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Name: Amy Poehler  
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Date of Birth: 16th September 1971
Place of Birth: Burlington, Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Actress
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Amy Poehler on SNL Opening Credits

Amy Poehler (born September 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is an American comedian and actress. She currently stars on Saturday Night Live, where she gives impressions of Sharon Osbourne, Kelly Ripa, Madonna, Avril Lavigne 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 Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers) to earn this distinction.

Amy Poehler on Weekend Update

Beginning with the 2004-2005 season, she coanchors 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 sexual tension."

A 1993 Boston College graduate, she 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.

Lindsay Lohan and Amy Poehler in a skit from a 2004 episode of SNL

She 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, that developed from the Comedy Central series.

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 late 2005.

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