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… I like the show, I like the storytelling and so I tend to get worked up about it anyway.”. “I presume that they’ll go right into it [in Season 4]. Retta said she used to get "really nauseated" before a performance, but that the feeling passed with experience. Retta was born as Marietta Sangai Sirleaf. If the mononymic actress isn't quite a household name yet, she's well on her way to becoming one. [12] Alan Sepinwall, a television columnist with The Star-Ledger, said season 2 episodes of Parks and Recreation afforded more personality and funnier jokes to Donna and other minor characters. [4], In 1988, Retta graduated from Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey. Riding an e-scooter on the road is against the Road Traffic Act of 1988 and on the pavement against the Highway Act of 1835. This caveat has allowed at least one company - Bird - to exploit a small legal loop-hole meaning some lucky users can still use e-scooters as part of their daily commute. 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(SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you haven’t watched the Season 3 finale of “Good Girls.”). [20][21][22][23][24], Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, "Retta Moves on From Parks and Recreation in Good Girls, But Never Say Never", "What's the connection between a Nobel Prize winner and 'Parks and Recreation'? [11] She has made television appearances on Bravo's Welcome to the Parker, E! [8] Eventually she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. Why Is 'Saturday Night Live' Suddenly Booking So Many Older Rock Bands? The third season’s final hour also features some major marital drama for Ruby and her husband Stan (Reno Wilson), as both of their shady business dealings have put further strain on their family and their relationship. But yeah, she was supposed to do the next one.”. So as long as the general public has no access to the land and you've gained permission from whoever owns it, you're able to ride an e-scooter there. “It was supposed to happen,” Retta says. E-scooters are classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs), meaning their max speed and power is too low would need to be boosted in order to make them road legal. These legal requirements mean that if you wanted to legally ride an e-scooter on UK roads it would be an expensive and complex process. So anyone whose job is based in Olympic Park could arrive via train at Stratford Station, hire a Bird scooter and travel to work on the estate's private roads. Retta is referencing the final scene of the episode, where Agent Donnegan (played by Lauren Lapkus) confronts Beth (Christina Hendricks), Ruby and Annie (Mae Whitman) in the park, where they are celebrating the fact that things seem to finally be working out in their life of crime — they have a new base of operations for their money printing and laundering operation and a hitman is finally locked in to whack their dangerous boss Rio (Manny Montanta). [16], In 2018, Retta co-starred in the NBC series, Good Girls, opposite Christina Hendricks and Mae Whitman. There are also race tracks where you can hire or use your own e-scooter to speed around legally. However, because these vehicles are governed by the same laws as other motor vehicles, depending on the crime, you could receive a much more severe punishment. Video report by ITV News Correspondent Geraint Vincent. “[But] as [creator Jenna Bans] always says, ‘It makes for good TV.’ … You have to have some conflict. [9][12], Retta has served as the opening act for such comedians as Shirley Hemphill and Bobby Collins. “It was supposed to happen,” Retta says. Marietta Sangai Sirleaf[1] (born April 12, 1970), professionally known as Retta, is an American stand-up comedian and actress. 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Contact Info View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro Filmography. For that to be such a big deal and all I had to do was set up an iPhone in my closet, that’s pretty amazing,” she says of filming the special. “Obviously people knew we were supposed to do 16 [episodes], so we had five more to do. [9] Retta said on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Bird is an electric scooter company which launched the UK's first legal electric scooter route running from Stratford Station in London to and through the nearby Olympic Park. Photos. After more than 20 years in the business, Retta is having a moment. “It’s nice that you can do something even though you feel like you can’t do anything. [16] The same year she appeared in season 2 of Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. She is of Liberian descent. [11], In 2009, Retta started making regular guest appearances on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation as Donna Meagle, an employee in the Parks Department of the fictional town, Pawnee, Indiana. She has appeared in several films and television shows, and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. If you live in a major UK city, chances are you've seen people zipping around from place to place on fast-moving vehicles called e-scooters. Due to the way they're motorised and designed, within UK law they're subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to motor vehicles such as cars and motorbikes. Retta has said her stand-up material tends to be slightly embellished stories from her regular everyday life, family, and friends. She is best known for her role as Donna Meagle on NBC's Parks and Recreation. For more details of these cookies and how to disable them, see our cookie policy. [4][6][7], After graduating from Duke, Retta worked as a chemist. Despite their popularity in cities such as Paris and San Francisco, e-scooters are actually illegal to ride in the UK in most situations and the first fatality involving one was recorded over the weekend. Though Donnegan comes off innocent yet awkward to the women, the audience knows she’s an FBI agent hot on their trail. Though NBC ordered 16 episodes, the show about good girls gone crime bosses ended its run early after the coronavirus pandemic shut down production. Retta also revealed that, before plans changed due to the shutdown, Whitman was set to make her directorial debut with the season’s 14th episode. “If we get picked up, we will finish the five [episodes] that did not air because I know that’s how Jenna wants the story to go,” she says. [10], Retta is the niece of the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. I’m like, ‘Ugh, I don’t want to have to do it,’ because I get anxiety having to perform it because I want there to always be love with the Hills — or, as some people call us, ‘Stuby,’ ” Retta explains.

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