From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marietta Sirleaf, better known simply as Retta, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is mainly known for her starring role as Donna Meagle on NBC's Parks and Recreation. She has appeared in several films and television shows, and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. Retta is from New Jersey, and graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She started working in the pharmaceutical research field before moving to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in comedy.Retta started performing stand-up comedy in 1996, although she said she did not start "earning money" until 1998, when she started touring on the college circuit. Retta said she used to get "really nauseated" before a performance, but that the feeling passed with experience.Retta has said her stand-up material tends to be slightly embellished stories from her regular everyday life, family, and friends. She has also made jokes about her obesity. Retta has stated she would give up stand-up comedy for a full-time acting career if possible: "I'm not married to stand-up, just because it's a road thing. It's very lonely with all the traveling.

    Starring Retta on Plex


    Acting (23 Credits)

    2020A Parks and Recreation Special as Donna Meagle
    2019Good Boys as Lucas' Mom
    2018Good Girls as Ruby Hill
    2017Band Aid as Carol
    2017Where's the Money as Roberta
    2017Father Figures as Annie
    2017The Lego Ninjago Movie as Maggie the Cheerleader (voice)
    2017Muffin Top: A Love Story as Leah
    2017To the Bone as Lobo
    2016Operator as Pauline 'Roger' Rogers
    2016Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life as Ida Stricker
    2016Other People as Nina
    2015Come Simi as Nurse Lipps
    2015Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip as Party Planner
    2014Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce as Barbara
    2014Sex Ed as Sydney
    2009Parks and Recreation as Donna
    2008First Sunday as Roberta
    2007Sex and Death 101 as Ethel Walters (#100)
    2007Dragon Wars: D-War as Receptionist Nurse
    2007Fracture as Evidence Room Cop
    2003Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star as Sad Eye Sadie
    2002Slackers as Bruna

    Writer (1 Credits)


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