Retta Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Husband, Education, TV Shows and Movies, HGTV, Ugliest House in America, Net worth

Retta Biography

Born Marietta Sangai Sirleaf, Retta is an actress, stand-up comedian, and HGTV host. She is best known for her appearance on the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation” as Donna Meagle and her appearance on the HGTV series Ugliest House in America. The actress is also known for her as Ruby Hill on NBC’s Good Girls (2018-2022). She played stand-up comedy on Premium Blend on Comedy Central.

Retta Age | Birthday

Retta, who is HGTV host and also an actress is 52 years old as of 2022. She was born on April 12, 1970, and she celebrates her birthday on the 12th of April each year.

Retta Parents

Retta was born in Newark, New Jersey to her parents. She is of Liberian descent. She grew up around New Jersey, specifically in Edison and Cliffwood Beach. Retta’s aunt, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was the president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018.

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Retta Height

Retta’s height measurement stands at 5 feet and 8 inches (1.73 meters tall).

Retta Husband

The actress is not married as of July 2022. She however revealed that a man she dated from Georgia was the one who gave and inspired her professional name, Retta.

Retta’s Knee Surgery

In late November 2021, the comedian had knee replacement surgery

Retta Education

Retta went to  Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey, where she graduated in 1988.  She then joined Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she was pre-med and graduated with a degree in sociology.

Retta TV Shows and Movies

Some of Retta’s TV Shows include Parks and Recreation, Good Girls, Freddie (2005) and Rodney (2006), Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, and DuckTales (2020-2021)

Some of Retta’s movies include $5.15/Hr (2004), Complex (2005), Grand Union (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), Other People (2016), Operator (2016), Band Aid (2017), Where’s the Money (2017), Father Figures (2017), and Good Boys (2019).

Moreover, the actress has competed on several game shows including The $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Name Game, and Hollywood Game Night.

She is currently the host of the HGTV series Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise.


Retta appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and has served as the opening act for comedians such as Shirley Hemphill and Bobby Collins. She has made television appearances on Bravo’s Welcome to the Parker, E! Entertainment Television’s The Soup, Freddie, Moesha, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and the “Comedy Divas Showcase” segment of The Jenny Jones Show.


The comedian is the author of the 2018 book titled “So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know”

Retta Ugliest House in America | HGTV

Retta is the host of the HGTV show Ugliest House in America. On July 24, 2022, at 8 pm E.T She will return with the second season of HGTV’s Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise where she will “hunt for the ugliest house in the prettiest locations.” The actress will tour three homes where she will enthusiastically react to a plethora of bad design … and help a lucky homeowner transform their hideous home into a showstopper.”

By the end of the series, HGTV will crown one house as the “ugliest in America,” which will then receive renovations worth $150,000 by Alison Victoria, who is the host of HGTV’s Windy City Rehab.

Retta Net worth

Retta has an estimated net worth of $3 million. She is a stand-up comedian, an actress, and HGTV host. She hosts HGTV’s series Ugliest House in America: Ugly in Paradise. The actress has appeared in several movies and TV shows.