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If there’s one thing we love, it’s a funny lady, actress, comedian, and producer Aubrey Plaza who more than fits that bill. She has been making us laugh on both big and small screens for over ten years. Aubrey is the prime example of a versatile actress, she has played the role of a crazy party girl while also playing a role where she barely smiled, Aubrey Plaza can literally do anything as she embodies each and every role of hers perfectly.
Aubrey Plaza has managed to secure a spot for herself in Hollywood over the last decades, while also being an important figure in American television, and not every actor or actress in Hollywood can strike that sweet balance between movies and tv shows, but Aubrey Plaza manages it effortlessly. So, we’re here to tell you more about her, from her net worth, to biography, and much more!
As of 2022, Aubrey Plaza’s net worth is estimated at $8 million. Having starred in the popular comedy series Parks and Recreation for six years and appearing in (as well as producing) a number of other projects, it’s no surprise that she is paid well. Most recently, she has appeared on the hit HBO comedy-drama series The White Lotus, so her earnings are sure to increase considering the number of awards the show has earned.
Aubrey Christina Plaza was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on June 26, 1984. She was raised Catholic and attended an all-girls Catholic school, Ursuline Academy, from which she graduated in 2002. While in high school, she served as student council president, and she also performed in local theatre productions with the Wilmington Drama League.
After graduating from high school, Plaza went on to study film at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. While studying at NYU, she suffered a stroke at only 20 years old. The stroke caused her to experience temporary paralysis and expressive aphasia, which left her unable to speak or write. Thankfully, because she was so young, she made a full recovery. During her time at university, Plaza served as an intern at NBC, which afforded her the opportunity to work on Saturday Night Live. In 2004, she began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, a well-known theatre where she trained in improv and sketch comedy. Plaza also had the chance to perform stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory and The Improv in New York City. She graduated from New York University in 2006.
After earning her degree, Plaza auditioned for and won small roles in several online series. Her first major role came when she was cast as comedian Seth Rogen’s love interest in the film Funny People in 2009. She then appeared in the romantic action-comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World alongside then-boyfriend Michael Cera and the very famous Captain America Chris Evans.
From 2009 through 2015, Plaza played April Ludgate on the political mockumentary series Parks and Recreation, the role for which she is best known, and was also Chris Pratt’s love interest on the same show. Her first starring role in a film came in 2012 as Darius in Safety Not Guaranteed, opposite actor and writer Mark Duplass. She has since starred in several comedy films, such as Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Dirty Grandpa. In 2017, she starred in and produced two black comedy films, Ingrid Goes West (also starring Elizabeth Olsen) and The Little Hours, written and directed by her now-husband Jeff Baena.
Most recently, Plaza starred in the second season of HBO’s series The White Lotus as Harper, a guest of the eponymous resort. In November 2022, it was announced that she was cast in an undisclosed role on the upcoming Disney+ series Agatha: Coven of Chaos, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Aubrey Plaza’s list of romantic relationships isn’t too long. As far as we know, she has only been in two serious relationships since the start of her professional career.
Plaza began dating her Scott Pilgrim vs the World co-star Michael Cera in 2009 after hitting it off while filming the movie. They managed to keep the relationship under wraps at the time, and many fans never even heard that they had been together until years later. She even told RuPaul that they almost got married in Las Vegas while on a road trip after they had finished filming. They ended their relationship after about a year and a half, but the two remain close friends to this day.
Plaza has been in a relationship with American screenwriter and film director Jeff Baena since 2011. She has starred in several of his films, including Life After Beth, The Little Hours, and Joshy. In May 2021, Plaza posted on Instagram and revealed that she and Baena had tied the knot. They live together in Los Angeles, and they have no children at this time.
Plaza’s parents are David and Bernadette Plaza. David is a financial consultant and currently serves as a managing director of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He was listed on the Forbes list of the best wealth advisors in 2019 and 2020. Bernadette is the former Deputy Attorney General for the state of Delaware, and she currently practices law at a private firm.
Plaza has two younger sisters, Renée and Natalie. Natalie works as a financial consultant, like their father, and Renée is a student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Plaza is of Irish, German, and English descent on her mother’s side. On her father’s side, she is Puerto Rican, her grandfather Ismael having been born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Through her father’s side, she has Taíno, or indigenous Caribbean, ancestry, as well.
Throughout her career, Aubrey Plaza has given us a ton to laugh about, and we’re not going to stop quoting April Ludgate anytime soon. Did you know Aubrey Plaza was a film producer, as well? Are there any films of hers that you’d recommend? Be sure to leave us a comment and let us know what you think!