- Eye Color
- Hair ColorBrunettes
- HometownWilmington, Delaware
About Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Plaza is an actress and comedian. The witty 5’6” brunette caught our eye as April Ludgate on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. Aubrey was born June 26, 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware, and her parents named her after the song “Aubrey” by the 70s rock group Bread. Her father, David, is Puerto Rican, and her mother, Bernadette, is English and Irish. In 2002, Aubrey graduated from Ursuline Academy, a private school in Wilmington. She studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 2006. While at NYU, she took improv classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and performed at the UCB Theater. She has also done stand-up comedy work, including appearances at the Laugh Factory and The Improv. On a more serious note, she had a stroke while she was in college. It was caused by a blood clot in her brain, and she has fully recovered.
In 2009, Aubrey played Daisy in Judd Apatow’s film Funny People, and Kelly in Mystery Team. That same year, she took on the role of April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, a sarcastic, deadpan character created specially for her. In 2010, she played Julie Powers in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. In 2012, she had her first starring film role in the indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed, and received an ALMA Award and a Young Hollywood Award for her work. In 2014, she starred in the zombie comedy Life After Beth, written and directed by her boyfriend, Jeff Baena. Aubrey’s acting resume also includes roles on the TV shows Portlandia, Maron, CollegeHumor Originals, Drunk History, and Welcome to Sweden as well as the web series Mayne Street and Troopers. She has voiced roles in The Legend of Korra, Golan the Insatiable, and Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, for which she was the voice of Grumpy Cat. In 2015, her film roles included The Driftless Area, Addicted to Fresno, and Dirty Grandpa. She went on to star in 2016’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
We love a hot girl who can make us laugh, but not everyone appreciates Aubrey’s sense of humor. In 2013, she was kicked out of the MTV Movie Awards after she interrupted Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech with a hashtag for her movie The To Do List written across her chest.