Amy Poehler

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  • Birth Place: Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/16/1971, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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10 Things We Learned About Amy Poehler from Her Memoir Yes Please

Amy Poehler devotes a substantial amount of ink in her new memoir Yes Please to telling readers that she "had no business" writing a book in the first place. With a schedule that includes 12-hour days on her sitcom Parks and Recreation, as well as raising two boys under 6, Poehler makes no secret of what a tedious process it was to complete Yes Please. Fortunately, the final product is much easier to consume than it apparently was to produce.

But while there aren't any jaw-dropping revelations per se, Yes Please includes plenty of new information about Poehler that even die-hard fans probably didn't know. Here are the most interesting tidbits we learned about the comedienne:

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Amy Poehler Details Past Cocaine and Ecstasy Use in Her New Memoir

In Amy Poehler's upcoming memoir, perhaps too appropriately titled Yes Please, the comedienne opensup about experimenting with drugs in her 20s while working as an improv comedian, according toexcerpts obtained by the British newspaper The Mirror. 

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Watch My Show: Welcome to Sweden's Greg Poehler Answers Our Showrunner Survey

The NBC sitcom Welcome to Sweden couldn't get much more personal for Greg Poehler. Not only is it based on his life — he married a woman from Sweden and moved there — he also stars as, Bruce, a money manager to the stars who follows a woman to Stockholm (where much of the show was filmed). Then there's Poehler's sister, Amy, who serves as an executive producer and appears in multiple episodes.

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Giant, Delicious Turkey Leg Jerry Takes Some Questions
George W. Bush Book Tour, Cuba's Birth Mandate
Happy Birthday to Our Viewers (And a Message for Seth's Neighbor)
Edward Norton, Part 1

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Broad City TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Golden Globe Awards TV Show Series, Host
2014 Welcome to Sweden TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Golden Globe Awards TV Show Series, Host

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Welcome to Sweden Exclusive Sneak Peek: Amy Poehler Is A Real Douche

For Thursday's big Welcome to Sweden season finale, star Greg Poehler once again enlisted his sister, Parks and Rec's Amy Poehler, to play a douched-up version of herself. In this exclusive sneak preview of the first of two back-to-back episodes, Amy berates Bruce for wanting to return to his fiancé in Sweden. (Imagine if the passion and tenacity of Leslie Knope were used for evil instead of good.)

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Exclusive: Producer Mike Shoemaker Gives the Backstory on This Year's Emmy Telecast

In planning this year's Emmy Awards, host Seth Meyers and his executive producer, Mike Shoemaker, took a cue from the Golden Globes. Shoemaker, who spoke with TV Guide Magazine behind the Nokia Theatre right after Monday night's telecast, says he and Meyers wanted to emulate how the Globes open by going straight to the jokes.

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SNL Alum Rachel Dratch Will Guest-Star on Parks and Recreation's Final Season

Live from Pawnee, it's Saturday night!

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Rachel Dratch has signed on to guest-star in Parks and Recreation's final season, Entertainment Weekly reports. The role will reunite Dratch with her former SNL co-star Amy Poehler. read more

NBC Renews Welcome to Sweden for Season 2

NBC is staying in Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Monday.

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How Welcome to Sweden Went from a Pipe Dream to Your New Favorite Show

Following in an older sibling's footsteps can be daunting, but thank God Greg Poehler had the balls to try or else we never would have gotten to see the refreshing and hilarious new comedy Welcome to Sweden.

The semi-autobiographical series, which premieres on Thursday at 9/8c on NBC and is already a hit (and renewed!) in Sweden, is based on Poehler's experiences leaving his high-powered job in New York and moving to Stockholm to be with the love of his life.

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