Minnie Ida Anderson: Maya Rudolph & Paul Thomas Anderson’s daughter

Who is Minnie Ida Anderson?

Minnie Ida Anderson is a well-known celebrity child. The daughter of actress Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson, Minnie Ida Anderson, was born on August 1, 2013.

Minnie Ida Anderson is the celebrity couple’s youngest child and shares three other children.

Minnie Ida Anderson Biography
Minnie Ida Anderson Biography

Quick facts

Full NameMinnie Ida Anderson
BirthdayAugust 1, 2013
Sun signLeo
Age 9 years old
TraitsPositive- Positive, determined, and imaginative
Negative- Overdramatic, prying, and snobbish
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
HairLight brown
ParentsPaul Thomas Anderson (father)
Maya Khabira Rudolph (mother)
GrandparentsRichard Rudolph (maternal grandfather)
Minnie Riperton (maternal grandmother)
Ernie Anderson (paternal grandfather)
Edwina Gough (paternal grandmother)
SiblingsPearl Anderson (sister)
Lucille Anderson (sister)
Jack Anderson (brother)


Maya Rudolph (mother)

Born on July 27, 1972, Maya Rudolph is an actress, comedian, and singer who rose to fame after joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2000. Rudolph initially started as a member of the improv troupe, the Groundlings.

Minnie Ida Anderson’s mother, Maya Rudolph
Minnie Ida Anderson’s mother, Maya Rudolph

In the early years of her acting career, Maya Rudolph played supporting roles in several Hollywood flicks, including 50 First Dates, A Prairie Home Companion, and Idiocracy. Likewise, she has had roles in many TV shows such as City of Angels, Chicago Hope, Chuck & Buck, Gattaca, As Good as It Gets, Duplex and Duets, The Simpsons, and Kath & Kim. 

In addition, Rudolph played the role of Ava Alexander in the short-lived NBC sitcom Up All Night, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. In addition, she portrayed the role of Lillian Donovan in the 2011 comedy film, Bridesmaids. 

Moreover, her other film roles include Inherent Vice, Sisters, CHiPs, Life of the Party, and Wine Country. In addition, she has lent her voice in many animated films, including Shrek the Third, Big Hero 6, The Angry Birds Movie, The Emoji Movie, The Angry Birds Movie 2, The Willoughbys, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, and Luca. 

Rudolph played the role of Judge Gen in the NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place and received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her performance. In addition, the actress won two Primetime Emmy Awards for voicing several characters in Netflix’s Big Mouth. 

In 2020, Rudolph won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Additionally, she was honored with the award for the then-United States senator and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live. 

Paul Thomas Anderson (father)

Born on June 26, 1970, Paul Thomas Anderson is a film director, producer, screenwriter, and cinematographer. Anderson made his first movie when he was just 8 years old and made his feature-film debut in 1996 with the American crime film Hard Eight. 

Minnie Ida Anderson’s Father, Paul Thomas Anderson
Minnie Ida Anderson’s Father, Paul Thomas Anderson

Anderson wrote and directed the 1997 period drama, Boogie Nights, a critical and commercial success. He also directed Magnolia and Punch-Drunk Love, which received positive reviews. 

In 2007, Anderson wrote and directed There Will Be Blood. Often considered one of the best films of the 2000s, There Will Be Blood was a huge critical and commercial success. 

Anderson’s other directorial ventures include The Master, Inherent Vice, Phantom Thread, and Licorice Pizza. Known for depicting flawed and desperate characters in his films, Anderson has directed 8 films to date. 

In addition, he has directed music videos for several artists. Ranked number 1 by The Guardian in its 2012 list of “The 23 Best Film Directors in the World”, Anderson was described as “one of the most dynamic directors to emerge in the last 20 years.” by Entertainment Weekly. 

The only director to win all three director prizes from the Cannes, Berlin, and Venice film festivals, Paul Thomas Anderson is an eleven-time Academy Award nominee. Likewise, he has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and eight BAFTA Awards.

Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Relationship

Actress Maya Rudolph and director Paul Thomas Anderson have been together since 2001. Although the couple has not exchanged wedding vows, Rudolph and Anderson are common-law spouses.

Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson
Minnie Ida Anderson’s Parents, Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson

The Punch-Drunk Love director wrote and directed an SNL skit in 2000 where Maya Rudolph was a cast member of the show. 

Although Anderson was in a relationship with Fiona Apple at the time, the duo soon split, and a year later, he began dating Maya Rudolph. 

Giving a rare glimpse into their long-standing commitment to each other, Maya Rudolph stated in a 2018 feature story for The New York Times that it felt “okay” to call Paul, her boyfriend, after their first daughter’s birth.

She revealed that, Paul as her “husband” indicated a strong commitment between them. The Bridesmaids actress shared,

“People know what that means. It means he’s the father of my child, and I live with him, and we are a couple, and we are not going anywhere.”


Minnie Ida Anderson has three older siblings, Pearl Anderson (born Oct.2005), Lucille Anderson (born Nov 6, 2009), and Jack Anderson (July 3, 2011). 

Maya Rudolph spoke about balancing her career and motherhood at The Cut’s How I Get It Done conference. The Good Place actress revealed that she has never had to make compromises to excel in both these areas. 

Likewise, in an interview with PEOPLE, she revealed,

“When I started having kids, I never stopped working. I would take breaks, of course, but I didn’t change my creative life.”

Minnie Ida Anderson

Net Worth

Since Minnie Ida Anderson is just a child, she has yet to start a career and make a living.

However, The beautiful daughter of Maya Rudolph and Paul Thomas Anderson has been leading a lavish lifestyle thanks to her famous parents. 

As of 2023, Minnie Ida Anderson’s father, Paul Anderson, net worth is USD 60 million, and Minnie Ida Anderson’s mother, Maya Rudolph, is worth USD 20 million.

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