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Amy Poehler
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Poehler at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon (2012).
Born
Amy Meredith Poehler

September 16, 1971 (1971-09-16) (age 48)
Education Boston College (BA)
Occupation Actress, comedian, director, writer, producer,
Years active 1996 (1996)–November 2017, 25 (25-11-2017)
Spouse(s)
Will Arnett
(m. 2003; div. 2016)
Children 2

Amy Meredith Poehler (/ˈplər/; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director, producer and writer. She was a cast member of the television program Saturday Night Live between 2001 and 2008.

Early life

Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Her parents are high school teachers Eileen Frances (née Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. She grew up in nearby Burlington. Her father is of German, Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry. Her mother is of Irish ancestry. Poehler was raised in the Catholic faith. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1989. She studied at Boston College and at The Second City.

Marriage and family

Poehler has been married to Will Arnett since 2003. They have two children. In September 2012, Poehler and Arnett separated. The divorce was finalized in 2016.

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