Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph

Date of Birth

Birthday: July 27
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida

Maya Rudolph plays talk-show host “Ava Alexander,” on the NBC sitcom Up All Night on which she stars alongside Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Rudolph was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2000 to 2007. Among her memorable SNL roles were celebrity impressions of Ananda Lewis, Barbara Streisand, Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Maya Angelou, Tyra Banks, and Tina Turner, among others. Rudolph hosted an episode of SNL in February of 2012.

Maya Rudolph plays talk-show host “Ava Alexander,” on the NBC sitcom Up All Night on which she stars alongside Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Rudolph was a Saturday Night Live cast member from 2000 to 2007. Among her memorable SNL roles were celebrity impressions of Ananda Lewis, Barbara Streisand, Beyoncé, Condoleezza Rice, Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Maya Angelou, Tyra Banks, and Tina Turner, among others. Rudolph hosted an episode of SNL in February of 2012. She appeared in Bridesmaids alongside Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, a role for which she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Gut-Wretching Performance.

More information about Rudolph and Saturday Night Live on the official show site.

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Awards & Nominations

6 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance - 2020
  • Winner
  • Maya Rudolph, as Connie the Hormone Monstress
  • Big Mouth
  • "How To Have An Orgasm"
  • Netflix
  • Netflix
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Maya Rudolph, as The Judge
  • The Good Place
  • "You’ve Changed, Man"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2020
  • Winner
  • Maya Rudolph, as Senator Kamala Harris
  • Saturday Night Live
  • "Host: Eddie Murphy"
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Maya Rudolph, as The Judge
  • The Good Place
  • "Chidi Sees The Time-Knife"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television in association with Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Maya Rudolph, as Judge Jen
  • The Good Place
  • "The Burrito"
  • NBC
  • Universal Television, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Maya Rudolph, Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Maya Rudolph accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live for Host: Eddie Murphy on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Maya Rudolph is interviewed about her win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
Leslie Odom Jr. presents the award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series to Maya Rudolph for Saturday Night Live on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Dylan McDermott presents the award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance to Maya Rudolph of Big Mouth during Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys.
Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Maya Rudolph (L) and Jeremy Piven at the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmys
Jon Pollack, Emily Spivey, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Christina Applegate
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Maya Rudolph accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live for Host: Eddie Murphy on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Maya Rudolph accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live for Host: Eddie Murphy on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Maya Rudolph is interviewed about her win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.
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Maya Rudolph is interviewed about her win in the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Media Center on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

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Leslie Odom Jr. presents the award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series to Maya Rudolph for Saturday Night Live on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Leslie Odom Jr. presents the award for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series to Maya Rudolph for Saturday Night Live on Night Five of the Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dylan McDermott presents the award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance to Maya Rudolph of Big Mouth during Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys.
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Dylan McDermott presents the award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance to Maya Rudolph of Big Mouth during Night Four of the Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Natasha Lyonne in the audience at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Maya Rudolph on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Colin Jost, Michael Che, Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen on stage at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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Maya Rudolph (L) and Jeremy Piven at the Governors Ball during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmys
Jon Pollack, Emily Spivey, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Christina Applegate
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