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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 25

Birthday -

Place of Birth Marietta Sirleaf, New Jersey

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Also Known As

  • Retta Sirleaf

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Lipshitz Saves the World(1 episode) as Virginia
2018 A Legendary Christmas with John & Chrissy as Herself
2018 Good Girls(10 episodes) as Ruby Hill
2017 Father Figures as Annie
2017 Where's the Money?
2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie as Maggie the Cheerleader (voice)
2017 Band Aid as Carol
2017 To the Bone as Lobo
2016 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life as Ida Stricker
2016 Other People as Nina
2016 Operator as Pauline 'Roger' Rogers
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip as Party Planner
2015 Come Simi as Nurse Lipps
2014 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce(4 episodes) as Barbara
2014 Sex Ed as Sydney
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story as Leah
2009 Parks and Recreation(130 episodes) as Donna Meagle
2009 Parks and Recreation(26 episodes)
2008 Kissing Cousins as Shawna the Chef
2008 First Sunday as Roberta
2007 Sex and Death 101 as Ethel Walters (#100)
2007 Dragon Wars: D-War as Receptionist Nurse
2005 Freddie(1 episode)
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia(1 episode) as Hardware Store Clerk
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star as Sad Eye Sadie
2002 Slackers as Bruna

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