Amy Poehler Biography

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Date of Birth: 1971 , September-16
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Amy Poehler
Birth Name Amy Meredith Poehler
Nick Name Amy Poehler
Father William Grinstead Poehler
Mother Eileen Frances Milmore
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting, Modeling
Net Worth $18 Million USD
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 36C-27-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 36C in
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 34 in
Neck Size 9.8
Shoe Size 9
Weight in KG 59 kg
Famous for Actress, comedian, writer, producer, voice artist
Married Yes
Married to Will Arnett (m. 2003)
Children Abel James Arnett, Archibald William Emerson Arnett
Divorce Will Arnett (2012)
Education BA Communications, Boston College (1993)
Online Presence Wikipedia
Movies They Came Together
TV Show Welcome to Sweden
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Amy Meredith Poehler was born on September 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts, USA. Amy was born to high school teachers Eileen Frances and William Grinstead Poehler. Her father is of German, Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry, and her mother is of Irish descent. Poehler was raised in the Catholic faith. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1989. Then she attended Boston Collegewhere she joined the sketch comedy the group My Mother's Flea Bag. Poehler graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree in media and communications in 1993 and moved to Chicago, where she studied improvisational theatre at Second City.


Amy an American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer. In 1996, she moved to New York City after becoming part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which was her first major TV show. Poehler has appeared in the films Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Blades of Glory, Envy, Shrek the Third, Mr Woodcock, and Hamlet 2. In 2008, she began producing a digital series with two of her friends, Meredith Walker and Amy Miles, Smart Girls at the Party, available through ON Networks.

In 2011, Poehler was included on Times magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Marriage, Affairs and Divorce

Poehler married actor Will Arnett on August 29, 2003. On October 25, 2008, Poehler gave birth to her first child, Archibald William "Archie" Emerson Arnett. Then on August 6, 2010 she gave birth to their second child. But on September 2012, Poehler and Arnett announced that they were ending their 9 year marriage and getting divorced.

At the start of 2014, she is about 43 years old. She is an American citizen and of white ethnicity. She has a net worth of $18 million. Her annual salary ranges about 2 million dollars per episode.

Awards and achievements

Poehler's work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Since 2009, she has starred as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she has been nominated for four Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award. She kissed her fellow award winner Bono at Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy honour at the Golden Globes Awards.

Amy Poehler raps on "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update, alongside a dancing Sarah Palin. The song was a comedy parody which was a sarcastic blogger for all politicians.