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Maya Rudolph

Highest Rated:   92% Tour De Pharmacy (2017)
Lowest Rated:   7% Grown Ups 2 (2013)
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A veteran of Los Angeles' famed Groundlings comedy troupe who would later find fame as a key cast member of Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph set her sights on a comedy career early on when, as a young girl, she would sit before the television screen marveling at the comic talents of SNL star Gilda Radner. The daughter of 1970s soul singer Minnie Riperton and music producer Richard Rudolph, the future comedy star lost her mother to breast cancer at the tender age of six, leaving father Richard to raise both her and her older brother, Marc, as a single parent. Though her mother was gone, the musical influence lived on, and after majoring in photography at the University of California it was finally time to try her own hand at music as the keyboardist for Weezer spin-off band the Rentals. Of course, performing was always the thing that interested Rudolph most, and what better way to become a performer than to join one of L.A.'s hottest comedy troupes? A stint with the Groundlings gave Rudolph the skills she needed to hone her comic talents, and between 1996 and 2000, the aspiring starlet made a name for herself on screens both big and small with a recurring role on the television medical drama Chicago Hope, and opposite such screen heavies as Jack Nicholson, Uma Thurman, and Gwyneth Paltrow in As Good As It Gets, Gattaca, and Duets. A popular cast member from the moment she joined SNL in 2000, Rudolph successfully navigated the notoriously testosterone-laden hallways of Studio 8H to create a variety of original characters in addition to skewering such celebrities as Christina Aguilera, Oprah Winfrey, and Donatella Versace. One of the few SNL cast members who had the luck of establishing herself as a feature-film player before joining the cast of the weekly comedy staple, Rudolph always seemed to find time for the big screen even when her status as a late-night queen was exploding. With roles in such films as Duplex, 50 First Dates, and Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion giving great testament to Rudolph's remarkable versatility, it seemed like only a matter of time before she made the leap to features full-time. A hilarious trip into a dim-witted future came when Rudolph took a role opposite Luke Wilson in Mike Judge's 2006 sci-fi comedy Idiocracy, and in 2007 filmgoers could hear her familiar voice when she essayed the role of Rapunzel in the animated children's film Shrek the Third. Memorable performances in Away We Go and Grown Ups preceded a featured role in the Oscar-nominated 2011 comedy Bridesmaids, with Rudolph announcing that same year that she would be returning to NBC opposite Christina Applegate in the working mom sitcom Up All Night. The sitcom was short-lived, but Rudolph continued to prove she could work in all mediums. She filmed a supporting role in the indie film The Way, Way Back, and appeared in the sequel Grown Ups 2 in 2013 before hosting her own variety special on NBC in 2014 called (what else?) The Maya Rudolph Show.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Life of the Party
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet The Willoughbys
  • Actor
2018
9% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • Precious
$28.4M 2017
9% The Emoji Movie
  • Smiler
$86.1M 2017
84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
  • Verti
$65.8k 2017
17% CHIPS
  • Sgt. Hernandez
$18.6M 2017
No Score Yet Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here
  • Joanne
2017
92% Tour De Pharmacy
  • Actor
2017
78% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Deborah
2016
86% Maggie's Plan
  • Felicia
$3.4M 2016
44% The Angry Birds Movie
  • Matilda
$107.6M 2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig)
  • Actor
2016
60% Sisters
  • Brinda
$66.7M 2015
75% A Very Murray Christmas
  • Actor
2015
52% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute
  • Actor
2015
18% Strange Magic
  • Griselda
$10.3M 2015
73% Inherent Vice
  • Petunia Leeway
$6.2M 2015
89% Big Hero 6
  • Aunt Cass
2014
11% The Nut Job
  • Precious
2014
67% Turbo
  • Burn
$81.2M 2013
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Deanne McKenzie
$127.5M 2013
84% The Way Way Back
  • Caitlyn
$21.6M 2013
66% Friends With Kids
  • Leslie
$5.7M 2012
14% Zookeeper
  • Mollie the Giraffe
$80.4M 2011
90% Bridesmaids
  • Lillian
$166.6M 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • Metal Chick
2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Deanne McKenzie
$162.1M 2010
47% MacGruber
  • Casey
$8.1M 2010
68% Away We Go
  • Verona
$9.4M 2009
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero
  • Herself
2009
41% Shrek the Third
  • Rapunzel
$320.8M 2007
76% Idiocracy
  • Rita
$0.4M 2006
81% A Prairie Home Companion
  • Molly
2006
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Deedra X
$84.2M 2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Stacy
$120.8M 2004
35% Duplex
  • Tara
2003
20% Duets
  • Omaha Karaoke Hostess
$4.3M 2000
85% Chuck & Buck
  • Jamila
2000
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Policewoman
1997
82% Gattaca
  • Delivery Nurse
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% The Gong Show
2017
  • Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Marshal Karen Haas U.S. Marshal Karen Haas
  • 2016
94% Documentary Now!
2015-2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
  • 2016
38% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
  • 2016
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Jillian
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
  • Fresno Foxglove
  • 2015
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
  • Fresno Foxglove
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Ava Alexander
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • Host
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2007
100% Big Mouth
2017
  • Actor

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