At 37, Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey), a successful, single career businesswoman, has decided the time is right to have a child. But, when she discovers that she's infertile, Kate is forced to consider other options. Eventually, she finds an unlikely surrogate in Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler), a working class woman from South Philly. Just when Kate thinks she finally has everything figured out, Angie shows up asking for a place to live, and the mismatched pair struggle to coexist as they prepare to become mothers. Directed by Michael McCullers. With Sigourney Weaver, Greg Kinnear, Romany Malco, Dax Shepard and Maura Tierney. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
Amy Poehler in Baby Mama
After his acting career fizzled out, Dana Marschz (Steve Coogan) took a job as a high school drama teacher in Tucson, AZ. As it turns out, Dana's not much of an educator either, and before long the school tells him that they are closing the drama department. In order to save his job, Dana sets out to write Hamlet 2, a politically incorrect sequel to the Shakespeare play, and ends up causing a big stir in the community. Directed by Andrew Fleming. With David Arquette, Amy Poehler, Catherine Keener and Elisabeth Shue. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2008.
Amy Poehler in Hamlet 2
When Horton the Elephant (Jim Carrey) discovers that a tiny speck of dust that he found on a flower is actually home to the miniscule citizens of Whoville, he agrees to help protect the Whos from the dangers of the regular-sized Jungle of Nool. Teaming up with Ned O'Malley (Steve Carell), the Mayor of Whoville, who has 96 daughters and one quiet son (Jesse McCartney), Horton sets out to find the Whos a safe resting place for their little world. But, when Horton's neighbors catch wind of the story, Sour Kangaroo (Carol Burnett) and her evil eagle partner, Vlad Vladikoff (Will Arnett), will stop at nothing to destroy the speck. Directed by Jimmy Hayward and Steve Martino. With Seth Rogen, Isla Fisher, Jonah Hill and Amy Poehler. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2008.
Amy Poehler in Horton Hears a Who!
After being stripped of their gold medals, rival figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) exploit a loophole to return to competitive ice skaking as a pairs team. Michaels is brash, crude and unapologetic, skating with flair, power and charisma. MacElroy is a sensitive artist whose skills have been developed in a strict, protected environment. Training with Coach (Craig T. Nelson), Chazz and Jimmy set out to learn new skills and train to perform a controversial manuever that might be the only way to defeat their main competition, the Van Waldenberg siblings (Amy Poehler and Will Arnett). Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. With Jenna Fischer, William Fichtner, Nick Swardson, Luke Wilson and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy, Romance, Sports. Year: 2007.
Amy Poehler in Blades of Glory
When John Farley (Seann William Scott), a self-help author, returns to his hometown, he discovers that his mother (Susan Sarandon) has fallen in love with Mr. Wookcock (Billy Bob Thornton), his old high school gym teacher. Farley has never forgotten the years of humiliation he went through at Woodcock's hand and vows to do whatever he can to stop their marriage. Directed by Craig Gillespie. With Amy Poehler, Melissa Sagemiller and Ethan Suplee. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2007.
Amy Poehler in Mr. Woodcock
When King Harold (John Cleese) falls ill, Shrek (Mike Myers) must find his rightful heir or be forced to take the throne himself. So, with the help of Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), Shrek sets out to find a rebellious young man named Artie (Justin Timberlake). While Shrek is away, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) and a group of royal heroines must defend the throne from the jilted Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) and his army of fairy tale villains. Directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui. With Julie Andrews, Amy Sedaris, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2007.
Amy Poehler in Shrek the Third
On July 4, 2008, as the city of Los Angles sits on the brink of the apocalypse, Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson), a famous action film star, wakes up in the desert with amnesia. As Santaros begins a journey to recover his memory, he discovers that he is involved in a high-level conspiracy that could decide that fate of the world. Along the way, he meets Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), an adult film star developing a reality tv show, and Ronald Taverner(Seann William Scott), a police officer who, along with his twin, holds the key to unlocking the mystery and preventing armageddon. Directed by Richard Kelly. With Mandy Moore, Amy Poehler, Justin Timberlake, Cheri Oteri, Holmes Osborne and Miranda Richardson. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi. Year: 2006.
Amy Poehler in Southland Tales
After going undercover to expose the Plastics, the fakest girls in school, Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) falls under their spell and ends up betraying her real friends. When Cady makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett), the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams), she learns what survival of the fittest really means. Directed by Mark Waters. With Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler, Lacey Chabert, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Franzese and Amanda Seyfried. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2004.
Amy Poehler in Mean Girls
With summer coming to an end, Camp Firewood director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) tries to keep the peace and fight off feelings for Henry Newman (David Hyde Pierce), a local astrophysics professor working to save the camp from falling space debris. Meanwhile, naive counselor Coop (Michael Showalter) does his best to win the heart of Katie (Marguerite Moreau), even though she has a thing for Andy (Paul Rudd), the sleazy lifeguard. And, as drama counselor Susie (Amy Poehler) struggles to put together a talent show that meets her high expectations, Victor (Ken Marino) abandons his campers on a field trip for a chance to lose his virginity. Directed by David Wain. With Michael Ian Black, Zak Orth, A.D. Miles, Christopher Meloni and Elizabeth Banks. Categories: Comedy, Independent Film. Year: 2001.
Amy Poehler in Wet Hot American Summer
Deuce Bigalow (Rob Schneider), a kind-hearted, incompetent fish tank cleaner, gets the opportunity of a lifetime when Antoine (Oded Fehr), a suave, successful male gigolo, asks him to watch over his beautiful home and precious fish while he is away on business. However, Deuce quickly finds a way to reverse his good fortune, and is forced to become the world's most unlikely male escort in order to pay for the damage he's caused at Antoine's. Neck-deep in a world he never knew existed, Deuce receives tips and encouragement from T.J. (Eddie Griffin), his pimp, and hits the town to dispense his unique brand of pleasure. Directed by Mike Mitchell. With William Forsythe, Amy Poehler and Allen Covert. Categories: Comedy. Year: 1999.
Amy Poehler in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo