Aubrey Plaza is an American actress, comedian, and producer who has made a name for herself in Hollywood. Known for her deadpan humor and quirky personality, she has successfully carved out a niche for herself in the entertainment industry.

Early Life

Aubrey Christina Plaza was born on June 26, 1984, in Wilmington, Delaware. She is of Puerto Rican and Irish descent. Her father worked as a financial advisor while her mother was an attorney. Plaza grew up with two younger sisters and attended Ursuline Academy for high school.

Career Beginnings

Plaza attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she studied film. After graduation, she began performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City.

In 2009, Plaza landed her breakthrough role as April Ludgate on NBC's Parks and Recreation. This role catapulted her into mainstream success and established herself as a talented actress comedian.

Career Highlights

Aside from Parks and Recreation, Plaza has starred in numerous films including Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), The To-Do List (2013), Ingrid Goes West (2017) and Child’s Play (2019).

She has also lent her voice to several animated TV shows such as The Legend of Korra and Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.

In recent years, Plaza has taken on more dramatic roles like that in Black Bear (2020) which premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.

Personal Life

Plaza prefers to keep her personal life private although it is known that she dated writer/director Jeff Baena since 2011. They have worked extensively together with Baena directing several films that star his partner including "Life After Beth" (2014) and "The Little Hours" (2017).


Aubrey Plaza is a talented actress and comedian who has made a name for herself in Hollywood with her unique style of humor. She continues to take on challenging roles and push the boundaries of entertainment, earning herself an ever-growing fan base along the way.