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Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedienne, actress and voice actress. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008, and played Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation from 2009 to 2015.

Career

Prior to SNL, Poehler was a regular performer on Upright Citizens Brigade between 1998 through 2000. Other recurring roles on TV shows include Hillary in Undeclared (2001 to 2002), Winnie in Kroll Show (from 2014 through 2015) and Susie in the Wet Hot American Summer series.

Her first major film role was as Ruth in 1999's Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. In 2004, she starred in the film Mean Girls with Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in 2008's Baby Mama. 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. She also starred opposite her then-husband, Will Arnett, in the 2007 film Blades of Glory.

She co-created the Nickelodeon animated series The Mighty B!, and voiced its main character Bessie Higgenbottom. It premiered around the same time as Parks, and Poehler had become a mother during Mighty B!'s run, so these factors may have led to the show's demise. For her role as Bessie, Poehler received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program.[1]

As a voice actress, Poehler voiced Snow White in Shrek the Third (2007), Sally O'Malley in 2008's Horton Hears a Who!, the Chipette Eleanor Miller in the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise (2009 to 2011), Homily in the English dub of The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), Jenny in the 2013 film Free Birds and Joy in the 2015 film Inside Out. For animated series, she has voiced Jenda in The Simpsons (2005 to 2014), Jaclyn Stone in The Awesomes (from 2014 through 2015) and the lead character Duncan Harris in Duncanville (since 2020).

Post-Mighty B, Poehler appeared as Maura Ellis in Sisters alongside Fey, and was Kate Johansen in The House.

Voice credits

Season 1
Episode no. Title Characters voiced
101a "So Happy Together" Bessie Higgenbottom
101b "Sweet Sixteenth" Bessie Higgenbottom
102a "Bee My Baby" Bessie Higgenbottom
102b "Bee Afraid" Bessie Higgenbottom
103a "Artificial Unintelligence" Bessie Higgenbottom
103b "We Got the Bee" Bessie Higgenbottom
104a "Li'l Orphan Happy" Bessie Higgenbottom
104b "Body Rockers" Bessie Higgenbottom
105a "Bat Mitzvah Crashers" Bessie Higgenbottom
105b "Super Secret Weakness" Bessie Higgenbottom
106a "An I See Bee" Bessie Higgenbottom
106b "Woodward and Beesting" Bessie Higgenbottom
107a "Doppelfinger" Bessie Higgenbottom
107b "Little Womyn" Bessie Higgenbottom
108a "The Apprentice" Bessie Higgenbottom
108b "Beenedict Arnold" Bessie Higgenbottom
109a "Boston Beean" Bessie Higgenbottom & Sissy Sullivan
109b "Penny Hearts Joey" Bessie Higgenbottom
110a "Ten Little Honeybees" Bessie Higgenbottom
110b "Toot Toot" Bessie Higgenbottom
111a "Night Howl" Bessie Higgenbottom
111b "Hat Trick" Bessie Higgenbottom
112a "Apoxalypse Now" Bessie Higgenbottom
112b "Hive Jacked" Bessie Higgenbottom
113a "Something's Wrong With This Taffy" Bessie Higgenbottom
113b "Name Shame" Bessie Higgenbottom
114a "Bee Patients" Bessie Higgenbottom
114b "To Bee or Not To Bee" Bessie Higgenbottom
115a "Eye of the Honeybee" Bessie Higgenbottom & Woman One
115b "Thanksgiving Beenactment" Bessie Higgenbottom
116a "Blindsided" Bessie Higgenbottom
116b "Hen and Bappy" Bessie Higgenbottom
117a "Ben Appetit" Bessie Higgenbottom
117b "Dang it Feels Good to Be a Gamester" Bessie Higgenbottom
118a "Portrait of a Happy" Bessie Higgenbottom, Girl & Art Dealer #2
118b "O Say Can Bess See" Bessie Higgenbottom
119a "Macro Mayhem" Bessie Higgenbottom
119b "Ben Screams For Ice Cream" Bessie Higgenbottom
120 "Dragonflies" Bessie Higgenbottom
Season 2
201 "Catatonic" Bessie Higgenbottom
202a "What's the Frequency Bessie?" Bessie Higgenbottom and Redneck Woman
202b "Bee Nice" Bessie Higgenbottom
203a "Dirty Happy" Bessie Higgenbottom
203b "Tour D’Alcatraz" Bessie Higgenbottom & McGee
204a "Hairy Situation" Bessie Higgenbottom
204b "Bee Plus One" Bessie Higgenbottom
205a "Bad to the Bee" Bessie Higgenbottom
205b "Hive of Darkness" Bessie Higgenbottom
206a "Mr. Turtleton's Wild Ride" Bessie Higgenbottom
206b "A Pirate's Life for B" Bessie Higgenbottom
207a "Awww-esome" Bessie Higgenbottom
207b "Dogcatcher in the Rye" Bessie Higgenbottom
208a "Rinx!" Bessie Higgenbottom & Femme Fatale
208b "Sleepless in San Francisco" Bessie Higgenbottom
209a "Finger Pickin' Bad" Bessie Higgenbottom
209b "Higgenbottom's 7" Bessie Higgenbottom
210a "It's B's Party" Bessie Higgenbottom
210b "B-Chip" Bessie Higgenbottom
211a "Old Bee and the Sea" Bessie Higgenbottom
211b "One Million Years Bee.C. Bessie Higgenbottom
212a "The Bone Identity" Bessie Higgenbottom
212b "Grumpy Old Bees" Bessie Higgenbottom
213a "Children of the Unicorn" Bessie Higgenbottom
213b "My Way or the Bee Way" Bessie Higgenbottom
214 "O Brother, What Art Thou?" Bessie Higgenbottom
215 "Stuffed Happens" Bessie Higgenbottom
216 "Gorillas in the Midst" Bessie Higgenbottom
217a "Space Evaders" Bessie Higgenbottom
217b "YiPs" Bessie Higgenbottom
218a "Public Enembee" Bessie Higgenbottom
218b "Bang the Drum Timely" Bessie Higgenbottom
219a "The League of Ordinary Gentlemen" Bessie Higgenbottom
219b "Irritable Bowling Syndrome" Bessie Higgenbottom
220a "Bess-E" Bessie Higgenbottom
220b "C'mon Get Happy!" Bessie Higgenbottom

