Amy Poehler is Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year

Amy Poehler is Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year
Amy Poehler (Photo by Richard Chavez)

Amy Poehler has been chosen by Hasty Pudding Theatricals as the winner of this year’s Woman of the Year Award. Actress/producer/writer Poehler follows in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Katharine Hepburn, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and Dame Helen Mirren who have all accepted the award from the oldest theatrical organization in the U.S. The Woman of the Year Award is given out on an annual basis to an actress who has “made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.”

“We are extremely excited to announce Amy Poehler as our 2015 Woman of the Year, She is an accomplished performer, incredible comedian, and an inspiration to everyone in the Hasty Pudding,” stated Jason Hellerstein, ’15, President of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “We look forward to welcoming Ms. Poehler and celebrating and honoring her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way.”

Poehler will receive the “Pudding Pot” on January 29th at a ceremony to be held at Farkas Hall in Harvard Square after first parading through the streets of Cambridge.

Golden Globe winner Poehler stars in Parks and Recreation and is set to host the Golden Globes again for the third time with her buddy Tina Fey. She’s also a bestselling author and will soon be heard as the voice of Joy in Pixar’s Inside Out.

-By Rebecca Murray

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