2023-08-23

Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com
  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  June 26, 1984
  • Fun Fact: Plaza says she grew up "very Catholic in a Catholic household."

Aubrey Plaza is a comedian, actress, and producer. She starred as April Ludgate in the NBC “Parks and Recreation” sitcom and was featured in the FX series “Legion.” In 2022, Plaza starred in season two of the HBO series “The White Lotus,” which earned her a Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. In 2023, TIME named her as one of the 100 influential people in the world.

After starting her career performing sketch comedy and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Plaza landed her first leading movie role in “Safety Not Guaranteed.” She’s also appeared in movies like “Funny People,” “Mystery Team,” “Child’s Play,” and “Happiest Season.” Plaza was born in Delaware to Bernadette and David Plaza. She has two younger sisters, Natalie and Renee.

She was named after the song “Aubrey” by the rock band Bread. Her father’s father, Ismael, was born in Puerto Rico, then moved to the mainland US when he was 17. Plaza’s mother is of English and Irish descent and stated that she has Taino ancestry. Plaza has said, “I’m half Puerto Rican. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico. She was student council president in high school and participated in productions with the Wilmington Drama League. She studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2006.

Plaza had numerous internships and worked as an NBC page. She performed stand-up comedy and has appeared at The Improve and the Laugh Factory.

Is Aubrey Plaza religious?

Aubrey Plaza says she grew up “very Catholic in a very Catholic household.” In 2002, she graduated from Ursuline Academy, an all-girls Catholic school.


Back to the Celebrity Faith Database

The Celeb-O-Matic knows! Find out which celebrity your beliefs match up to.

take the quiz now ›
Close Ad