July 27, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
39-28-39 in | 99-71-99 cm
57 kg | 125.5 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
Maya Khabira Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, United States, on July 27, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Maya Rudolph first started performing as a member of rock band The Rentals in 1990s.
She began her acting career with an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe "The Groundlings".
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets (1997) in role as Policewoman.
She got her television debut in CBS medical drama series Chicago Hope (1996-1997) in role as Nurse Leah Martine.
She landed her big break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 2000.
She won the Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award (shared with rest of cast) for her role as Petunia Leeway in neo-noir crime film Inherent Vice (2014).
Bridesmaids (2011) romantic comedy opposite Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy
Away We Go (2009) comedy drama with John Krasinski and Catherine O'Hara
Idiocracy (2006) science fiction comedy opposite Luke Wilson, Dax Shepard and Terry Crews
MacGruber (2010) action comedy with Will Forte, Val Kilmer and Kristen Wiig
Friends with Kids (2011) romantic comedy opposite Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Jon Hamm
Sisters (2015) comedy with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Maggie's Plan (2015) romantic comedy drama opposite Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore
Life of the Party (2018) comedy with Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon and Gillian Jacobs
The Happytime Murders (2018) crime comedy opposite Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta and Joel McHale
Wine Country (2019) comedy with Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer
Hubie Halloween (2020) mystery comedy horror opposite Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Julie Bowen
She was nominated for a Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Movie for her voice role as Nanny in animated comedy movie The Willoughbys (2020).
Shrek the Third (2007) animated comedy as Rapunzel
Zookeeper (2011) fantasy romantic comedy as Mollie
Turbo (2013) animated sports comedy as Burn
The Nut Job (2014) and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) animated heist comedy as Precious
She voiced Aunt Cass in animated superhero film Big Hero 6 (2014), also in animated television series Big Hero 6: The Series (2017–2021).
Strange Magic (2015) animated musical fantasy as Griselda
The Angry Birds Movie (2016) and The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) animated comedy as Matilda
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016) animated teen comedy drama as Verti
The Emoji Movie (2017) animated comedy as Smiler
Luca (2021) animated coming-of-age comedy fantasy as Daniela
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance and was nominated for the Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Voice Actress in an Animated Movie for her role as Diane Birch / Connie / Various voices in animated coming-of-age sitcom Big Mouth (2017- ).
She was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Judge Gen in NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place (2018-2020).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini Series or TV Movie for her role as Ava Alexander in NBC sitcom Up All Night (2011-2012).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her various roles in sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live (2000- ).
She co-hosted, wrote and produced NBC television variety show Maya & Marty (2016) for which she was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy / Variety - Sketch Series.
City of Angels (2000) CBS medical drama series in role as Nurse Grace Patterson
Kath & Kim (2008-2009) NBC sitcom in role as Athena Scooberman
The Spoils Before Dying (2015) IFC comedy miniseries in role as Fresno Foxglove
The Grinder (2016) Fox single camera legal comedy series in role as Jillian
Forever (2018) Amazon Video comedy drama series in role as June Hoffman
Bless the Harts (2019- ) Fox animated sitcom in voice role as Betty Hart, Norma
Mapleworth Murders (2020) Quibi comedy mystery series in role as Broda Bcbillan
Graduated from the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, in 1990.
Graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1995), with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography.
Has older brother, Marc.
Has Ashkenazi Jewish and African-American ancestry.
Good friends with Kristen Bell, Amy Poehler and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Featured in music videos for:
The Lonely Island featuring Justin Timberlake "Dick in a Box" (2006)
Beastie Boys "Make Some Noise" (2011)
The Lonely Island featuring Pharrell Williams "Hugs" (2013)
Artists for We Are One "Imagine (Quarantine Edition)" (2020)
Lives in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
She dated Chris Kattan (2001).
Has been in a long-term relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson, since 2001, they have three daughters: Pearl Minnie, Lucille, Minnie Ida and a son, Jack.