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Amy Poehler

This year will be a very busy one for Amy Poehler. With her seventh season of Saturday Night Live (and her fourth as the co-anchor of Weekend Update), a trio of films and a new animated project for Nickelodeon, Poehler will be very active. She will be seen next in the Warner Bros. comedy Spring Breakdown, opposite Parker Posey, and she lent her voice to the animated film Horton Hears a Who!, which also stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. In addition to these films, Poehler is producing, writing and providing the lead voice in the new Nickelodeon animated television series Mighty B, about the exploits of a 10-year-old honeybee scout.

This past year, Poehler had a starring role in the figure skating comedy Blades of Glory, alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Jon Heder, and also lent her voice to the box-office smash hit Shrek the Third as Snow White.

Renowned by Entertainment Weekly as a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian, Poehler boasts an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters from the hyperactive Caitlin and one-legged reality show contestant Amber, to a manic host of Good Morning Meth. Poehler has also contributed memorable impressions of Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Senator Hillary Clinton, Sharon Stone and Michael Jackson.

Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv comedy 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 premier sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City. Poehler and the U.C.B. were featured in A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv, an improvised comedy special on Bravo Cable.

Other feature credits include the hit comedy Mean Girls, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American Summer and Envy.

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 was also a voice on O'Grady and The Simpsons.

Poehler is married to actor Will Arnett and lives in New York City.

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Amy Poehler Facts

BirthdaySeptember 16, 1971 (52)
BirthplaceBurlington, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Amy Poehler compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Inside Out
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
The Secret World of Arrietty
Baby Mama
Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series
Mean Girls
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
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