We're celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Future Hispanic History Month, which will highlight rising stars who are creating history before our very eyes. Today we give props to Aubrey Plaza, a seriously funny comedian who has soared following her breakout role on Parks & Recreation.
As April Ludgate, the deadpan youth of the Pawnee parks department who secretly cares about everyone that she hates, Plaza made her presence felt in a cast that included Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and Aziz Ansari. But Plaza had an improv standout long before NBC snatched her up, and since Parks & Rec wrapped in 2015, the Puerto Rican actress has scored roles in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Dirty Grandpa and the upcoming Ingrid Goes West.
Plaza’s post-sitcom status has just begun, but she has proven that she’s a vital voice in a field that needs more female representation. April Ludgate might have rolled her eyes at such a sentiment, but even she would agree: Aubrey Plaza rules.