Amy Poehler is well-known for her appearance as a featured regular on the hit show, Saturday Night Live and for playing the iconic Leslie Knope in the series Parks and Recreation. She starred in a number of films and shows including Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Mean Girls, The Simpsons, Sesame Street, Shortcut to Happiness, Inside Out, Megamind and 30 Rock. Always dreaming of carving a niche for herself in the fields of both comedy and acting, she joined comedy theaters such as ImprovOlympics, Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City. She went on to make a name for herself with her side-splitting, go-for-broke performances on television and in movies, especially as part of a duo with Tina Fey. Amy Poehler’s work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Starring as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, she has been nominated for three Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, two Golden Globe Awards, and one Screen Actors Guild Award. She formed her foundation Smart Girls, dedicated to helping young people cultivate authenticity, imagination, and intelligence.
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