Amy Poehler is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. She is known for her appearance as a featured regular in the hit TV show ‘Saturday Night Live.' She also appeared in the series ‘Parks and Recreation.' Having dreamt of carving a niche for herself in the field of comedy and acting, she joined a number of comedy theaters, such as ‘ImprovOlympics,' ‘Upright Citizens Brigade,' and ‘Second City.' She then went on to make a name for herself with her rib-tickling performances on television shows that aired on ‘Comedy Central.' She received several honorable awards and nominations for her works in the field of comedy and has made an indelible impression as a comedian. She is of Irish, Portuguese, and English ancestry and believes that her motley background was instrumental in her success as a comedian. She has also starred in many films and shows, including ‘Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,' ‘Mean Girls,' ‘The Simpsons,' ‘Sesame Street,' ‘Shortcut to Happiness,' ‘Shrek the Third,' ‘Horton Hears a Who!,' ‘Megamind,' and ‘30 Rock.'