How can someone be so good at everything they do? Either it is doing comedy or being an actor, Amy Poehler has always been successful to make the perfect hit on her target. The actress is also a book writer and a director.
Let’s explore more about the life and personal details of the dynamic personality through the article below
|Birth Date:||September 16, 1971|
|Birth Place:||Massachusetts, USA|
|Father’s Name:||William Poehler|
|Mother’s Name:||Eileen Poehler|
|Profession:||Actress, Comedian, Director|
|Height:||5 feet 2 inches (1.57m)|
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (German, Irish, Portuguese Azorean, and English)|
|Social Media:||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
Amy Poehler: full name Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Her parents William Grinstead Poehler and Eileen Frances were both high school teachers. She grew up in Burlington and went to Burlington High School in 1989.
For her graduation, she joined Boston college and completed her degree in media and communications. While being in college, Amy was already into sketch comedy group ‘My Mother’s Flea Bag.’
Later she moved to Chicago city, and joined the theater group ‘Second City’ and ‘ImprovOlympic.’ In 1996, the family moved to New York City.
Career: Comedian, Movies, and Awards
Initially, Amy started her career as a comedian with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) which moved to New York in 1996. However, her name reached height after she joined the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live (SNL).’
While Amy was struggling with her career, SNL hired her as a full cast member and became a rising star in the industry and became the first ever cast member to be nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards.
Working with SNL until 2008, Amy decided to give acting and direction a try. She appeared in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation as Leslie Knop and even won a Golden Award for Best Actress in Television Musical in 2014. Giving continuity to the list of her awards next comes to the Teen Choice Awards for her work on Saturday Night Live.
In 2011, TIME magazine listed her on “100 most influential people in the world.”
Amy also served as a co-author of SNL Weekend Update in 2004 alongside her friend Tina Fey. The two comedians became quick friends and enjoyed their company.
Poehler is also a voice-over artist who has voiced characters in movies like Inside Out (2015), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and The Mighty B! (2008-2011).
Recently, Amy is into direction and made her big screen directional debut through a Netflix movie called Wine Country.
Amy Poehler Book: Yes Please
The actress Amy Poehler announced a bok ‘Yes Please’ in January 2013. Harper Collins imprint Dey Street released the book on 28th October 2014. The publishing company described the book as “full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes, and life lessons.”
An audio version of the book is also available. The audio was nominated under the category of the ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ by the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
Amy Poehler enjoys the impressive net worth of 25 million dollars. However, Amy has not disclosed any details about her salary.
Amy Poehler has a net worth of $25 Million.
Personal Life: Husband, Divorce, and Kids
If you are wondering if Amy is a divorcee, then you are right. Amy was previously married to Canadian-American actor Will Arnett who made his appearance in several movies like Blades of Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and some more. Arnett was also a comedian and a voice-over actor who played roles in Ratatouille (2007), Despicable Me (2010), and The Nut Job (2014).
Amy and Will tied their knot on 29th August 2003. But unfortunately, after nine years of their marriage, they made a decision to separate their ways on September 6, 2012. Will filed a divorce on April 8, 2014, and after the two years long legal process, the couple eventually parted their ways in July 2016.
However, the actress is a mother of two sons. Prior to the divorce, the couple welcomed their first child Archibald in 25th October 2008 and their second child Abel in 6th August 2010.
Is Amy Poehler currently Dating?
Well, the actress does not fall in the category who stucks in the past and regret it. After being separated with her husband, she was in a relationship with a comedian Nick Koll from 2013 to 2015. Adding on to their relation, Amy said that they were friends for a long time before they starting dating and she likes to build a friendship with men she dates. However, her relation with Nick Koll lasted only for 2 years.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight and More
The actress stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 52 kilograms. She wears a bra size of 33 inches. Her waist and hip sizes are 25 inches and 34 inches respectively.
Appearance in Social Media
Amy is popular in Social Media Sites under the name Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. She is active in Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Am has more than 1.5 million followers in Facebook followed by 1 million in Instagram and 259 K followers in Twitter.
With already numerous awards in her career through her acting and comedy, we guess there are still some more to go as a director. What do you say?