Retta Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Jun, 2020
Facts of Retta
Date of Birth: 1970 , April-12
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Retta
Birth Name Marietta Sangai Sirleaf
Father George Sirleaf
Mother Deborah
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Newark, New Jersey
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Net Worth $2 Million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Education Duke University
Movies Sex Ed, Other People, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Father Figures
TV Show Parks and Recreation, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, Good Girls
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American actress and stand-up comedian Retta is known for her role in NBC's television show Parks and Recreation. The actress appeared in television show Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce and Good Girls. Not only on TV but she also showcases her talent in feature films including Father Figures, Sex Ed, and Good Boys. She gave her voice for the animated feature film The Lego Ninjago Movie and television show Duck Tales

Graduated From Duke University  

Retta was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf on 12th April 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. She belongs to African-American ethnicity and holds the American nationality. 

She is the daughter of mother Deborah and father George Sirleaf. She was raised in her hometown New Jersey especially Edison and Cliffwood Beach. 

Retta went to Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey. Later she graduated with a degree in sociology from Duke University.

After Graduation She Worked As A Chemist For Survival

Retta worked as a chemist after she graduated from Duke. She also performed as a standup comedian at Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. The actress gave her voice for the animated feature film Ringmaster in 1998. 

Retta at the 10th Anniversary of Parks and Recreation. SOURCE: Getty Image

She started her career as an actress professionally from the movie Slackers in 2002. As for her television appearance she first appeared in television series Freddie. The actress got her first major role in television series 7 Deadly Hollywood Sins in 2006.

The actress appeared in many feature films Sex Ed, Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and Other People. She started with a recurring role in Parks and Recreation in 2009 and then the main role along with Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, and Paul Schneider.

The actress got her another main role in TV show Girlfriends Guide to Divorce(2015) and  Good Girls in 2018. In Good Girls, the actress shared her screen presence with Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Manny Montana

The actress turned to be a producer from the movie I Ain't Gettin Killed which will be released in the near future. She also gave voice in an animated movie The Lego Ninjago Movie and TV show Ducktales.

How Much Wealth She Has Collected From Her Career?

Reita worked really hard to achieve fame and fortune from her career. According to celebrity net worth, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of 2020. 

Retta at the 44th Annual Gracie Awards Gala SOURCE: Getty Image

The major part of her income is from her career as an actress. The actress has not revealed information regarding her salary. The average salary of an actress is around $50,000 per year. 

Most of the Hollywood actors and actresses made Los Angeles their home. The average price of a house in that area is around $859,000. 

Is The Actress Dating Anyone?

Retta is not married and is not dating anyone officially, as of 2020. Despite being a public figure, she lives a very low-key life, and has not revealed much information about her love life and relationship. 

It quite a mystery whether Retta has a boyfriend or is living a single life.