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Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

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Famous as :

Actress, comedian

Birth Name :

Amy Meredith Poehler

Birth Date :

September 16, 1971

Birth Place :

Burlington, Massachusetts, USA

Spouse :

Will Arnett (actor, since 29-Aug-03, filed for divorce)

Claim to fame :

Parody news anchor on the NBC TV program "Saturday Night Live" (2001-2008)

Biography


Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Amy Poehler moved to Chicago to further her studies of improv. She later on joined the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade alongside Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh. The foursome subsequently moved for New York in 1996 and was developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons.

Poehler joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in 2001 and simultaneously became a regular performer by Christmas break that same year. Delivering great performances on every show with her impersonations of famous celebrities, like Kelly Ripa and Sharon Osbourne, she became famous among viewers and soon had her own fan base. By 2004, she became the co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" sketch alongside Tina Fey, replacing Jimmy Fallon upon his departure from the show. During her period on "SNL" until 2008, Poehler has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy Awards for two times.

Latest News


Amy Poehler Slammed Over Blue Ivy-R. Kelly Joke on Her Show 'Difficult People'

August 20, 2015 17:55:38 GMT

has landed in hot water over a joke that mentions and 's daughter on the pilot of Hulu's new comedy, "". Although she doesn't star on the show, she is seeing the brunt of the backlash since she's one of the producers.
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NBC Cancels Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' After Two Seasons

July 29, 2015 02:57:23 GMT

NBC has pulled the plug on "" from executive producer and starring her brother . Two weeks into the second season, the network decided not to order a third season of the sitcom.
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Video: Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Bring Back 'SNL' Skit 'Really!?!' on 'Late Night'

June 25, 2015 09:28:34 GMT

and revived their famous "" skit "Really!?! With Seth and Amy" on Wednesday night, June 24. The two reunited on Meyers' "Late Night" show to poke fun at Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit, who claimed that "women's sports in general" are "not worth watching."
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Amy Poehler, Chris Rock Could've Landed 'The Daily Show' Hosting Gig

June 19, 2015 09:20:02 GMT

Comedy Central was apparently eying a female comedian when it was looking for 's replacement for "The Daily Show". According to New York Times, was among several higher-profile individuals considered for the gig.
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First Photos From 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Debuted

May 23, 2015 03:40:16 GMT

Netflix has released the first photos from "". The pictures give glimpses of 's Susie, 's Ben, 's Andy, 's Gene, ' Lindsay, 's Gail and more back to Camp Firewood.
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Amy Poehler Dyes Her Blond Hair Red

April 09, 2015 09:43:48 GMT

was noticeably different while attending The David Lynch Foundation's celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Allen Ginsberg's poem in Los Angeles. The comedian dyed her hair red and she debuted her red hair as she took the stage at the celebration. Her eyebrows also appeared to be a bit darker to match her hair color.
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George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler to Star in Sofia Coppola Christmas Special

March 20, 2015 06:44:34 GMT

Sofia Coppola's TV Christmas special is getting merrier with the addition of , , and to the cast. The three actors are slated to appear in the holiday special as themselves.
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Amy Poehler Kissed by Men in Drag During Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year Parade

January 30, 2015 03:56:15 GMT

was honored by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical with a parade and a celebratory roast on Thursday, January 29. During the parade, Amy were kissed by two male students who dressed as women with thick make-up and colorful wigs.
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First Teaser for Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Confirms the Returning Cast

January 28, 2015 02:27:59 GMT

Netflix has released the first teaser for "Wet Hot American Summer" revival, confirming the returning cast. According to the video, , Michael Ian Black, , , Janeane Garofalo, Joe Lo Truglio, , , Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, , David Hyde Pierce, , and Michael Showalter are all back for the prequel project.
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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Show Off Dance Moves in First Look of 'Sisters'

January 13, 2015 04:33:25 GMT

and show their dynamics in the first look for their new movie "". Debuted online just before the duo took the hosting gig at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards for the last time on Sunday night, January 11, the video sees the close friends who previously worked together in 2008's "" doing fun things together as sisters.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Poke Fun at 'The Interview', Omit TV in Golden Globes Opening Monologue

January 12, 2015 08:28:39 GMT

and gave their best in their third and final time hosting the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11. The duo wouldn't shy away from recent headline-grabbing scandals including the Sony hacking case and sexual assault allegations.
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'Wet Hot American Summer' Cast Will Return for Netflix Limited Series

January 10, 2015 02:43:29 GMT

"Wet Hot American Summer" revival is officially a go at Netflix after months of negotiations. Deadline reports that the streaming giant has given a greenlight to an 8-episode limited series based on the 2001 comedy film.
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Amy Poehler Is Chosen as Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year

January 07, 2015 08:46:41 GMT

has been chosen as the 2015 Woman of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Hasty Pudding Theatricals president Jason Hellerstein announced it on Tuesday, January 6 in a statement posted on the organization's website.
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Final 'Parks and Recreation' Season Premiere Date Announced

