Aubrey Plaza Biography
Aubrey Christina Plaza is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She starred as April Ludgate on the NBC Sitcom parks and Recreation (2009–2015), and later featured in the FX drama series Legion (2017–2019).
The actress had her first leading film role in safety Not Guaranteed (2012). She also starred in the films Mystery Team (2009), Dirty Grandpa (2016), The Little Hours (2017), Ingrid Goes West (2017), An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018), Child’s play (2019), Happiest season (2020), and Black Bear (2020) and more.
How old is Aubrey Plaza? – Age
The American actress is 36 years old as of 26th June 2020. She was born in 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States.
Who are Aubrey Plaza Parents? – Father and mother
The American actress was born as the daughter to Bernadette, an attorney, and David Plaza, a financial advisor. Her father is Puerto Rican and her mother is Irish. She has stated that she has Taino ancestry and a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico.
Aubrey Plaza Siblings
The American actress is not the only child in the family. She has got two siblings. She has two younger sisters, Renee and Natalie. They were all raised together with support from their parents.
Aubrey Plaza Education
The actress graduated from Ursuline Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, in 2002. In high school she was student council president and participated in productions with the Wilmington Drama League. She studied film at New York University’s Tisch school of the Arts, graduating in 2006.
Aubrey Plaza Health
The American actress suffered a stroke when she was 20 years old that caused temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia. A couple of years later, she had a transient ischemic attack while on the set of Parks and Recreation.
Is Aubrey Plaza in Relationship? – Spouse
Yes, the American actress is in love. She is a married woman. She is married to writer and director Jeff Baena. They began dating in 2011 and have collaborated on several films. In a May 2021 social media post, she announced her marriage to Baena by referring to him as “my darling husband.” The couple has no children yet.
Aubrey Plaza Career
The actress has had many internships, and worked as an NBC page. She has performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright citizens Brigade Theater since 2004. She also performed stand-up and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv.
The actress starred in the online series The Jeannie Tate Show, and starred as Robin Gibney in ESPN’s Mayne Street. She played April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation from 2009 to 2015. On March 12, 2010, she performed at “A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti”.
In 2011 she appeared on Portlandia. The actress appeared as a guest judge during a roast segment on The Next Food Network Star in 2011. She appeared in Episode 199 of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. In 2012, she was featured in Fathet John Misty’s music video for the song “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” from the album Fear Fun and in 2014 she was in Cassorla’s “Bona Fide” video where she also made her saxophone-playing debut.
The actress won the award for Breakthrough Performance (Female) at the 2012 Young Hollywood Awards (YHA). In 2013, she had the leading female role as Sacagawea in Drunk History episode “Nashville” in the segment on Lewis and Clark Expedition. At the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Plaza’s film, Life After Beth, which was written and directed by her now-husband Jeff Baena, premiered.
She starred in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The film was released on July 8, 2016. Her role as the rebellious Tatiana earned her critical praise. In 2016, she was a guest star on HarmonQuest, as a gnome named “Hawaiian Coffee” and portrayed Aaron Burr in the “Hamilton” episode of Drunk History.
She first played the role of Cat Adams, a contract killer, in Season 11 of the CBS television show Criminal Minds. She returned to the role in Seasons 12 and 15. In 2017, she both starred in and produced two films, The Little Hours and Ingrid Goes West. It was announced that she would star in indie comedy An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn in 2018.
The actress starred as both Amahl Farouk/Shadow King and Lenny Busker in the FX series Legion from 2017 to 2019. In 2019, she starred in Child’s Play, a reboot of the 1988 film, as Karen Barclay, Andy’s mother who brings home a killer doll, Chucky. In February 2020, she starred alongside Bill Murray. She is set to produce and star in the Netflix comedy film Hope.
Aubrey Plaza Net worth
The American actress has an estimated net worth of around $6 million as of 2021.