Actor Profile: Maya Rudolph

I probably first saw Maya Rudolph in Chicago Hope, even though I didn’t really know who she was until she was a cast member on SNL. I had actually already seen her in three things by that point.

BEST PERFORMANCE
She’s had a few really funny roles, and you could argue that her best work was on SNL, but I’d like to think she really showed a different side of her in Away We Go, and I’d love to see Maya Rudolph get more roles like that.

MOST ICONIC ROLE
She’s probably best known for being a SNL castmember. In film, both of the Grown Ups films made enough money for her to be recognized from that, or from Bridesmaids.

MOST UNDERRATED ROLE
Idiocracy, only because probably not enough people have seen it. If you haven’t seen Idiocracy, what’s stopping you? Seriously.

BEST PERFORMANCE I’VE HEARD WAS GOOD AND HAVEN’T SEEN
I’ve actually seen most of her starring roles. I’d have to go all the way back to probably Chuck and Buck in her pre-SNL days. I know she’s not a lead, but I haven’t seen the film, and I’ve always heard good things about it.

WORST PERFORMANCE
Grown Ups 2 was awful and unnecessary.

Roles I’ve Seen:

  1. Chicago Hope (1996-1997)
  2. Gattaca (1997)
  3. As Good As It Gets (1997)
  4. SNL (2000-2007)
  5. Action (2000)
  6. Duets (2000)
  7. Duplex (2003)
  8. 50 First Dates (2004)
  9. Wake Up Ron Burgundy (2004)
  10. Idiocracy (2006)
  11. Shrek The Third (2007)
  12. Away We Go (2009)
  13. MacGruber (2010)
  14. Grown Ups (2010)
  15. Bridesmaids (2011)
  16. Zookeeper (2011)
  17. Up All Night (2011-2012)
  18. Friends With Kids (2012)
  19. The Way Way Back (2013)
  20. Grown Ups 2 (2013)
  21. Turbo (2013)
  22. The Nut Job (2014)
  23. The Awesomes (2014)
  24. Inherent Vice (2014)
  25. Big Hero 6 (2014)

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