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Aubrey Plaza


Aubrey Plaza, who attended film camp at NYFA, starred as April Ludgate, the deadpan intern in “Parks and Recreation” with Amy Phoehler. She also played Seth Rogen’s love interest, Daisy in 2009’s “Funny People” directed by Judd Apatow. Other credits include “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and Derrick Comedy’s “Mystery Team,” which debuted at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Aubrey appeared in a CollegeHumor short alongside Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, the first episode of “Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz” on Funny or Die, several episodes of “Portlandia,” and the online series The Jeannie Tate Show. She also starred as Robin Gibney in ESPN’s Mayne Street and performed at A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti, produced by Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Ben Stiller, and Mike Rosenstein at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Plaza won a Spirit Award for Best First Feature for “Ingrid Goes West” in 2018.

Program Studied at NYFA: Filmmaking
Program Type: Teen & Kids Camp
Year Attended/Graduated: 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Highlights: Parks and Recreation, The Little Hours, Ingrid Goes West

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