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Maya Rudolph arrives for the premiere of "Shrek the Third" at the Clearview Chelsea West Theater in New York on May 14, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedienne, and singer known for her comedic roles as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000–2007 and for appearing in films such as Away We Go, Bridesmaids, Grown Ups and MacGruber. She is the daughter of the late R&B and soul singer Minnie Riperton.

Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of soul singer Minnie Riperton and composer/songwriter/producer Richard Rudolph. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother was African-American. Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist. Maya Rudolph was in the studio with her mother on the day Riperton recorded "Lovin' You", The listener can hear her mother sing "Maya, Maya, Maya" to her daughter near the end of the track. Riperton died on July 12, 1979, at age 31, from breast cancer, just shy of Rudolph's seventh birthday. Her godmother was the late R&B star Teena Marie.

Rudolph lives with director Paul Thomas Anderson and their three children — daughters Pearl Bailey (born October 2005) and Lucille (born November 6, 2009), and son Jack (born July 3, 2011).

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