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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Mega Buzz: The Mentalist's Coupling, Parks and Rec's New Reality and a Homeland Standoff

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Do you have anything on The Mentalist's premiere episode you can share? — Shena, via Twitter
After their big kiss at the end of last season, Lisbon and Jane are fully immersed in their honeymoon period when the season begins. But when they're called back to work to investigate the murder of an undercover FBI agent, they have to figure out how (or if) to break the news of their relationship to their colleagues. Lisbon, for one, wants to keep the romance under wraps — which Jane is willing go along with. Or at least he is until Lisbon's ex Pike comes back in the picture.

How will Leslie and Ben be different when Parks and Recreation returns? — Eddie
Other than the obvious — aka being parents to three kids — and the ridiculous — "We're just inventing stupid 2017 technology," Amy Poehler jokes —  viewers should keep their eyes peeled for small, Easter egg-like nods to things that have changed....read more

Hulu Orders New Series from Amy Poehler, Billy Eichner

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to Difficult People, a new comedy from Amy Poehler and starring Billy on the Street's Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner.

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Top Videos: Ellen Launches EllenTube, Game of Thrones Trivia with Amy Poehler

This week, Ellen DeGeneres launched her own video channel, called EllenTube, and Daniel Radcliffe showed off his (impressive!) rapping skills on The Tonight ShowAmy Poehler and Seth Meyers decided to find out just how well George R.R. Martin knows Game of Thrones, and the cast ofDancing With the Stars got scared out of their minds while prepping for the Halloween episode. Also, a woman in New York filmed herself walking around the city to demonstrate how often women get harassed on the street. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Videos

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler vs George Lucas - David Letterman
Amy Poehler's Parks & Rec Finale Fantasy - David Letterman
Amy Poehler's Parks & Rec Word Association - David Letterman
The Talk - Did Amy Poehler Date John Stamos?

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Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
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Are You Here
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Are You Here

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Late Night With Seth Meyers: Edward Norton, Michael Lewis, Jessie Ware
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Do's & Don'ts
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Who Died and Made You Cool?
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Separate Lives/Saknad

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 66th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Broad City TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Welcome to Sweden TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2014 Golden Globe Awards TV Show Series, Host
2013 65th Primetime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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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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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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