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10 Things You Didnt Know About Emmy Nominee Amy Poehler! (Photos)

Funny woman Amy Poehler

Funny woman Amy Poehler is having one heck of a weekend.

First, the SNL comedienne celebrated a milestone 40th birthday this weekend and she’s also up for an award with her nomination at the Emmy Bash on Sunday.

There’s no arguing that Amy’s films are the ones that we could watch over and over again and still laugh like we’re seeing it for the first time.

Check out our gallery of one of our favorite celebrity moms and the ten things you probably didn’t know about her.  (Also good luck on that Emmy, Amy!)


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    Amy Poehler
    Amy frequently works with husband Will Arnett, playing his love interest in films.
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    Amy Poehler
    Amy is a member of "The Upright Citizens Brigade" comedy troupe.
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    Amy Poehler
    Amy is a fan of the rap group Bone Thugs N Harmony.
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    Amy Poehler
    Returned to work two months after giving birth to her son Abel in order to resume presenting "Saturday Night Live."
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    Amy Poehler
    The week her movie Baby Mama (2008) debuted at #1 at the box-office, she announced that she is expecting her first child, which was due that autumn with Will Arnett.
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    Amy Poehler
    In the 90s, she appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" playing Andy Richter's younger sister, who had a psychotic crush on Conan.
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    Amy Poehler
    Amy is close friends with her former SNL co-host Tina Fey.
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    Amy Poehler
    She is a distant cousin of author Stephen King and U.S. senator Scott Brown, through shared New England ancestry.
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    Amy Poehler
    Politically, she is a supporter of Planned Parenthood, but she has also stated that John McCain was the Saturday Night Live guest she fell in love with.
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    Amy Poehler
    In 2011 Poehler received the honor of being named one of TIME magazine's "100 most influential people in the world."


Photos: PacificCoastNews.com


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