Aubrey Plaza Biography

Aubrey Christina Plaza, famously known as Aubrey Plaza, is America’s renowned actress and comedian. She has done a phenomenal role on NBC’s sitcom “Parks and Recreation” as “April Ludgate” in 2009. She has also played a fantastic character of “Lenore (Lenny) Busker” in the drama series “Legion”. Aubrey is all over the news and as she finally tied the knot to Jeff Baena and she revealed this just a while ago.

Early Life

Plaza was born on June 26, 1984, in Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America. Her parents are David Plaza, a financial advisor, and her mother Bernadette, an attorney. Aubrey has two siblings, Renee and Natalie and she is the eldest of all. Aubrey studied in a private school, Ursuline Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, and graduated in 2002. She earned a degree in film in 2006 at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At the age of 20, Plaza suffered a stroke that caused her expressive aphasia ( Broca’s aphasia) and temporary paralysis. Some years later, on the sets of “Parks and Recreation”, she had a Transient ischemic attack.

Aubrey Plaza Career

After completing her education, Aubrey started off her career in 2004 by performing improv and sketch comedy at an American improvisational theatre named, “Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre”. She performed stand-up comedy too and has appeared at “The Improv” and at a chain of comedy clubs namely, “Laugh Factory”. In 2006, Plaza made her entry into the film industry. She began by working in short films named “Killswitch” and “In Love. In 2009, she appeared in another two films titled “Mystery Team” as “Kelly Peters” and “Funny People” as “Daisy Danby”. She starred as “April Ludgate” in an American sitcom television series “Parks and Recreation”. Later in 2010, she worked as “Julie Powers” in a comedy film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”.

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She appeared in 3 episodes of “Portlandia” as “Beth / Bookstore Customer” in 2011 and played the role of “Marnie” in 2012, titled “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”. In 2013, she appeared in a short film “From Up on Poppy Hill” as “Sachiko Hirokouji”; “The End of Love” as “Aubrey”; “Charlie Countryman” as “Ashley” and many more. In 2015, she played the character of “Kelly” in a dark comedy film “Addicted to Fresno”; “Dirty Grandpa”, as “Lenore”; “Golan the Insatiable” and played the voice of “Dylan Beekler” in 6 episodes. In 2017, she starred in an award-winning series “Legion” as Lenny Busker” in 27 episodes. Recently,

Widespread Fame

In 2017, she did several films where she appeared as a cast and producer. She produced a film “The Little Hours” and also cast as “Sister Fernanda”; “Ingrid Goes West”, charactered the main role “Ingrid Thorburn”. In 2019, she produced a thriller film “Black Bear” and starred herself as “Alison”. Plaza also did many successful music videos. In 2012, she worked in a video “Hollywood Cemetery Forever Sings”. Her other music video is titled “Rouse Yourself”. She appeared in a music video “Bona Fide” as well. In 2020, she appeared as “Riley Johnson” in “Happiest Season” and is set to cast in other films like “King Knight”.

Awards and nominations

In a 2009 series “Parks and Recreation”, Aubrey was nominated for two awards namely the “ALMA Award” for the category of Favorite TV Actress and the “ALMA Award” for Favourite TV Actress. Later in 2012, she was nominated for “ALMA Award” for her Leading Role In A Comedy. In 2018, she was nominated for two awards “MTV Movie Award for Best Villain” for the series “Legion” and for “Imagen Award” for Best Actress.

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Aubrey Plaza Biography

Real Name Aubrey Christina Plaza
Birth Date 26 June 1984
Age (as of 2021) 36 Years
Birth Place Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 54 kg  –  in Pounds –  119 lbs
Body Measurements 34-25-36
Bra (Breast) Size 32B
Waist Size 25
Hip Size 36
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Body Type Slim


Father David Plaza
Mother Bernadette Plaza
Sister Renee Plaza
Brother Natalie Plaza


School Ursuline Academy
College New York University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair Yes
Is she a lesbian? Yes
Boyfriend Jeff Baena

Favorite Things

Hobbies Not Known
Favorite Singer Joe Cocker
Favorite Comedian Louis C. K.
Favorite Color Green

Personal Life

The alluring actress has been dating since 2011 Jeff Baena, a famous American film director, and screenwriter. He directed many films such as The Little Hours, Joshy, etc, where she cast Plaza in his movies. Almost after a dating life that spanned over a decade, they married. Aubrey revealed this through an Instagram post and also confirmed their wedding in the Interview with People Magazine. She said,

We were quarantined for months and months like everybody else,” she recently told PEOPLE. “And we did enjoy it. I think it was, obviously other than all of the catastrophic things happening in the world, just on a personal level, relationship level, was kind of nice to just be forced to be in one place for that long. Could have gone either way, I guess.

Aubrey Plaza Net Worth

The actress and comedian have made a lot of success in her career. Her source of income is acting, comedy shows, and much more. It is expected that her net worth is around $6 million as of now. The glamorous actress has gained a lot of reputation due to her fabulous personality, excellent acting skills, and easy on eye looks. She has more than 2.5 million followers on Instagram with 400+ pictures posted.

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  • Plaza is half-Puerto Rican and that made her a diverse kid during her high school time.
  • According to the sources, it is believed that Aubrey is Catholic.
  • She took part in various productions with the Wilmington Drama League and was a student council president during her high school time.
  • In an interview, she once proclaimed that she has androgynous and falls in love with guys and girls both and they too fall for her.
  • According to the reports from different resources, it is known that Aubrey was given her name after a famous song “Aubrey”.
  • Currently, the couple resides together in Los Angeles, California, and often works together.

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