Maya Rudolph is one of the most beloved comedians in the world these days. We’ve seen her on SNL, in Bridesmaids, and up next, she’ll be playing Mother Parker in A Christmas Story Live!.
With all her success, it’s only natural to wonder how much money she’s raking in. What is Rudolph’s net worth? How much money does she make?
Read on to find out.
1. She Has an Estimated Net Worth of $4 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Maya Rudolph has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1995 with a BA in photography. From 2000 to 2007, Rudolph was a cast member on Saturday Night Live— her most famous sketches include Mom Jeans, Prince & Beyonce, and National Anthem.
Before being cast on SNL, Rudolph booked roles in film and TV. She played a policewoman in the 1997 movie As Good As It Gets and a delivery nurse in the 1997 film Gattaca. She also played Nurse Leah Martine for five episodes of Chicago Hope from 1996 to 1997. The year she booked SNL, Rudolph was cast as Nurse Grace Patterson for 15 episodes of City of Angels.
2. Her Husband Has an Estimated Net Worth of $70 Million
Rudolph has been in a relationship with director Paul Thomas Anderson since 2001. The two aren’t married, but live together and have four children.
Anderson, who also goes by PT Anderson, got his start in the industry with the short film, Cigarettes & Coffee, which he wrote and directed. In 1997, he released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful movie Boogie Nights. His third feature film was Magnolia in 1999. Anderson’s fourth feature, Punch-Drunk Love, came out in 2002.
Over the course of his career, Anderson has accrued six Oscar nominations. His ninth film, Phantom Thread, is Daniel Day-Lewis’ last film– the actor announced his retirement in June. A recent Metro article revealed that Rudolph was the one who inspired Anderson to do Phantom Thread. During a Q&A for the film, Anderson said, “I was very, very sick in bed one night. And my wife looked at me with a love and affection that I hadn’t seen in a long time. So I called Daniel the next day and said, ‘I think I have a good idea for a movie’.”
Phantom Thread is the second collaboration between Anderson and Day-Lewis. They worked together on There Will Be Blood in 2007.
3. She Has Four Children with Her Husband
Rudolph and Anderson have four children together: Pearl Minnie (12), Lucille (8), Jack (6), and Minnie Ida (4).
In an interview with Marie Claire, Rudolph opens up about motherhood, saying, “[Motherhood] allowed me to create something I call the bullsh*t meter, which is basically the things that are literally not important… I just got rid of them. I used to take on a lot more than necessary, and when it’s you, you’re sort of your own worst enemy in life. When you’re thinking about another human being, it’s far more precious than you and you have the instinct to take care of them, you naturally do what’s right and what’s important and they always come first. It just allowed me to stop saying ‘yes’ to things that were not good for me or not important.”
4. Her Mother Was Singer Minnie Riperton and Her Father Is Songwriter/Producer Richard Rudolph
Rudolph grew up in a show biz family. Her mother is the late R&B soul singer, Minnie Riperton, best known for her 1975 hit single “Lovin’ You”.
Maya’s father, Richard Rudolph, is a songwriter, musician, and producer. Rudolph produced music and supervised feature films like Cocoon, Running Sacred, Black Rain, Flatliners, and The Black Dahlia, among others. Together, Rudolph’s parents co-wrote many of Minnie’s most famous songs, like “Lovin’ You”, “Inside My Love”, “Les Fleurs”, and “Memory Lane”.
Maya admits that singing is natural for her. She was part of the alternative rock band The Rentals in the 1990s, before she joined The Groundlings.
In her interview with Donatella Versace, Rudolph opened up about her musically-inclined parents. “Yeah, music is really my life,” she said. “I don’t sound anything like my mother; she was so unique and her voice was its own thing. When I was a little girl, I would stand on the side of the stage and watch my mom singing out there in beautiful gowns. She was a diva in the most exquisite sense. Those are very vivid memories for me. I always had the idea of wanting to be on a stage, in these beautiful gowns, with a microphone in my hand, and that comes from my mom.”
5. She Has Appeared in a Handful of Commercials for Seventh Generation
In 2016, Rudolph appeared in three ads for the environmentally friendly company, Seventh Generation, Inc., which sells cleaning, paper, and personal care products.
In an ad titled “Weird Dyes”, she goes on about soaps and the colors she cannot stand. In another, “Common Scents”, she jokes about the fake smells some cleaning products claim to have– “Fiji Funk”, “Cabo Clean”, “Siberian Sunbeam”.
According to Forbes, the campaign Rudolph was part of was a $15 million campaign for dye-free, unscented household products and personal care products.