9. Amy Poehler
The American actress, comedian, voice artist, director and writer moved to Chicago in 1993 to study improve at The Second City and ImprovOlympic.
If you didn’t know, Amy was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008.
From 2009 to 2015 she has starred as Leslie Knope in the the sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which she received many awards and nominations.
Today, after Park & Rec ended, Amy spends his time as an executive producer on the Swedish-American sitcom Welcome to Sweden, along with her brother Greg Poehler.
But she did put that fame to a good use and created a community that offers young women a healthy alternative to developing bad habits just so they would ‘fit in’ among today’s society.
The organization is called Smart Girls at the Party, and it encourages girls to be themselves and not be afraid to always show who they really are.