Awesome Ladies: Amy Poehler

(This is the first post in what will be a series of women who are awesome)

Amy Poehler

ImageAmy Poehler is an actress, comedian, producer and writer. She gained notoriety through her eight year run on Saturday Night Live and now plays the lead in NBC’s hit show Parks & Recreation.  She was also included in Time Magazine’s 2011 edition of “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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Aside from her acting career, Poehler produces and hosts a web series called Smart Girls at the Party, a show about and geared towards “young women who are changing the world by being themselves.”

“I get worried for young girls sometimes; I want them to feel that they can be sassy and full and geeky and smart and independent, and not so withered and shriveled.”

She also has possibly the best recorded response to the birth control debate (watch the video here)…

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One comment on “Awesome Ladies: Amy Poehler

  1. janineyork says:

    I second that nomination! And thanks for turning me on to the Ask Amy series, such a cool site! I can’t wait to see the next nominee for awesomeness!

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