Jordan Peele Biography

( 1979 - )
Jordan Peele Biography

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Date of Birth: 1979 February 21
Age:39 years old
occupationActor, Producer, Director
networth$ 12 million
spouseChelsea Peretti (April 2016)
educationComputer School I.S., Calhoun School Sarah Lawrence College
place_of_birthNew York City, USA
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Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker, best known as a Cast member on MADtv and also for the comedy central sketch series "Key and Peele"  He is popular for the recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series "Fargo". Currently, he debuted as a director of the horror movie "Get Out" in 2017.

Early Life

Jordan Haworth Peele was born on February 21, 1979, in New York City, New York, USA.  His mother, Lucinda Williams is white and his father is black.  He joined the Computer School I.S. 44 for Junior High School.Later, he attended Calhoun School and graduated in 1997.  He also enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in 2001. He was a very creative child and had a keen interest in singing and acting since his early life. He belongs to African-American/ Caucasian Ethnicity.

Jordan Peele during his early life
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Jordan started his shw business career at the age of 15, appearing in an ABC news  special, about President Bill Clinton, answering question for children. He asked to President Clinton , a  helping way to manage household if father couldno support financially in home. From then, he is popular in television.

Jordan Peele started his entertainment career as a host in MTV's comedy weekend in 2002. In the same year, he was cast in popular character Danish Supermodel Ute at Boom Chicago. He was popular for the musical duets at Boom Chicago with Nicole Parker, American Comedian Actress, and singer.

Jordan Peele joined the cast of MADtv for its ninth season where he had great comedic chemistry with Keegan-Michael Key in the show. He didn't appear in the first four episodes of the second season of MADtv.  He made a cameo appearance in "Weird AL Yankovic's Video" White and Nerdy ". He was also the writer of the Emmy award nominated song, "Sad Fitty Cent".

Peele appeared in the viral video named "Hilary Vs Obama", shown as MADtv sketch based on argument whether Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama will make a better president.

After MADtv, he did some of the popular televisions roles. In 2010, starred in Fox- comedy pilot"The station" and also appeared in the Adult Swim Series "Children Hospital". He also appeared in the comedy movie, "Wander Lust", directed by David  Wain in 2012. In the same year, he starred along with Keegan-Michael Key, in Comedy Central Sketch Series, "Key and Peele" (2012-2015).


Peele and Key also starred in two episodes of" Epic Rap Battle Of History", where he was featured as Martin Luther King in 1st episode and Muhammad Ali in the 2nd episode. Together, they also portrayed the recurring role in FX crime drama "Frago" in 2014. In 2016, they starred and produced movie named "Keanu", appearing as Rell. This movie earned $ 20.7 million and positive response from critics and audience.

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael- Key in movie "Keanu"
Source: movie with Mae

He has also appeared in parody music video for "American United for Separation Of Church and States", where he portrayed the role of state and her co- cast Jane Lynch played the role of Church.

In February 2017, his directorial debut movie was released, which achieved great opening, collecting $100million in three weeks. This movie budget was 3.5 million but it accumulates $229.6 million as box office collection. It was a hit movie and also a critically acclaimed movie. The star cast of the movie was Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Stephen Root and Catherine Keener.

Moreover, he is also a producer, going to produce HBO series "Lovecraft Country" written by co-creator Misha Green. According to April 2014  publication of  'Time Magazine', he was considered as "100 most Influential People In The World" along with Keegan-Michael Key.

Personal Life

Jordan Peele is married to long term dated girlfriend, Chelsea Peretti, who is an American Comedian-actress, and writer.  The duo started dating each other in 2013. After being in a relationship for more than two years, they got engaged in November 2015.

Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti, in an advertisement for their wedding plan
Source: Comedy type

During an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers", he revealed that he eloped with Chelsea Peretti in April 2016. According to him, only a little dog was the only witness to their marriage. Chelsea posted a ring and bouquet on her social site.

??eloped a bit ago??our only witness was this lil guy? ?

A post shared by Chelsea Peretti (@chelsanity) on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59am PDT

The couple is living happily together and also confirmed in an interview that they are expecting their first child by 2017.

Net Worth

Jordan Peele is regarded as famous Hollywood celebrity who has introduced himself as singer,  actor, writer, director, and producer. He is popular comedy artist who has large audiences as a follower. He surely earns generous amount from his acting career. He is ranked among richest celebrity whose estimated net worth is $12 million.

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