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 Inside Out

Inside Out

2015 PG

When her family relocates across the country, tween Riley Anderson struggles with the stress of her new situation and her animated emotions get carried away -- quite literally -- on a fantastic journey through her mind.

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