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Aubrey Plaza

1984-06-26 Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian who has gained popularity with her deadpan-style comedy. She is a cast member on Parks and Recreation portraying the role of April Ludgate, and after appearing in key supporting roles in several movies, played her first leading role in a major film, starring alongside Mark Duplass in the comedy Safety Not Guaranteed in 2012. Plaza began her career as an intern. After performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, she appeared in the Web series The Jeannie Tate Show. She later appeared in films such as Judd Apatow's Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Plaza was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Bernadette, an attorney, and David Plaza, a financial advisor. She has two younger sisters, Renee and Natalie, the latter of whom she uses as inspiration for her character April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation. Plaza was named after the song "Aubrey" by Bread. Her father is Puerto Rican and her mother is of Irish and English descent. Plaza has stated: "I was like the only diverse kid in my high school, and I'm half-Puerto Rican. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico." She participated in productions with the Wilmington Drama League. Plaza graduated from Ursuline Academy in 2002, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. While at NYU in 2004, Plaza suffered a stroke that caused temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia, but she has fully recovered. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aubrey Plaza, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Parks and Recreation: 10th Anniversary Reunion at PALEYFEST 2019 Herself 2019-03-21
Child's Play Karen Barclay 2019-06-21
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn Lulu Danger 2018-10-19
Take My Nose... Please! Herself 2017-10-06
The Little Hours Sister Fernanda 2017-06-30
Ingrid Goes West Ingrid Thorburn 2017-08-11
Dirty Grandpa Lenore 2016-01-22
Joshy Jen 2016-08-12
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Tatiana 2016-07-08
The Pistol Shrimps Herself 2016-04-14
Playing It Cool Mallory 2015-02-13
The Driftless Area Jean 2015-04-18
Addicted to Fresno Kelly 2015-09-01
Crash Test Herself 2015-08-18
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Grumpy Cat's Voice / Herself 2014-11-29
Ned Rifle Susan Weber 2014-09-07
Lennon or McCartney Herself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Life After Beth Beth Slocum 2014-08-15
About Alex Sarah 2014-08-08
Charlie Countryman Ashley 2013-11-15
Center Jenny Monika Nark 2013-11-02
The End of Love Aubrey 2013-03-01
Daria: High School Reunion Daria Morgendorffer 2013-07-24
She Said, She Said Woman in Park 2013-03-08
Monsters University Claire Wheeler (voice) 2013-06-21
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Marnie 2013-02-08
The To Do List Brandy Klark 2013-07-26
Failure 2013-06-16
It's Getting Late Rose 2012-08-30
Safety Not Guaranteed Darius Britt 2012-06-08
Damsels in Distress Depressed Debbie 2012-04-06
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Jeanine Breemer 2012-10-05
10 Years Olivia 2012-09-14
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Julie Powers 2010-08-13
Funny People Daisy Danby 2009-07-31
Mystery Team Kelly Peters 2009-08-28
In Love Julie 2006-04-01
Black Bear Allison
The Ark and the Aardvark Brain (voice)