Monday, May 11, 2015

Actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph rose to prominence as a cast member of NBC's long-running comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" from 2000 to 2007.

The daughter of songwriter Richard Rudolph and soul singer Minnie Riperton (whose high voice undoubtedly inspired Mariah Carey), Ms. Rudolph played numerous characters on "Saturday Night Live," such as "Bronx Beat" host Jodie Deitz and attorney Glenda Goodwin, in addition to celebrity impersonations too numerous to list here (though Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Gayle King, and Michelle Obama are among them).

In addition to playing roles in the TV series "City of Angels" and "Up All Night," she has appeared in movies such as Away We Go (about a struggling mom-to-be) and Bridesmaids.

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