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Aubrey Plaza

Actor, writer and comedian Aubrey Plaza is quickly becoming one of her generation's brightest young talents.

Plaza currently stars in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as uninspired intern April Ludgate. The new series, from the creators of The Office, is a half-hour mockumentary that looks at the world of local government. Co-starring Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones, the series will return for a second season in fall 2009.

In addition, she is currently filming Edgar Wright's action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, with Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman and Chris Evans. The film is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels by Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley. Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is a wannabe rock star who must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to win her heart. Plaza stars as Julie Powers, an obnoxious antagonist to Scott. Universal Pictures is scheduled to release the film in 2010.

Plaza will also be seen in the upcoming dark comedy Mystery Team. The film premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival and revolves around a group of high-school detectives committed to solving child-sized mysteries in their small town. When a neighborhood girl asks them to find out who killed her parents, the team must take on a violent cartel of drug lords and strippers, the likes of which their small town of Oakdale has never seen. Roadside Attractions is scheduled to release the film in fall 2009.

Plaza's additional credits include the hit online series The Jeannie Tate Show, ESPN's original Web series Mayne Street and a guest appearance on 30 Rock. Since 2004, Plaza has performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She recently began performing stand-up comedy and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and the Improv.

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Plaza is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Aubrey Plaza Facts

OccupationActress, Comedian
BirthdayJune 26, 1984 (39)
BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Aubrey Plaza compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Dirty Grandpa
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Monsters University
Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Playing it Cool
Safety Not Guaranteed
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