07 Sep 09by Webmiss
STANDING OUT in a movie with Seth Rogen can’t be easy, but that’s just what New York transplant Aubrey Plaza has done in the new Judd Apatow comedy “Funny People.”
“By the way,” Post film critic Kyle Smith wrote in his review, “remember this actress’ name: Aubrey Plaza. She’s awesome.”
That name, as the 25-year-old recently explained, is an unusual combination: Plaza, she says, is “Puerto Rican Spanish,” while Aubrey was inspired by the title of a song by band Bread in the ’70s. A native of Delaware, Plaza has been making her comic mark since starting college at New York University — a school she chose partly for its proximity to famed comedy group The Upright Citizens Brigade. A former intern on “Saturday Night Live,” she’s worked on two shows featuring female alums of the late night show, doing a quick turn as an NBC page on Tina Fey’s “30 Rock,” and more recently enjoying a regular part on Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation.”
Named a “Hot Comic” by Rolling Stone and one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety, Plaza is maintaining momentum with an indie movie, “Mystery Team,” out this year. Also in the can is a project with a name as memorable as her own: “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” a comedy with Michael Cera set for release next year.
“Funny People” is in theaters now.
From the New York Post