Amy Poehler Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

31st January 2016

Quote: "Let's all calm down about Leonardo DiCaprio and how hard it was to shoot The Revenant. So you slept in a horse and you ate bison liver. Big whoop! Carol would have slept in that horse, worn it, done a song and a dance and made a much funnier face after eating something disgusting. The point is Carol is better than all of us (and) we're gonna give her a prize for it." Comedienne Amy Poehler pokes fun at Leonardo DiCaprio's tough role in The Revenant while presenting the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Carol Burnett at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Saturday (30Jan16).

21st December 2015

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney made a surprise appearance on U.S. sketch show on Saturday Night Live this weekend (19Dec15) to join musical guest Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to perform festive favourite Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.

21st December 2015

Fact: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler put a comedic spin on Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video during an appearance on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend (19Dec15) by spoofing the star-studded promo with special guest Amy Schumer.

10th December 2015

Quote: "The director Jason Moore and the writer Paula Pell sort of emailed and said, 'What would you guys have (had) in your bedroom (in the 1980s)?' And it was so fun 'cause it was like a trip down memory lane: Michael J. Fox poster, Out of Africa, a lot of Xanadu in my life growing up... Adam Ant..." Comedienne Amy Poehler loved helping to decorate her childhood bedroom in new movie Sisters.

29th July 2015

Fact: U.S. sitcom WELCOME TO SWEDEN, the series comedienne Amy Poehler produces with her younger brother Greg, has been cancelled by executives at the NBC network after two seasons. The programme, which Greg Poehler stars in and writes, has been a hit in Sweden, but failed to earn strong ratings in America.

19th February 2015

Fact: Comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have signed up to lend their likenesses and voices to the upcoming New York Spring Spectacular show starring legendary dance troupe The Rockettes. The multi-media musical production will also feature video cameos from the likes of 50 Cent, Whoopi Goldberg, Bella Thorne, John Leguizamo, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump, while Nashville actors Laura Benanti and Derek Hough are set to take to the stage for each Radio City Music Hall show. The production begins in the Big Apple next month (Mar15).

14th January 2015

Fact: Chris Pratt has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Man of the Year Award from Harvard University's Hasty Pudding club. The actor's Parks & Recreation co-star Amy Poehler has been named Woman of the Year.

12th January 2015

Quote: "In Into The Woods, Cinderella runs from her prince, Rapunzel is thrown from a tower... and Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby." Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler tests the Hollywood celebrity crowd at the ceremony on Sunday (11Jan15) with a topical joke about the embattled comedian.

6th January 2015

Fact: Comedienne Amy Poehler has been named the recipient of Harvard University's Woman of the Year honour. The actress will be presented with the 2015 Hasty Pudding Award during a parade and roast on 29 January (15). Dame Helen Mirren was feted with the title last year (14), while Neil Patrick Harris served as 2014's Man of the Year.

9th December 2014

Quote: "I find that writing topless relaxes me." Actress and comedienne Amy Poehler reveals her secret to being a successful author. The Parks and Recreation star's new memoir, Yes Please, debuted at number on on the New York Times bestsellers list in November (14).

27th October 2014

Quote: "It's great to not live with somebody! I don't know if I ever want to live with somebody else again." Comedienne Amy Poehler has no plans to move in with her boyfriend, Nick Kroll, who she started dating following the 2012 breakdown of her nine-year marriage to funnyman Will Arnett.

6th July 2014

Fact: Former Saturday Night Live comedians Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunited on Saturday (05Jul14) as they celebrated the nuptials of ex-show writer/actor John Mulaney in Boiceville, New York. The old pals were among the guests at the Onteora Mountain House, where Mulaney tied the knot with his make-up artist fiancee Annemarie Tendler.

13th January 2014

Quote: "Woody Allen is the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award just a few years after Martin Scorsese won it. I assume the award is for tiniest man with the biggest glasses." Golden Globes co-host Amy Poehler pokes fun at this year's top honouree.

7th January 2014

Quote: "I like to do things that challenge me and make me nervous. You learn early as an actor that creating your own material is the only way to have any control. Hollywood is like a bad boyfriend. You can't stand around and wait to be asked to dance." Actress and co-host of the upcoming Golden Globes Amy Poehler on her decision to explore directing, producing and writing.

8th November 2012

Fact: Newly re-elected U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is set to make a cameo appearance on hit Tv comedy Parks And Recreation. Barack Obama's second-in-command will play himself in a scene opposite Amy Poehler. The White House- themed episode will air in the U.S. on 15 November, according to Entertainment Weekly.

17th September 2012

Fact: Funnyman Will Arnett proved there are no hard feelings between him and his estranged wife Amy Poehler at the weekend (15-16Sep12) by joining the actress to celebrate her 41st birthday. The comedy couple announced earlier this month (Sep12) it was splitting after nine years of marriage, but it appears the break-up has been more than amicable and the Arrested Development actor was spotted attending Poehler's Los Angeles bash with their two boys, Archie and Abel.

19th September 2011

Fact: A hopeful Amy Poehler started an Emmy first when she raced up onstage as Rob Lowe and Sofia Vergara listed her as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation, prompting her fellow nominees, including Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock) to join her and hold hands as their names were read out. They all celebrated together as the honour went to Melissa MCCarthy for Mike & Molly.

27th May 2011

Quote: "I tried to write today's speech the way I wrote everything in college - I stayed up all night, typing on a Canon word processor while listening to Sir Mix-a-Lot." Comedienne Amy Poehler drew laughs from the audience during her commencement speech as she saluted the class of 2011 at Harvard University on Wednesday (25May11).

6th April 2011

Fact: Funnywoman Amy Poehler has been selected to give a talk during a graduation ceremony at America's prestigious Harvard University. The actress will be a guest speaker for the class of 2011 in May (11).

8th September 2010

Fact: Katy Perry and comedienne Amy Poehler will team up to launch the new season U.S. satirical show Saturday Night Live on 25 September (10) and the pop star is keen to show off her comedy skills. In a post on, announcing her SNL appearance, Perry writes, "Dear Amy Poehler can I please be your braced faced neighbor friend that hangs out with you & RICKKKKK! (sic)", referring to former show regular Poehler's most beloved comedy character.

21st September 2009

Fact: Emmy nominees Amy Poehler, Jane Krakowski, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Wiig and Vanessa Williams were eyeing the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy before Kristin Chenoweth took home the award on Sunday (20Sep09). The ladies donned eye patches, opera glasses and goofy spectacles as their names were called before Chenoweth won for PUSHING DAISIES.

15th August 2008

Quote: "Maybe I'll reject the award on behalf of someone. I'll think of something controversial. It's better to burn out than fade away, right?" Comedienne Amy Poehler considers causing controversy at the Emmy Awards by refusing to accept her honour - if she wins.

23rd September 2006

Fact: Comedian SETH MEYERS will replace Tina Fey as Amy Poehler's Weekend Update co-anchor when US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live returns on 30 September (06).

6th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Britney Spears will star in an upcoming episode of Will And Grace as a Christian conservative who appears on JACK's (Sean Hayes) talk show. Also, Kevin Federline will appear as a janitor...but not on a show." Comedienne Amy Poehler pokes fun at the singer and her husband during US show Saturday Night Live's WEEKEND UPDATE news segment. </p>

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