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Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Russia, Germany, and Hungary), while her mother was African-American. In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her older brother, Marc Rudolph, moved to California to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Angry Birds (pre-production)
Matilda (voice)
 2015 Brothers in Atlanta (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2015 Maggie's Plan (filming)
 2015/III Sisters (completed)
 2015 Strange Magic
Griselda (voice)
 2014 Big Hero 6
Cass (voice)
 2014 Family Guy (TV Series)
- The Book of Joe (2014) ... Chloe (voice)
 2014 The Awesomes (TV Series)
Lady Malocchio
- Day of Awesomes, Part 1 (2014) ... Lady Malocchio (voice)
- Secret Santa (2014) ... Lady Malocchio (voice)
- The Awesomes Awesome Show (2014) ... Lady Malocchio (voice)
- Tim Goes to School (2014) ... Lady Malocchio (voice)
- Destination Deading (2014) ... Lady Malocchio (voice)
 2000-2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Various / Whitney Houston / Donatella Versace / ...
- Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) ... Beyoncé / Nurse (uncredited)
- Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) ... Jodi Deitz (uncredited)
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... Various / Whitney Houston
- Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) ... Glenda Goodwin / Herself (uncredited)
 2014 Portlandia (TV Series)
- Bahama Knights (2014)
 2014/I The Nut Job
Precious (voice)
 2013 We Need Help (TV Series)
 2013 Turbo
Burn (voice)
 2011 Zookeeper
Mollie the Giraffe (voice)
 2011/I Bridesmaids
 2010 MacGruber
 2010 Presidential Reunion (Video short)
Michelle Obama
 2008-2009 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Athena Scooberman
- Home (2009) ... Athena Scooberman
- Idols (2009) ... Athena Scooberman
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
California Gays and The People That Love Them
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Homer of Seville (2007) ... Julia (voice)
 2007 Shrek the Third
Rapunzel (voice)
 2006 Idiocracy
 2006 Campus Ladies (TV Series)
Professor Theresa Winslow Fabré
- All Nighter (2006) ... Professor Theresa Winslow Fabré
 2004 Soundtracks Live (TV Movie)
Caroline Mulford
 2003 Duplex
 2001 Frank's Book (Short)
Fantasy Player
 2001 TV Funhouse (TV Series)
- Safari Day (2001) ... Oprah (voice)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Nurse Grace Patterson
- Jerque Du Soleil (2000) ... Nurse Grace Patterson
- Leg Erie (2000) ... Nurse Grace Patterson
- Dress for Success (2000) ... Nurse Grace Patterson
- To Halve or Halve Not (2000) ... Nurse Grace Patterson
- When Worlds Colitis (2000) ... Nurse Grace Patterson
 2000 Action (TV Series)
- Dead Man Floating (2000) ... Phina
 1999 Undressed (TV Series)
- Unaired Pilot (1999) ... (uncredited)
 1999 A Glance Away (Short)
Jordan Brighten
 1999 True Love (TV Movie)
 1997 As Good as It Gets
 1997 The Devil's Child (TV Movie)
 1996-1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Nurse Leah Martine
- Growing Pains (1997) ... Nurse Leah Martine
- Split Decisions (1997) ... Nurse Leah Martine
- Mummy Dearest (1996) ... Nurse Leah Martine
- Higher Powers (1996) ... Nurse Leah Martine
- Liver Let Die (1996) ... Nurse Leah Martine
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Other Works:

Provides vocals on the 2003 CD "Come Poop With Me" by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Also appears on the DVD included with the CD.

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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[on having 3 kids and a career] I thought, 'Just make it work. I had people that I trust telling me that we'll make it work. And here we are, trying to make it work. I think it's all doable. See more »


Formed and sang in the jazz-funk band "Supersauce" while attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. She left the band when she graduated and later joined The Rentals, singing backup vocals on the album "Seven More Minutes". She can be heard on "Barcelona" and "My Head is in the Sun". Rudolph left The Rentals to join "The Groundlings" to pursue a career in comedy, which eventually led ... See more »

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