Amy Poehler is everyone’s favorite comedic actress (besides Tina Fey, of course). She made a name for herself with her roles on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation and we all fell in love with her a little more after she released her memoir, Yes Please. In celebration of her success, here’s a look at 8 things we didn’t know about the actress/comedian:
8. Humble Beginnings
Amy Poehler was born on September 17, 1971 in Newton, Massachusetts, to Eileen and William, two schoolteachers, but she grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts. She has one brother, Greg, who is a producer and an actor, and she and her brother were raised Catholic. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1989 and then moved on to Boston College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications in 1993.