Photo of Amy Poehler Amy Poehler

Born Sept. 16, 1971, in Burlington, Mass., Amy Poehler began exploring a comedy career while attending Boston College, where she was a member of the improv troupe My Mother's Fleabag.

After graduation, Poehler moved to Chicago to work with the world-famous Second City, where she met friend and future co-star Tina Fey. Along with Fey, Poehler became one of the most popular female performers on "Saturday Night Live" (2001-08), developing memorable sketch characters and co-anchoring the show's "Weekend Update" segment, earning a pair of Emmy nods for her efforts. She snagged a third nomination in 2010 for her leading role in the sitcom "Parks and Recreation."

Poehler has also scored with audiences on the big screen, starring opposite Will Arnett as a competitive ice skater in Blades of Glory (2007), and reteaming with Fey to play a misguided surrogate mother in Baby Mama (2008).

Amy Poehler in Sisters

Sisters

2015 R

Forced to clean up their childhood bedroom one last time, adult sisters Maura and Jane return to the family home. As long as they're there, they decide to return to high school as well -- throwing the party to end all parties for their ex-classmates.

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