The protagonist is Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), the deputy parks director as well as serving on city council, and the rest of the ensemble cast consists of her friends and co-workers, including nurse Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones), parks director Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman), and parks department employees Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari), April Ludgate (Aubrey Plaza), Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt), Jerry Gergich (Jim O'Heir), and Donna Meagle (Retta).
While most of the main cast have been with the series since it debuted in April 2009, actors Rob Lowe and Adam Scott joined the cast late in the second season portraying Chris Traeger and Ben Wyatt, two state auditors who later take permanent jobs in Pawnee.
Aubrey Plaza revealed her sultry side in the newest issue of Rogue Magazine.
The Parks And Rec starlet made a bold impression in the magazine's Summer issue, where she dazzles in plunging sequined frocks and rebellious bedroom eyes.
Playing April Ludgate for four seasons on Parks And Recreation (with a fifth on the way in autumn 2012) has canonized Aubrey Plaza as the patron saint of malcontent interns. Club: When Derek Connolly wrote the script for Safety Not Guaranteed, he envisioned you in the role of Darius.
As such, it’s no surprise that the lead role in Safety Not Guaranteed—that of a disaffected, unpaid magazine employee investigating an anonymous newspaper solicitation for a time-traveling partner—was written with Plaza in mind. Club recently spoke to Plaza about the challenges that drew her to Safety Not Guaranteed, how she responded to being serenaded by an alleged time-traveler, and what the future might hold for her Parks And Recreation character. How did that affect the way you approached your performance?
'The frustrating thing about being labeled as "deadpan" is that, for me, [characters] are human beings that have so many things going on and motivations for everything.'The NYU alum also talked about her recent turn as both producer and star of the indie feature Ingrid Goes West, explaining how 'fulfilling' it was to have a role beyond just acting. You show up and do your part and hope for the best.'As a producer, you can really put your stamp on something.
Members of the regular cast of Parks and Recreation, including (from left to right, starting with the top row) Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, and Aubrey Plaza.
The primary characters of the American television comedy series Parks and Recreation are the employees of the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional Indiana town.
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Megan Mullally, Offerman's real-life wife, played his character's ex-wife Tammy Swanson, and Poehler's former husband Will Arnett made an appearance as a man on a blind date with Leslie.