Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama
Emmy Award nominee Amy Poehler stars as mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope on the new NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. The new series is a half-hour mockumentary that looks at the exciting world of local government.
The year 2008 was a very busy year for Poehler. Between her seventh season of NBC's Saturday Night Live (and her fourth as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update"), a trio of films and a new animated project for Nickelodeon, she was very active. Poehler received her first Emmy nomination in 2008 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. Due to a change in eligibility, this is an unprecedented nomination, making her the first performer in SNL history to land a spot in this category.
Poehler also produces, writes and provides the voice of Bessie in the Nickelodeon animated television series The Mighty B.
Amy starred opposite Tina Fey in Universal Pictures' hit comedy film Baby Mama and also lent her voice to the animated film Horton Hears a Who! with Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. She had a starring role in the ice-skating comedy Blades of Glory alongside Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Jon Heder, and she also provided the voice to the boxoffice smash hit Shrek the Third as Snow White. Her other feature credits include the hit comedy Mean Girls, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American Summer and Envy.
She has made memorable appearances on television ranging from NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as recurring character Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister), Arrested Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared She also was a voice on O'Grady and The Simpsons.
Amy lives in New York City with her husband, Will Arnett, and their little son who was born on October 2008, when she was still a cast member of SNL. She famously rapped alongside Sarah Palin just days before giving birth. It was announced on March 17, 2010 that they are expecting another child.
Amy Poehler at the Internet Movie Database