American actress better known by the stage name Retta, she is most famous for her role as Donna Meagle on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. She has also appeared in other series including It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Drunk History.
She is a Duke University graduate and was working in pharmaceutical research before becoming a stand-up comedian.
She hosted the 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards. She is an avid social media user, frequently live-tweeting shows that she is watching.
By means of a former marriage, her aunt is President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Her character on Parks and Recreation shares similar interests as Aziz Ansari's Tom Haveford.