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Gregory Milmore Poehler (/ˈplər/; born October 11, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and lawyer. He created and starred in the Swedish sitcom Welcome to Sweden.[1]

Greg Poehler
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Poehler in 2014
Gregory Milmore Poehler

(1974-10-11) October 11, 1974 (age 44)
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
OccupationActor, comedian, producer, writer
Spouse(s)Charlotta Meder
RelativesAmy Poehler (sister)

Poehler moved to Stockholm with Charlotta, his Swedish girlfriend (now wife), in 2006. Finding success as a stand-up comedian, he left his day job as a lawyer to pursue a full-time career in show business,[2] in large part influenced by his older sister, Amy Poehler.[3]


Early lifeEdit

Poehler was born in Boston, Massachusetts[4][5] and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is the son of high school teachers Eileen Frances (née Milmore) and William Grinstead Poehler. His sister is actress and comedian Amy Poehler.[6] Poehler earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 1996[7] before attending the Fordham University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor.[6] He was admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bar associations and the United States Federal Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2006, Poehler graduated from Stockholm University with a masters in European intellectual property law.


After graduating from law school, Poehler moved to the West Village of Manhattan and worked as a lawyer in New York City and Sweden, where he specialized in intellectual property law.

After twelve years as a lawyer, in 2012 Poehler started doing stand-up comedy in Sweden. At the same time, he began writing the script for what became his first TV series, Welcome to Sweden, in which he plays the lead part, in addition to his roles as head writer and producer. His sister, Amy Poehler, decided to produce the show after proofreading the script.[8] Currently, he stars in You Me Her, a TV series about a three-way romantic relationship.

Personal lifeEdit

Poehler lives in Stockholm with his wife, Charlotta Meder, and their three children.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Welcome to Sweden Bruce Evans Main (20 episodes)
2016-present You Me Her Jack Trakarsky Main
2019 Wine Country Doctor Dickswing Film


Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Welcome to Sweden Creator/Writer/Executive Producer (20 episodes)
2014 Hasselhoff - en svensk talkshow Himself Guest (1 episode)
HuffPost Live Conversations
2014–2016 Today Guest (3 episodes)
2015 Gomorron Guest (1 episode)
The Jimmy Star Show with Ron Russell
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Fångarna på fortet
2015, 2017 Home & Family Guest (2 episodes)
2018 Sidewalks Entertainment Guest (1 episode)


  1. ^ "Greg Poehler tar tittarsuccén till USA | Nöje | Expressen". Expressen. 2014-04-25. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. ^ "'It's time the world laughed with Sweden' - The Local". Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  3. ^ Vlessing, Etan (6 October 2013). "MIPCOM: Greg Poehler on Following Older Sister Amy Poehler into TV Comedy". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ American Swedish Institute (19 June 2014). "A Conversation with Greg Poehler on "Welcome to Sweden"". American Swedish Institute.
  5. ^ Hank, Melissa (July 9, 2014). "Amy Poehler's kid brother debuts TV show". Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c Storey, Kate (29 June 2014). "The Poehler siblings are ruling the comedy world". NY Post.
  7. ^ Voosen, Paul. "Comedian Amy Poehler '93 at the Boston College Arts Festival". Boston College Magazine. Boston College.
  8. ^ Starr, Liane Bonin (8 April 2014). "Amy and Greg Poehler Talk Skarsgards, Doggy Bags, "Welcome to Sweden"". HitFlix.

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