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Maya Rudolph

American comedic actress

Maya Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress and comedian. She is the daughter of singer Minnie Riperton and music composer Richard Rudolph. She has acted in numerous sitcoms, in particular NBC's Up all Night. She was a cast member on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live from 2000-2007.

Maya Rudolph
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Rudolph in 2012
Born
Maya Khabira Rudolph

(1972-07-27) July 27, 1972 (age 47)
ResidenceSan Fernando Valley, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
OccupationActress, Voice artist, Comedian, Singer
Years active1996–present
Partner(s)Paul Thomas Anderson
(2001–present)
Children4
Parent(s)Minnie Riperton
Richard Rudolph
Notes

She was raised in Santa Monica, California. She attended University of California, Santa Cruz.

Early lifeEdit

Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of soul singer Minnie Riperton and composer/songwriter/producer Richard Rudolph. Her father is an Ashkenazi Jew, and her mother was African-American.[2][3] Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist who once owned all of the Wendy's and Rudy's restaurants in Dade County, Florida.[4] Her parents moved to Los Angeles when she and her brother Marc were very young, and they grew up primarily in the Westwood section.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Maya Rudolph". The Complete Marquis Who's Who (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Marquis Who's Who. 2010. Gale Document Number: GALE|K2014901123. Retrieved 2 Jan 2014. Gale Biography In Context.
  2. "Maya Rudolph Biography (1972–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  3. "The Essence of Lucinda". Ocala Star-Banner. 6 June 2001. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
  4. "SIDNEY J. RUDOLPH, PHILANTHROPIST AND RESTAURANT OWNER". Miami Herald. December 23, 1992.
  5. Itzkoff, Dave (9 September 2011). "Juggling a Comedy Series About Juggling Life's Tasks". Retrieved 2 January 2014.