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- Maya Khabira Rudolph
- Gainesville Florida
- United States
- Beautiful Rack She's Literally The Chick Minnie Ripperton Sings To In "Lovin' You!"
Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. In 1973 Maya, her parents, and her older brother Marc moved to California to further Minnie's music career. Here Minnie recorded "Lovin' You," her most famous single, in which one can hear her sing "Maya, Maya, Maya" at the end of the song; Riperton claimed that this song was used as a lullaby for Maya.
During adolescence, Maya attended St. Augustine by the Sea School, where she met childhood friend Gwyneth Paltrow. The Paltrows and the Rudolphs became family friends and, in 2000, Dick Rudolph and Maya filled the role of Music Supervisors on the Bruce Paltrow-directed film Duets (2000), which starred Gwyneth.
In 1990, Maya enrolled at the University of California at Santa Cruz, majoring in photography. It was here that Maya formed the band Supersauce with fellow students. After graduation in 1994, Maya left the band and soon joined the Rentals, fronted by Weezer Basist Matt Sharp. Maya was featured on the 1999 release "Seven More Minutes," where she sang backup vocals on "Barcelona" and "My Head is in the Sun." Maya began touring with the group, singing backup and playing Moog synthesizer. When the Rentals disbanded, Maya decided to pursue her dream of a career in comedy, joining the famed troupe the Groundlings.
On May 6, 2000, Maya joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and has since become one of that show's most popular performers. Favorite sketches include a dead-on impression of fashion diva Donatella Versace; high school flake Megan, the host of her own morning talk show, Wake-up WakeField; and one of the members of the R&B parody Gemini's Twin.
In 2005, Maya gave birth to her first child with director Paul Thomas Anderson; in 2006, she was cast in the film A Prairie Home Companion (2006), directed by the legendary Robert Altman and based on the NPR show by Garrison Keillor.
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Maya Rudolph Welcomes Fourth Child | Bossip Maya Rudolph's brood has gotten bigger! The 41-year-old actress and her longtime partner, Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson, have welcomed their fourth child, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The child's ...