Marietta Sangai Sirleaf, aka, Retta who is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is best known for her portraying the role Ruby Hill on NBC ‘Good Girls’ along with Christina Hendricks. Many people also recognize her for her role Donna Meagle in ‘Parks and Recreation’.
Moreover, she has also appeared in several films and dramas including ‘To The Bone’, ‘Father Figures’, ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’, and ‘Pinky Malinky’, amongst others. She has appeared in an episode “#7.46” of Jimmy Kimmel’s show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’. In addition, she is also a writer and has published a series of essays book called ‘So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know’ in 2018. Let us keep on scrolling to know more information on her personal details like a relationship, net worth, and body measurements.
Caption: The American Stand-up comedian and actress, Retta.
Retta: Bio, Family, Education
The stand-up comedian was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf on 12 April 1970 which makes her age around 50 as of 2020. She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey in the USA to parents having Liberian descent. But she hasn’t available information on her parents or siblings. Additionally, the actress is the niece of the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Regarding her education, Retta graduated from Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey in 1988. Then she went on to join Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. From there she graduated with a degree in sociology in 1992. Also, she was a pre-med during her college days.
Retta: Career & Life Achievements
Before starting her career in the entertainment industry, she has worked as a chemist. And in her leisure time, she would go to Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club where she did some stand-ups. After that, she seriously made her mind to make a career in the field and moved to Los Angeles and began to pursue a comedy career. In the beginning, she had to struggle a lot in both her career and financially until 1998. Then she began touring on the college circuit and always said that her stand-up materials tend to be slightly ornamented with stories from her daily life and surroundings.
After appearing on different television shows, she had performed on Premium Blend of Comedy Central. As an actress, she debuted her television career in 1997 ‘Moesha’, later she worked in 2009 ‘Parks and recreation’. The series helped her to add more fame to her performance. Currently, she is preparing to appear in the upcoming miniseries comedy-drama ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride’ in 2020.
She has also worked in many films and debuted by Ringmaster in 1998 giving her voice. Then she appeared in 2002 as Bruna in ‘Slackers’, Ethel in 2007 ‘Sex and Death 101’, Sydney in 2014 ‘Sex Ed’, Pauline ‘Roger’ Rogers in 2016 ‘Operator’, and Roberts in 2017 ‘Where’s the Money’, amongst others.
Retta: Personal Life & Husband
The veteran comedian has preferred to maintain her privacy on her personal life leaving to wonder her fans. It may be possible that she is enjoying her single life or could be hiding her secret romance with her boyfriend. However, she has not confirmed by herself so in a safe zone, she probably is single right now.
On the other hand, she once has revealed in the program “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!”, she dated a man from Georgia who nicknamed her Retta. Because her name Marietta sounded like the place he belongs to. Additionally, stalking her social media platforms, she has flaunted her onscreen husband. But there are no hints of her relationship or any details regarded her love life.
Retta: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
At the beginning of her career, she has gone through a very tough time. But as of now, she is one of the renowned names on the list of comedians of the nation. Her work and fame also have managed her to earn a hefty amount of money. Therefore, she has a net worth estimated at around $2 million. With this huge amount, she must be living a lavishing life.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with personal and verified accounts. On Facebook, she goes by the handle @unfoRETTAble with more than 38.6k followers. She has an Instagram account @unforgettable with 624k followers. On Twitter, she has a verified account with 849.7k followers.
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Retta: Body Measurements
The gorgeous black actress has a heavy and hourglass body that stands to a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.73 meters. Her body weighs around 95 kg with unknown body measurements. She has black eyes color as well as black hair color.