Maya Rudolph is most widely known for her turn on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where she was one of the show’s regular players for over seven years. Since her debut in 2000, Rudolph’s memorably skewed portrayals included Oprah Winfrey, Donatella Versace, and Whitney Houston, and such recurring sketches as “Wake Up Wakefield” and “Bronx Beat.”
On the small screen, she stars as ‘Ava’ on the NBC comedy Up All Night opposite Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. The series, which is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, was recently renewed for a second season and will pick up again this fall.
Rudolph is currently in production on Grown Ups 2, reuniting with cast-mates Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and David Spade. Sony will release the sequel July 12, 2013.
She’ll soon begin filming The Way, Way Back, the upcoming directorial debut of Oscar-winning The Descendants writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.
Rudolph recently starred in Paul Feig’s comedy Bridesmaids, which has grossed over $169 million at the domestic box office and garnered numerous accolades since it opened May 13, 2011. In addition to being nominated for two Academy Awards, Bridesmaids was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and won the following awards: the 2011 AFI Film Award for AFI Movie of the Year, the 2012 Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy Movie, the 2012 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie, and Comedy Central’s 2012 Comedy Award for Best Film.
Rudolph has lent her voice to such films as Zookeeper and Shrek The Third, and has appeared in Grown Ups, Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion, Mike Judge’s Idiocracy, Peter Segal’s 50 First Dates, Miguel Arteta’s Chuck & Buck.
Rudolph most recently appeared in Friends With Kids, directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. In 2009, she earned rave reviews for her performance opposite John Krasinski in the comedic and heartfelt film Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes from a script by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum are Princess: An Evening of the Music of Prince
Friday, February 8th, 8pm, Yoshi’s San Francisco
Friday, February 8th, 10:30pm, Yoshi’s San Francisco
Saturday, February 9th, 8pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre
Don’t Let The Comedians Do Story Time!
Sunday, February 10th, 11am, Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF