Jordan Peele

Actor-writer Jordan Peele gleefully skewered issues of race and popular culture as a solo performer and in tandem with his frequent partner Keegan-Michael Key on "MADtv" (Fox 1995-2009) and "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1979 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Bob's Burgers 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

Conan 2013 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Keanu 2016 (Movie)

Rell Williams/Oil Dresden (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Red Nose Day 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Storks 2016 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Daily Show 2013, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

The Muppets 2016 (Tv Show)

Himself

Childrens Hospital 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 1995 - 1998, 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Key & Peele Super Bowl Special 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Life in Pieces 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rick & Morty 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

TripTank 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Drunk History 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fargo 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2014 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kroll Show 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Axe Cop 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Workaholics 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanderlust 2012 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

EMT (Actor)

Reno 911! 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad TV 1995 - 1998, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad TV Holiday Show '04 Special Edition 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Keanu 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

Key & Peele 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (2)

Keanu 2016 (Movie)

(Writer)

Key & Peele 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Creator

Biography

Actor-writer Jordan Peele gleefully skewered issues of race and popular culture as a solo performer and in tandem with his frequent partner Keegan-Michael Key on "MADtv" (Fox 1995-2009) and "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central 2012-15). A veteran of the Second City improvisational group, Peele broke into television with "MADtv," which earned him widespread praise for celebrity impersonations and unhinged recurring characters. After netting a 2008 Emmy nomination for writing the comic music video "Sad Fitty Cent," Peele left "MAD" to work on other series before reteaming with Key for their own show. "Key & Peele" was both a critical and audience favorite thanks to the stars' take on racially tinged subjects, including a supremely formal President Barack Obama (played by Peele). The popularity of the series led to additional high-profile opportunities for the stars and underscored both Key and Peele's ascent to the higher echelons of the comedy business. That success led to the duo's first big-screen effort, the action comedy "Keanu" (2016), in which the pair took on a violent street gang over a stolen kitten.

Relationships

Chelsea Peretti Actor

Fiance
Andy Samberg, Peretti's childhood friend, set the couple up in 2013 after Peele admitted having a crush on her. Peretti and Peele announced their engagement over Thanksgiving weekend in 2015.

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

left the school before graduating to appear in Boom Chicago in Amsterdam

Milestones

2015

Appeared in a recurring role in CBS family sitcom "Life in Pieces"

2014

Provided several voices for animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers."

2013

Appeared on ABC's "Modern Family"

2012

Created and starred in sketch series "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central) with former "MADtv" castmate Keegan-Michael Key.

2010

Played Dr. Brian, a recurring role on Adult Swim's "Childrens Hospital"

2010

Appeared in comedy feature "Little Fockers"

2008

Landed recurring role on David Alan Grier's "Chocolate News" (Comedy Central)

2007

Made feature film debut in "Twisted Fortune"

2003

Joined cast of sketch comedy series "MADtv" during ninth season

Launched comedy career as member of The Second City in Chicago, IL and Boom Chicago in Amsterdam

Bonus Trivia

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Appeared in a viral video with fellow "MADtv" castmate Lisa Donovan as arguing supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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Filmed the unaired Fox comedy series pilot "The Station" in 2010

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Joined Jane Lynch in a commercial for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

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Peele and Key appeared as gang members cruising through a suburban neighborhood in the opening scene of the video for Weird Al Yankovic's hip-hop parody "White and Nerdy"

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Peele and Key received the 2012 Breakout Comedy Stars of the Year Award from the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

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Peele and Key met Barack Obama, who mentioned his appreciation of their sketches about the President and his anger translator Luther during a visit to Los Angeles in 2012.

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