Sep. 16th, 1971
Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Amy Poehler's Main TV Roles
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Amy Poehler was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother's Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College. In 1993, she went to Chicago where she studied at Second City and Improv Olympics. There, she met Del Close, who later became the voice of the UCB opening scene. In 1996, she joined the Upright Citizen's Brigade with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts (II), and Matt Walsh (I). Later on, the group moved to New York and became a Comedy Central show. The show went on only for three seasons. However, the group stayed together at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater. Today, the theater is one of the leading centers for improv and sketch shows.
- Close friends with fellow (now former) _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) cast member 'Tina Fey' (qv).
- She's succeeded 'Jimmy Fallon' (qv) (who left after season 29) as 'Tina Fey' (qv)'s co-anchor of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv)'s Weekend Update sketch and making it the first all-female team beginning on the 30th season of NBC's _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Member of "The Upright Citizens Brigade" comedy troupe.
- (Late April 2008) The week her movie _Baby Mama (2008)_ (qv) debuted at #1 at the box-office, she announced that she is expecting her first child, which is due in autumn, with 'Will Arnett' (qv).
- Wife of 'Will Arnett' (qv), GOB on _"Arrested Development" (2003)_ (qv). She has a recurring role on the show as GOB's "accidental" wife.
- Has given impressions of 'Kelly Ripa' (qv), 'Madonna' (qv), 'Avril Lavigne' (qv), 'Sharon Osbourne' (qv), 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv) and 'Tonya Harding' (qv) on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Played sister to her real-life husband in _Blades of Glory (2007)_ (qv).
- Favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.