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Maya Khabira Rudolph is a popular American actress, musician and comedian

InformationDetail
BirthdayJuly 27, 1972
NationalityAmerican
FamousComedienne, African American Actress, Black Comedians, Jewish Actresses, Saturday Night Live Cast, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Comedians
City/StateFlorida
SpousesPaul Thomas Anderson
SiblingsMarc Rudolph
Known asMaya Khabira Rudolph
Childrens Jack Anderson, Lucille Anderson, Pearl Minnie Anderson
Universities
  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz
  • Crossroads School
  • 1995 -
Birth PlaceGainesville, Florida, U.S.
ReligionAshkenazi Jews
Height170cm
GenderFemale
FatherRichard Rudolph
MotherMinnie Riperton
Net Worth$24 million
Sun SignLeo
Born inGainesville, Florida, U.S.
Famous asActress, Comedienne

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Who is Maya Rudolph?

Maya Khabira Rudolph is a popular American actress, musician and comedian. As a child, Maya followed her mother’s footsteps and was drawn towards music along with making appearances in local theatre. As she grew older, Maya Rudolph began exploring areas such as acting. Over the course of her career she has explored several areas - as a keyboard artist, singer, comedian, actress and voice actor. Other than the keyboard she also plays the ukulele instrument. She has stated in interviews that comedy is the most exciting thing one could do. It was her dream from the age of five to appear on the ‘Saturday Nights Live’ television show and the same was realised in the year 2000. Maya Rudolph has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performances. She has a Jewish ancestry from her father’s side and African-American lineage from her mother’s side.

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Childhood & Early Life

Maya Rudolph was born on 27 July 1972 in Florida to Minnie Riperton, a well-known singer and songwriter, and Richard Rudolph, a composer, lyricist and producer. She has a brother named Marc, who grew up to become a music engineer. Her mother passed away due to cancer when Maya Rudolph was seven years old.

Her family moved to California when she was very young. She did her schooling at St. Augustine by the Sea School during her teenage years and later graduated from the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.

She then enrolled for a course in photography at the University of California in 1990 and completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Porter College in 1995. While in college, she formed a musical band ‘Supersauce’ with her fellow students.

Career

After college, Maya Rudolph pursued her interest of comedy and began her career with the improv comedy troop ‘The Groundlings’. She was able to perform well and showcase her talent in acting during this phase. She also appeared in minor roles in movies like ‘As Good As It Gets’ (1997), ‘Gattaca’ (1997), and TV series ‘Chicago Hope’ (1996-1997).

In 2000, she got a major break in her career by joining ‘Saturday Night Live’ – a popular television live comedy show, as a featured player for three seasons between the years 1999 -2000. Along with her acting capabilities, her talent as a singer was often used throughout the show. In the year 2000 she also bagged a recurring role in the TV series ‘City of Angels’.

In 2001, Maya Rudolph got promoted as a cast member on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show. She was much appreciated for her command over a wide range of accents that allowed her to portray different cultures and personalities with ease. A few of the ethnicities she portrayed includes Hispanic, Asian, North European and Black.

She made her last appearance on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show in November 2007. However, she appeared on the show as a guest in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She made a comeback on the show in 2012 as a host. During her time in the show, she performed more than 50 celebrity impressions. Most popular of these include Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Darcel Wynne, Diana Ross, Halle Berry, Ivanka Trump, Jennifer Lopez, Lisa Kudrow, Lisa Ling, Michelle Obama, Nelly Furtado, Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Valerie Simpson and Whitney Houston.

Her first major movie role came in 2006 with the film ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. She also co- starred in the movie ‘Idiocracy’ that released later that year.

In 2007, she gave her voice to the character of Rapunzel in the movie ‘Shrek the Third’. Other moves that she has voice acted include ‘Zookeeper’ (2011), ‘Turbo’ (2013), ‘The Nut Job’ (2014), ‘Big Hero 6’ (2014) and ‘Strange Magic’ (2015).

In 2010, Maya Rudolph acted in the movie ‘Grown Ups’ starring Adam Sandler. The next year she appeared in the movie’ Bridesmaids’. In 2011, she also acted in ‘Friends with Kids’.

