Amy Poehler is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, director, producer, and writer who started her career as part of the improvisational comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade and landed a half-hour sketch comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998. In 2001, she became a cast member on NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' and later became the co-anchor of SNL's 'Weekend Update' (2004).
She had a lead voice role in the animated series 'The Mighty B!' (2008-11), which she also co-created. Her best role came in 2009 when she was cast as Leslie Knope on the political comedy series 'Parks and Recreation', for which she won a 'Golden Globe Award' in 2014. In 2016, she bagged a 'Primetime Emmy Award' for 'Saturday Night Live'. She is currently the host of the sketch comedy series 'The UCB Show' (since 2016).
She also has an impressive filmography to go with her acclaimed television roles; she has appeared in successful films like 'Wet Hot American Summer' (2001), 'Blades of Glory' (2007), 'Mr. Woodcock' (2007), 'Baby Mama' (2008), 'They Came Together' (2014), and 'Sisters' (2015). Most notable of her voice roles in films is Joy from Disney's top grossing animated-drama film 'Inside Out' (2015).
After spending 12 years in Africa with her parents, a homeschooled teenager returns to the United States. On joining a public school, she struggles to make friends and soon learns about the social rules that need to be followed to fit in with her peers. Mean Girls is a teen comedy with a cult following.
Musicians JB and KG are on the cusp of becoming one of the greatest rock bands ever if they can find the legendary ‘pick of destiny’, which has supernatural powers. Unfortunately, the guitar pick is actually a piece of Satan’s tooth who wants it back to regain full power.
Set in the hot summer of 1981, the film follows a group of counselors on the last day of a summer camp, desperate to complete their unfinished agenda before the day is over. That includes, trying to produce the greatest talent show for Ben and Susie, prying away Kate from her boyfriend for Coop, and many more.
Chazz and Jimmy are skaters and rivals who are banned from competing in men's singles after their fight in the World Games awards ceremony. Three years later, they come together to take advantage of a loophole in the ban and compete together as an all-male team. However, the two are poles apart and their rivals want to ensure their defeat.
As a sequel to a 2004 film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a 1980s-themed comedy that revolves around a San Diego news anchor, Ron Burgundy, who moves to New York to join a 24-hour news channel along with his former colleagues. Starring Will Ferrell as Burgundy, and other major stars, this film features family drama and hilarious professional rivalry too.
As their parents have decided to sell their home, recently divorced Maura and her hotheaded sister Kate are required to travel to Orlando to clean out their old bedroom. Once there, they decide to throw one last party and invite their former classmates. But very soon, it starts getting out of control and very soon there may not be any house to sell.
Kate Holbrook, a successful single career-woman, discovers that she has only one-in-million chance of conceiving. Determined to have a child, she hires working-class Angie Ostrowiski as surrogate. When a homeless Angie turns up at Kate’s place, the two incompatible, diverse personalities struggle to co-exist as they prepare for the big arrival. However, in the process, each one learns something from the other.
Deuce Bigalow, a luckless fish-tank cleaner is hired by a gigolo for a temporary task of looking after his house. Deuce inadvertently wrecks the place which leaves him with no option but to turn a gigolo to pay for the damages. He encounters a string of strange clients, and falls in love with one, as he dodges a shady officer stalking him.
Set in dystopian Los Angeles, a fictional United States is under threat of a nuclear attack in this sci-fi-thriller satire. Activists, corporations and governments seek their agendas in the backdrop of mass paranoia. Meanwhile, a movie star plans his next movie with a porn star and policeman.
A successful self-help author returns to his hometown in Nebraska to discover that his widowed mother is dating his former high school gym teacher, who he remembers to be an abusive bully. The American sports comedy follows his attempts to keep them from getting married.
Envy is a dark comedy film, which revolves around two friends, who are also neighbors and co-workers. However, when one of their inventions succeeds, the other finds himself quite jealous of his friends’ success.
11-year-old Riley had a happy life led by her basic emotion of Joy, but Sadness takes over after her family moves to a new city. Following a power struggle between the two emotions, both get sucked out of the headquarters along with her core memories. With Anger, Fear, and Disgust in control, Riley's life turns into a nightmare.
Also known as The Secret World of Arrietty, the movie tells the story of a group of tiny people known as the Borrowers, who live in the floors and walls of humans and survive by borrowing small items from them. Their secret existence is put in danger when a young borrower girl Arrietty befriends a young boy named Shō.
The elephant, Horton, discovers the tiny city of Whoville and all its residents—the Whosvresiding on a speck of dust. However, he can only hear them, not see them. Horton now has to race against time and convince other jungle animals to find a more stable environment for Whoville, as none of them can actually see Whoville.
Far away in space, an unknown planet explodes sending a meteorite towards earth which strikes a bride just before her wedding ceremony. Her appearance changes, the authorities take charge of her and soon she finds herself in a secret facility with monsters of all shapes and sizes.
King Harold of Far, Far Away land is dying and Shrek is unwilling to wear the crown. So he sets out with Donkey and Puss in Boots, to bring the King’s nephew, Artie, back from magic school and crown him instead. In his absence, the evil Prince Charming with his army takes over the land. Shrek, Artie and Fiona must now defeat the villain and regain the kingdom.
This animated comedy film tells the story of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, who must defeat a rival female music group, in order to save the music programme of their school.
While aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and the Chipettes accidentally go overboard. Soon they end up in a tropical island which seems deserted. They soon start to think that they might not be really alone.
Amy Poehler Awards
|Parks and Recreation||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||2014|
|Saturday Night Live||Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series||2016|
|Inside Out||Best Virtual Performance||2016|
|Baby Mama||Best WTF Moment||2009|