Maya Rudolph

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Full Name Maya Rudolph
Age 48 Years Old
Nick Name Maya
Gender Female
Famous As Actress
Birth Date July 27th, 1972
Birth Place Gainesville, Florida, U.S

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About Maya Rudolph

An American actress, comedian, as well as singer is named for Maya Rudolph, who gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band "The Rentals", before joining "The Groundlings improv" troupe later in the decade. She was a "Saturday Night Live" cast member from 2000 to 2007 who co-starred in the smash-hit comedy Bridesmaids in 2011. And from 2011 to 2013, she also starred on the NBC sitcom "Up All Night" as well as has appeared in both of "Adam Sandler's Grown Ups" films. She started starring as June in the Amazon series "Forever" in 2018. She had provided her voice for the character Cass in Disney's 2014 feature "Big Hero 6". Most recently, she appeared in the NBC fantasy comedy series "The Good Place". For her role in the series, she achieved three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress. 

Famous For

  • Being an American actress, comedian, as well as a singer.
  • For providing her voice for the character Cass in Disney's 2014 feature "Big Hero 6".

Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris with Larry David, left, as Bernie Sanders and Will Ferrell as Tom Steyer during a Democratic debate sketch on SNL

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Early Life of Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph took birth on 27th July 1972 in Gainesville, Florida, the U.S. Her full name or birth name is "Maya Khabira Rudolph". Maya belongs to American nationality whereas her ethnicity is Mixed. Similarly, her race is white and star sign is Cancer. She celebrates her birthday on 27th June of every year and she had celebrated her 48th birthday as of 2020. Maya was born to singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton (mother) and composer Richard Rudolph (father). Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her mother died on 12th July 1979 at the age of 31 when she was 7 because of breast cancer. s per her siblings, she has a brother named Marc. She is educated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, where she befriended with fellow students Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black, and continued her education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in whose residential college Porter College she lived, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography in 1995. 

Career of Maya Rudolph

  • Maya Rudolph kicks off her career by joining the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in May 2000, as a featured player for the final three episodes of the 1999-2000 season.
  • Barring for the one on the season 31 episode hosted by Peter Sarsgaard, she has sung as Beyonce Knowles in the "Prince Show" sketches, as the "Space Creature" in the Gays in Space sketches.
  • As "Nuni Shoener", Maya, further with Fred Armisen, created a couple from an unstated Scandinavian country, who have unplaceable accents and bewilderingly foreign manners.
  • On 3rd November 2007, her final episode as a cast member was with host Brian Williams and musical guest Feist, the last episode before the writers' strike.
  • And on 25th October 2007, Maya returned in a featured guest appearance as Michelle Obama and sang a duet with Kenan Thompson about Amy Poehler's newborn.  
  • Maya emerged with Amy Poehler in the 2008 Christmas episode, where she reprised her role in the sketch Bronx Beat.
  • In 2008 to 2009 season finale with Will Ferrell, she appeared in two sketches.
  • During the fall 2009-2010 season, as Oprah Winfrey speaking on behalf of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics, Maya appeared in a "Weekend Update Thursday" sketch.
  • Rudolph comes back to "Saturday Night Live" for the season 36 premiere, hosted by Amy Poehler, performing the "Bronx Beat" sketch and that same season for episode 700, hosted by Tina Fey.
  • She returned to "Saturday Night Live" as a host for the first time and reprised her roles in sketches such as "Bronx Beat" on 18th February 2012.
  • On 19th December 2015, she again comes back to "SNL" for the Christmas episode hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
  • She has played a role as many characters on the show, which includes "Attorney Glenda Goodwin" and "Megan" from the "Wake Up Wakefield!" sketches.
  • She had done a number of celebrity suspicion on "Saturday Night Live during her tenure, including the CBS medical drama series "City of Angels and Chicago Hope", she has appeared on other television shows as well.

