Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Woman of the Week - Maya Rudolph

I was thrilled when I heard that Maya Rudolph was hosting Saturday Night Live last weekend. She is one of the funniest people in Hollywood, and her time on SNL was fantastic. Her father is Ashkenazi Jewish and her mother was African American, so she is able to impersonate people of several different races. During her time on SNL, she was white (Paris Hilton, Barbara Streisand, Lisa Kudrow), Asian (Lucy Liu, Lisa Ling), and black (Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Michelle Obama, Tina Turner). Rudolph also played several male characters. She really can do it all!

One of the funniest (and most underrated) movies I've seen is "Idiocracy." Rudolph's character is a prostitute who is frozen in time and reawakened 500 years in the future when the world is swarming with idiots. It's a silly movie, but it covers an interesting subject (intelligent people waiting longer to have children), and it has achieved a cult following. One of Rudolph’s most popular movies is "Bridesmaids." The women in that movie were a perfect team. I have enjoyed all of Rudolph's performances, and I hope she is in many more movies in the future.

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