Maya Rudolph
American actor, comedian, impressionist and singer
Maya Rudolph
Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress, comedienne and singer who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007, and has appeared in films such as Away We Go, Bridesmaids, Grown Ups, A Prairie Home Companion and MacGruber. She is the daughter of R&B and soul singer Minnie Riperton and music producer/composer Richard Rudolph. Since 2011, she has co-starred in the NBC sitcom Up All Night.
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'Big Hero 6' cast returns to voice new animated series
Yahoo News - 4 months
Hairy babies, rejoice. Stars including Maya Rudolph, Alan Tudyk and even Stan Lee will reprise their roles when the show comes to Disney XD in 2017.
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What’s on TV Tuesday
NYTimes - 8 months
Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner return for some hilarious self-loathing in “Difficult People.” And Maya Rudolph and Martin Short wrap up the first season of their variety show.
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The Real Maya Rudolph
Wall Street Journal - 9 months
The comedian on impersonating celebrities, not watching TV and her new show, ‘Maya and Marty.’
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NBC tries for a little (more) variety with 'Maya & Marty'
LATimes - 9 months
Two years after Maya Rudolph stuck an exploratory toe into the rarely tested waters of prime-time variety with NBC's "The Maya Rudolph Show," she returned Monday night to test them again. This time she was paired with Martin Short, as "Maya & Marty." That their show followed "America's Got Talent"...
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Maya Rudolph and Martin Short Schmooze About Their New Variety Show
NYTimes - 9 months
“Maya & Marty,” starting on NBC on May 31, promises a frothy mix of sketches, celebrity guests, music and other performances.
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19 Songs That Beautifully Capture Motherhood
Huffington Post - 10 months
Countless musicians have paid tribute to their moms with gorgeous, heartwarming and fun songs. But many artists who have their own kids also celebrate motherhood with lyrics from the parent's perspective.  In honor of Mother's Day, we put together a list of beautiful songs about motherhood, from famous musician moms. 1. "Sweetest Devotion" by Adele "The song is all about my kid," Adele told USA Today in an interview last year. "The way I've described it is that something much bigger has happened in my life. I love that my life is now about someone else." 2. "Speechless" by Alicia Keys (featuring Eve) Alicia Keys wrote "Speechless" after giving birth to her first child, a son named Egypt, in 2010. A tribute to her baby, the song's lyrics include, "When I wake up in the morning babe / Can't believe my eyes / Sweetest little part of destiny." 3. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack This early-2000s chart topper was ...
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D'Angelo Honors Prince With Touching Cover Of 'Sometimes It Snows In April'
Huffington Post - 10 months
D'Angelo is the latest star to honor Prince, the music icon who died last week at the age of 57.  The singer delivered a soulful and touching tribute to the late, great music icon on "The Tonight Show" yesterday with a little help from Princess, Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum's Prince cover band. Dressed in Prince garb -- a furry coat, hat and even curled locks of hair -- the R&B singer performed a pitch-perfect cover of "Sometimes It Snows in April." Toward the end of the song, D'Angelo gets overwhelmed with emotion and even appears to shed a few tears.  As an artist, D'Angelo has no doubt been hugely influenced by Prince. His 2000 song, "Untitled (How Does It Feel)" was considered a tribute to the "Purple Rain" singer, evoking his early ballads. D'Angelo also sampled the drums from Prince's "Africa" and covered the B-side "She's Always in My Hair."  Watch his touching tribute above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffing ...
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Advertising: Seventh Generation Taps Maya Rudolph for Its Biggest Campaign Yet
NYTimes - 10 months
This month, the company, which has focused on earth-friendly products for decades, began a $15 million campaign to attract new customers and reclaim those who may have strayed.
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<i>Finding Your Roots</i> Looks to Find Its Footing, Again, After Misstep on Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor
Huffington Post - about 1 year
One of the last TV shows you'd expect to find dusting itself off from a small, but embarrassing content-suppression scandal would be Finding Your Roots, Professor Henry L. Gates's genealogy program on PBS. But the show's third season, which premieres Jan. 5 at 8 p.m., will have to explore the roots of several dozen new subjects in the mildly uncomfortable shadow of previous guest Ben Affleck. Gates's lineup this season will include the likes of Bill O'Reilly, Shonda Rhimes, Jimmy Kimmel, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Farrow, Julianne Moore, Norman Lear, Senator John McCain, LL Cool J, Puffy Combs, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Gloria Steinem. The keen observer will note that they are all famous, and that's something for which Gates has never apologized. Starpower, he has always explained, provides a means of drawing viewers' attention to the fascinating field of genealogy. "When they see what our researchers uncovered about someone like Stephen King," Gates said ...
