• Birth Name: Marietta Sirleaf
  • Birth Place: Newark, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: April 12, Aries
  • Profession: Comedian; actor
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Retta Fast Facts:
  • 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, NC

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