Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, producer and writer. Raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, she graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved to Chicago, Illinois, to study improv at The Second City and ImprovOlympic. In 1996, she moved to New York City after becoming part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, which later developed into an eponymous television show that aired on Comedy Central for three seasons. Poehler was also one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in 1999. Poehler was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. In 2004, she became the co-anchor of the Weekend Update sketch along with her friend and colleague Tina Fey. Poehler's work on SNL earned her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She is known for voicing Bessie Higgenbottom in the 2008–2011 Nickelodeon series, The Mighty B! and Eleanor Miller in the Alvin and the Chipmunks CGI films.
- Born: September 16, 1971 (age 45), Newton
- Spouse: Will Arnett (2003-08-29 to present - Marriage)
- Aliases: Amy Meredith Poehler, Cool Cat Amy, Crazy Amy, Poehler, Poehlercoaster, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade
- Children: Abel James Arnett, Archibald William Emerson Arnett
- Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57m)