Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress and comedienne. The daughter of singer Minnie Riperton and music composer Richard Rudolph, she was raised in Santa Monica, California and graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 1995. Following her graduation, she was a background singer and keyboardist for rock band The Rentals until their disbandement, and became a member of improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. Rudolph rose to prominence on the NBC television show Saturday Night Live, where she was a cast member from 2000 to 2007. She has also starred in a number of films such as Idiocracy (2006), Away We Go (2009), Grown Ups (2010), and Bridesmaids (2011). Since 2012, she stars as Ava Alexander in the NBC sitcom Up All Night. Rudolph lives with film director Paul Thomas Anderson; the couple have three children together.