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Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Will Arnett and Amy Poehler separated back in 2012.
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Amy Poehler and Tina Fey may reunite for 'The Nest'

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey may reunite for 'The Nest'

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- Comedians Amy Poehler and Tina Fey may reunite for the upcoming comedy "The Nest."
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Amy Poehler named honorary chairperson for World Book Night

Amy Poehler named honorary chairperson for World Book Night

March 26 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler will take part in this year's World Book Night as the event's honorary chairperson.
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'Mean Girls' stars to reunite

'Mean Girls' stars to reunite

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Sources say that co-writer Tina Fey has been organizing a cast reunion for months to celebrate the 'Mean Girls' 10th anniversary.
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Amy Poehler to star in new Old Navy campaign

Amy Poehler to star in new Old Navy campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5 (UPI) -- "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler has been tapped to write, direct and star in a series of commercials for Old Navy, set to run through summer.
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Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

Jennifer Garner joined by Ben Affleck at Vanity Fair Oscars after party

HOLLYWOOD, March 3 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck wasn't by Jennifer Garner's side when she walked the red carpet at the 86th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.
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Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will make a cameo on the Season 6 finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC said Thursday.
Seth Meyers makes 'Late Night' debut with guest VP Joe Biden

Seth Meyers makes 'Late Night' debut with guest VP Joe Biden

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Seth Meyers made his debut on "Late Night" Monday night with a special guests including Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden.
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Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- {i:Mean Girls} director Mark Waters has stepped forward to spill a few behind-the-scene secrets from the film on the verge of its 10th anniversary.
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Lindsay Lohan reunites with Danny Franzese, 'Damian' from 'Mean Girls'

Lindsay Lohan reunites with Danny Franzese, 'Damian' from 'Mean Girls'

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan had a blast from the past Wednesday as she ran into one of her "Mean Girls" co-stars in New York City.
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George Clooney recalls post-Golden Globes prank on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

George Clooney recalls post-Golden Globes prank on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- George Clooney pranked Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with a little help from a clueless Matt Damon.
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Golden Globe Awards ceremony date set for Jan. 11

Golden Globe Awards ceremony date set for Jan. 11

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony is to take place Jan. 11, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, organizers said Wednesday.
Seth Meyers gets emotional in final 'Weekend Update' sketch [VIDEO]

Seth Meyers gets emotional in final 'Weekend Update' sketch [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Seth Meyers' old pals, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader wish him a fond farewell on final "Saturday Night Live" episode.
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Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Senate Dems are not happy about Julia Louis-Dreyfus' e-cig bit from the Golden Globes

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Four U.S. senators has asked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC Universal to refrain from featuring e-cigarettes.
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Emma Thompson drinks martini onstage at the Golden Globes

Emma Thompson drinks martini onstage at the Golden Globes

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The "Saving Mr. Banks" star livened up the proceedings with an endearingly boozy introduction of Best Screenplay.
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Amy Meredith Poehler  /ˈpoʊlər/ (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedian, actress and voice actress. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. In 2004, she starred in the film Mean Girls with Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in Baby Mama in 2008. She is currently the lead of NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation. She has been nominated twice for both the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Saturday Night Live, and for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Parks & Recreation.

Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts, and grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Eileen Frances (née Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler, both teachers. She is a distant cousin of author Stephen King and U.S. senator Scott Brown, through shared New England ancestry. Poehler was raised Catholic.

A 1993 graduate of Boston College, Poehler was a member of America's oldest collegiate improv comedy troupe, "My Mother's Fleabag". After graduating from college, Poehler moved to Chicago, where she studied improvisational theatre at Second City, with friend and future co-star Tina Fey. She also studied with Del Close at ImprovOlympic, going on to become part of the touring company as well as teaching classes at IO.

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