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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Biography
Maya Rudolph's personal information overview.
Birthday
27 July 1972
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'A Christmas Story Live!' gets merry with Maya Rudolph and a winning Ralphie
LATimes - 2 months
Writer and radio artist Jean Shepherd’s memories of his Indiana childhood and hunger for an “official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time” were famously arranged into Bob Clark’s 1983 holiday perennial, “A Christmas...
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The leg lamp! The frozen pole! Fox prepares to bring a holiday classic to life with 'A Christmas Story Live!'
LATimes - 2 months
On a backlot in Burbank, it’s an oven-like December day — but no matter, because Christmas is on its way. Maya Rudolph is roaming “snow-dusted” streets wearing a surgical mask — to keep the rampant particles at bay. Matthew Broderick has stopped to snap photos of trees that are only partially frosted...
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13 Honest And Relatable Quotes About Parenting From Maya Rudolph
Huffington Post - 7 months
As a mom of four, the comedian has a lot to say about motherhood.
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Maya Rudolph Reveals The ‘Sexy Secret’ Behind Her Ivanka Trump Impression
Huffington Post - 7 months
It involves underwear.
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‘If You Take Out Kenan Thompson, The Studio Will Explode'
Huffington Post - 10 months
Kenan Thompson took the stage in an oversized three-piece suit and an awkward wig bursting with Jheri curls. He looked, objectively speaking, completely and utterly ridiculous. Seconds before, a BET logo flashed across the screen as SNL cast member Will Forte, playing a talk show announcer, introduced the sketch: “It’s ‘What’s Up With That!’ Tackling the issues of today with soul,” Forte bellowed. “Now, here’s your host: Diondre Cole!” It was October 17, 2009, and unlikely as it seemed, Thompson was finally about to have his moment with the debut of a Saturday Night Live skit that would define him. He boogied in with a silly zip to each step. Perfectly in time, perfectly in tune and perfectly in control, Thompson began to sing, “Ooo―eee! What up with that? What up with that?” along with his two go-go dancers, played by Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate. What, exactly, was happening? Almost no one seemed to know, most especially the bewildered guests of the fictional show, whi...
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'Big Hero 6' cast returns to voice new animated series
Yahoo News - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
“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 - almost 2 years
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 wa...
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D'Angelo Honors Prince With Touching Cover Of 'Sometimes It Snows In April'
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
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 Huffin...
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Advertising: Seventh Generation Taps Maya Rudolph for Its Biggest Campaign Yet
NYTimes - almost 2 years
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 2 years
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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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, she appeared in Grown Ups starring Adam Sandler, where she played the wife of Chris Rock's character.
    She also appeared on the show in May 2010 to perform in skits including "The Manuel Ortiz Show" with Betty White.
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  • 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.
  • 2008
    Age 35
    She also appeared in two sketches in the 2008–09 season finale with Will Ferrell.
    She then also appeared in the 2008 Christmas episode, where she reprised her role in the sketch Bronx Beat, with Amy Poehler.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on July 27, 1972.
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