Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2001-08 and is the co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She was a co-anchor of SNL's news parody, Weekend Update, and a master improvisational.

Amy joined SNL in 2001 as a Featured Player but was promoted to the Repertory cast midseason in 2002. In 2004, Amy joined Tina Fey on Weekend Update, after Jimmy Fallon left. Starting during the 2006-2007 season, Amy anchored Weekend Update with Head Writer Seth Meyers During "Weekend Update", on December 13, 2008 she thanked her family, friends, and fans for the continued support and announced that it would be her last show. On April 18 a Saturday Night Live special, The Best of Amy Poehler, aired. Poehler returned for Weekend Update on the SNL season finale with Will Ferrell on May 16, 2009 and for the first episode of Season 36 as the host.

She recently starred as Leslie Knope on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation which ran from 2009 until 2015.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Amy married actor Will Arnett in 2003. Arnett is well-known from the hit sitcom Arrested Development, where Amy guest-starred as Will's character (GOB)'s wife. On October 25, 2008, Poehler gave birth to their first son, Archibald "Archie" William Emerson Arnett. She had a second son on August 6, 2010 named Abel James Arnett.

In 2012, Amy and Will announced that they were ending their marriage after 9 years. Amy has subsequently dated actor Nick Kroll.

Impressions/Characters[edit | edit source]

Impressions[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

SNL Career[edit | edit source]

Preceded by:
Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon
Weekend Update Anchor with Tina Fey
(October/2/2004 - May/21/2005)
Followed by:
Herself and Horatio Sanz as temporary anchor
Preceded by:
Herself and Tina Fey
Weekend Update Anchor with Horatio Sanz as temporary anchor
(October 1, 2005 - October 8, 2005)
Followed by:
Herself and Tina Fey
Preceded by:
Herself and Horatio Sanz
Weekend Update Anchor with Tina Fey
(October 22, 2005 - May 20, 2006)
Followed by:
Herself & Seth Meyers
Preceded by:
Herself and Tina Fey
Weekend Update Anchor with Seth Meyers
(September 30, 2006 - December 13, 2008)
Followed by:
Seth Meyers
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