Amy Poehler and Tina Fey met at an improv class in Chicago in 1993. Thus began a beautiful friendship as they also performed together with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. The pair will host the Golden Globes for the next two years.
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Women of SNL
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler headlined the strong female cast of SNL in the early 2000s, with Fey serving as head writer. Other castmembers included Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch and Maya Rudolph.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler still support the Upright Citizens Brigade, the comedy group co-founded by Poehler.
Martin & Orloff (2002)
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-starred in a small movie called “Martin & Orloff” in 2002.
SNL Weekend Update
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler manned the desk for SNL’s Weekend Update starting in 2004. It was the first time that two women co-hosted Weekend Update.
Mean Girls (2004)
Tina Fey, who also co-wrote the film, played math teacher Ms. Norbury, while Amy Poehler went maternal as Regina George’s mom in “Mean Girls.”
Baby Mama (2008)
<p>Amy Poehler won an MTV Movie Award for "Best WTF Moment" for peeing in a sink in "Baby Mama."</p>
“Baby Mama” premiere
“Baby Mama” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008.
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2011 Emmy Awards
Melissa McCarthy took the crown for lead actress in a comedy over Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”), but Poehler was the mastermind behind the paegent queen stunt during the show.
2012 Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler performed together during 2012’s Night of Too Many Stars.
The show itself, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was a snooze, but Fey and Poehler’s appearance was widely regarded as a highlight. After heckling Harris to ‘twerk it,’ they play-stumbled up the stage a la Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars.
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2013 Golden Globes
The pair hosted the last Golden Globes to great acclaim. Among their zingers: “Kathryn Bigelow’s nominated tonight,” Poehler said. “I haven’t really been following the controversy over ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ but when it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron.”