Marietta Sirleaf Biography
Marietta Sirleaf “Retta” is an American Actress, Stand-up Comedian, Author, & TV Personality who is best known for starring in the NBC TV series “Parks and Recreation.” She portrayed Donna Meagle in the film.
Sirleaf is also well-known for portraying Ruby Hill on NBC’s “Good Girls.” She has made appearances in a number of TV shows and films and has performed stand-up on Premium Blend of Comedy Central. Sirleaf is also a comedian. She started comedy while she was growing up, where she made everyone in her church laugh. She went to compete in her 1st television comedy contest and members of the New Apostolic Church from all over the globe voted for her. Winning the contest made her pursue comedy as a career.
Before comedy, Sirleaf worked in the pharmaceutical research field. She began her stand-up comedy career in the year 1996. She started earning with comedy when she began touring on the college circuit. She has been pursuing comedy since then. She has served as the opening act for various comedians, including Bobby Collins and Shirley Hemphill. When coming to TV appearances, she has appeared on E! Entertainment TV’s The Soup, Moesha, Freddie, the “Comedy Divas Showcase” segment of The Jenny Jones Show, and other TV programs.
Sirleaf has also made appearances in the films Sex and Death 101, Slacker, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Fracture, and First Sunday. In the year 2022, she served as a host of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seasons of HGTV’s Ugliest House in America. Sirleaf signed a talent-holding deal with NBCUniversal in the same year (2022). In the years 2015 and 2014, Sirleaf presented awards at the NHL award ceremonies in Las Vegas. She is a true and loyal fan of the Los Angeles Kings hockey team.
Marietta Sirleaf Education
Sirleaf graduated from Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, N.J. in the year 1988 and then attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from the university in the year 1992 with a degree in sociology. During her time at the university, she was a pre-med.
Marietta Sirleaf Age
Sirleaf is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born on April 12, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of April every year.
Marietta Sirleaf Height
Sirleaf stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Marietta Sirleaf Family
Sirleaf was born to George Sirleaf (father) and Deborah Sirleaf (mother). Her parents are both Liberians. She grew up in New Jersey alongside Michen (sister) and George Jnr (brother). Sirleaf was raised a Christian, and she is a member of the New Apostolic Church. She is a niece by the marriage of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former Liberian president.
Marietta Sirleaf Husband
In an interview on “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” she stated that she dated a man from Georgia, who nicknamed her ‘Retta.’ She was given that name because that was how the name ‘Marietta’ sounded like where he came from. There once was a rumor that Sirleaf and Reno Wilson (an American actor) dated, but the fact is that they have never dated. However, Sirleaf has not yet come out clear with her husband or whether she is dating anyone. There will be an update on this information once it is available in the limelight. It is not known whether Sirleaf has any children.
Marietta Sirleaf Net Worth
Sirleaf has an annual estimated net worth of $3 Million.
Marietta Sirleaf Parks and Recreation
Sirleaf starred as Donna Meagle, on NBC’s political satire mockumentary sitcom TV series, “Parks and Recreation,” from its debut on April 9, 2009, to its final episode on February 24, 2015. She is an employee in the parks department of a fictional Indiana town. In a stand-up comedy performance at the University of Illinois at Springfield, she stated that the acting job on this series was stressful since it was not clear how long the series would stay on the air. This was due to the poor reviews it received during season 1. “Parks and Recreation” series has more than 7 seasons and 125 episodes.
Marietta Sirleaf Book / Author
Sirleaf has authored a book called “So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know,” which is a series of essays. She published it in the year 2018. In this book, Sirleaf talks about her journey with weight loss with her “bestie” and the adventures and joys of being in the “Hollywood Scene!”
Marietta Sirleaf Weight Loss
In the year 2021, Sirleaf decided to work out and reduce her diet to reduce some pounds – according to her memoir. Luckily for her, she managed to lose 50 pounds and had dropped from a size 28 to a size 18. However, she stated that she felt miserable and that her weight loss made her realize that she just wanted to live just like a normal person more than to become skinny.