How much is Amy Poehler worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||September 16, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Amy Poehler
Quirky blonde comedienne Amy Poehler has been disproving Christopher Hitchens’ theory that women aren’t funny since her scene-stealing days on Saturday Night Live. Next she balanced motherhood with heading the smash hit NBC comedy, Parks and Recreation.
Amy Meredith Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts and was raised in nearby Burlington. Her signature manic energy earned her the nickname “Crazy Amy” in her youth, but Poehler managed to sideline the crazy when she 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 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 gave the go-ahead for the Upright Citizens Brigade TV series, a sketch show that ran until 2000. Poehler wrote and performed in most of the skits on the show and managed to book appearances on Late Night With Conan O’Brien during her down time.
We calculate Amy Poehler has a net worth of $25 million dollars, as of 2020.
Why Is She So Famous?
This former Saturday Night Live funnywoman spun her late-night comedy success into prime-time gold with Parks and Recreation.
Brigade earned a cult following that it maintains to this day, but Poehler’s biggest break came in 2001 when she was cast as a featured player on Saturday Night Live. Less than six months later, she was starring in several skits per week as a series regular. Poehler immediately garnered 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 and eventually landed a breakout hit in Fey’s high school comedy Mean Girls. She followed up with a starring role in the 2007 ice-skating spoof Blades of Glory and later teamed up with Fey again for the femme-fueled Baby Mama.
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Poehler left SNL in 2008 when she became pregnant, but she has since managed to find time for the occasional guest appearance. She initially focused her sights on voicing Nickelodeon’s kid friendly animated series The Mighty B!, which earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2009, but she moved on to more adult fare.
In 2009, NBC debuted Poehler’s new sitcom Parks and Recreation in its coveted Thursday night lineup. The show has been a huge critical success, and Poehler’s performance as the earnest midwestern bureaucrat Leslie Knope earned her a 2010 Best Actress Emmy nomination.
But Poehler scored a huge catch yet when she married the equally hilarious Arrested Development star,Will Arnett, in 2003. The funny couple mirrored reality when Poehler made a well-received guest appearance on Development as Arnett’s wife, and they later skated together as a creepy brother and sister duo in Blades of Glory.
But they put the skates down when Poehler announced her pregnancy in July of 2008, and welcomed their son Archie the following October. Archie happened to arrive on a Saturday night, and Poehler’s Weekend Update co-anchor Seth Myers delivered the happy news to SNL‘s audience when Poehler was mysteriously absent from the desk. Their second son, Abel, followed in August of 2010, giving Poehler and Arnett plenty of future co-stars to choose from.
Actress and sketch comedy star Amy Poehler was one of the most prominent female cast members ever on Saturday Night Live, and (along with her co-star Tina Fey) helped carve out a bigger place for funny women on the long-running sketch show. She’s also a veteran of live improv and sketch comedy, helping put the Upright Citizens Brigade on the map; their short-lived Comedy Central series was one of the best and most subversive of the 1990s. Though Poehler is often cast as smiley and energetic, her sketch comedy background demonstrates a huge comedic range. She makes being funny look good.
- Amy Poehler was born and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts.
- While attending college in Boston, Poehler was a member of the improv comedy group My Mother’s Fleabag.
- Poehler moved to Chicago and performed at both Second City and ImprovOlympic.
- She joined the improv/sketch group Upright Citizens Brigade in the mid-1990s, and the group got their own Comedy Central sketch show in 1998. It lasted for three seasons.
- In 2001, Poehler joined the cast of Saturday Night Live, where she remained a cast member until 2008.
- Poehler became the star of her own NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation, in 2009.
Notable Amy Poehler Characters on ‘SNL’:
- Child actress Dakota Fanning, host of The Dakota Fanning Show
- Former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
- Betty Caruso, co-host of Bronx Beat
- Kaitlin, the overly-excited stepdaughter of Rick (“Rick! Rick! Rick!”)
- Kelly Ripa, co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly
Additional Amy Poehler Facts:
- Amy Poehler is only the third Saturday Night Live cast member (after Harry Shearer and Eddie Murphy) to be promoted from “featured player” to full cast member during her first year with the show.
- She is married to Arrested Development Will Arnett. The two have one son, Archie, born in 2008 during Poehler’s last season with Saturday Night Live.
- For the 2004/05 season, Poehler became co-anchor of “Weekend Update” alongside cast member and head writer Tina Fey. It was the first time in SNL history that “Update” was anchored by two women.
- In addition to her sketch comedy and TV work, Poehler has appeared in a number of films, including Wet Hot American Summer, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, Mean Girls and Blades of Glory. In 2008, she had her first starring role (once again opposite Tina Fey) in the hit comedy Baby Mama.
- Poehler co-created and provides the voice of the main character on the Nickelodeon animated kids’ series The Mighty B. She received a 2009 Daytime Emmy nomination for her voice work on the show.
- She has twice been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her work on Saturday Night Live, in both 2008 and 2009.
Defining Quote “The great thing about New York is you walk down the street and you look into fancy apartments and think, ‘OK, one day I’m going to live there,’ and then you get to live there. And now I close the curtains on those dirty street urchins who are trying to look in on my fancy jewels.”