|From|| United States of America|
|Type|| Film, TV, Stage, Radio|
|Birth||11 October 1974, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA|
|Residence||Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden|
Gregory Milmore Poehler (/ˈpoʊlər/; born October 11, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and lawyer. He created and starred in the Swedish sitcom Welcome to Sweden.
Poehler moved to Stockholm with Charlotta Meder, his Swedish girlfriend, in 2006 before they married. Finding success as a stand-up comedian, he left his day job as a lawyer to pursue a full-time career in show business, in large part influenced by his older sister, Amy Poehler.
Poehler was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is the son of high school teachers Eileen Frances (née Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. His sister is actress and comedian Amy Poehler. Poehler earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1996 before attending the Fordham University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor. He was admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bar associations and the United States Federal Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
In 2006, Poehler graduated from Stockholm University with a masters in European intellectual property law.
After graduating from law school, Poehler moved to the West Village of Manhattan and worked as a lawyer in New York City and Sweden, where he specialized in intellectual property law.
After twelve years as a lawyer, in 2012 Poehler started doing stand-up comedy in Sweden. At the same time, he began writing the script for what became his first TV series, Welcome to Sweden, in which he plays the lead part, in addition to his roles as head writer and producer. His sister, Amy Poehler, decided to produce the show after proofreading the script. He also starred in You Me Her, a TV series about a three-way romantic relationship.
Poehler lives in Stockholm with his wife, Charlotta Meder, and their three children.