Birth Name: Amy Meredith Poehler
Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 16, 1971
*father – German, Irish, Portuguese Azorean, English
*mother – Irish
Amy Poehler is an American actress, comedian, writer, director, and producer.
She is the daughter of Eileen and William Poehler. Her paternal grandfather was of half German and half Irish ancestry, and her paternal grandmother was of half Portuguese (Azorean) and half English descent. Her mother is of Irish ancestry, with roots in Cork and Sligo. Amy’s brother is actor and comedian Greg Poehler. Amy was previously married to Canadian-born actor Will Arnett, with whom she has two children.
Amy’s paternal grandfather was Carl Poehler, Jr. (the son of Carl Poehler and Josephine F. Sweeney). Amy’s grandfather Carl was born in Massachusetts. Amy’s great-grandfather Carl was a German immigrant, the son of Oswald Frederick/Friedrich Paul Poehler and Julia Elizabeth Kampe/Kampf/Kamp. Josephine was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Joseph Sweeney and Lydia Feener, and had Irish and German ancestry.
Amy’s paternal grandmother was Anna Marie Andrews (the daughter of James S. Andrews and Elizabeth Adelaide Fisher). Anna was born in Massachusetts. James was the son of João/John S. Andrews and Anna Clementine Lopes, who were both Portuguese emigrants, from Praia do Almoxarife, Faial, Azores, with the family surname originally being de Andrade. Elizabeth was the daughter of Eugene Bradford Fisher and Frances Catherine/Catharine Baxendale, and had English ancestry.
Amy’s maternal grandfather was Stephen M. Milmore (the son of Stephen Michael Milmore and Anna G. Conneary). Amy’s grandfather Stephen was born in Massachusetts, and was of Irish descent. Amy’s great-grandfather Stephen was the son of J. Michael Milmore and Catherine McLaughlin. Anna was the daughter of Michael Conneary and Julia Norton.
Amy’s maternal grandmother was Helen Marie MacDonald (the daughter of Roderick Francis McDonald and Sarah A. Monahan). Helen was born in Massachusetts, and was of Irish descent. Roderick was the son of Colin Francis MacDonald and Sarah Ann Ring. Amy’s great-grandmother Sarah Monahan was the daughter of John Monahan and Ellen/Nellie M. Cokeley.
Genealogy of Amy Poehler (including detailed information on her Portuguese roots) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
More of Amy’s family tree – http://www.americanancestors.org
Amy’s paternal grandfather, Carl Poehler, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Amy’s paternal great-grandfather, James S. Andrews (“James J. Andrews”), on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Amy’s maternal grandfather, Stephen M. Milmore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org