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2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

2014 Emmy Awards ceremony begins in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony has begun in Los Angeles with comedian Seth Meyers serving as host of the American television industry's biggest night.
Karen Butler
Sarah Palin calls out Tina Fey for portraying her as 'an idiot'

Sarah Palin calls out Tina Fey for portraying her as 'an idiot'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called out actress Tina Fey for "capitalizing" on her image by making her look like "an idiot."
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Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara to be presenters at next week's Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Debra Messing, Sofia Vergara, Allison Janney and Lucy Liu are to be presenters at the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, producers announced.
Karen Butler
John Cena joins Amy Poehler, Tina Fey flick

John Cena joins Amy Poehler, Tina Fey flick

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) --WWE wrestler John Cena joins Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's comedy, "The Nest."
Danielle Haynes
Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson star in 'Are You Here' trailer

Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson star in 'Are You Here' trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) --Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson play best friends in the debut trailer for the movie "Are You Here."
Aileen Graef
Amy Poehler reveals how Jon Hamm consoled her during her pregnancy

Amy Poehler reveals how Jon Hamm consoled her during her pregnancy

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) --Jon Hamm was hosting "Saturday Night Live" when he told a crying, pregnant Amy Poehler to "get her s*** together."
Kate Stanton
Amy Poehler previews her first book, 'Yes Please'

Amy Poehler previews her first book, 'Yes Please'

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) --Comedian Amy Poehler will make her literary debut later this year with unconventional memoir "Yes Please."
Annie Martin
Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

Netflix may produce a 'Wet Hot American Summer' TV series

LOS GATOS, Calif., May 23 (UPI) --A 'Wet Hot American Summer' television series may be in the works at Netflix.
Annie Martin
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles at comedy tribute

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles at comedy tribute

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Tina Fey and Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles in 'One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.'
Annie Martin
USA Network eyes Foster, Poehler projects; 'Stanistan' pilot

USA Network eyes Foster, Poehler projects; 'Stanistan' pilot

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) --USA Network says its development slate for the 2014-15 TV season includes projects from Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel, Peter Tolan and Carlton Cuse.
Karen Butler
Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in first trailer for 'They Came Together'

Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star in first trailer for 'They Came Together'

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd star as an unlikely couple in the first trailer for romantic comedy satire "They Came Together."
Annie Martin
'Parks and Recreation' Season 6 finale features Michelle Obama

'Parks and Recreation' Season 6 finale features Michelle Obama

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama tries to convince Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation" character to take a job in Chicago.
Danielle Haynes
Watch Amy Poehler walk the streets of New York in a Pitbull mask

Watch Amy Poehler walk the streets of New York in a Pitbull mask

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler appeared on Billy Eichner's series, "Billy On the Street," for a game called "It's not Pitbull, it's Amy Poehler."
Kate Stanton
NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air a 3-hour live television special, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live."
Karen Butler
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 arrives for the 34th Annual Gracie Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on June 3, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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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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