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Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984)[1] is an American comedian, writer and actress. She has worked with Liz Cackowski and Bill Hader and plays April Ludgate on the TV sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Life and career

Plaza is originally from Wilmington, Delaware, and is a graduate of Ursuline Academy in 2002 and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2006. She is of Puerto Rican and Irish/English descent.[2] She has been performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater since 2004. She also recently began performing stand-up and has appeared at the Laugh Factory and The Improv. In 2008, she was seen in the Improv Everywhere prank "Mobile Desktop", in which she and five other people brought desktop PCs, including a CRT screen, tower computer, keyboard and mouse into a Starbucks and used them just as people use laptops there.

Plaza starred in the online series The Jeannie Tate Show, and stars as Robin Gibney in ESPN's Mayne Street.

She played Seth Rogen's love interest, Daisy, in 2009's Funny People directed by Judd Apatow. She also has roles in the comedy features Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (in which she plays Julie Powers) and Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team which debuted at 2009 Sundance.


  1. Killswitch (2006) – Girl with massive head wound[3]
  2. In Love (2006) – Julie
  3. 30 Rock (2006, TV) – NBC Page (1 episode, "Tracy Does Conan")
  4. The Jeannie Tate Show (2007, online) – Tina Tate
  5. Mayne Street (2008, TV) – Robin Gibney
  6. Mystery Team – Kelly
  7. Funny People (2009) – Daisy Danby
  8. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015) – April Ludgate
  9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) - Julie Powers
  10. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) - Darius
  11. Ned Rifle (2014) - Susan
  12. Life After Beth (2014) - Beth
  13. Dirty Grandpa (2016) - Lenore
  14. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) - Tatiana
  15. Criminal Minds (2016-2017) - Cat Adams
  16. Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Ingrid Thorburn
  17. The Little Hours (2017) - Sister Fernanda
  18. Easy (2016-2017) - Lindsay
  19. Legion (2017-present)
  20. Child’s Play (2019) - Karen


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