'Parks and Recreation': What Is "Leslie Knope" Doing Today?
Amy Poehler is best known for her role as "Leslie Knope" in the 2009 series Parks and Recreation. But she has also built her career as an executive producer in the past years! Find out what the talented actress is doing now!
The 49-year-old actress Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Massachusetts on September 16, 1971. She is best known for portraying "Leslie Knope" in the NBC show Parks and Recreation from 2009 to 2015, where she shared credits with other celebrities like Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, and Chris Pratt.
Her role as "Leslie" earned her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Musical or Comedy Series in 2014, as well as a Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series two years before, in 2012. Before her work in Parks & Rec Amy was part of the cast of Saturday Night Live, where she appeared from 2001 to 2008, winning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for co-hosting the show with her close friend and also comedian Tina Fey.
What is the Parks & Recreation star Amy Poehler doing now?
Unfortunately, Parks and Recreation ended in 2015, but it seems that Amy Poehler has been working on a series of interesting projects since then. In 2017 she produced the NBC show Making It, which was released in July 2018 with Amy and her Parks & Recreation co-star Nick Offerman as hosts; the debut episode was the highest-rated premiere of summer 2018.
Later on, Amy Poehler created and executive produced Netflix's comedy-drama series Russian Doll, which premiered in February 2019, starring Orange Is the New Black star, Natasha Lyonne. Poehler has also worked as an executive producer for the shows Welcome to Sweden, Difficult People, and most recently Wine Country. She is currently working as a voice talent in the American animated sitcom Duncanville, which was released in 2020.
A little bit more about Amy Poehler...
- She married actor Will Arnett in 2003; they worked together in shows like Arrested Development but announced their separation in 2012. Together they have two sons
- Amy Poehler is also known for giving impressions of Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and Julia Roberts on Saturday Night Live
- She was four months pregnant while filming the second season of Parks and Recreation; she returned to work two months after giving birth
- In 2011, she was included in the Time Magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World
- She is also famous for quotes like: "No one looks stupid when they're having fun!"