Celebrated Name: Retta
Real Name/Full Name: Marietta Sangai Sirleaf
Gender: Female
Age: 54 years old
Birth Date: 12 April 1970
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Husband/Spouse (Name): N/A
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Retta Lesbian?: No
Profession: Stand up Comedian and actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $3 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Marietta Sangai Sirleaf or professionally known as Retta, is a famous and well renowned American standup comedian and actress. She rose to fame after portraying the character of Donna Meagle in the NBC drama Parks and Recreation. Some of her other popular works are Freddy, Drunk History, and Rodney. She has also seen performing standup shows on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, which went on as a successful hit. She is currently working in the NBC drama titled “Good Girls.”

Maybe you know about Retta very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Retta’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Marietta, or as she is professionally called Retta, was brought up in Newark, New Jersey. She spent her childhood near Edison and Cliffwood Beach. Retta completed her graduation from Matawan Regional High School, which is situated in the Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, in the year 1988. In 1992, Retta graduated with a degree in sociology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she also practiced as a pre-med.

Personal Life

Retta is presently single. But on the sets and shooting of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, she admitted that her nickname through which she is popularly known as was given by a man whom she dated as the name Marietta sounded Retta to him as he was from Georgia. Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson is her aunt. She is also a huge supporter of the Los Angeles Kings, which is an American hockey team.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 12 April 1970, Retta is 54 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2024. Her height is 1.73m tall, and her weight is 90 kg.


Retta started working as a chemist. In her spare time, she used to perform standup at Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, North Carolina. Afterward, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for comedy. She started making money in the year 1998 when she began performing in the college circuit. Retta used to get tensed before a performance, but the feeling passed with experience and age.

She also featured in shows like Bravo’s Welcome to the Parker, E! Entertainment Television’s The Soup. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the “Comedy Divas Showcase” segment of The Jenny Jones Show, Retta has performed on Premium Blend, which is a Comedy Central show featuring up-and-coming talented comedians. She faced many ups and downs during her career, and according to one of her interviews, performing in front of a huge audience is not an easy task for her.

Awards & Achievements

Though Retta hasn’t achieved any awards yet, she has managed to reach on the hearts of the audience. Many famous critics have admired her performance. She even presented awards at the NHL award ceremonies in Las Vegas, in the years 2014 and 2015 respectively, Retta also hosted the 3rd Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2013. She has broken the dark skin stereotypes in the industry through her performance and talent.

Net Worth & Salary of Retta in 2024

Retta Net Worth
Retta Net Worth

Marietta, also known as Retta, is an American stand-up comedian who has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of July 2024. She has written many essays and poses. In the year 2018, she wrote a collection of essays in a book which was named as ‘So Close to Being the Sh*t; Y’all Don’t Even Know.’ She has also been the audio writer for the novel ‘Welcome to Night Vale.’ The book is a famous eponymous to the podcast series. She played the voice of the Old Woman Jose. In the year 2015, she also made an appearance in Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.

The content of Retta’s stand-up material are slightly embellished stories from her regular everyday life, family, and friends. Though being a famous comedian, she has faced criticism from viewers. She got negative reviews for her jokes and content for two consecutive seasons. But this didn’t stop her from achieving her goal. She had been upgraded as a fu member of the cast for season 3. She continues to inspire people with her story and accomplishments.



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