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for their debut episode, which tied for the highest-rated premiere of the summer of 2018. The show returned for a second season in December 2019, which aired. Making It has been renewed for a third season by NBC.
Amy Poehler Mean Girls
Poehler played the role of June George, Regina and Kylie’s irresponsible mother in the 2004 American teen comedy film Mean Girls. Poehler (who Fey thought the producers would not accept because she was too young to play a teenager’s mother) and Tim Meadows were cast in two roles based on fellow SNL alumni, and the cast ended up with a fourth veteran of the show, Ana Gasteyer.
Amy Poehler Awards
In 2013, Poehler and Fey co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards for the first time. The program drew 20 million viewers, a 17% increase over the previous year. As part of a three-year contract, the pair co-hosted again in 2014. “They killed it last year with their opening monologue, and they did so again this year,” wrote Gilbert Cruz of the Vulture website. The show’s ratings in 2014 were the highest in ten years. Poehler confirmed before the 2015 Golden Globes that it would most likely be the last time she and Fey hosted.
The pair “left no superstar unscathed during their riotous opening monologue” in which they “casually roasted the assembled masses,” according to Rolling Stone magazine. NBC announced Poehler and Fey would host the Golden Globes again in 2021 during the 2020 Television Critics Association winter press tour. Poehler and Fey hosted the Golden Globes from separate locations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with Poehler in Los Angeles and Fey in New York City.
Amy Poehler Movies
- 1998 – Tomorrow Night
- 1999 – Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo
- 2000 – Zoe Loses It
- 2001 – Wet Hot American Summer
- 2002 – Martin & Orloff
- 2004 – Mean Girls
- 2006 – Southland Tales
- 2007 – Blades of Glory
- 2008 – Horton Hears a Who!
- 2009 – Monsters vs. Aliens
- 2010 – The Secret World of Arrietty
- 2011 – Fight for Your Right Revisited
- 2013 – A.C.O.D.
- 2014 – They Came Together
- 2015 – Inside Out
- 2017 – The House
- 2019 – Wine Country
- 2021 – Moxie
Amy Poehler TV Shows
- 2012 – Louie
- 2013 – 70th Golden Globe Awards
- 2013 – The Greatest Event in Television History
- 2014 – 71st Golden Globe Awards
- 2014 – Broad City
- 2014–2015 – Welcome to Sweden
- 2014–2015 – The Awesomes
- 2014–2015 – Kroll Show
- 2015 – 72nd Golden Globe Awards
- 2015 – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
- 2015 – Saturday Night Live
- 2015–2017 – The UCB Show
- 2016 – Maya & Marty
- 2016 – Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe
- 2017 – Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
- 2017 – Difficult People
- 2018–present – Making It
- 2020–present – Duncanville
- 2021 – 78th Golden Globe Awards