• Aubrey Plaza is a famous actress
  • She has starred in many films and television shows
  • Learn more about her life and career here

'Parks and Recreation' really made us laugh a couple of years ago and part of the show's success was the variety of characters depicted on it! One of them was certainly "April Ludgate," the apathetic college student who after working as an intern in the "Pawnee Department of Parks and Recreation", becomes Ron Swanson's assistant and eventually the Deputy Director of Animal Control. 

The funny character was portrayed by the 40-year-old American actress Aubrey Plaza, who actually started her career as a comedian. After having many internships -including the art department at 'Saturday Night Live'- and after several supporting roles in films like 'Killswitch' and 'In Love', the Delaware native appeared on the small screen for the first time in the 2006 series '30 Rock', and later on she starred in 'Parks and Recreation' alongside Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Aziz Ansari, among other celebrities.

Where is the 'Parks and Recreation' star Aubrey Plaza today?

'Parks and Rec' ended in 2015 and since then Aubrey Plaza has been working a lot! Regarding television she appeared in 'Criminal Minds' as "Cat" from 2016 to 2017, then she portrayed "Lenny" in the American cable television series 'Legion' from 2017 to 2019, and more recently she portrayed "Cleopatra" in the 2019 comedy show 'Drunk History' and starred in 'The White Lotus' in 2022.

Aubrey Plaza has also built an impressive career on the big screen! In 2017 she starred in and produced the films 'The Little Hours' and 'Ingrid Goes West', in 2021 she played the role of "Karen" in 'Child's Play', and voiced "Brain" in 'The Ark and the Aardvark'. Her most recent films are 'Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre' in 2023, and the 2024 films 'My Old Ass' and "Megalopolis'.

Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

Five quick facts about Aubrey Plaza

  • She dated actor John Gallagher Jr.; she was in a relationship with actor Michael Cera, and since 2011 she has been in a long-term relationship with director Jeff Baena and they married in 2021
  • She identifies as bisexual
  • Aubrey was named after the song "Aubrey" by the American band Bread
  • She suffered a stroke when she was 20 that caused her temporary paralysis. She has now fully recovered
  • She is good friends with her Parks and Rec co-star Chris Pratt

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