Amy Meredith Poehler (born September 16, 1971) is an American comedian and actress. She was a cast member on the NBC television entertainment show Saturday Night Live from 2001 through to 2008. In 2004, she starred in the film Mean Girls alongside Tina Fey, with whom she worked again in Baby Mama in 2008. She is currently the lead star of a NBC show titled Parks and Recreation. She was nominated for the 2008 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She voices Bessie Higgenbottom, the main character of The Mighty B! She also co-created the series.