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.
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How much does it cost to book Retta for a speaking engagement?
Speaking fees for Retta, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Retta are $100,000 - $200,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Retta, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
What topics does Retta speak about?
Retta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Comedy, Entertainers, College, Celebrity, Diversity, Authors, Acting, Black Heritage, Female Leadership, Influential Women, Women, Social Activism, Entertainment and Motivational.
Where does Retta travel from?
Retta generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.
Who is the agent for Retta?
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Retta is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Comedy, Entertainers and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Retta for live events is $100,000 - $200,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. 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 Ken Jeong, Nicole Byer and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Retta for an upcoming event.
Retta was very welcoming to the idea of the sit-down session w/ the staff.
Google LLC - Dec 14 2020
"The event with Retta was amazing! She had a great comedy act, and then she took questions from the audience. She also helped us with a Raffle for tickets to a separate event and had a twitter contest in the middle of her show, which the students loved. The reception afterwards went well too! She chatted with all the students, and took pictures from our hired photographer, as well as selfies with a lot of students."
University of Pennsylvania - Mar 26 2014
You can take the girl out of fictional local government, but you can't take the fictional local government out of the girl. Retta—who co-starred on all seven seasons ...
So, you want to be as amazing at social media as Retta is? Lucky for you, we spoke with Retta while she was in town for Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide To Divorce ...
Elizabeth Banks, Retta and Dascha Polanco came together to tell real abortion stories as part of the Center for Reproductive Rights' Draw The Line campaign.
Parks and Recreation alumna Retta has been promoted to series regular for seasons 3, 4 and 5 of Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce.
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