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7 Myths About Shampoo You Need to Stop Believing
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Renee Jacques, Allure Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD You've probably been washing your own hair for decades by now, right? You'd think you--and the other few billions of people on this planet--would have it down pat, but a Google search of "how often should I shampoo" yields more than 13 million results. Couple that with all the recent shampooing trends (read: co-washing, no-pooing), and suddenly, sudsing up is no longer child's play. That's why we asked top stylists (and one scalp expert!) to list the biggest myths about shampoo they wish people would stop believing. Myth: You should wash your hair every day. "For the most part, washing your hair every day is not great. Washing daily produces more oil, and the hair gets even oilier, faster. People think that daily washing would help, but it actually has an adverse effect. Washing two or three times a week is good." --Teddy Charles, a hairstylist who works with Amber Heard and Taylor Swift Myth: Shampooing will increase she ...
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30 feature-length movies on YouTube that are totally worth watching
Yahoo News - about 1 year
This article is continually updated to reflect removed and newly available movies. Rachel Grozanick, Drew Prindle, Brandon Widder, and Rick Stella contributed to this article. Back in 2011, Google quietly rolled out the YouTube.com/movies section. Over the past few years it has amassed a library of titles you can rent, purchase, or stream for free, and today, there’s more content in the movie section than you could watch in a lifetime — and that’s not even counting all the full-length films uploaded by users. So to help save you some time in your search for something to watch, we’ve sifted through all the movies the site has to offer — free, paid, legal, and not-so-legal — to bring you this list of the best full movies on YouTube. Related: Time to kill? Here’s 104 riveting movies you can watch on Netflix right now Free Movies (legally uploaded) YouTube has a pretty sizable list of movies you can stream for free, but truth be told, not many are worth watching. The overwhelming majority ...
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Sisterhood becomes a laughing matter
Reuters.com - about 1 year
The Saturday Night Live alum, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph team up for the new comedy, "Sisters." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Maya Rudolph Recites the Entire ‘Jive Talk’ Scene From ‘Airplane!’
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
The "Very Murray Christmas" star shows off her hidden talent on "Jimmy Kimmel Live": A flawless recitation of the famous "Jive Scene" from "Airplane!"
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Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Poke Fun At 'Star Wars' In Hilarious 'Sisters' Promo
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We didn't think it was possible to love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler any more than we already do, but clearly, we were wrong.  The BFFs just released a new promo clip for their film "Sisters," which pokes fun at the pandemonium surrounding the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and it's great. The promo reminds moviegoers that they don't have to choose between the two films -- both come out Dec. 18 -- because they can #goseethemboth. (Crazy concept, isn't it?)  The clip, called "Sisters: The Farce Awakens," begins with Fey and Poehler explaining how exciting their film's release is going to be, while behind-the-scenes shots flash on the screen. They even use British accents for emphasis.  "We're not British. We're just using these accents to cover our buzz," Fey notes.  "We're really drunk," Amy adds.  Fellow "Sisters" stars Ike Barinholtz and Maya Rudolph also make some standout appearances in the clip.  Barinholtz, throwing a fun jab at "Star Wars" and its fan ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maya Rudolph
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    It was later announced that she would star in an NBC variety series Maya & Marty with Martin Short, which debuted on May 31, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to joining Saturday Night Live, Rudolph was backing singer (1995–99) and briefly a keyboardist in the band The Rentals, with whom she toured for a short time. She also appears in the music videos of the songs "Waiting" and "Please Let That Be You". She sang backing vocals for "Barcelona" and "My Head Is in the Sun," both from the album Seven More Minutes. In 2004, she recorded a track with The Rentals frontman Matt Sharp, including a cover of Tegan and Sara's "Not Tonight." Rudolph also performed "Together In Pooping" and "Little Roundworm" with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Robert Smigel) on his album Come Poop With Me. She is in a Prince cover band called Princess with her friend Gretchen Lieberum. Rudolph has been in a relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson since 2001. They live together with their children: Pearl (born 2005), Lucille (born 2009), Jack (born July 3, 2011) and Minnie (born 2013).
