Amy Poehler | Biography
Renowned American celebrity Amy Poehler is popular all around the world for the achievements she has received. Actress, voice artist, comedian, writer, producer and director by profession, the multi-talented woman is a 15 times nominee of Emmy Award. Best recognized for appearing in movies and television shows such as Baby Mama, Parks and Recreation, Mean Girls, The Mighty B! and Saturday Night Live, Amy is an established personality of American entertainment industry.
Acknowledged by her professional name Amy Poehler, the charismatic figure was born as Amy Meredith Poehler on 16th September, 1971. She was born in Newton, a suburban city in Massachusetts, as the daughter of William Grinstead Poehler and his wife, Eileen Frances (née Milmore). Both of her parents were high school teachers who were of German, Portuguese, English and Irish ancestry. She has a younger brother named Greg Poehler who is also a renowned actor, comedian, writer and producer. She is best friend with actress Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, best recognized by her professional name Tina Fey.
Amy is well known to have dated Matt Besser, an American actor and comedian, during the 90s. By the early 2000s, she began dating Canadian actor William Emerson Arnett, best known as Will Arnett, with whom she wedded on 29th August, 2003. Amy and William share two sons together. Their first son Archibald William was born in October 2008 while their second son Abel James was born in August 2010. During their married life, the couple has worked together in various movies such as Blades of Glory, On Broadway, Monsters vs. Alien, Spring Breakdown and Horton Hears a Who!. The couple is best received for playing reel life couple in the television series Arrested Development. Amy and Will, after spending 9 years as husband and wife, decided to end their marriage in 2012. Amy began dating actor Nicholas J. “Nick” Kroll the year that followed. Nick is 7 years junior to Amy.
Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Amy grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts. In Burlington, she was educated at the Burlington High School, upon graduating from where she joined the Boston College. She studied Media and Communications at the college and received her graduation degree in 1993. While she was still student at the Boston College, she became a member of My Mother’s Fleabag, the eldest collegiate improve troupe of America. After graduation, she shifted to Chicago and studied at Second City, an improvisational theatre. She also studied at the ImprovOlympic under the famous actor/acting tutor Del P. Close. Subsequently, Amy launched her professional acting career and made her debut television appearance in 1997 through the television series Apartment 2F. She made her debut film appearance the following year through the movie Tomorrow Night. As an actress, Amy made her breakthrough in 2001 when she got featured in prominent television show Upright Citizens Brigade. The success she received through Upright Citizens Brigade opened her doorway to various other major roles in television series such as Saturday Night Live, The Mighty B!, Parks and Recreation, etc. While talking about movies, Amy has noteworthy appearance in movies such as They Came Together, Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Wet Hot American Summer, Are You Here, Blades of Glory, Horton Hears a Who!, and many more. Nominated for a bunch of awards, Amy has won awards such as Golden Globe, American Comedy, Gracie Allen, MTV Movie and Writers Guild of America throughout her career. Besides, her successful career has helped the actress in earning huge net worth which is estimated to be approximately 18 million USD.
There is no doubt that Amy is one of the most admired actresses of America. Beautiful in and out, the actress is known to have made efforts in raising funds for various charities. Amy is an active supporter of charities such as Autism Speaks, The Trevor Project, Artists for Peace and Justice, Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Rosie’s Place, Amy can be frequently seen working for the causes like sexual abuse, depression and suicide, LGBT support, HIV/AIDS, poverty, and so on.
Regarded to be one of the most talented American artists, Amy Poehler has proved to be the best in her field through various projects. The super-talented multi-millionaire star has won the hearts of people worldwide and has become a role model in many people’s life.