Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedienne, and singer who rose to prominence as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007. Since SNL she has appeared in several films. Rudolph received an Emmy Award nomination for returning to host a 2012 episode of SNL, and is currently co-starring alongside Christina Applegate and Will Arnett in the second season of the NBC sitcom Up All Night. She is the daughter of R&B and soul singer Minnie Riperton and music producer/composer Richard Rudolph. Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is the daughter of soul singer Minnie Riperton and composer/songwriter/producer Richard Rudolph. Her father is white Ashkenazi Jewish, and her mother was African-American.