Marietta Sangai Sirleaf popularly known as Retta is a renowned American stand-up comedian and actress. She is best known for her role as Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and Good Girls. She has also appeared in several films and television shows and performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.
Marietta was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated from Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey in 1988. In 1992, Sangai graduated from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with a degree in sociology.
How old is Marretta? Retta is 53 years old as of 2023. She was born Marietta Sangai Sirleaf on April 12, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on April 12th every year, and her birth sign is Aries.
Marietta is currently single. However, in On Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, she revealed that she dated a man from Georgia who nicknamed her Retta because that’s how the name Marietta sounded where he was from.
Marietta is the niece of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She was born and raised in New Jersey. However, Sangai has not disclosed details about her parents and siblings.
Retta Net Worth
Marietta has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a comedienne and actress.
Retta Good Girls
In the American crime comedy-drama television series Good Girls, she played Ruby Hill, Beth’s best friend, and a waitress who is battling to pay for her daughter Sara’s kidney condition and medical procedures.
The drama revolves around three suburban Michigan women, two of whom are sisters, who are battling to make ends meet. They are tired of having everything taken from them, so they organize an improbable robbery by robbing a supermarket, only to find out that they are in for more than they bargained for.
The store manager notices their successful robbery after recognizing one of the women, but for a reason other than money.
Retta Parks and Recreation
In the American political satire mockumentary sitcom Parks and Recreation, she played Donna Meagle, an employee of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Donna makes her debut in the Season 1 episode “Boys’ Club.” She was one of the volunteers who helped Leslie Knope run for City Council and was successful. After getting a campaign phone call promising cheaper taxes, she mistakenly donated money to David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
She is also a co-owner of the Pawnee nightclub The Snakehole Lounge. Donna also has a rocky relationship history, joking that all of her ex-boyfriends have tried to hack her email. After being hit on by multiple men from Venezuela, she claims to have done “extremely well” in South America.
She adores her Mercedes-Benz-Ben. After being hit on by multiple men from Venezuela, she claims to have done “extremely well” in South America. Her Mercedes-Benz ML is quite valuable to her. Joe, her husband, said during their wedding that he learns something new about her every day and that he recently found Pearl Jam produced an album about her called Vitalogy.
- 2019 – Good Boys
- 2017 – To the Bone
- 2017 – Band Aid
- ‘017 – The Lego Ninjago Movie
- 2017 – Where’s the Money
- 2017 – Father Figures
- 2016 – Other People
- ‘016 – Operator
- 2016 – Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
- 2015 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
- 2014 – Sex Ed
- 2008 – First Sunday
- 2007 – Fracture
Retta TV Shows
- 2020 – DuckTales
- 2020 – Home Movie: The Princess Bride
- 2019 – Pinky Malinky
- ‘019 – Where’s Waldo?
- 2019 – Big Mouth
- 2018-present – Good Girls
- 2015-18 – Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce
- 2015 – Kroll Show
- 2014 – Kroll Show
- ‘014 – Drunk History
- 2014 – Key & Peele
- 2009-15, 2020 – Parks and Recreation
- 2009 – Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- 2008 – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia