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Creator / Aubrey Plaza

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"I just met the weirdest girl I've ever met in my life. You have to meet her and put her on your show."
Parks and Recreation casting director Allison Jones on Plaza

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actor and comedian.

A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Plaza has gained popularity for her persona as a Deadpan Snarker and Emotionless Girl in many of her projects, both of which are qualities she displayed in her breakout role as April Ludgate on NBC's Parks and Recreation. Cast while she was interning at a Post-It Note factory, the part was written specifically for her, upon casting director Allison Jones' suggestion to showrunner Michael Schur.

On the back of her popularity from Parks and Rec, Plaza landed roles in films like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Funny People, and Safety Not Guaranteed. She even provided the voice of popular internet meme Grumpy Cat in Lifetime's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.

Though mostly associated with comedic projects, she's appeared in more dramatic works; Plaza notably plays against type as Lenny Busker in FX's Legion, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.





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  • Mayne Street (2008–09) as Robin Gibney (6 episodes)
  • Troopers (2011–12) as The Princess (7 episodes)

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April & Andy's Wedding

April and Andy get married!

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