In 2013, she appeared in a supporting role in the film ‘The Way, Way Back’. She also co-starred in the situational comedy ‘Up All Night’. The following year she appeared in the crime comedy –drama film ‘Inherent Vice’.

In May 2014, a television pilot of Universal Television’s ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ was aired. The show was an attempt to revisit the classic variety show format. Maya Rudolph co-produced and starred in it.

In 2015, she played roles in the romantic comedy movie ‘Maggie’s Plan’ and musical comedy film ‘A Very Murray Christmas’. Upcoming projects include comedy film ‘Sisters’ (2015), drama film ‘We Don’t Belong Here’ (2016) and voice role in animated comedy ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ (2016).

Major Works

Maya Rudolph is best known for her impressions of various ethnicities and accurate celebrity impressions in the ‘Saturday Night Live’ TV show. Her performances garnered a huge fan following in a limited period of time.

Personal Life & Legacy

Maya Rudolph came into a relationship with American film director and producer Paul Thomas Anderson in 2001. They have four children together, Pearl Bailey Anderson (2005), Lucille Anderson (2009), Jackson Wright Anderson (2011) and Minnie Ida Anderson (2013).

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Maya Rudolph awards

YearNameAward

MTV Movie & TV Awards

2012Best Gut-Wrenching PerformanceBridesmaids (2011)

Maya Rudolph biography timelines

  • // 27th Jul 1972
    Maya Rudolph was born on 27 July 1972 in Florida to Minnie Riperton, a well-known singer and songwriter, and Richard Rudolph, a composer, lyricist and producer. She has a brother named Marc, who grew up to become a music engineer. Her mother passed away due to cancer when Maya Rudolph was seven years old.
  • // 1990 To 1995
    She then enrolled for a course in photography at the University of California in 1990 and completed her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Porter College in 1995. While in college, she formed a musical band ‘Supersauce’ with her fellow students.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, Maya Rudolph got promoted as a cast member on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ show. She was much appreciated for her command over a wide range of accents that allowed her to portray different cultures and personalities with ease. A few of the ethnicities she portrayed includes Hispanic, Asian, North European and Black.
  • // 2006
    Her first major movie role came in 2006 with the film ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. She also co- starred in the movie ‘Idiocracy’ that released later that year.
  • // 2010 To 2011
    In 2010, Maya Rudolph acted in the movie ‘Grown Ups’ starring Adam Sandler. The next year she appeared in the movie’ Bridesmaids’. In 2011, she also acted in ‘Friends with Kids’.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she appeared in a supporting role in the film ‘The Way, Way Back’. She also co-starred in the situational comedy ‘Up All Night’. The following year she appeared in the crime comedy –drama film ‘Inherent Vice’.
  • // May 2014
    In May 2014, a television pilot of Universal Television’s ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ was aired. The show was an attempt to revisit the classic variety show format. Maya Rudolph co-produced and starred in it.

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Maya Rudolph's FAQ

  • What is Maya Rudolph birthday?

    Maya Rudolph was born at 1972-07-27

  • Where is Maya Rudolph's birth place?

    Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, U.S.

  • What is Maya Rudolph nationalities?

    Maya Rudolph's nationalities is American

  • Who is Maya Rudolph spouses?

    Maya Rudolph's spouses is Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Who is Maya Rudolph siblings?

    Maya Rudolph's siblings is Marc Rudolph

  • Who is Maya Rudolph childrens?

    Maya Rudolph's childrens is Jack Anderson, Lucille Anderson, Pearl Minnie Anderson

  • What was Maya Rudolph universities?

    Maya Rudolph studied at University of California, Santa Cruz, Crossroads School, 1995 -

  • What is Maya Rudolph's religion?

    Maya Rudolph's religion is Ashkenazi Jews

  • How tall is Maya Rudolph?

    Maya Rudolph's height is 170

  • Who is Maya Rudolph's father?

    Maya Rudolph's father is Richard Rudolph

  • Who is Maya Rudolph's mother?

    Maya Rudolph's mother is Minnie Riperton

  • What is Maya Rudolph's sun sign?

    Maya Rudolph is Leo

  • How famous is Maya Rudolph?

    Maya Rudolph is famouse as Actress, Comedienne