Maya Rudolph biography

Life of the Party

Maya Rudolph

Date of Birth: July 27, 1972

Maya Rudolph began her performing career with the famed improvisational troupe The Groundlings. In 2000, she made her debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live, where she continued as one of the show's regular players for over seven years. Rudolph's turns included memorably skewed portrayals of Oprah Winfrey, Donatella Versace, and Michelle Obama.

Her film work includes Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion; Mike Judge's Idiocracy; Bruce Paltrow's Duets; Peter Segal's 50 First Dates; Andrew Niccol's Gattaca; James L. Brooks' As Good As It Gets; and providing the voice of Rapunzel in Shrek the Third and playing Chris Rock's wife in Grown Ups (2010). She also starred in the wildly popular comedy Bridesmaids (2011) and then joined her co-stars Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm for Friends with Kids (2012). In following years she starred in Inherent Vice (2014) and Sisters (2015).

Maya's latest films include Dax Shepard's comedy CHIPS (2017), and the college comedy Life of the Party (2018), starring Melissa McCarthy. She also worked with Melissa McCarthy on the animated crime comedy, The Happytime Murders (2018). 

The child of music producer Dick Rudolph and singer Minnie Riperton, Ms. Rudolph has followed in their footsteps by producing music, singing, and playing instruments in bands. On television she played a recurring role on the NBC comedy series Kath & Kim from 2008 to 2009.

Maya Rudolph Filmography

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Life of the Party

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  105 min.
In theatres: May 11, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: July 24, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.03
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Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Molly Gordon, Matt Walsh, Stephen Root, Jacki Weaver, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona, Debby Ryan