Amy Meredith Poehler
is an American actress, comedienne, director, producer, and writer who was best known for being a cast member on the NBC
late-night sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live
. She also starred as Leslie Knope
on the NBC
sitcom Parks and Recreation
, and voiced Snow White
in DreamWorks' Shrek the Third
in the live-action Alvin and the Chipmunks film series
, and Gretel
in Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil
. Additionally, she served as the creator of the Nickelodeon
show The Mighty B!
, as well as voicing its lead character, Bessie Higgenbottom
For Disney, she voiced Joy in the Pixar film Inside Out and Homily in the US English dub version of Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arietty. She also played Ruth in the 1999 Touchstone Pictures film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
She is also a best friend of Tina Fey.
Amy Poehler behind the scenes of Inside Out.
supervising Amy Poehler's recording session.
Amy Poehler at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in December 2015.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
speak onstage during the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild awards in January 2016.
Amy Poehler receiving her award for "Favorite voice for animated movie during the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Amy Poehler speaks during the NBC segment of the Summer 2018 TCA Press Tour.