Real Name/Full Name Marietta Sangai Sirleaf
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Retta
Birth Place: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 April 1970
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres –173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’6’’
Weight: In Kilograms – 90 kg
In Pounds –198 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father –  George Sirleaf
Mother –  Deborah Sirleaf
Siblings: George Jr. Sirleaf and Michen Sirleaf
School: Matawan Regional High School
College: Duke University
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Actress, author and stand-up comedian
Net Worth: $3 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Marietta Sangai Sirleaf is a popular and extraordinary personality who is professionally an American actress, author, and stand-up comedian. She is better known by her professional name- Retta. She is popularly known for her character Donna Meagle in a popular TV series named Parks and Recreation (2009). She has performed amazingly in several blockbuster movies and TV shows. She is a great performer who has made herself shine the brightest.

Well, how well do you know about Retta? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Retta’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Retta to date.

Biography and Early Life

Retta was brought up in this world on the 12th of April in the year 1970 in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. She was born to a couple christened as George Sirleaf (father) and Deborah Sirleaf (mother). Her dad was a Warehouse Worker and Packer, and her mum was an Insurance Adjuster. She grew up in Edison and Cliffwood Beach, and her two brothers named George Jr. Sirleaf and Michelin Sirleaf. She has an aunt christened Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was an Ex-President of Liberia.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Retta in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Retta’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 23rd May 2024 having been born on 12 April 1970. Though, she is 5’6’’ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 198 lbs in Pound and 90kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Light Brown.


She graduated in 1988 from Matawan Regional High School, which is located in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey. Afterward, she was enrolled in Duke University situated in Durham, North Carolina, where she was pre-med and graduated in 1992 with a degree in sociology.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Retta is currently enjoying her singlehood. She previously dated Marietta. Her name sounded to him as Retta as he belonged to Georgia, and so did he gave her the nickname. She met him on the sets of “Wait Wait…. Don’t Tell Me!

Is Retta Lesbian?

She is currently single and enjoying every moment of life. She is very secretive about her personal life and loves to be out-of-limelight. But, it is quite seen that she is not a lesbian, and is sexual attracted only to men.

Professional Career

Retta grew up being a member of New Apostolic Church, and in the group of her church, she has a significant talent that is the ability to make people laugh very hard. When she first participated in a TV comedy contest, all the church members from the New Apostolic Church voted for her, which was the biggest reason for her victory in the contest. This triumph helped her to improve her career.

After graduating from the University, she worked as a chemist. In the meantime, she worked as a stand-up comedian at Charlie Goodnights Comedy Clue located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Later, she migrated to Los Angeles to pursue her career in comedy.

She started earning money and fame in the year 1998 when she began performing in the University circuits. She is an insane performer who attracts everyone’s attention towards her.


Retta has won millions of hearts but has failed to win any awards. Critics never stop admiring her performance. In 2014 and 2015, at NHL Award Ceremony in Las Vegas, she presented awards. She also received the opportunity to host the Critic’s Choice Television Awards in the year 2013. She was even upgraded in season 3 as a fun member of the cast. She has even received many negative reviews for her puns and gags for two seasons consistently.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Retta in 2024

Retta Net Worth
Retta Net Worth

Marietta, better known as Retta, is a famous stand-up comedian hailing from America. She has an estimated net worth of $3 Million as of 2024. She has contributed significantly to the industry through her talent. She has written several essays and poses. “So Close to Being the Sh**t; Y’all Don’t Even Know” is a book published by her where she has published a collection of essays.

She also worked as a voice artist of the Old Woman series. She had been the audio writer of the novel- “Welcome to Night Vale.” It is based on the popular eponymous to the podcast series. In 2015, she made her visibility in “Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.”

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She admitted that her ex gave her a nickname.
  • Ellen Johnson, the former Liberian President Ellen Johnson, is her aunt.
  • She supports the American Hockey team- Los Angeles Kings.
  • She even broke stereotypes regarding dark skin in the industry, all in virtue of her performance and talent.

Retta has always been on fire ever since she started her career. Her stand-up materials are excellent. She takes up stories that are picked up from her everyday life, family, and friends. She is a famous comedian. However, she stills faces criticism. This had never hampered her progress.

She has been a role model who has unleashed all the stereotypes regarding dark brown skin. She has inspired many people through her story and achievements. She had been an outstanding performer who had never been tired of giving glorifying performances ever since her launch.


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