Trivia

  • She is the only cast member to provide a voice role in every episode.
  • Poehler has stated "Toot Toot" is one of her favorite episodes.[2]
  • Her former husband Will Arnett guest starred in Tour D' Alcatraz.
  • During production of the first season, Poehler recorded as Bessie every Monday.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. Bierly, Mandi (May 14, 2009). Daytime Emmy Awards: 'One Life to Live', 'Ellen DeGeneres' top nominations. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. Ciardullo, Lindsey; Dasaro, Tina; Lynch, Casey (August 9, 2008). Talking With Actress Amy Poehler. Newsday. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. Baldwin, Kristen (April 27, 2008). Amy Poehler: My crazy characters. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
Voice Actors
Series regulars Amy PoehlerAndy RichterJessica DiCiccoDee Bradley BakerDannah FeinglassGrey DeLisle
Recurring Matt BesserJohn Ross BowieMegan CavanaghJessica ChaffinRob CorddryNiecy NashRob PaulsenKevin Michael RichardsonHal RudnickJustin SteinJill TalleyKenan ThompsonSarah ThyreKeone Young
Guest stars Pamela AdlonWill ArnettMike BellPaul ButcherJamie DenboMathias DoughertyZachary GordonJackée HarryArtie LangeDanny MannDonald NewhouseMike O'MalleySuze OrmanBrian PosehnMaya RudolphDan SchneiderAudrey WasilewskiKen Wilson
Crew Members
Creators Amy PoehlerCynthia TrueErik Wiese
Directors Alex KirwanLarry LeichliterEddie TriguerosErik WieseBill Wray
Writers Mike BellWill BersonJohn Ross BowieJessica ChaffinNicholas CofrancescoJamie DenboDannah FeinglassJessica GaoBrendan HayDani MichaeliJulia MirandaRichard PurselAmanda SitkoKristine SongcoCynthia TrueErik Wiese
Storyboard Artists Ray AngrumEd BakerKen BoyerSherm CohenMark ColangeloLouie del CarmenDavid GemmillFred GonzalesChris GrahamIan GrahamSunil HallKirk HansonChuck KleinSteve LeCouilliardFrank MolieriMike MullenLynne NaylorJustin NicholsAaron PaetzHowie PerryBernie PettersonPiero PilusoChris ReccardiKatie RiceJustin RidgeOctavio RodriguezAndy SurianoDave ThomasMiles ThompsonKirk TingbladEddie TriguerosMatt WhitlockErik WieseCarey Yost
Art Director Seonna Hong
Story Editor Cynthia True
Comics Jessica GaoSunil HallBill Wray
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