Sabrina at the desk on Entertainment Tonight.

The Next Rudolph That Hopes to Have You Laughing on SNL

When you have a star-studded last name like Rudolph, a lot can be expected of you. Sabrina Rudolph is up to the challenge.

The Tulane University senior is the cousin of Maya Rudolph, the former Saturday Night Live star and actress seen in hit movies like Bridesmaids. Since she was 10-years-old, Sabrina would stay up late to watch her cousin make the country laugh. Now, Sabrina is pushing forward to do the same.

If Sabrina has it her way, she’ll grace the stages of Studio 8h at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City as a performer one day. “I’ve always wanted to entertain and make people laugh just like Maya did,” she said. “I appreciate the art of acting so much.”

Maya and Sabrina post a taping of SNL.

Maya and Sabrina post a taping of SNL.

Until then, this Miami native is enjoying her last few months in the Big Easy while pursuing a major in communication and a double minor in psychology and Spanish.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Sabrina has completed entertainment industry internships at top news magazine shows Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. “I got to shoot my own pieces on the set,” Sabrina said. “I also created questions for interviews that aired that same day.”

Sabrina at the red carpet premiere of Tammy.

Sabrina at the red carpet premiere of Tammy.

For those looking to pursue a career in entertainment, Sabrina stresses the importance of gaining experience with internships. “The hours are crazy and the deadlines are crazier,” Sabrina said. “But if you’re passionate enough about it, it’s the most amazing experience you can get.”

Hear the rest of Sabrina’s story on campus.about.me.

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Zoë Björnson is a College Outreach Coordinator with about.me. She is a graduate of Tulane University. You can find her on Twitter @kzoeb.

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