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Stand-Up Comedian & Actress Known for "Parks and Recreation"


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Stand-Up Comedian & Actress Known for "Parks and Recreation"

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Retta Biography

Actress and comedian Retta has delighted audiences with her comedic précision and humorous performances, from making homeowner’s renovation dreams come true on "Ugliest House in America" to playing the beloved Donna Meagle on "Parks and Recreation" to her dramatic turn as Ruby Hill on the NBC hit series, "Good Girls."

In addition to her successful performance career, Retta is also a critically acclaimed author, publishing her first work entitled "So Close To Being the Sh*t Y’all Don’t Even Know." She also narrated her audiobook version.

Over the years, Retta has appeared in multiple shows and movies, including The Kroll Show, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Key and Peele, Comedy Central Presents...Retta, Good Boys, Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life, Father Figures, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. She is also the title voice on the successful Audible Original audiobook Tinaca Jones.

Growing up in New Jersey to Liberian parents, Retta graduated pre-med from Duke Uni-versity. After graduation, she took a year off before medical school to work as a chemist before committing to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. Retta started out doing open mics in Los Angeles and soon became a must-see act on the college circuit, ultimately winning Comedy Central's Laugh Riots Stand-Up Competition. This win led to an appearance on the New Faces Showcase at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. This performance led to a development deal with ABC/Disney.

Retta Videos

  • Retta Shares the Ugly Sides of Filming HGTV's Ugliest House in America
    Retta talks about Ugliest House in America, shares some of the ugliest homes she's seen and talks about the technology she has in her house.
  • Customer Service Doesn’t Get More Hostile Than This - Retta
    Retta describes dealing with an incredibly rude McDonald’s employee and schools the crowd on the wild sex lives of lions.
  • Retta's Name Started As A Joke
    'Good Girls' star Retta explains the origin of her name, which started out as an inside joke between friends.

Retta Books

  • So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know
    So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know

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FAQs on booking Retta

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  • What are the speaker fees for Retta

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  • What topics does Retta speak about?

  • Where does Retta travel from?

    Retta generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. For more details, please contact an AAE Booking agent.
  • Who is Retta’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Retta for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Retta for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Retta or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Retta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Retta for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Retta generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Ken Jeong, Alfonso Ribeiro, Daymond John and Karamo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Retta for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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