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Retta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marietta Sirleaf, better known simply as Retta, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is mainly known for her starring role as Donna Meagle on NBC's Parks and Recreation. She has appeared in several films and television shows, and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. Retta is from New Jersey, and graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She started working in the pharmaceutical research field before moving to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in comedy.Retta started performing stand-up comedy in 1996, although she said she did not start "earning money" until 1998, when she started touring on the college circuit. Retta said she used to get "really nauseated" before a performance, but that the feeling passed with experience.Retta has said her stand-up material tends to be slightly embellished stories from her regular everyday life, family, and friends. She has also made jokes about her obesity. Retta has stated she would give up stand-up comedy for a full-time acting career if possible: "I'm not married to stand-up, just because it's a road thing. It's very lonely with all the traveling.


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Born:
In Marietta Sirleaf, New Jersey
Movie/TV Credits:
34
First Appeared:
In the movie Slackers 2002-02-01
Latest Project:
Series Lipshitz Saves the World 2022
Known For
Poster of Father Figures
Poster of The Lego Ninjago Movie
Poster of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Poster of Kissing Cousins
Filmography
Series Lipshitz Saves the World Virginia 2022
Movie The Paley Center Salutes Parks and Recreation Donna Meagle 2020-04-30
Series Get Organized with The Home Edit Unknown 2020-09-09
Movie A Parks and Recreation Special Donna Meagle 2020-04-30
Movie Parks and Recreation: 10th Anniversary Reunion at PALEYFEST 2019 Herself 2019-03-21
Movie Good Boys Lucas' Mom 2019-08-14
Movie A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy Herself 2018-11-28
Series Good Girls Ruby Hill 2018-02-26
Series Carpool Karaoke Herself 2017-08-08
Movie Band Aid Carol 2017-06-02
Series DuckTales Mystical Harp (voice) 2017-08-12
Movie To the Bone Lobo 2017-01-22
Movie Father Figures Annie 2017-12-21
Movie Where's the Money Roberta 2017-10-20
Series Big Mouth Duke's Mother (voice) 2017-09-29
Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie Maggie the Cheerleader (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie Operator Pauline 'Roger' Rogers 2016-03-12
Movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Ida Stricker 2016-10-07
Movie Other People Nina 2016-09-09
Movie Come Simi Nurse Lipps 2015-11-10
Movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Party Planner 2015-12-17
Movie Muffin Top: A Love Story Leah 2014-10-18
Series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Barbara 2014-12-02
Movie Sex Ed Sydney 2014-11-07
Series Drunk History Sylvia Robinson 2013-07-09
Series Parks and Recreation Donna 2009-04-09
Movie First Sunday Roberta 2008-01-11
Movie Kissing Cousins Shawna the Chef 2008-06-06
Movie Dragon Wars: D-War Receptionist Nurse 2007-02-08
Movie Sex and Death 101 Ethel Walters (#100) 2007-06-15
Series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Hardware Store Clerk 2005-08-04
Series Freddie Joan 2005-10-12
Movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Sad Eye Sadie 2003-09-05
Movie Slackers Bruna 2002-02-01