Being born to a soul singer-songwriter and a composer, Maya Rudolph began her early career as a member of an alternative rock band and later became an actress and improv comedian on the NBC show, 'Saturday Night Live', on which her ability to write joke-songs helped a lot. She went on to impersonate many celebrities on the show, but later focused on an acting career on television and in films. She is also involved with charities and supports the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Free Arts for Abused Children. Here we have collected some of her thoughts shared during her interviews and commencement speeches. She often talks about comedy, writing, children, and supports causes such as abuse, literacy, health and cancer.