- Amy Poehler is a Golden Globe Award-winning actress best known for her lead role as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Besides, she is famous for co-anchoring Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with her best friend, Tina Fey.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Amy Poehler is a Golden Globe Award-winning actress best known for her lead role as Leslie Knope on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Besides, she is famous for co-anchoring Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update with her best friend, Tina Fey.
Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Amy Poehler was born on 16 September 1971 under the star sign Virgo. The 49 years old actress is American by nationality and belongs to German, Irish, Portuguese, Azorean, and English ancestry.
After graduating from Burlington High School in 1989, Poehler joined Boston College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications. She then moved to Chicago and studied improv at Second City. In the mid-1990, she also attended ImprovOlympic.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
After studying improv, Poehler co-founded the improvisational-comedy troupe called Upright Citizens Brigade. Their act became a half-hour sketch-comedy series on Comedy Central, two years after moving to New York City in 1996. Eventually, the comedy group founded Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
Poehler joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2001. Along with her friend Tina Fey, she began co-anchoring SNL‘s Weekend Update in 2004. She departed from the series in 2008 and starred as Leslie Knope in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. She then performed voice acting roles for several films, including Shrek the Third, Inside Out, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Mighty B!.
Furthermore, Poehler is an executive producer on the TV series Broad City, Welcome to Sweden, Duncanville, Difficult People, Three Busy Debras, and Russian Doll. She was also the voice of Eleanor in the CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise until 2015.
For the final season of Parks and Recreation, Poehler landed herself $250,000 per episode. She received $200,000 per episode for the earlier seasons. She lives together with her sons in a $3.6 million renovated Beverly Hills home. As of December 2020, Poehler’s net worth is estimated at $25 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Poehler is currently single and might be looking for someone to get hitched. However, she was once a married woman and is a divorcee.
Poehler was married to Canadian actor Will Arnett. The two tied the knot on 29 August 2003 and later welcomed two children – sons Abel and Archie – to the brood. After 13 years of marriage, the couple split in 2012. Her estranged husband filed for divorce in April 2014. Two years after, their divorce got finalized.
After splitting with her husband, Poehler began dating fellow comedian Nick Kroll. They dated for two years, from 2013 to 2015, before calling off their relationship.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
The comedian was born to parents Eileen and William Poehler. Both her parents were teachers by profession. She has a brother named Greg Poehler. Her brother is also a producer and actor.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Poehler has a short height standing at 5 feet 2 inches. Her body is in good shape and weighs around 52 kg. Her blonde hair and blue eyes add more to her personality.