Amy Poehler is a multi-talented lady who is especially good at whatever she does, be it acting, directing producing or making others roll in laughter. She is an American actress, comedienne, director, producer, voice artist, and writer. She portrayed Leslie Knope in the NBC’s sitcom Parks and Recreation (2009-2015) which earned her a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2012 and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series in 2014.
Amy was a cast member on the NBC television series Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008 and became co-anchor of SNL’s Weekend Update in 2004 alongside friend and colleague Tina Fey. She won her first Primetime Emmy Award in September 2016 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live after 18 nominations.
As a voice actor, she is known for voicing Joy from Inside Out, Sally O’Malley from the Horton Hears a Who! movie adaptation, Bessie Higgenbottom in the 2008–2011 Nickelodeon series, The Mighty B! and Homily Clock from the American-English dub of The Secret World of Arrietty.
Her other films include Blades of Glory, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Inside Out and Sisters. Amy published her memoir Yes Please in 2014. Her participation and contributions in television earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2015.
Amy Poehler Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the USA on September 16, 1971, as Amy Meredith Poehler, but she grew up in Burlington. Her parents, Eileen Frances (née Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler were high school teachers. She has a younger brother, Greg Poehler who is also in the show business as a producer, comedian, and actor. The two served as executive producers on the Swedish-American sitcom Welcome to Sweden.
She has a mixed ancestry of German, Irish, English, and Portuguese on her father’s side, while on her mother’s, she is of Irish descent. Amy belongs to the white ethnicity and has an American nationality. She was raised a Catholic and graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts in 1989, and from Boston College in 1993 with a degree in media and communications.
She was a member of the improv comedy troupe, My Mother’s Fleabag while in college, studied improv at Second City in Chicago with her friend Tina Fey and also at ImprovOlympic. She is a founder of New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Being a talented and excellent act has its benefits apart from drawing fans in their numbers to you and fetching one deserved awards, it pays. Amy through her various works and endorsement has amassed an estimated net worth of 18 million dollars.
Amy Poehler Husband, Kids
Amy has been married only once in her lifetime and that was to Canadian-American actor and comedian, Will Arnett on August 29, 2003. The duo appeared together in a number of movies including four episodes of Arrested Development, one episode of Parks and Recreation and in films such as Spring Breakdown, On Broadway, Blades of Glory, Monster vs. Aliens.
It’s a pity their marriage was not destined to last a lifetime. The duo announced their separation on September 6, 2012. Arnett filed for a divorce two years later on April 8, 2014, which brought the union to its final dissolution on July 29, 2016.
Their marriage, however, produced two sons: Archibald William Emerson Arnett “Archie” born in October 2008 and Abel James Arnett born in August 2010.
After Amy got separated from her husband, she was alleged to have dated John Stamos until late 2012. Nick Kroll came into the picture after that in September 2013. Amy said they have been long-time friends before they began dating being that she likes to build and maintain a friendship with the men she dates or will date.
Throughout the period they were together, they worked closely with Kroll guest starring on Parks and Recreation, the sitcom in which Amy also starred.
In her memoir, Amy mentioned Nick as her boyfriend who knows how to settle her and would usually tell her boring stories to soothe her. They must have had a great time together although they did not last long as a couple. They went their ways in May 2015 as they could not keep up with their conflicting schedules.
Amy found a nest to rest in outside the entertainment circle with Benjamin Graf. Speculations were rife that they were dating after they were spotted together hiking in May 2016. It was, however, confirmed in early 2017 that they were an item. Benjamin is an NYC-based associate attorney at Merchant & Gould, with his practice focused on intellectual property law, patent prosecution and litigation, according to his company profile.
Elegant Amy may not be so tall but her curvaceous and sexy body sure makes up for the loss of height. She stands at the height of 5′ 2″ (1.57 m) and weighs 115 pounds (52 kg). She has a well-proportioned body with these statistics: 33-25-34 inches. Her blonde hair and blue eyes further accentuate her figure.