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  • Parents are Liberian; her family is related to Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
  • Planned to attend medical school, but changed her career path in 1996 when she participated in a local open-mic night.
  • Made her TV debut on Moesha in 1997.  
  • Started a series of college comedy tours in 1998; received a nomination from Campus Activities Magazine for Female Comedian of the Year. 
  • Won Comedy Central's first Laugh Riots Stand-Up Competition in 1999.  
  • Cast as a recurring guest star on NBC's Parks and Recreation in 2009 before becoming a series regular in the show's third season.

College

  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

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  • Birth Name: Marietta Sirleaf
  • Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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