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Maya Rudolph

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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature
  • Precious
2017
91% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
  • Verti
2017
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • Sgt. Hernandez
2017
No Score Yet Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here
  • Joanne
2017
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Deborah
2016
85% Maggie's Plan
  • Felicia
2016
43% The Angry Birds Movie
  • Matilda
2016
62% Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig)
  • Actor
2016
60% Sisters
  • Brinda
2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas
  • Actor
2015
51% Live From New York!
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute
  • Actor
2015
16% Strange Magic
  • Griselda
2015
74% Inherent Vice
  • Petunia Leeway
2015
89% Big Hero 6
  • Aunt Cass
2014
10% The Nut Job
  • Precious
2014
67% Turbo
  • Burn
2013
7% Grown Ups 2
  • Deanne McKenzie
2013
85% The Way Way Back
  • Caitlyn
2013
66% Friends With Kids
  • Leslie
2012
14% Zookeeper
  • Mollie the Giraffe
2011
90% Bridesmaids
  • Lillian
2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • Metal Chick
2011
10% Grown Ups
  • Deanne McKenzie
2010
47% MacGruber
  • Casey
2010
67% Away We Go
  • Verona
2009
No Score Yet Farlanders
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bollywood Hero
  • Herself
2009
41% Shrek the Third
  • Rapunzel
2007
74% Idiocracy
  • Rita
2006
81% A Prairie Home Companion
  • Molly
2006
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Deedra X
2004
44% 50 First Dates
  • Stacy
2004
35% Duplex
  • Tara
2003
20% Duets
  • Omaha Karaoke Hostess
2000
85% Chuck & Buck
  • Jamila
2000
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Policewoman
1997
82% Gattaca
  • Delivery Nurse
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
74% The Spoils Before Dying
2014
  • Fresno Foxglove
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Jillian
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
42% Maya & Marty
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Host
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Marshal Karen Haas U.S. Marshal Karen Haas
81% The Spoils of Babylon
2014-2015
  • Fresno Foxglove
94% Documentary Now!
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Ava Alexander
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • Host
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Awesomes
2013-2015
  • Voice

Quotes from Maya Rudolph's Characters