Aubrey Plaza



Place of birth:

Wilmington, Delaware, USA:


Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian who has gained popularity with her deadpan-style comedy. She is a cast member on Parks and Recreation portraying the role of April Ludgate, and after appearing in key supporting roles in several movies, played her first leading role in a major film, starring alongside Mark Duplass in the comedy Safety Not Guaranteed in 2012. Plaza began her career as an intern. After performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, she appeared in the Web series The Jeannie Tate Show. She later appeared in films such as Judd Apatow's Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Plaza was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Bernadette, an attorney, and David Plaza, a financial advisor. She has two younger sisters, Renee and Natalie, the latter of whom she uses as inspiration for her character April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation. Plaza was named after the song "Aubrey" by Bread. Her father is Puerto Rican and her mother is of Irish and English descent. Plaza has stated: "I was like the only diverse kid in my high school, and I'm half-Puerto Rican. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico." She participated in productions with the Wilmington Drama League. Plaza graduated from Ursuline Academy in 2002, and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. While at NYU in 2004, Plaza suffered a stroke that caused temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia, but she has fully recovered. Description above from the Wikipedia article Aubrey Plaza, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

Child's Play (2019)
as Karen Barclay
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018)
as Lulu Danger
Take My Nose... Please! (2017)
as Herself
Ingrid Goes West (2017)
as Ingrid Thorburn
The Little Hours (2017)
as Sister Fernanda
Joshy (2016)
as Jen
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
as Tatiana
The Pistol Shrimps (2016)
as Herself
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
as Lenore
Addicted to Fresno (2015)
as Kelly
Crash Test (2015)
as Herself
The Driftless Area (2015)
as Jean
Lennon or McCartney (2014)
as Herself (archive footage)
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)
as Grumpy Cat's Voice / Herself
Playing It Cool (2014)
as Mallory
Ned Rifle (2014)
as Susan Weber
Life After Beth (2014)
as Beth Slocum
About Alex (2014)
as Sarah
Center Jenny (2013)
as Monika Nark
Daria: High School Reunion (2013)
as Daria Morgendorffer
The To Do List (2013)
as Brandy Klark
Monsters University (2013)
as Claire Wheeler (voice)
Failure (2013)
She Said, She Said (2013)
as Woman in Park
The End of Love (2013)
as Aubrey
Charlie Countryman (2013)
as Ashley
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
as Marnie
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
as Darius Britt
Damsels in Distress (2012)
as Depressed Debbie
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)
as Jeanine Breemer
10 Years (2011)
as Olivia
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
as Julie Powers
Mystery Team (2009)
as Kelly Peters
Funny People (2009)
as Daisy Danby
In Love (2006)
as Julie
The Ark and the Aardvark ()
as Brain (voice)

Production Credits

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
The Little Hours (2017)