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Greg Poehler

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican actor
Is Lawyer
Actor
Film actor
Television actor
Screenwriter
From United States of America
Sweden
Type Film, TV, Stage, Radio
Law
Gendermale
Birth 11 October 1974, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Age46 years
Star signLibra
ResidenceStockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Family
Siblings: Amy Poehler
Education
Fordham University School of Law
Stockholm University
Boston College

Biography

Gregory Milmore Poehler (/ˈplər/; 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.

Early life

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.

Career

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.

Personal life

Poehler lives in Stockholm with his wife, Charlotta Meder, and their three children.