Amy Poehler is an accomplished American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Born on December 16, 1963, Poehler has carved a successful career in the entertainment industry, boasting a net worth of approximately $30 million. Best known for her time as a cast member on the renowned NBC sketch comedy series, Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 2001 to 2008, she served as co-anchor of the show's satirical news segment, Weekend Update, for the last four years of her tenure.
After honing her improvisational skills at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early 1990s, Poehler co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational comedy troupe. The group eventually migrated to New York City in 1996, and their act evolved into a half-hour sketch-comedy series on Comedy Central in 1998. Beyond SNL, Poehler's extensive television contributions include her executive producer role for shows like Welcome to Sweden, Broad City, Difficult People, Duncanville, Three Busy Debras, and Russian Doll.
Poehler's collaborative relationship with Tina Fey, with whom she frequently paired up on SNL, extends to the feature film industry, where they starred together in Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Sisters, and Wine Country. They also co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards on four occasions in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2021. In 2015, Poehler's notable contributions to television earned her a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She received a Golden Globe Award in 2014 and a Critics' Choice Award in 2012 for her outstanding performances in comedy.