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Maya Rudolph

Rudolph in 2012
Born Maya Khabira Rudolph
July 27, 1972 (1972-07-27) (age 47)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Santa Cruz
Occupation Actress, comedian
Years active 1996–present
Partner Paul Thomas Anderson
Children 4
Parents Minnie Riperton
Richard Rudolph

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.

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

Early life

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]