One of my favorite actresses, Amy Poehler, is celebrating her birthday on Sept. 16. Unfortunately, Amy has had some sad news of late – it was recently announced that she and her funnyman husband, Will Arnett, are splitting up. (This literally caused me to yell, “nooooooo!” when I read the news.) To get through our sadness, let’s take a look back at some of Amy’s funny moments throughout her career.
Like many, I’ve been a fan of hers since her days on Saturday Night Live. While she did countless funny characters and impressions, I believe my all-time favorite is Kaitlin, the nerdy pre-teen girl who is constantly pestering her stepdad, Rick (Horatio Sanz). Check out Kaitlin trying to pick out a musical instrument:
She and Seth Myers were quite the pair on Weekend Update. Before she left the show, Amy did a special rap song on behalf of Sarah Palin during the 2008 election. Regardless of your political affiliation, who doesn’t enjoy a very pregnant woman doing a rap that involves Eskimos?
After SNL, Amy went on to Parks and Recreation, one of my favorite TV shows. (If you’re not watching it, you should. Do you not like things that are funny?!) Parks and Recreation’s new season begins Sept. 20.
Amy plays the loveable deputy park’s director for Pawnee, Indiana, Leslie Knope. Leslie has grand political goals that include one day being President.
Of course, I’m leaving out tons of great movies (Mean Girls and Baby Mama, namely.) If you want to stock up on Amy’s work, check out our HPB Marketplace.
I leave you with some hilarious gifs to brighten your day.
Happy birthday, Amy! — Emily
Emily is Public Relations Manager at Half Price Books Corporate.
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