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 38
    In 2011, she appeared in Bridesmaids with Saturday Night Live colleague Kristen Wiig, and in 2013 she played a supporting role in The Way, Way Back as the girlfriend of Sam Rockwell's character.
    More Details Hide Details 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 on May 19, 2014, but the show did not go beyond that.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, she appeared in Grown Ups starring Adam Sandler, where she played the wife of Chris Rock's character.
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    She also appeared on the show in May 2010 to perform in skits including "The Manuel Ortiz Show" with Betty White.
    More Details Hide Details She returned 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. On February 18, 2012 she returned to Saturday Night Live as a host for the first time and reprised her roles in sketches such as "Bronx Beat". She once again returned to SNL on December 19, 2015 for the Christmas episode hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to reprise her role in the "Bronx Beat" sketch. She appeared once more on the 41st season finale (hosted by Fred Armisen) as Dilma Roussef on Weekend Update. Rudolph's characters on the show have included "Attorney Glenda Goodwin" and "Megan" from the "Wake Up, Wakefield!" sketches. Rudolph has done a number of celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live during her tenure, including Amanda Byram, Ananda Lewis, Barbra Streisand, Bern Nadette Stanis (as Thelma Evans on Good Times), Beyoncé, Charo, Christina Aguilera, Condoleezza Rice, Darcel Wynne, Diana Ross, Dilma Roussef, Donatella Versace, Donna Fargo, Emily Robison, Fredricka Whitfield, Free, Gayle King, Griselda Blanco, Halle Berry, Ivanka Trump, Ja'net Du Bois (as Willona Woods on Good Times), Jennifer Lopez, Joyce "Fenderella" Irby, Justin Guarini, Kara Saun, La Toya Jackson, Lisa Kudrow, Lisa Ling, Liza Minnelli, Lucy Liu, Lynda Lopez, Macy Gray, Mario Vasquez, Mary Roach, Maya Angelou, Melinda Doolittle, Melissa Stark, Michelle Obama, Mýa, Nelly Furtado, Omarosa, Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Patti LaBelle, Phylicia Rashad (as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show), Rocsi, Scott Joplin, Teresa Heinz, Terra Patrick, Tina Turner, Tyra Banks, Valerie Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens (as Gabriella Montez from High School Musical 3), Wanda Sykes and Whitney Houston.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    She appeared in a Weekend Update Thursday sketch during the fall 2009–10 season as Oprah Winfrey speaking on behalf of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    She also appeared in two sketches in the 2008–09 season finale with Will Ferrell.
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    She then also appeared in the 2008 Christmas episode, where she reprised her role in the sketch Bronx Beat, with Amy Poehler.
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    She returned on October 25, 2008, in a featured guest appearance as Michelle Obama and sang a duet with Kenan Thompson about Amy Poehler's newborn.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    Her final episode as a cast member was on November 3, 2007, with host Brian Williams and musical guest Feist, the last episode before the writers' strike.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 27
    In May 2000, Rudolph joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for the final three episodes of the 1999–2000 season, after a stint as a member of The Groundlings improv troupe, where she met future Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte.
    More Details Hide Details Rudolph's musical talents were frequently employed on Saturday Night Live. She sang as Beyoncé Knowles in the Prince Show sketches, as the "Space Creature" in the Gays in Space sketches, except for the one on the season 31 episode hosted by Peter Sarsgaard, because it aired around the time Rudolph was on maternity leave. Friend Will Forte substituted for her during that episode. Her ability to change her looks and her command of many accents also led to her playing an unusually wide range of ethnicities on the show, often with only a change of wigs. As "Nooni Schoener," Rudolph, along with Fred Armisen, created a couple from an unspecified Scandinavian country, who have unplaceable accents and bewilderingly foreign manners. Rudolph was also able to play male characters such as Scott Joplin, Justin Guarini, and Mario Vazquez.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1990
    Age 17
    In 1990, Rudolph graduated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, where she became friendly with fellow students Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black, and continued her education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography from Porter College.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on July 27, 1972.
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