Amy Poehler currently stars on Saturday Night Live,
where she gives impressions of Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Ripa,
Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Stone and Michael Jackson. She
was promoted from featured player to full cast member during her
first season on SNL, and is only the third person (the first two
were Harry Shearer and Eddie Murphy) to earn this distinction.
Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, Amy Poehler co-anchors Weekend Update with Tina Fey, replacing outgoing cast member Jimmy Fallon. In a TV Guide interview, Fey said that with Poehler coanchoring, there now is "double the s--ual tension."
A 1993 graduate of Boston College, Amy Poehler was a key member of America's oldest collegiate improv comedy troupe, My Mother's Fleabag. Poehler has appeared in films such as Wet Hot American Summer, Mean Girls, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, and Envy. In the past, she often appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as Andy Richter's little sister, and as a recurring character in two episodes of the college "dramedy" Undeclared.
Amy Poehler performed at Second City Chicago and the ImprovOlympic, and is a disciple of longform improv comic innovator Del Close. She was one of the four players on Comedy Central's Upright Citizens Brigade and is a co-owner and a performer of longform improv most Sunday evenings at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.
Amy Poehler is married to Will Arnett, of the FOX comedy Arrested Development, and had recurring roles in the series as the wife of Arnett's character GOB. She is set to appear in the film Southland Tales in 2006.
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