Discovered by a producer of Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph became the cast member of the show from 2000 to 2007 and rose to prominence. After that, her acting career developed with numerous roles in such hit series and movies including: Grown Ups, Up All Night, Away We Go. Recently, she has voiced for the character named Cass in the Academy Award-winning animated film Big Hero 6. She even had her own show called "The Maya Rudolph Show" and it was aired on May 19, 2014. She won an MTV Movie Awards for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and received a nomination for Emmy Award.
She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Photography. Maya Rudolph first put her interest in acting to work with the Groundlings and landed a few small roles in TV and in film.
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