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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.

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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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

'Mean Girls' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Apr 29th 2014, 5:00AM

Apr 29th 2014, 5:00AM

'Mean Girls': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic High School Comedy

Posted by
Gary Susman on Apr 26th 2014, 5:00AM

Apr 26th 2014, 5:00AM

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's 'The Nest' Has Some Stiff Competition

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 22nd 2014, 4:00PM

Apr 22nd 2014, 4:00PM

The 'Parks and Recreation' Season 6 Finale Is 'Insane'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 21st 2014, 5:00PM

Apr 21st 2014, 5:00PM

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Are Finally Making Another Movie Together

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Apr 9th 2014, 6:00AM

Apr 9th 2014, 6:00AM

See Amy Poehler Get Manhandled by Bill Murray in Hilariously Epic Oscar Party Photo

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Mar 3rd 2014, 9:20AM

Mar 3rd 2014, 9:20AM

Amy Poehler Surrenders in Prank War With George Clooney

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 25th 2014, 11:00AM

Feb 25th 2014, 11:00AM

When Are the 2015 Golden Globes?

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Feb 5th 2014, 1:00PM

Feb 5th 2014, 1:00PM

Golden Globes 2014: Amy Poehler & Tina Fey's 6 Greatest Moments (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 13th 2014, 6:30AM

Jan 13th 2014, 6:30AM

Golden Globes 2014 Recap: The 14 Best and Worst Moments

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 13th 2014, 5:00AM

Jan 13th 2014, 5:00AM

Golden Globes 2014: The 13 Things You're Most Likely to See at This Year's Ceremony

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 9th 2014, 11:00AM

Jan 9th 2014, 11:00AM

Watch Tina Fey & Amy Poehler's Adorable Golden Globes Promos (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 13th 2013, 12:15PM

Dec 13th 2013, 12:15PM

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Cast as 'Naggy Mothers of Darth Vader' (Sort Of)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 12th 2013, 12:30PM

Dec 12th 2013, 12:30PM

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Host Golden Globes in 2014 and 2015

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Oct 15th 2013, 6:05AM

Oct 15th 2013, 6:05AM

'A.C.O.D.' Clip: Adam Scott and Amy Poehler Could Never Be Friends (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Oct 4th 2013, 8:00AM

Oct 4th 2013, 8:00AM

Golden Globes 2014: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Return as Co-Hosts?

Posted by
Laura Larson on Aug 27th 2013, 7:00AM

Aug 27th 2013, 7:00AM

2013 Golden Globes: How Did Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Do With their Monologue?

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jan 13th 2013, 2:49PM

Jan 13th 2013, 2:49PM

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler Golden Globes: Behold The Best Drinking Game In Award History

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 9th 2013, 10:11AM

Jan 9th 2013, 10:11AM

Golden Globes: Random Photos of Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Sofia Vergara and More (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 16th 2012, 1:11PM

Jan 16th 2012, 1:11PM

From Abbott and Costello to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: 13 Great Movie Odd Couples

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Nov 3rd 2011, 9:20AM

Nov 3rd 2011, 9:20AM

What Do YouTube's New Celebrity Channels Mean for Movies and TV?

Posted by
Michael Hogan on Oct 29th 2011, 10:15AM

Oct 29th 2011, 10:15AM

Anna Faris and the Sexiest Comediennes in Movies

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 30th 2011, 1:50PM

Sep 30th 2011, 1:50PM

'Wet Hot American Summer' Launched the Careers of These 5 Comedy Stars

Posted by
Ryan McKee on Aug 24th 2010, 4:00AM

Aug 24th 2010, 4:00AM

Summer Montages We Love: Wet Hot American Summer

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jul 6th 2010, 1:15PM

Jul 6th 2010, 1:15PM

The Chipmunks Squeak Again

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Mar 30th 2010, 8:09AM

Mar 30th 2010, 8:09AM

The Top 25 Funniest People Working in Hollywood (Right Now)

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Mar 17th 2010, 10:00AM

Mar 17th 2010, 10:00AM

Could Conan O'Brien Become a Movie Star?

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jan 21st 2010, 7:46AM

Jan 21st 2010, 7:46AM

Jumping on the List Bandwagon: Ranking 2009's Comedies

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Dec 30th 2009, 5:00AM

Dec 30th 2009, 5:00AM

Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Posted by
John Gholson on Dec 25th 2009, 12:03PM

Dec 25th 2009, 12:03PM

Hot on Inside TV: Earlier Emmys, Favorite Sidekicks and High-Ratin' Palin

Posted by
Meg Prossnitz on Nov 18th 2009, 3:05PM

Nov 18th 2009, 3:05PM

Amy Poehler to Be a Super 'Lunch Lady'

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Jun 13th 2009, 1:32PM

Jun 13th 2009, 1:32PM

Brittany Murphy Is 'Something Wicked' & More Movie News

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Jun 12th 2009, 7:00AM

Jun 12th 2009, 7:00AM

Cinematical Seven: The Funniest Ladies of 2008

Posted by
Erik Davis on Oct 7th 2008, 6:02PM

Oct 7th 2008, 6:02PM

A One-Sheet Most Foul for 'Hamlet 2'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on May 5th 2008, 2:32PM

May 5th 2008, 2:32PM

Discuss: Is Hollywood Misogynistic?

Posted by
Eric Kohn on May 4th 2008, 1:02PM

May 4th 2008, 1:02PM

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