Maya Rudolph, a famous actress

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  • She had small parts in "Chuck & Buck", "Gattaca", "As Good as It Gets", "Duplex and Duets"; Maya was also a music administrator for "Duets".
  • In 2006 her first prominent film role came with "A Prairie Home Companion".
  • She had co-starred with Luke Wilson in the 2005 Mike Judge sci-fi comedy "Idiocracy", although that film was shelved until September 2006 and then only given a limited release and also has guest-starred as Rapunzel in the DreamWorks animated film "Shrek the Third".
  • In NBC's "Kath & Kim" she guest-starred as Athena Scooberman and starred in the film "Away We Go" with "The Office" star John Krasinsk.
  • She appeared in "Grown Ups" starring Adam Sandler, where she played the wife of Chris Rock's character in  2010 and appeared in "Bridesmaids" with "Saturday Night Live" colleague Kristen Wiig in 2011, and in 2013 she played a supporting role in "The Way, Way Back" as the girlfriend of Sam Rockwell's character.
  • Om 19th May 2014, she co-starred in the NBC sitcom "Up All Night", with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Rudolph's self-titled variety show television pilot aired. But it was later announced that she would star in an NBC variety series "Maya & Marty" with Martin Short, which started on 31st May 2016.
  • Similarly, her next series launched on 14th September 2018 on "Amazon Video".
  • She started doing Ruby Tuesday and Seventh Generation commercials and appeared as the mother in "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" in 2019.
  • Regarding her music career, she was also a backing singer from 1955 to 1999.
  • She also appears in the music videos of the songs "Waiting" and "Please Let That Be You".
  • She has sung backing vocals for "Barcelona" and "My Head Is in the Sun", both from the album "Seven More Minutes".
  • She recorded a track with The Rentals frontman Matt Sharp, including a cover of Tegan and Sara's "Not Tonight" in 2004.
  • She performed "Together In Pooping" and "Little Roundworm" with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on his album "Come Poop With Me". Whereas, she is also in a"Prince" cover band called Princess with her friend Gretchen Lieberum.
  • As a piece of recent news, Maya Rudolph, whose portrayal of Kamala Harris on "Saturday Night Live" garnered her an Emmy nomination, knows she may about to be busy ahead of the election. "I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love," she said. "I just didn't really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there's anyone that can work it out, I'm sure Lorne (Michaels) has some sort of an invisible helicopter that can get me there."
  • On Tuesday, "SNL" tweeted a GIF of Rudolph, as Harris, flipping her hair.
  • Rudolph played the senator throughout the Democratic presidential debates and it was a portrayal that even Sen. Harris couldn't be mad at.
  • During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in October, Harris said she grew up watching the sketch comedy show, so when she saw Rudolph's impersonation, she was a bit overwhelmed.

Maya Rudolph performs at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars America Comes Together for Autism Programs in 2015

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Awards and Achievements of Maya Rudolph

  • MTV Movie Awards (2012)
  • Independent Spirit Awards (2014)

Personal Life of Maya Rudolph

Reflecting on the personal life of American TV personality Maya Rudolph, she is not a married woman, but she is in long-term relationships since 2001 with her partner, Paul Thomas Anderson, who is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. The couple is living a joyful life with their four children named Jack Anderson, Lucille Anderson, Pearl Minnie Anderson, Minnie Ida Anderson. The couple has a strong and best relationship status till now and hopes it will be in the future too.  And regarding her sexual orientation, she is straight.  

Maya Rudolph and her partner Paul Thomas Anderson

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Net Worth of Maya Rudolph

An American successful television personality, Maya has earned the best amount from actress career. Her net worth is around $10 million dollars. Whereas as of 2020, her net worth will be more than $10 Million. She has also a handsome salary, which she gained from episodes of series and films. Her main source of income is from an actress's career. She is enjoying her earnings and living a quality of life.

Body Measurement of Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph is a beautiful American actress. She has a perfect height of 1.7 m. And her body weight is around 165 lbs. Her body measurement is 39-38-39 inches. She has brown hair and eyes too. She has a slim or average body with a pretty smile which has attracted a lot of people towards her. She has maintained her body being a television personality.