Amy Poehler is an American actress born on September 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts. She attended Boston College, where she became one of the key members of America's oldest collegiate improv comedy troupe, My Mother’s Fleabag.
Amy Poehler made her debut appearance on television when she became a featured player on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on September 29, 2001. She was eventually promoted as repertory player halfway through her first season on the show. Poehler is the only second cast member on SNL that achieved this. Soon after, she became full cast member of the show, making her the third person to have ever received this distinction after Harry Shearer and Eddie Murphy. She has already parodied numerous personalities on the show including Hillary Clinton, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Hilary Duff, Kelly Ripa, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Stone, Nancy Grace, Michael Jackson, Dennis Kucinich, Christian Siriano and Dakota Fanning. In 2005, she began to co-anchor the “Weekend Update” segment with Tina Fey.
Poehler also did some minor roles in the films Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny, Blades of Glory, Envy, Shrek The Third and Mr. Woodcock. She did some numerous appearances in the comedy segments of NBC’s Late Night with Conan O'Brien. She also appeared as a recurring character on FOX’s college dramedy Undeclared. In 2006, Poehler starred in the film Southland Tales, which premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, she starred in the animated film Horton Hears a Who! alongside Jim Carrey. She also starred in the comedy film Baby Mama, playing the South Jersey working girl Angie Ostrowski who was hired by Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) to be the surrogate mom of her baby.
Poehler is married to Arrested Development star, Will Arnett.