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1. Some of her nicknames include Cool Cat Amy, Crazy Amy and Poehlercoaster.
2. Poehler married actor Will Arnett on August 29, 2003, and had a recurring role on the series Arrested Development as the wife of Arnett’s character Gob Bluth.
3. She has twice been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on Saturday Night Live, in both 2008 and 2009.
4. At Boston College, the petite (5-foot 2-inch) Poehler became a member of the college’s improvisational comedy troupe, My Mother’s Fleabag.
5. Her big break came when she became a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2001 to 2008.
6. Her full name is Amy Meredith Poehler.
7. Amy Poehler was one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 1999. The other founding members were Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh.
8. Amy Poehler had a recurring character in two episodes of the college dramedy Undeclared. She appears in the film Southland Tales, which premiered on May 21, 2006, at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
9. She was born September 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts.
10. The actress made her “SNL” cast member debut on the first show after 9/11.
11. Her father has German, Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry, and her mother has Irish ancestry.
12. On the big screen, she seemed to make an impression despite her small roles. In Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, she played a Tourette’s Syndrome sufferer, and in Wet Hot American Summer she was a snobby drama club leader.
13. Her parents are Eileen and William Poehler, both schoolteachers. She said since both her parents were teachers, she grew up having great respect for school and enjoyed it very much.
14. In 1993, she went to Chicago where she studied at Second City and Improv Olympics.
15. In the 90s, she appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” playing Andy Richter’s younger sister, who had a psychotic crush on Conan.
16. When she was a teenager, she worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. “We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing “Happy Birthday” to people while giving them free birthday sundaes,” she said.
17. Amy has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S. – “Mean Girls” and “Envy” (April 30, 2004).
18. In 1996, she moved to New York City after becoming part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which later developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons.
19. Amy Poehler was first involved with sketch comedy when she joined the group My Mother’s Flea Bag when she was attending Boston College.
20. She starred in Mean Girls as Rachel McAdams self-obsessed mother although she is only seven years older than her.