Maya Rudolph was born on July 27, 1972 in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of the late r&b singer Minnie Ripperton and songwriter/producer Richard Rudolph. She has a brother Mark. Minnie passed away before Maya's seventh birthday.

Maya moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 1 year old. She attended the St. Augustine by the Sea School with actress and long time friend Gwyneth Paltrow and then went on to attend the Crossroads School, a performing arts school in Santa Monica. Maya graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in photography in 1994.

Maya had a recurring role in the tv series "Chicago Hope" and she was a regular in the short lived tv series "City of Angels." She made her feature film debut in the movie "Gattaca" and appeared and was a music supervisor along with her father in the movie "Duets." Maya is now a cast member in the long running night time show "Saturday Night Live."

In October 2005 Maya gave birth to her first child Pearl with director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Maya's film credits include the following:

  • Idiocracy (2006)
  • A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
  • 3001 (2005)
  • Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004)
  • 50 First Dates (2004)
  • Duplex (2003)
  • Duets (2000)
  • Chuck & Buck (2000)
  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • The Devil's Child (1997)(Tv Movie)
  • Gattaca (1997)

Check out the following sites for additional information about Maya:

Site Dedicated to Maya Rudolph
Maya Rudolph@Internet Movie Database
Maya Rudolph@Wikipedia
Maya Rudolph USA Weekend Magazine Interview

Maya Rudolph News

Maya Rudolph News, Interviews and Updates

Check out these sites dedicated to Maya's mom, the late Minnie Ripperton.

Minnie Ripperton- Come To My Garden: An Inspirational Tribute to Minnie Ripperton
Golden Voice- Minnie Ripperton