Talking about entertainers who are prolific in the movie industry, American actress cum singer Aubrey Plaza deserves a resounding mention. Once an intern who worked with NBC a few years back, Plaza has shed the cloak of a novice actress and gone ahead to create a niche for herself in the highly competitive world of showbiz.
Aubrey Plaza will forever be remembered for her role as April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks & Rec, among other popular productions she has under her belt.
Aubrey Plaza Launched Her Career As An Intern
The screen sensation was just an intern when her career in the performing arts took off. The American-born actress had several internships, functioning as an NBC page and performing improv and sketch comedy since 2004 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. In 2007, she showed up on the set of The Jeannie Tate Show, the young talent also did stand-up comedy at both The Improv and the Laugh Factory.
ESPN’s Mayne Street featured her in the starting role of Robin Gibney and she joined the cast of Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz on the set of Funny or Die.
Aubrey Plaza portrayed the character of Daisy – Seth Rogen’s love interest in Judd Apatow’s Funny People in 2009. Plaza put in an appearance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as the Mystery Team by Derrick Comedy which debuted at the 2009 Sundance. She shared the screen with the likes of Will Arnett and Jason Bateman in CollegeHumor.
She Was Dubbed One Of The Breakout Stars On The Set Of Parks And Recreation
From 2009 to 2015, Aubrey Plaza was busy with the cast of Parks and Recreation playing April Ludgate. For her efforts, the veritable entertainer received universal praise until the end of the show as one of the breakout actors.
On the 12th of March 2010, Plaza put up a performance at A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti, produced by Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Mike Rosenstein, and Ben Stiller at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre located in LA California.
Aubrey Plaza made an appearance on Portlandia in 2011, and before the end of the year; she came in as a guest judge in a roast segment on The Next Food Network Star. Plaza was on WTF with Marc Maron podcast, appearing in episode 199. The popular actress has the recurring role of the Princess in Troopers on CollegeHumor – the comedic sci-fi web series.
Aubrey Plaza Continued To Excel In Both Music And Acting
2012 was the year she featured in the music video for Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings from Father John Misty’s album Fear Fun, and a couple of years later, Aubrey Plaza made her saxophone-playing debut in Cassorla’s Bona Fide video.
Also in 2012, the singer cum actress earned her first starring role in a major movie Safety Not Guaranteed – a comedy film where she appeared alongside Mark Duplass. In the movie, Plaza essayed the character of Darius – a bored intern who was opportune to respond to a curious want ad “in quest of an escort for a time-travelling adventure”.
She received critical acclaim for her performance; even Gary Thompson from The Philadelphia Inquirer found her performance compelling but questioned whether the role was out of Aubrey Plaza’s usual “pretty slacker” range. At the 2012 YHA (Young Hollywood Awards), the actress’ efforts were recognized with an award for Breakthrough Performance in the female category.
She Has Had Several Leading And Voice Roles
The American entertainer depicted Sacagawea in 2013 in Drunk History episode Nashville – the segment on Lewis and Clark Expedition. Her movie Life After Beth, written and directed by Jeff Baena her significant other, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in January. She was the voice behind Grumpy Cat in the movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever – Lifetime Network’s original film.
Aubrey Plaza starred alongside Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, and Adam DeVine in the production Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. The movie which came to light on the 8th of July 2016 earned Plaza critical praise for her depiction of the rebellious Tatiana.
Her other projects include HarmonQuest where she came in as a gnome called Hawaiian Coffee, on Hamilton episode of Drunk History as Aaron Burr and Season 11 of the CBS TV show Criminal Minds as Cat Adams – a contract killer. Plaza came back on set for the 12th and 15th seasons.
The rest include Ingrid Goes West and The Little Hours which she equally produced in 2017, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn (2018), Legion from 2017 to 2019, Child’s Play in 2019, and The Lighthouse in February 2020. She functioned as host for the 34th Independent Spirit Awards.
Best Moments Of Aubrey Plaza’s Career
Entertainers in both music and the movies would always have that production or track that they are best known for, in the case of the American actress and singer Aubrey Plaza, it is her depiction of the character on April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks & Rec. Though she has succeeded in recording other career highs down the line, her name would readily come to mind anytime the sitcom is mentioned.
She received further recognition by starring in several other projects, needless to say, she was the one who made Grumpy Cat watchable. Now that the actress has made a bold move to declare that she is bisexual, she told The Advocate in a recent interview that her portrayal of Krav Maga instructor in the film Addicted to Fresno came naturally to her.
Aubrey Plaza will always be remembered for movies like Legion, Safety Not Guaranteed, Mystery Team, Funny People, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Monsters University, Dirty Grandpa, and Life After Beth. Others include The Little Hours, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Ingrid Goes West and Child’s Play.
She’s Enjoying An Enduring Relationship With Jeff Baena
Aubrey Plaza has publicly told the world that she has no preferences when it comes to relationships; she is sexually attracted to the male and female folks. According to the popular entertainer, she is unapologetically bisexual.
Nevertheless, the TV star has been in a relationship with Jeff Baena since 2011. Jeff works as a screenwriter and director. He became popular when he directed and produced the movies Life After Beth, Joshy, and The Little Hours. They both live in Los Angeles, California and often worked together.
Though we don’t get to hear much about them, the duo is still going strong as of 2020 and have been spotted walking their dogs together during this pandemic. The reason their relationship seems not to be in the public eye is that Plaza is not one to constantly gush about her man on social media. Even among all the posts on her Instagram, just a few show Baena, the latest being a 2018 birthday tribute in June where she simply wrote “Birthday Baena.”
Aubrey Plaza has revealed that she was an item with movie star Michael Cera before Baena came into her life. They met in Toronto on the set of Scott Pilgrim and after wrap-up, the duo went on a tour and almost exchanged marriage vows in Vegas, but it never came to pass.