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This “Saturday Night Live” Alum is one of the few ladies that has managed to display a vast arsenal of multi-ethnic characters ranging from Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Lucy Liu and Beyonce, to Donatella Versace (my all time favorite!) and Diana Ross.  Additionally, Maya has employed a multitude of accents and some serious vocal chops that I’m sure her mother,  the late great Minne Ripperton would be proud of. Currently you can catch her on the NBC comedy “Up All Night” with Christina Applegate (one of my other comedy crushes) & Will Arnett.

How could you not love this funny lady?

My Favorite Maya Rudolph Clips

Maya Rudolph in Beyonce, Jay Z and Blue Ivy sketch

Maya Rudolph shows off her impression the the “Ellen” show

Maya in Donatella Versace Sketch

Maya as Whitney Houston