Maya Rudolph is an American actress and comedian who first gained acclaim for her work on Saturday Night Live. She has also appeared in movies such as Away We Go, Grown Ups, and Idiocracy. Her next film to hit the big screen will be Bridesmaids, in which she co-stars with her SNL partner, Kristen Wiig. EDUinReview will now take a look at this funny woman’s education background.
Rudolph was born on July 27, 1972, in Gainesville, Florida. Her parents are Richard Rudolph and Minne Riperton, an R&B and soul singer. Her mother died when she was only seven-years old from cancer. She graduated high school from Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. After high school, Rudolph furthered her education by attending the University of California, Santa Cruz. Rudolph earned her B.A. in photography in 1995.
Five years after earning her degree, Rudolph joined the cast of SNL in May 2000. She has impersonated many celebrities on the hit show, including Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton, Beyonce, and Donatella Versace. Rudolph was a key player on the show for seven years and finally called it quits on November 3, 2007. Since then, she has appeared on several other television shows including City of Angels and Chicago Hope. Rudolph has also appeared in several movies, including A Prairie Home Companion, Shrek the Third, and Away We Go.
On a personal note, Rudolph lives with Paul Thomas Anderson, a director. The couple has two daughters – Pearl Minnie and Lucille – and the couple is expecting their third child.
Rudolph’s next movies, Bridesmaids, will be released in the USA on May 13, 2011.