Amy Poehler

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1 Feb, 2014

Elle cover

Magazine Cover

amy-poehler-mindy-kaling-more-cover-elle-tv-issuePoehler, Kaing, Deschanel, and Williams appear on their own covers of the February 2014 issue of Elle magazine. Poehler talks about getting into directing, producing, and writing. Williams talks about where she wants her career to go.

I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine. I want to play someone who’s on heroin. There’s nothing I don’t want to do. I want to play a guy at some point. I’ll gain 100 pounds, I’ll cut my hair off, I’ll do whatever. I’m not precious about any of it.

30 Jan, 2014

Amy Poehler interview

Elle Magazine interviews Poehler about balancing 3 jobs and a family.

Now that I have little kids [Archie, five, and Abel, three], I’m up at 5:30 a.m. no matter what. Sleep at this point is just a concept, something I’m looking forward to investigating in the future. But I’d like to say that I maintain that same sense of play and creativity and spontaneity of being able to get into a room with people and say, “Let’s waste some time.” When you’re a creative person, even when you’re in a position of power, you still have to be able to straddle those two worlds. Power sometimes comes down to knowing the vocabulary, figuring out how the system works and how to work within it. You need to believe that you deserve to be in the room once you get there. Directing, producing, and writing is the direction I’m headed into these days.

18 Jul, 2013

Emmy nomination


Poehler is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation.

I appreciate the nominations. I love my job. But nice try, guys. I’m not falling for this old trick again.

2013 Emmy Award nominees announced

14 Jul, 2011

Emmy nomination


Poehler is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation.

I am so pumped… I’m so excited. I’ve had, like, four sugar donuts and I’m eating Greek yogurt with honey and I’m about to blast out of here.

63rd Primetime Emmy Nominations - 2011 Emmy Awards Nominees Announced

28 Jan, 2011

Elle Magzine interview


Jones and Poehler give a joint interview to Elle about what would happen if they both wore the same outfit.


Rashida has the best style. It would mean Rashida helped me, or she was having a bad day.


That’s not true, Poehls. We just went shopping and pretty much bought all the same clothes.


All I did was buy everything Rashida did, but in just a little bit bigger size.

16 Jul, 2009

Emmy nomination


Poehler is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Various Characters on Saturday Night Live.

I am superpumped for some high-octane, heart-thumping, hardcore Emmy action!


Joins My Mother’s Fleabag Improv Troupe

While attending Boston College, Poehler joinsCBerkery_8280_Fleabag the improv comedy troupe, My Mothers Fleabag. Her parents believed it would distract her from her studies, but Poehler continued in it regardless.

To do improv, you have to somewhat fearless or crazy or have a death wish, but I think it attracts some certain people and I think that [My Mother’s Fleabag] is a great organization. And in great organizations there is a spirit that is very hard to capture an people borrow it and leave some of themselves behind. It’s a thing thats bigger than ourselves and it’s calming.

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