Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation"

Longtime Saturday Night Live cast member Amy Poehler left the show after 140 episodes in 2007 to star as Pawnee, Indiana adminstrator Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. In its first two seasons, Parks featured marijuana in several episodes. Knope has since become a City Councilwoman. Poehler won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 and has received three Emmy nominations.

The comic-actress was born on Sept. 16, 1971 in Burlington, Massachusetts. She got her start at Second City in Chicago, which led to the formation of Upright Citizens Brigade with Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts. The Upright Citizens Brigade TV show on Comedy Central (1998-2000) is a cult classic. In addition, UCB hosted the Stony Awards and Cannabis Cup in 2000.

Poehler joined SNL in 2001. She was best known for her impersonations of Kelly Ripa, Sharon Osbourne and Hillary Clinton, and usually delivered the pot punchlines on "Weekend Update."

Here's one: "Rapper Snoop Dogg was given a desk appearance ticket Wednesday night in New York for possession of marijuana. Snoop called the ticket unfair and hard to roll."

This was her last pot joke on SNL: "Whern you're doing something illegal you need to speak in code. When I call up my weed dealer and I ask for $50 worth of circus tickets, you know what he doesn't give me? Circus tickets! Really!"

Poehler's appeared in nunerous movies, including Baby MamaMean GirlsBlades of Glory and Wet Hot American Summer.

She occasionally performs at the UCB Theatres in  New York and Hollywood.

Poehler and Tina Fey were so good hosting the 2013 Golden Globes that they were invited back.

Poehler married fellow comic/sctor Will Arnett in 2003. They separated in 2012. They have two sons, Archie and Abel. She's currently dating comedian Nick Kroll.


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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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