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16 Powerful Facts About Aubrey Plaza

1. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed.

2. After performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, she appeared in the web series The Jeannie Tate Show.

3. She later appeared in films such as Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

4. Plaza was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Bernadette, an attorney, and David Plaza, a financial advisor.

5. Plaza was named after the song “Aubrey” by Bread. Plaza has stated: “I was like the only diverse kid in my high school, and I am half-Puerto Rican.

6. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of first cousins in Puerto Rico.”

7. Plaza has said that she has had many internships, including an “intern

8. Plaza has performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since 2004.

9. She also performed stand-up and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv.

10. In 2008, she participated in the Improv Everywhere prank “Mobile Desktop”, in which she and two other people brought desktop PCs, including a CRT monitor, tower computer, keyboard and mouse into a Starbucks and used them as people use laptops there.

11. She also appeared in the first episode of “Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz” on Funny or Die.

12. She appeared in a CollegeHumor short alongside Jason Bateman and Will Arnett.

13. She played April Ludgate, the deadpan employee in Parks and Recreation, and has a recurring role as “the Princess” in the comedic sci-fi web series Troopers on CollegeHumor.

14. On March 12, 2010, Plaza performed at A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti, produced by Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Ben Stiller, and Mike Rosenstein, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.

15. Plaza appeared as a guest judge during a roast segment on The Next Food Network Star in 2011.

16. She appeared in Episode 199 of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.

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