Jul. 27th, 1972
Gainesville, Florida, USA
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Maya Khabira Rudolph is an American actress and comedian known for Saturday Night Live, The Grinder, The Awesomes, Drunk History and Maya & Marty.
- Appeared with 'Donatella Versace' (qv) at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion awards.
- Formed and sang in the jazz-funk band "Supersauce" while attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. She left the band when she graduated and later joined 'The Rentals' (qv), singing backup vocals on the album "Seven More Minutes". She can be heard on "Barcelona" and "My Head is in the Sun". Rudolph left 'The Rentals' (qv) to join "The Groundlings" to pursue a career in comedy, which eventually led her to _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Daughter of 'Dick Rudolph' (qv) and 'Minnie Riperton' (qv).
- Is the daughter of the late singer 'Minnie Riperton' (qv), best known for her 1975 #1 pop hit "Lovin' You." At the end of the song, Riperton can be heard singing "Maya Maya, Maya Maya...."
- Played with the pop group 'The Rentals' (qv), which opened for 'Alanis Morissette' (qv) in 1994.
- Older brother 'Marc Rudolph' (qv) is a music engineer.
- Voted #20 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Funniest People in America in April 2004
- Graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in photography in 1994.