More Amy Poehler Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny)Amy Poehler is in her sixth season on Saturday Night Live and her third as the co-anchor seat of Weekend Update.
Renowned as a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian, (Entertainment Weekly, 11/19/05), 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 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. Poehler and the U.C.B. was featured in A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv an improvised comedy special on Bravo.
Upcoming features for Poehler include: Blades of Glory, alongside SNL alum Will Ferrell, Will Arnett of Arrested Development and Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite. She will also be seen on the big screen in Mr Woodcock opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Seann William Scott, Fast Track with Zach Braff, Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet and Southland Tales for director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko). She'll also voice Snow White in the eagerly anticipated Shrek the Third. She was seen in the hit comedy Mean Girls opposite Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey, and her other credits include: Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, 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 (playing the wife to real-life husband Will Arnett), Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on O'Grady and The Simpsons.
Biography #3 (for Envy)Amy Poehler is best known for her work on NBC's seminal late-night comedy series Saturday Night Live. Poehler has created and played several of the show's more outlandish characters during her three years as a regular. On the big screen, she will next be seen in the film Mean Girls, written by her SNL castmate Tina Fey and directed by Mark S. Waters.
Poehler came to the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe originally formed in Chicago. Relocating to New York, the troupe had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons, on which Poehler was both a writer and performer. The Upright Citizens Brigade also launched a theater, which is widely regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City.
In addition to her work on Saturday Night Live, Poehler has made memorable television appearances on such shows as Late Night with Conan O'Brien, as the recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister; and Undeclared. Her previous film credits include Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, starring SNL alumnus Rob Schneider, and Wet Hot American Summer.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Envy" (07-Jun-2004)