Amy Poehler Signs Three-Year Producing Deal with Universal Television
via press release:
AMY POEHLER SIGNS THREE-YEAR PRODUCING DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL TELEVISION
“Parks and Recreation” Actress Recently Won Golden Globe for Portrayal as Leslie Knope
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2014 – Golden Globe winner and “Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler has signed a three-year producing deal with Universal Television.
Poehler has portrayed mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope for six seasons on NBC’s critically applauded sitcom that centers on the small-town government of Pawnee, Ind.
Poehler won the Golden Globe last Sunday as lead actress in a comedy for her role in “Parks and Recreation.” She also served as co-host with Tina Fey on the NBC broadcast that brought in 21 million viewers, which was a 10-year high.
Poehler, who is also a producer on “Parks and Recreation,” has also been Emmy Award-nominated four times for lead actress and once as writer for her work on the series.