Marietta Sangai Sirleaf, better known as Retta, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. She is most known for playing Donna Meagle in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and Ruby Hill in the NBC dark comedy crime drama, Good Girls.

In this article, we look at the career of the actress/comedian Retta and provide a breakdown of her net worth.

What is the Net Worth of Retta? Her Earnings & Salary

As of June 2022, Retta is believed to have a net worth of $3 million. Her wealth comes from her career as an actress and comedian.

She started working out of university as a chemist with a side-gig as a stand-up comedian at the Charlie Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, North Carolina.

She moved to Los Angeles to find better gigs and found success hitting the college circuit.

Her first on-screen role was as Bruna in the 2002 comedy movie Slackers. She had minor guest appearances on television shows like Freddie, Complex, Grand Union, and Rodney.

Her earliest movie roles include Fracture, Sex and Death 101, Dragon Wars: D-War, and Kissing Cousins. 

Retta and Aziz Ansari in Parks and Recreation
Retta and Aziz Ansari in Parks and Recreation

In 2009, Retta began appearing as Donna Meagle in the NBC political satire sitcom Parks and Recreation. She was part of the ensemble cast that included Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, and Rob Lowe, among others.

Retta was promoted to the main cast in the show’s third season and appeared as such throughout the show’s seven-season run.

Throughout the sitcom’s run and after it ended, Retta continued to make guest appearances in TV shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Soup Staged, American Dad!, and Sketchy; and movie appearances in Sex Ed, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Where’s the Money, and Good Boys.

Besides that, Retta has performed on shows like Welcome to the Parker, E!’s The Soup, and Comics Unleashed. She was also featured in the “Comedy Divas Showcase” segment of The Jenny Jones Show and performed her routine on the Comedy Central stand-up comedy show, Premium Blend.

Left to right: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks and Retta in Good Girls
Left to right: Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks and Retta in Good Girls

Since 2018, Retta has starred alongside Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Reno Wilson, among others in the NBC dark comedy crime drama series, Good Girls.

Retta was one of the ensemble cast members who recreated the 1987 movie, The Princess Bride, in amateur fashion while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic for Jason Reitman‘s project, Home Movie: The Princess Bride.

Who is Retta? Her Age, Height & Ethnicity

She was born Marietta Sangai Sirleaf to Liberian parents on April 12, 1970. Retta, who is 50 years old, stands at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).

She grew up in and around the New Jersey area, specifically Edison township and Cliffwood Beach.

She studied at the Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, and graduated in 1988.

After graduation, she studied at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, from where she graduated in 1992 with a degree in sociology.

She mentioned on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! that the name “Retta” was something her ex-boyfriend used to call her.