Reminder: Amy Poehler's Early Career Stock Photos Are an Internet Blessing
Amy Poehler will be hosting the Golden Globes this weekend, along with Tina Fey. But before Amy Poehler was a Golden Globe host and the Emmy-nominated star of Parks and Recreation, she was a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Before she was a cast member on SNL, she was a sketch regular on Conan O’Brien’s show. Before that, Amy Poehler posed for stock photos.
As Poehler once noted about the above stock photos on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, “When you look up other actresses’ old modeling pictures on the internet, they look really young and sexy and I look like a sociopath. If you ever had any doubt about my late bloomer-hood, take a look at that.”
Oh, Amy: You’re being too hard on yourself. These pictures are wonderful. Those half-open eyelids, and the casual look of exhaustion; the elegant red-and-white smock; the wrist watch that looks as though it was purchased in a vending machine; and those beautiful flowers, clearly purchased at a grocery store after they’d been sitting for a week. It’s perfection.
You’ve come a long way, Poehler.