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Maya Khabira Rudolph , Gainesville, Florida, USA
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Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedienne and singer known for her comedic roles as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007, and for appearing in films such as Away We Go, Bridesmaids, Grown Ups, A Prairie Home Companion and MacGruber. She is the daughter of the late R&B and soul singer Minnie Riperton and music producer/composer Richard Rudolph. She currently stars in the NBC sitcom Up All Night, with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.
In addition to her work on SNL, Rudolph has appeared on other television shows, including the CBS medical drama series City of Angels and Chicago Hope.
She had small parts in Chuck & Buck, Gattaca, As Good as It Gets, Duplex and Duets; she was also a music supervisor for Duets. Her first prominent film role came in 2006 with A Prairie Home Companion. Earlier, she had co-starred with Luke Wilson in the 2005 Mike Judge sci-fi comedy Idiocracy, although that film was shelved until September 2006 and then only given a limited release. She also guest starred as Rapunzel in the DreamWorks animated film Shrek the Third. She guest starred as Julia in the The Simpsons episode "The Homer of Seville". Rudolph guest starred as character Athena Scooberman in NBC's Kath & Kim, and starred in the film Away We Go with The Office star John Krasinski. In 2010, she appeared in Grown Ups starring Adam Sandler, where she played the wife of Chris Rock's character. In 2011 she appeared in Bridesmaids, together with SNL colleague Kristen Wiig. She currently stars in NBC's latest sitcom, Up All Night, with Christina Appelgate and Will Arnett.
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