Amy Poehler

Actress and Comedienne
Born Sep 16, 1971

Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, producer and writer. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2009. In 2004, she had a minor role in the film Mean Girls with Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in Baby Mama in 2008. She is currently the lead of NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Amy Poehler.


1971 Birth Born on September 16, 1971.


1989 17 Years Old She was raised as a Catholic, and graduated from Burlington High School in 1989. … Read More


1998 26 Years Old In 1998, Comedy Central debuted the group's eponymous half-hour sketch comedy series. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old Poehler joined the cast of SNL during the 2001–2002 season, her debut episode being the first one produced after the 9/11 attacks — with host Reese Witherspoon, musical guest Alicia Keys, and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as a special guest. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old …  She married actor Will Arnett on August 29, 2003, and had a recurring role on the series Arrested Development as the wife of Arnett's character Gob Bluth. … Read More
2004 32 Years Old Beginning with the 2004–2005 season, she co-anchored "Weekend Update" with Tina Fey, replacing the newly departed Jimmy Fallon. … Read More
2005 33 Years Old When Fey left after the 2005–2006 season to devote time to the sitcom she created, 30 Rock, Seth Meyers joined Poehler at the anchor desk.
In 2008, Poehler was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the first SNL cast member recognized in this category. … Read More
On April 18, 2009, a Saturday Night Live special, "The Best of Amy Poehler", aired.
She also returned to Saturday Night Live for a special Mother's Day episode on May 8, 2010, hosted by Betty White.
Her second was the episode entitled "The Fight", which aired on May 12, 2011. … Read More


2013 41 Years Old Poehler and Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards ceremony for the first time in 2013. … Read More
Poehler hosted the Golden Globes ceremony with Fey again in 2014 as part of a three-year contract. … Read More
2015 43 Years Old Poehler and Fey hosted the Golden Globe Awards ceremony for the third successive time in 2015, confirming prior to the event that the third time would be their last.
2016 44 Years Old 1 More Event
…  An 18-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee, she won the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live. … Read More
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