How much is Amy Poehler worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 16, 1971 (age 50)|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Amy Poehler
Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, and producer who has a net worth of $25 million. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2001-08 and is the co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She was a co-anchor of SNL’s news parody, Weekend Update, and a master improvisational.
She was born in Newton, Massachusetts and was raised in nearby Burlington and enrolled in the prestigious Boston College in 1993. She majored in media and communications, but still found the time to put her comedic talents to good use in My Mother’s Fleabag, an absurdly named local improv troupe. Poehler later moved to Chicago and performed at both Second City and ImprovOlympic.
Poehler earned her diploma then headed west to Chicago to study improv at Second City, where she first met her bespectacled future co-star, Tina Fey. She also teamed up with locals Matt Besser and Matt Walsh to form the Upright Citizens Brigade and joined them when they relocated to New York City. In 1998, Comedy Central wanted a sketch of hers on the show and it eventually ran until 2000.
Brigade earned a following that it maintains to this day. Her biggest break came in 2001 when she was cast as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. She soon wrote and performed in many skits as a series regular. Poehler built a fan base and was eventually given the opportunity to co-host the show’s popular ‘Weekend Update.’
She also managed to book a few small roles in some little-seen big screen comedies. After more time and effort invested into comedic timing and on-screen presence she landed a breakout hit in Fey’s high school comedy Mean Girls. She also appeared in the 2007 ice-skating spoof Blades of Glory and then with Fey again for the femme-fueled Baby Mama.
A year later, in 2008, Poehler left SNL when she became pregnant. She had married Will Arnett in 2003 and gave birth to their two children Archie and Abel in 2008 and 2010 respectively. She continued to make occasional guest appearance but also began voicing Nickelodeon’s kid friendly animated series The Mighty B!, which earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2009.
That same year, NBC debuted Poehler’s sitcom Parks and Recreation which ran until 2015. Fey and Poehler hosted the Golden Globe Awards four times in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2021. As of 2023, Poehler has a net worth estimated at around $25 million dollars.