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  • Amy Poehler

    Born on September 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts

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Parks and Recreation (2009)

Amy Poehler as "Leslie Knope"

Leslie Knope, a midlevel bureaucrat in an Indiana Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to beautify her town (and boost her own career) by helping local nurse Ann Perkins turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but what should be a fairly simple project is stymied at every turn by oafish bureaucrats, selfish neighbors, governmental red tape and a myriad of other challenges. Leslie's colleague Tom Haverford, who delights in exploiting his position for personal gain, is as likely to undermine her efforts as to help her, while her boss, Ron Swanson, is adamantly opposed to government in any form, even though he's a bureaucrat himself.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2014) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2011) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2010) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Amy Poehler in the news

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Watch Riley From 'Inside Out' Go on Her First Date In New Pixar Short

Posted by
Phil Pirrello on Aug 13th 2015, 9:31AM

Aug 13th 2015, 9:31AM

Is 'Wet Hot American Summer' Season 2 Coming to Netflix? Amy Poehler Is In

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 24th 2015, 10:00AM

Jul 24th 2015, 10:00AM

'Sisters' Trailer Shows Tina and Amy at Their Naughty, Immature Best

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 15th 2015, 6:35AM

Jul 15th 2015, 6:35AM

Best of Late Night TV: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Play True Confessions; LeBron James' Faceketball

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jul 15th 2015, 3:10AM

Jul 15th 2015, 3:10AM

First Full 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Is Glorious, Star-Studded Fun

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 2nd 2015, 5:45AM

Jul 2nd 2015, 5:45AM

Best of Late Night TV: Channing Tatum's Frozen Poop and Amy Poehler's Reunion With Seth Meyers

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Jun 25th 2015, 2:57AM

Jun 25th 2015, 2:57AM

First 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Is Camp-tastic!

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 23rd 2015, 8:30AM

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:30AM

How 'Inside Out' Shattered Box Office Expectations

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00AM

Jun 22nd 2015, 7:00AM

Amy Poehler Facts: 14 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the 'Inside Out' Star

Posted by
Rachel Horner on Jun 19th 2015, 9:00AM

Jun 19th 2015, 9:00AM

'Inside Out' Unscripted: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, & Mindy Kaling Crack Up

Posted by
Rachel Horner on Jun 16th 2015, 11:00AM

Jun 16th 2015, 11:00AM

Regina George's 'Mean Girls' Mansion Is for Sale

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 22nd 2015, 6:15AM

May 22nd 2015, 6:15AM

Can Hulu Catch Up to Netflix and Amazon Prime?

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 1st 2015, 9:00AM

May 1st 2015, 9:00AM

A History of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Friendship (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Mar 31st 2015, 12:00PM

Mar 31st 2015, 12:00PM

New 'Inside Out' Trailer Takes Us Deeper into Riley's Mind (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Mar 10th 2015, 9:30AM

Mar 10th 2015, 9:30AM

Best of Late Night TV: 'Parks and Recreation' Cast Kisses Goodbye; Josh Duhamel, Gabrielle Union Throw Food (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Feb 25th 2015, 2:05AM

Feb 25th 2015, 2:05AM

Watch the First Teaser for Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Series (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 28th 2015, 4:20AM

Jan 28th 2015, 4:20AM

11 Things We Learned at the NBC Winter TCA Panels: Scoop on 'Parks & Rec,' 'Chicago Fire,' and More

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Jan 17th 2015, 7:13AM

Jan 17th 2015, 7:13AM

Golden Globes 2015: The Top 5 Amy and Tina Moments

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 12th 2015, 6:28AM

Jan 12th 2015, 6:28AM

Golden Globes 2015: The 15 Best and Worst Moments

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 12th 2015, 6:15AM

Jan 12th 2015, 6:15AM

Golden Globe Awards 2015: Most Feminist Ever?

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jan 11th 2015, 5:03PM

Jan 11th 2015, 5:03PM

Tina and Amy's 2015 Golden Globes Monologue: Bill Cosby, Clooney, 'The Interview' Mocked (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Jan 11th 2015, 3:20PM

Jan 11th 2015, 3:20PM

Here's Your First Look at 'Sisters,' Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's New Comedy (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jan 11th 2015, 1:20PM

Jan 11th 2015, 1:20PM

7 Great Must-Watch Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Moments

Posted by
Alana Altmann on Jan 8th 2015, 11:00AM

Jan 8th 2015, 11:00AM

Golden Globes 2015: The 12 Things You're Most Likely to See at This Year's Ceremony

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 8th 2015, 4:00AM

Jan 8th 2015, 4:00AM

The Future of 'Parks and Rec' Is Here! (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 17th 2014, 6:15AM

Dec 17th 2014, 6:15AM

Here's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's First Golden Globes 2015 Promo (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 1st 2014, 11:45AM

Dec 1st 2014, 11:45AM

'Parks and Recreation' Gets Season 7 Premiere & Series Finale Dates

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 1st 2014, 11:05AM

Dec 1st 2014, 11:05AM

Hulu Nabs Amy Poehler-Produced Comedy Starring Billy Eichner

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 18th 2014, 10:00AM

Nov 18th 2014, 10:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Dan Radcliffe's Epic Blackalicious Rap, 'Game of Thrones' Author Knights Seth Meyers (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Oct 29th 2014, 3:15AM

Oct 29th 2014, 3:15AM

Bummer: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Won't Host Golden Globes Again After 2015

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Oct 28th 2014, 1:15PM

Oct 28th 2014, 1:15PM

Best of Late Night TV: Ewan McGregor Rules Charades, Melissa McCarthy Was Robbed at Dry Cleaners (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Oct 28th 2014, 3:15AM

Oct 28th 2014, 3:15AM

The Trailer for 'Inside Out' Makes You Realize How Much You've Missed Pixar This Year (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Oct 2nd 2014, 8:35AM

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:35AM

Catch Up on 'The Approval Matrix' Before Its Season Finale

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 12th 2014, 9:30AM

Sep 12th 2014, 9:30AM

Amy Poehler Thinks There Are Too Many People With Too Many Opinions (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Jonny Black on Sep 5th 2014, 10:30AM

Sep 5th 2014, 10:30AM

This Mini 'Mean Girls' Reunion Is So Fetch (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Aug 11th 2014, 5:00PM

Aug 11th 2014, 5:00PM

Tina Fey Is Going to Make Your 'Hocus Pocus 2' Dreams a Reality (UPDATE)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 2nd 2014, 10:00AM

Jul 2nd 2014, 10:00AM

Amy Poehler Reveals Memoir Details and They Include a Hilarious Jon Hamm Anecdote

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 2nd 2014, 12:00PM

Jun 2nd 2014, 12:00PM

A 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel Might Be Coming To Netflix

Posted by
Alana Altmann on May 23rd 2014, 1:15PM

May 23rd 2014, 1:15PM

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Team Up Again to Roast Don Rickles (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 22nd 2014, 3:00PM

May 22nd 2014, 3:00PM

Inspiring (and Often Hilarious) Celebrity Commencement Speeches (VIDEO)

Posted by
Alana Altmann on May 20th 2014, 10:30AM

May 20th 2014, 10:30AM

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