Retta

  • Birth Name: Marietta Sirleaf
  • Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor
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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
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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