Renowned as "a brilliantly inventive sketch comedian," (Entertainment Weekly, 11/05), Poehler boasts an impressive arsenal of outrageous characters, from the hyperactive "Caitlin" and one-legged reality show contestant "Amber" to a manic host of "Good Morning Meth," Poehler has also contributed memorable impressions of Kelly Ripa, Avril Lavigne, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul, Senator Hillary Clinton, Sharon Stone and Michael Jackson. Poehler joined the SNL cast from the Upright Citizens Brigade, a sketch/improv troupe originally formed in Chicago.
Poehler and the U.C.B. relocated to New York where they had a sketch show on Comedy Central for three seasons on which she was both a writer and performer. In addition, they opened a theater currently regarded as the premiere sketch/improv comedy venue in New York City. Poehler and the U.C.B. was featured in "A.S.S.S.S.C.A.T.: Improv" an improvised comedy special on Bravo.
Other feature credits include in the hit comedy Mean Girls, Mr. Woodcock, Southland Tales, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, The Ex, Wet Hot American Summer, and Envy. Poehler has made memorable appearances on television ranging from Late Night with Conan O'Brien (as recurring character "Stacey," Andy Richter's little sister), Arrested Development, Wonder Showzen and Undeclared. She also was a voice on O'Grady and The Simpsons. Poehler is married to actor Will Arnett and lives in New York City.
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