Amy Poehler is an American actress, comedian, director, producer and writer. In the early 1990s, she Co-founded the Chicago-based improvisational-comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became a half-hour sketch comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998. Along with other members of the comedy group, Poehler is a founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Poehler is an executive producer on the televisions series Welcome to Sweden, Broad City, Difficult People and Russian Doll. In December 2015, Poehler received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions in television. She is also famous as a cast member on the NBC television series Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. In 2016, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.

Birth Name

Amy Meredith Poehler

Nickname

Cool Cat Amy, Crazy Amy, Poehlercoaster

Profession

Actress, Comedian, Producer, Writer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Amy Poehler was born on September 16, 1971, in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.

Age

She’s currently 47 years old.

Residence

Beverly Hills, California, United States

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

White

She is of Irish, German, Portuguese and English descent.

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Education

Amy graduated from Burlington High School in 1989. After that, she attended Boston College. She then graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications in 1993. She has also studied at ImprovOlympic with actor and writer, Del P. Close.

Family Details

  • Father – William Grinstead Poehler (High School Teacher)
  • Mother – Eileen Frances (née Milmore) (High School Teacher)
  • Siblings – Greg Poehler (Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Amy Poehler has dated –

  • Will Arnett (2000-2012) – Amy started dating Canadian actor, Will Arnett in 2000. Arnett, who is 1 feet 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 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 April 2013, Amy started dating actor Nick Kroll. He is about 7 years her junior. In September 2015, the couple separated.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 52 kg
  • In Pounds – 115 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32D

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous 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.

Film Debut

She made her film debut with 1998 American absurdist comedy Tomorrow Night for her role as Woman Sprayed with Hose.

Television Debut

In 1996, she appeared in an episode of late-night talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien as Stacy.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial. Amy has starred in Old Navy’s Pixie Pant commercial.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryWorkResult
2005Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianSaturday Night LiveNominated
2006Prism AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy SeriesNominated
2008Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2009Nominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice ComedianNominated
MTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentBaby MamaWon
Best Comedic PerformanceNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite On-Screen Match Up (with Tina Fey)Nominated
Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in an Animated ProgramThe Mighty B!Nominated
2010Nominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite TV Comedy ActressParks and RecreationNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2011Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Comedy Series (as producer)Nominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress — Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Television Critics AssociationIndividual Achievement in ComedyNominated
VarietyPower of Comedy AwardCareerWon
2012The Comedy AwardsBest Comedy ActressParks and RecreationWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesWon
Best Comedy SeriesNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress — Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesNominated
Producers Guild of AmericaBest Episodic ComedyNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress — Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Best Television Series — Musical or ComedyNominated
Television Critics AssociationIndividual Achievement in ComedyNominated
Writers Guild of AmericaTelevision: Comedy SeriesNominated
2013Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress — Television Series Musical or ComedyNominated
Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Writers Guild of AmericaTelevision: Comedy SeriesNominated
Episodic ComedyNominated
Gracie AwardsOutstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role – ComedyWon
Television Critics AssociationIndividual Achievement in ComedyNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Best Comedy SeriesNominated
2014Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series Musical or ComedyWon
Best Television Series — Musical or ComedyNominated
Writers Guild of AmericaTelevision: Comedy SeriesNominated
American Comedy AwardsBest Comedy ActressWon
MTV Movie AwardsBest CameoAnchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesNominated
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Comedy SeriesBroad CityNominated
Best Actress in a Comedy SeriesParks and RecreationNominated
Television Critics AssociationIndividual Achievement in ComedyNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
2015Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Writers Guild of AmericaComedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) — Specials71st Annual Golden Globe AwardsWon
Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Comedy SeriesBroad CityNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesParks and RecreationNominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesNominated
Detroit Film Critics SocietyBest EnsembleInside OutNominated
2016Annie AwardVoice Acting in a Feature ProductionNominated
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Voice in an Animated MovieWon
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Animated Movie VoiceNominated
Grammy AwardsBest Spoken Word AlbumYes PleaseNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesSaturday Night LiveWon
2019Women in FilmEntrepreneur in EntertainmentWon

Amy Poehler Favorites

  • Favorite Baseball Team – Boston Red Sox
  • Favorite Book – I Like You (By Amy Sedaris)
  • Favorite Color – Blue
  • Favorite Song – Kiss Me (By Ed Sheeran)

Amy Poehler Net worth

Amy Poehler has a estimated net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2019. Amy estimated salary per episode is $200 thousand.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amy Poehler

  • 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.
  • In 2001 Poehler set up her own production company called Paper Kite Productions.
  • In 2004, she appeared in the film, Mean Girls playing the role of the mother of Rachel McAdams, who in reality is only a few years younger to Poehler herself.
  • In 2007 movie, Blades of Glory, she played the role of a sister to her former real-life husband, Will Arnett.
  • In September 2008, Poehler began producing a digital series with two of her friends, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles, titled Smart Girls at the Party.
  • In 2008, she once again appeared with Tina Fey in Baby Mama, where she played the role of a surrogate mother who carried the child of the edgy mother, Tina Fey. After a brief hiatus from SNL, she returned to the show in November, 2008.
  • In 2011, Poehler was included on Times 100 most influential people in the world.
  • She co-hosted Golden Globes 2014 and 2013 with her best friend Tina Fey.
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