December 01, 2014 23:10:54 GMT

NBC has announced the premiere date of final "" season. The 13-episode seventh season will go down on Tuesday, January 13 at 8 P.M., just two days after star hosts the Golden Globes with .
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Golden Globes 2015 Promo: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Reveal Who They're Wearing

November 28, 2014 03:01:47 GMT

and get ready for their hosting gig at the upcoming 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. In a promo for the show, the former "" alumnae reveal who they're wearing for the big event but what they say is actually not real designer names.
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Amy Poehler, Ellen Page and More Support Lena Dunham's Planned Parenthood Campaign

October 31, 2014 06:56:41 GMT

has listed the help of some celebrity friends to encourage women to vote for politicians who care about reproductive rights in the upcoming midterm election. , , , , , and are among those who wear a pink shirt featuring a message "Lena [Hearts] Planned Parenthood."
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Video: Amy Poehler Quizzes George R.R. Martin on 'Game of Thrones' Lines

October 30, 2014 03:45:27 GMT

tested George R.R. Martin's knowledge about "" when they appeared as guest stars on "" Tuesday night, October 28. The "A Song of Ice and Fire' books author played a trivia in which he had to guess which characters said the lines read by Poehler and the show's host .
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Amy Poehler Opens Up About Her 'Date' With John Stamos

October 28, 2014 04:17:56 GMT

opened up to on Monday, October 27 about the time she went on a date with after separating from her husband in 2012. Amy recalled, "I remember I was at dinner with John Stamos... handsome men are really something else."
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Amy Poehler Breaks Silence on Splitting From Will Arnett: 'Getting a Divorce Really Sucks'

October 15, 2014 03:19:21 GMT

breaks her silence on her separation from her husband in her new memoir "Yes Please". The "" star, who split from Will after nine years of marriage in September 2012, admits that "getting a divorce really sucks."
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Amy Poehler Does 'Billy on the Street' Wearing Pitbull Mask

April 23, 2014 00:36:52 GMT

went undercover, sort of, to fool unsuspecting New Yorkers. The "" star joined comedian Billy Eichner on "Billy on the Street" to surprise people while wearing a mask.
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Will Arnett Files for Divorce From Amy Poehler

April 17, 2014 01:55:17 GMT

has filed for divorce from , PEOPLE reports. The star of "" filed the papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 8, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason of the separation. According to the documents, he requested joint legal and physical custody of their two sons, aged 3 and 5, as well as visitation rights.
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Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' Debuts Star-Studded First Promo

April 10, 2014 07:15:28 GMT

NBC has unleashed the first promo for its summer comedy "". , who executive produces the show along with her brother , makes an appearance in the video as herself.
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Amy Poehler to Join Tina Fey in New Comedy 'The Nest'

April 09, 2014 14:29:55 GMT

Funny duo and are to star opposite each other in Universal's comedy "The Nest". It has been reported that Poehler is in final negotiations to star in the project which will be directed by Jason Moore of "".
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Video: Stefon, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg Help Seth Meyers Bid Farewell to 'SNL'

February 03, 2014 02:42:00 GMT

may have been one of the most reliable "" hosts, but the February 1 edition was highly anticipated for being ' last show. Indeed, the farewell moment became the most-talked about segment of the episode as former cast members returned to help give a proper send-off to Meyers.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Say They Land 'Star Wars' Role, J.J. Abrams Responds

December 13, 2013 07:22:51 GMT

and are cast in "Star Wars Episode 7", or so they say. The actresses who will reprise their duties as hosts for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards joke in an interview with Entertainment Weekly for its newest issue that they are going to play Darth Vader's mothers.
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Golden Globe TV Nominees React: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Calls It 'a Miracle', Amy Poehler Is Thrilled

December 13, 2013 02:40:45 GMT

The nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globes have been revealed and now the lucky ones share how they feel being nominated for the annual awards event. Receiving two nods for her roles on TV series "" and feature film "", is among those overjoyed with the honor.
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Golden Globes Promo: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Tease Their 'Opening Song'

December 07, 2013 04:26:00 GMT

and try to show their musical skills in the first promo for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, but end up singing off key. The duo wants to preview the opening song they wrote for the upcoming event with Poehler giving the first note on the piano, but they don't give anything beyond that since they're arguing over the right key.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Not Making $4 Million Each for Hosting Golden Globes

October 23, 2013 06:46:39 GMT

and won't make as much as $4 million each for hosting the upcoming Golden Globe Awards. Story broke out earlier that both comedienne would earn such big amount of money from their second stint at the annual event, but their representatives have denied the claim.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Return as Golden Globes Hosts for the Next Two Years

October 16, 2013 01:56:23 GMT

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has sealed the hosts for its annual Golden Globe Awards for the next two years. and have signed a two-year deal to return as the hosts of the 2014 and 2015 telecasts.
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Amy Poehler and Charlize Theron Get Teary at Power of Women Luncheon

October 05, 2013 06:11:29 GMT

and got emotional as they were recognized for their philanthropic work at the 2013 Variety Power of Women Luncheon on October 4. Speaking on the podium, Poehler told audience members to close their eyes and remember moments from their childhood.
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