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Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and voice actress. She first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The Rentals, before joining The Groundlings improv troupe later in the decade. In 2000, Rudolph became a cast member on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live and subsequently appeared in supporting roles in films such as 50 First Dates (2004), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), and Idiocracy (2006).After leaving Saturday Night Live in 2007, Rudolph appeared in various films, including Grown Ups (2010) and its 2013 sequel, Bridesmaids (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), Sisters (2015), CHiPs (2017), Life of the Party (2018), and Wine Country (2019). She also lent her voice to the animated films Shrek the Third (2007), Big Hero 6 (2014), The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and its 2019 sequel, The Emoji Movie (2017), and The Willoughbys (2020). In addition to her film appearances, Rudolph starred as Ava Alexander in the NBC sitcom Up All Night (2011–2012), and co-hosted her own variety series Maya & Marty (2016) with Martin Short. She has voiced various characters in the Netflix animated sitcom Big Mouth (2017–present), which won her a Primetime Emmy Award, and the Fox animated sitcom Bless the Harts (2019–present). Rudolph appeared in the NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place (2018–2020), for which she received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. For her portrayal of Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live, Rudolph won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
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