Aubrey Plaza is an American actress and comedian who has gained popularity for her persona as a Deadpan Snarker
and Emotionless Girl
. She has been something of a breakout star on Parks and Recreation
for her role as intern (and eventually permanent assistant) April Ludgate. She actually was an intern for a post-it note factory and an NBC
page before becoming an actress. Her role in Parks and Recreation
was actually made for her as the show's casting director reportedly told a producer, "I just met the weirdest girl I've ever met in my life. You have to meet her and put her on your show."
She has had small film roles in Funny People
and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
, and in 2012 she had her first starring roles in the teen Sex Comedy The To Do List
and the time-travel drama Safety Not Guaranteed
. As well as acting, Plaza performs improv and stand up comedy.