Aubrey Plaza is an actress, comedian, and writer. She first gained widespread attention for her breakout role as April Ludgate on the hit TV show “Parks and Recreation.” Aubrey later went on to play the role in the 2017 film “Ingrid Goes West.” This dark comedy-drama was a departure from Plaza’s typical comedic roles, and her performance as the socially awkward Ingrid Thorburn earned her critical acclaim and several award nominations.
Throughout her career, Plaza has worked with Elizabeth Olsen, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pratt, and Parks and Recreation co-stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, and Nick Offerman. She has also worked with acclaimed directors such as Noah Hawley, who directed her in the TV series “Legion,” and Jim Hosking, who directed her in the bizarre comedy “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn.”
Plaza’s other notable roles include her performances in the films “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” co-starring with Adam DeVine and Anna Kendrick, and “The Little Hours,” as well as her voice acting work in the animated TV series “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.” She has also made several appearances on popular TV shows, including “Criminal Minds,” “Portlandia,” and “Drunk History.” She has also starred in major films such as “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” with Michael Cera, “Dirty Grandpa” with Robert De Niro and Zac Efron.
In addition to her acting work, Plaza is also an advocate for animal welfare and has worked with several non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting animals. In 2018, Plaza partnered with the animal rescue organization The Humane Society of the United States to advocate for the adoption of shelter animals and raise awareness about animal welfare issues.