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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.

Plaza 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. In 2018, Plaza won a Spirit Award for Best First Feature for Ingrid Goes West.

Plaza starred in the 2019 reboot of Child’s Play and the 2020 Hulu Original Film The Happiest Season, alongside Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, and Allison Brie, for which she became a fan-favorite character.

Plaza is credited as a producer on the 2020 comedy-drama film Black Bear, where she also stars alongside Christopher Abbot.

Program Studied at NYFA: Filmmaking
Program Type: Teen & Kids Camp
Year Attended/Graduated: 2000
Location: Los Angeles
Credits: The Happiest Season, Black Bear, Child’s Play, Parks and Recreation, The Little Hours, Ingrid Goes West

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