Aubrey Plaza is a talented and versatile American entertainer. While she is famous for her accomplishments as an actress, she is also a comedian and film producer. Born on the 26th of June 1984 in Wilmington, Delaware, the Parks and Recreation star attended Ursuline Academy where she served as president of the student council and was also involved in Wilmington Drama League’s productions.
There are reasons to believe that Plaza knew what she wanted to do with her life from the onset. In addition to the attainments of her career, below are facts about her family and love life.
Career Beginning and Aubrey Plaza’s Popular Works
After graduating from Ursuline Academy in the year 2002, she continued her education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, finishing in 2006. She eventually kicked off her career on stage before moving over to the big screen.
Since then, Miss Plaza has played several roles that have earned her fame and an ever-growing fan base. Aubrey Plaza’s big break as an actress came in 2009 when she started portraying April Ludgate in Parks and Recreation. She played the character across 124 episodes until 2015. The TV series earned her a few nominations but most importantly, gained her the attention that propelled her career to greater heights.
Plaza has since been a part of many productions. Apart from Parks and Recreation, her other popular television projects include The Legend of Korra (2013 – 2014) and Legion (2017 – 2019). The latter earned her a nomination for an MTV and Imagen Awards.
She has a long list of projects in her filmography, the most popular among them include Dirty Grandpa, Ingrid Goes West, An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Safety Not Guaranteed, The Little Hours, and Life After Beth.
Meet The Sisters of The American Actress
Aubrey Plaza is the first of the three children (all daughters) born to her parents. Her two younger sisters are named Renee and Natalie. At different times, both of them have dabbled into the acting business. However, their efforts haven’t been as busy and successful as Aubrey’s.
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 10, 2015
Renee is known for her role as Sara Source in the 2013 movie Centre Jenny, in which Aubrey appeared as Monika Nark. She is also quite popular for her appearance in Item Falls (2013). Natalie, on the other hand, served as the art director on So She Might Live.
Facts To Know About Her Parents
Aubrey Plaza and her sisters are the daughters of an Irish–English woman named Bernadetta and a Puerto Rican father known as David Plaza. The couple had their first child Aubrey when they were both 20 years old and according to the actress, she was a big accident.
Their young family began with nothing, but her parents’ hard work helped them move up and now, her mother is a lawyer while her father is a financial advisor. The couple raised their children in the Christian faith as they attended the Roman Catholic church. However, Aubrey grew up and chose to tow the path of Agnosticism.
Although Aubrey Plaza’s family is one that values relationships, it appears her parents parted ways at some point. Even though there is no available information about when they separated, the fact that her father got married to another lady is proof enough.
Celebrating her dad on Father’s Day of 2017, the entertainer posted a photo from his wedding on Instagram; the photo showed the groom and his three daughters standing side by side, all looking sophisticated and elegant in black pantsuits. In the caption, Aubrey wished her dad a happy Father’s Day, describing him as the coolest dad alive.
Aubrey Plaza’s New Family With Her Stepmother
The wedding ceremony of Aubrey’s father and his new wife Mihaela Ghetau took place on the 17th of June 2017 at The Union League, Philadelphia. The couple exchanged vows at an altar filled with white florals. The Plaza sisters stood beside their father as groom’s women and the middle child, Natalie, was the best man.
Being a traditional family, the idea of the groomsmaids was initially kicked against by Aubrey’s grandmother and some older members of the larger family.
Speaking about her father’s wedding during an interview on Conan O’Brien’s show, Aubrey Plaza described it as a blast, adding that her family loves to party and that was exactly what they all did all night long.
With this union which the sisters were obviously in support of, they gained a step-mother in Mihaela who hails from Romania. Mihaela met Aubrey’s father in Newport, Delaware, at a fundraising event that was held at Twin Lakes Brewery. It is said that a mutual friend introduced them but not with the intent of setting them up as they were both involved with other people at the time. Six months later, David Plaza was single again and found out that Ghetau was also available so he asked her out for drinks and they picked things up from there.
Is Aubrey Plaza Dating Anyone?
For someone as popular as she is, it is only normal that a lot of people are keeping up with Aubrey’s love life as much as they follow her career. Luckily, the actress isn’t one of those who prefer to keep their romantic exploits away from the scrutiny of the public.
It is known that she was once in love with John Gallagher Jr. From what we learned, the actress dated the American actor and musician when they were teenagers. While we don’t know why they fell apart, it is no secret that Aubrey has been dating Jeff Baena since 2011.
The man is a screenwriter and has gained quite a clout as a film director. He has been active in the movie industry since 2004 and has come to be known for works like I Heart Huckabees, The Little Hours, and Life After Beth. Born in Miami, Florida on the 29th of June 1977, Jeff studied film at New York University. He and Aubrey Plaza live together in California.