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Stand-Up Comedian & Actress Known for "Parks and Recreation"

Actress and comedian Retta has delighted audiences with her comedic précision and humorous performances, from making homeowner’s renovation dreams come true on "Ugliest House in America" to playing the beloved Donna Meagle on "Parks and Recreation" to her dramatic turn as Ruby Hill on the NBC hit series, "Good Girls."

In addition to her successful performance career, Retta is also a critically acclaimed author, publishing her first work entitled "So Close To Being the Sh*t Y’all Don’t Even Know." She also narrated her audiobook version.

Over the years, Retta has appeared in multiple shows and movies, including The Kroll Show, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Key and Peele, Comedy Central Presents...Retta, Good Boys, Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life, Father Figures, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. She is also the title voice on the successful Audible Original audiobook Tinaca Jones.

Growing up in New Jersey to Liberian parents, Retta graduated pre-med from Duke Uni-versity. After graduation, she took a year off before medical school to work as a chemist before committing to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. Retta started out doing open mics in Los Angeles and soon became a must-see act on the college circuit, ultimately winning Comedy Central's Laugh Riots Stand-Up Competition. This win led to an appearance on the New Faces Showcase at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. This performance led to a development deal with ABC/Disney.


Amahzing News: Retta Will Co-Star in Casey Wilson's New Sitcom ...
You can take the girl out of fictional local government, but you can't take the fictional local government out of the girl. Retta—who co-starred on all seven seasons ...
Retta's Guide To Not Sucking At The Internet
So, you want to be as amazing at social media as Retta is? Lucky for you, we spoke with Retta while she was in town for Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce ...
Elizabeth Banks, Retta share real-life abortion stories -
Elizabeth Banks, Retta and Dascha Polanco came together to tell real abortion stories as part of the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw The Line campaign.
Retta Upped To Regular On 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce' | Deadline
Parks and Recreation alumna Retta has been promoted to series regular for seasons 3, 4 and 5 of Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce.

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