Amy Poehler

  • Amy Poehler
    • 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)

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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.

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