How much do you know about Minnie Ida Anderson? She is the celebrity daughter of renowned film director Paul Thomas Anderson and famous American actress Maya Rudolph. Born at the heart of fame, she already made her debut in the film industry.
The well-known celebrity child is the youngest daughter of Maya Rudolph. Here is a fun fact. Her parents have not been married despite being together for more than 20 years. They are going strong as partners, but they refuse to get legally married.
Yet, they still refer to each other as husband and wife. How much do we know about their youngest child? Let’s find out.
Who is her celebrity mother?
Born in July 1972, Maya Rudolph is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. She became a cast member of the NBC Sketch Comedy Show Saturday Night Live in 2000. During her tenure there, she also appeared in several movies like Idiocracy, 50 First Dates, a Prairie Home Companion, and more.
After leaving SNL in 2007, she continued her successful career in the entertainment industry, appearing in movies like Grown Ups, Bridesmaids, Sisters, CHiPs, Life of the Party, Wine Country, and many more. Maya has also provided voice acting performances in Shrek the Third, Big Hero 6, Angry Birds Movie, The Emoji Movie, and many more.
She was born in Gainesville, Florida, to singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton and composer Richard Rudolph. Her mother was African-American, while her father is Ashkenazi Jewish. Her paternal grandfather was Sidney Rudolph, a philanthropist who once owned Wendy’s and Rudy’s restaurants in Miami Dade County, Florida.
When she and her brother Marc Rudolph were young, the family moved to Los Angeles, California. There, she grew up in the Westwood neighborhood. Her mother passed away due to breast cancer in July 1979.
At the time, Maya was only 7 years old. In 1990, she graduated from Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California. There, she became friends with fellow Hollywood future stars, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black.
Maya continued her education at the University of California, Santa Cruz, living in Porter College. In 1995, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography.
She began her career by being part of the improv troupe the Groundlings. There, she met future Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte. During the 1999-2000 season, she joined the cast as a featured player for the final three episodes. Since the 45th season premiere of SNL, she sometimes portrays Vice President Kamala Harris, a performance acknowledged by Harris herself.
Rudolph has a production company called Animal Pictures. She founded the company with Natasha Lyonne. The company has produced Russian Doll, Poker Face, Loot, and the animated series The Hospital
Here is a fun fact. Before joining Saturday Night Live, she was a backing singer from 1995 to 1999 and briefly a keyboardist in the band The Rentals. She toured with the band and even appeared in music videos for songs like Waiting and Pleas Let That Be You.
Regarding her personal life, she has been in a long-time relationship with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. They began dating in 2001. Since then, they live in San Fernando Valley with their four children.
Who is her notable father?
As we said before, Minnie Ida Anderson has been born into a celebrity family. Her mother gets most of the attention, but her father is a star as well.
Born in June 1979, Paul Anderson is an American filmmaker known by his initials PTA. His movies are often psychological dramas, with depictions of flawed and desperate characters.
He has been praised for his bold visual style that uses a moving camera and long takes. Throughout his career, PTA has been nominated for an Academy Award 11 times, Golden Globe Award 3 times, and BAFTA Award 8 times.
Many people recognize him for his work with cinematographer Robert Elswit, costume designer Mark Bridges, and actors like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Anderson has also directed music videos for Michael Penn, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, Joanna Newson, and many more.
Minnie Anderson and her siblings grew up in a bubble. Their celebrity parents protected them from the spotlight.
That is why we do not know much about their early life, educational background, or anything else. But Minnie is a star. Despite being only 9 years old as of June 2023, she has already appeared in a big movie.
Born in August 2013, her father is a famous screenwriter and director, while her mother is a comedian and actor. We can see her following in their footsteps in the entertainment industry.
There are no details about her educational background. Yet, judging by her age, she is probably attending primary school in California. Her family resides in California.
She is of African Ashkenazi and Jewish American descent. Her maternal grandparents are both African American and Ashkenazi Jews.
She comes from a very rich heritage thanks to her renowned mother and celebrity father. Fun fact: Her mother doesn’t disclose even how she met the famous filmmaker. They began dating in 2001 after Anderson broke up with singer Fiona Apple.
Minnie has three other siblings, Pearl Minnie Anderson, Lucille, and Jack. Born in 2013, she is the youngest member of the family. Her elder sister, Pearl Minnie Anderson was born in October 2007 in Studio City, California.
Jackson Wright Anderson and Lucille Anderson are her brothers, one born in 2009, and the other in 2011.
As we said before, Minnie is already an “established” actor. Despite being less than 10 years old, she has already appeared in a big movie.
She appeared in the movie Licorice Pizza, directed by her father Paul. While she had little screen time, she did well in her role.
Her parents’ unique relationship
Maya and her “husband” Anderson have a unique relationship. Despite beginning their relationship in 2001, they are still not officially and legally married. They have four children together, yet, refuse to get married legally.
According to most records, they began dating in November 2001, after her father had a toxic relationship with musician Fiona Apple.
While they are not married, Maya addressed Paul with the term husband. She began referring to him as a husband after they welcomed their first child, daughter Pearl Anderson in 2007.
Speaking about it, Maya said the term was more appropriate to describe who he was to her, adding that they lived together like husband and wife with their children. And Paul refers to her as his wife.
They live together with their children in San Fernando Valley.
Is she on social media?
While Minnie Ida Anderson is a young star who appeared in a big movie, she is not on social media. After all, we have to remember that platforms like Instagram and Facebook have a 12-year old age limit for new members. And she has yet to turn 10 as of June 2023.
On the other hand, her mother, American actress Maya Rudolph is quite active on social media. She has more than 900k followers on her Instagram account. There, she often posts pictures and videos of the happy family, as well as her career achievements.
You cannot expect a young girl like Minnie Anderson to earn money, right? There is no information on how much she earned from her appearance in her father’s movie.
With that in mind, we know her mother Maya Rudolph has a net worth of more than $20 million.