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Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza

Birthday: 26 June 1984, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Birth Name: Aubrey Christina Plaza
Height: 168 cm

Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation (2009), and after appearing in supporti ...Show More

Aubrey Plaza
I don't let myself 'surf' on the Web, or I would probably drown. I don't let myself 'surf' on the Web, or I would probably drown.
Well, I was obsessed with Judy Garland growing up. Like, obsessed. Well, I was obsessed with Judy Garland growing up. Like, obsessed.
I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters t Show more I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters that are real and not superficial. Hide
I think being on a TV show is amazing but also, people get kind of used to seeing you a certain way Show more I think being on a TV show is amazing but also, people get kind of used to seeing you a certain way and so it becomes a challenge to break free from that in a way. Hide
My people would love it if I smiled more, if I was more 'approachable.' My people would love it if I smiled more, if I was more 'approachable.'
A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check. A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check.
When I was in high school, I was a really huge Saturday Night Live (1975) fan. I remember the cast a Show more When I was in high school, I was a really huge Saturday Night Live (1975) fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it - Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri Oteri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes. Hide
My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be e Show more My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate. Hide
I obviously bring all of my insecurities along with me to any role that I tackle. I obviously bring all of my insecurities along with me to any role that I tackle.
If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my o Show more If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands. Hide
I was a big fan of Winona Ryder in the '90s. I think she's kind of the shit. I was a big fan of Winona Ryder in the '90s. I think she's kind of the shit.
When I was doing comedy in New York, before I was in movies, I was never known as the deadpan actres Show more When I was doing comedy in New York, before I was in movies, I was never known as the deadpan actress. I was just a comedienne. Hide
Writing is hard - writing is the hardest. Writing is hard - writing is the hardest.
With stand-up, it doesn't matter who you are. If the audience claps because they love your movies, t Show more With stand-up, it doesn't matter who you are. If the audience claps because they love your movies, that clapping stops after five seconds, and then it's your job to make them laugh. Hide
I'm totally an anxious mess all the time. There's a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it's Show more I'm totally an anxious mess all the time. There's a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it's just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I'm not doing good enough. Hide
I can't say I follow politics extremely closely, but I'm definitely aware of what's going on in the Show more I can't say I follow politics extremely closely, but I'm definitely aware of what's going on in the world. Hide
I mean, sometimes I hate interviews because I always feel like I sound stupid. I mean, sometimes I hate interviews because I always feel like I sound stupid.
I've felt depressed many times in my life, so I can draw on those times in my life when I need to. I've felt depressed many times in my life, so I can draw on those times in my life when I need to.
I'm like that person who hates going to magic shows - and I love magic, I love wizards - but going t Show more I'm like that person who hates going to magic shows - and I love magic, I love wizards - but going to a show where there is any possibility of audience participation is a nightmare for me. Hide
I love great acting, as nerdy as that sounds. I love great acting, as nerdy as that sounds.
There's no photo-shoot academy. If there was, I'd probably be kicked out. There's no photo-shoot academy. If there was, I'd probably be kicked out.
I like my name. My mom named me after a song by the 1970s group, Bread. So, it's meaningful, and I l Show more I like my name. My mom named me after a song by the 1970s group, Bread. So, it's meaningful, and I like the song. It's a love song - kind of - but it's kind of depressing and dark. Hide
I get really weird when I'm not working. I have to keep working. I get really weird when I'm not working. I have to keep working.
Louis C.K. is one of my all-time favorite stand-up comedians. Louis C.K. is one of my all-time favorite stand-up comedians.
It's such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet. It's such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet.
I'm not a super emotional person, so that's one reason I love acting - it makes me deal with myself Show more I'm not a super emotional person, so that's one reason I love acting - it makes me deal with myself in that kind of way. Hide
When I'm on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my AD Show more When I'm on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven't gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left. Hide
I'm pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there. I'm pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there.
I'm not, like, Daniel Day-Lewis. Yet. I will get there! I'm not, like, Daniel Day-Lewis. Yet. I will get there!
I would never do a commercial for something that is embarrassing, and I think that people maybe have Show more I would never do a commercial for something that is embarrassing, and I think that people maybe have a different perspective on what is embarrassing or not. Some people think doing a Revlon hair commercial is really cool. To me, that's embarrassing, but World of Warcraft - not embarrassing, very cool. Hide
I am a Netflix/DVR junkie. I don't like to watch TV without a plan. I am a Netflix/DVR junkie. I don't like to watch TV without a plan.
Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel like 'sarcastic' is a word that people use to d Show more Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel like 'sarcastic' is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it's almost like they feel like they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it's not used in the right way. Hide
When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do stan Show more When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do standup, it's silent. Hide
Tina Fey is one of my heroes. Tina Fey is one of my heroes.
I'm not super comfortable in my skin. I have to make it work for me, and that usually amounts to mak Show more I'm not super comfortable in my skin. I have to make it work for me, and that usually amounts to making it uncomfortable for everyone else. Hide
There are always parts of me that come out in the characters that I play - it's the only thing I hav Show more There are always parts of me that come out in the characters that I play - it's the only thing I have to work with and to draw off of. Hide
Aubrey Plaza's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (92)
Aubrey Plaza Aubrey Plaza'S roles
Tatiana
Tatiana

Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza

Fernanda
Fernanda

Olivia
Olivia

Sacagawea
Sacagawea

Daisy Danby
Daisy Danby

April Ludgate
April Ludgate

Beth Slocum
Beth Slocum

Greek Council President
Greek Council President

Lenny Butler
Lenny Butler

Lenny Busker
Lenny Busker

Darius
Darius

Jean
Jean

Cat Adams
Cat Adams

Brandy Klark
Brandy Klark

Sarah
Sarah

Depressed Debbie
Depressed Debbie

Ingrid Thorburn
Ingrid Thorburn

Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent

Jen
Jen

Lenore
Lenore

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