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Maya Rudolph Biography

Birth Name:
Maya Khabira Rudolph
Birth Place:
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Actor, comedian, singer, musician

Fast Facts

  • Mother was soul vocalist Minnie Riperton, who was known for her five-octave range and the hit "Lovin' You
  • " Was childhood friends with Gwyneth Paltrow and served as music supervisor on her karaoke-themed 2000 film Duets
  • Sang and played keyboards for the band The Rentals in the mid-1990s, best known for their alternative radio hit "Friends of P
  • " Joined the Los Angeles-based improv troupe the Groundlings in 1996
  • Was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best Documentary: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated