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Amy Poehler Biography

Birth Place:
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Got her start while a student at Boston College in the comedy troupe My Mother's Fleabag
  • Trained at Second City and ImprovOlympic, both in Chicago
  • Appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Stacey, Andy Richter's little sister
  • Made Saturday Night Live history when she joined Tina Fey as Weekend Update co-anchor and they became the first all-female news team during the show's run
  • Had a recurring role on Arrested Development as the wife of Gob, a character played by her then-husband Will Arnett
  • Co-created, produced and provided voice-over work in the Nickelodeon series The Mighty B
  • Her 2016 Emmy win for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy series was shared with Fey (for when they hosted a 2015 episode of SNL together) marked the first time an acting Emmy had been shared

Awards

  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2015Writers Guild Awards-Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: winner
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Special Class Program: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated

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