Amy Poehler, lead actress in a comedy, 'Parks and Recreation'

<b>Claim to fame:</b> Her eight years on "Saturday Night Live" brought her two Emmy nominations, and the second year of "Parks and Recreation" brought her a third nomination.<br>
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<b>Did you know:</b> Poehler performed with Second City in Chicago before joining the improv group Upright Citizens Brigade. That group made several sketch appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and had a sketch series on Comedy Central that lasted three seasons.<br>
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<b>Other credits:</b> Poehler co-created the Nickelodeon animated series "The Mighty B!" Her voice performance on the series earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination.
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Claim to fame: Her eight years on "Saturday Night Live" brought her two Emmy nominations, and the second year of "Parks and Recreation" brought her a third nomination.

Did you know: Poehler performed with Second City in Chicago before joining the improv group Upright Citizens Brigade. That group made several sketch appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" and had a sketch series on Comedy Central that lasted three seasons.

Other credits: Poehler co-created the Nickelodeon animated series "The Mighty B!" Her voice performance on the series earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination.

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