How Old Is Amy Poehler?

Amy Poehler is one of the most famous comedians in Hollywood. She has been putting smiles on people’s faces since the 1990s, and many folks are aware of at least some of her works.

But just because you have seen her shows or movies doesn’t mean that you might know a lot about who Amy Poehler is when the cameras aren’t rolling. If you’re curious about Amy Poehler, read on below to learn some facts about her.

How old is Amy Poehler?

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Amy Poehler was born on September 16, 1971, which means that she is turning 48 in 2019.

Poehler grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, and attended Burlington High School, which she graduated from in 1989. She once shared that she was the kind of teenager who blended in with different crowds:

“I weaved in and out of activities and groups, and hid on occasion… I played basketball and soccer for a while and I thought I might be some kind of athlete… I was a cheerleader for a while. I did student council. I started to hang with the popular crowd but was never considered the prettiest or most interesting.”

However, it wasn’t until she went to Boston College that her love for comedy really blossomed. Poehler was an active member of the school’s improv comedy troupe, which led her to eventually pursue comedy professionally. Amy Poehler graduated from Boston College in 1993, when she was 21-22 years old.

What shows and movies has Amy Poehler been in?

After graduating from college, Amy Poehler pursued a career in Hollywood. She began appearing in various shows and movies, including on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Her career really picked up when she became a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 2001. She was actually the first woman to have been promoted from being a featured player on the show to a main cast member. Poehler eventually became known for hosting Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment until she left in 2008.

Another role on TV that fans might know Amy Poehler from is Leslie Knope in Parks and RecreationShe was on the show from 2009 to 2015 and earned numerous awards for her work.

Additionally, Amy Poehler has been in many movies as well. She gained a bit of popularity playing Regina George’s wacky mother in Mean Girls (2003). Poehler also voiced several characters in popular children’s films such as Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Free Birds (2013), and Inside Out (2015).

Is Amy Poehler married?

In 2003, Amy Poehler tied the knot with actor Will Arnett, who she met in 1996. The couple has two children together: Archie (b. 2008) and Abel (b. 2010).

However, in 2012, after nine years of marriage, it was announced that Poehler and Arnett were filing for divorce. The reason, according to a source, was simply because their romantic relationship had lost its sparks.

“Will and Amy started to feel more like best friends than a married couple,” the insider shared. “They drifted apart, like a lot of couples do, but there’s no malice in the split, nor was anyone else involved.”

Amy Poehler also revealed in 2014 that she has no bad blood with Will Arnett: “‘I am proud of how my ex-husband, Will, and I have been taking care of our children. I am beyond grateful he is their father; and I don’t think a ten-year marriage constitutes failure.”

In 2013, she began a relationship with comedian Nick Kroll, but the two of them parted ways in 2015. Reportedly, it was due to their immensely busy schedules.

Some time later, Amy Poehler started dating lawyer Benjamin Graf. It’s not clear where the two are now in their relationships because Poehler keeps her love life on the down-low. However, in 2018, RadarOnline reported that the pair has broken up.