Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, producer and writer. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008. In 2004, she had a minor role in the film Mean Girls with Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in |Baby Mama in 2008. She is currently the lead of NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation. She has been nominated twice for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on Saturday Night Live, and three times for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in Parks and Recreation. For the latter series, she also received a 2012 Golden Globe Award nomination. Poehler is also a member of the renowned comedy troupe the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), who had their own sketch series on Comedy Central from 1998 to 2000. Poehler and the UCB went on to found the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, which has since become one of the most visible and influential breeding grounds for improvisational comedy since they opened in 1999. The UCB now operate theaters in both New York and Los Angeles, where they also continue to run their highly accredited comedy classes.