Amy Poehler has done more than make us laugh in the course of her career. Renowned for her improv ability, the actress has brought incredible programs to our doorsteps through many TV shows most notably, Saturday Night Live. She has made her career in comedy all the more impressive by expanding to filmmaking including producing, writing, and directing fascinating projects.
Among the many projects in her career dish include working on Parks and Recreation for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series and further obtaining multiple Emmy nominations in the acting, writing, and producing categories. She has also done great hosting stints including co-hosting the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Her memoir titled Yes Please also made an enormous mark in the writing scene.
Amy Poehler Bio
Amy is the daughter of Eileen and William Poehler. She was born in Newton Massachusetts but was raised in nearby Burlington. Both of her parents are school teachers and they practice the Catholic faith. As a child of school teachers, Amy’s parents ensured that she had a quality education. She attended Burlington High School and proceeded to Boston College where she received a bachelor’s degree in media and communications in 1993. She also studied Improv at Second City and also at ImprovOlympic.
Amy Poehler emerged in the limelight in the 1990s as a member and co-founder of sketch comedy group named Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). After a few performances on famous TV networks in the 90s, the group made it to Saturday Night Live in the 2001-2002 season. Of course, Poehler independently played a huge part in making the show a hit.
As a reward for her outstanding performance, she was promoted from being a featured player to full cast member on the show. This turned out to be her breakout platform as she became the first woman and the third person to step up the ladder in such a manner after Harry Shearer and Eddie Murphy. As expected, the appealing elevation made Poehler work harder than ever to remain a force to reckon with in the industry.
She has since done a dozen more performances on the show including making groundbreaking celebrity impressions. With massive film credits and appearances on numerous other TV shows, as well as co-producing, writing, and directing; there is no doubt that Poehler has built up her image as a savvy multi-talented Hollywood star.
Her Husband, Kids, and Divorce
Poehler and Canadian actor Will Arnett were among the countless celebrities that took their love from film to real life. The two met on the series Arrested Development and dated for a while before solidifying their relationship on August 29, 2003.
After their marriage, Poehler had a recurring role on the series, playing her husband’s wife. They starred in more films together and it was fair to assume that their love would last for long.
However, they announced their separation in 2012 to the disappointments of many fans that rooted for them. Their divorce was finalized in 2016 and good enough, they didn’t have to struggle for the custody of the products of their marriage – two sons Archie and Abel born in 2008 and 2010 respectively. They both play active roles in raising them.
Amy’s Boyfriend, Who Is She Dating?
Months after Amy Poehler’s marriage shattered, the iconic actress started dating fellow comedian, Nick Kroll who is widely known for appearing in The League and guest starring in Parks and Recs.
The duo made their first public appearance as a couple in 2013 during AFI’s Life Achievement Award gala in Hollywood. Their love seemed to be intense and Poehler even wrote that the actor was encouraging her in the right ways. But in 2015, they ended up splitting with Poehler moving over to Benjamin Graf who is an attorney at Merchant & Gould New York.
The two stayed friends for a while before beginning their love journey. But the years of their friendship seemed not to have been able to sustain the love affair that lasted only for two years.
Weight and Quick Facts
Amy Poehler is every man’s dream when it comes to physical appearance. She is not tall and stands only at a height of 5 feet 2 inches. Nonetheless, her amazing petite body frame which weighs only 52 kg gives her all the necessary enhancement she needs to be described as a sensational beauty. There following are quick facts about the comedian…
Birth Name: Amy Poehler
Date of Birth: September 16, 1971
Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation: Actress, Comedian, Director, Producer, Writer
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Height: 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm)
Weight: 52 kg (115 pounds)