Jordan Peele

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Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele Peabody 2014 (cropped).jpg
Peele at the 2014 Peabody Awards
Jordan Haworth Peele

(1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 42)
Alma materSarah Lawrence College
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • director
  • producer
  • writer
Years active2002–present
Chelsea Peretti (m. 2016)

Jordan Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer.[1] He was born in New York City, New York.

Peele directed and wrote the 2017 horror movie Get Out, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Early Life and Education[change | change source]

Peele was born in New York and raised by a single mother on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He graduated from the Calhoun School and attended Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue comedy.

Career[change | change source]

Peele joined the cast of the sketch comedy show Mad TV in 2003. He became friends with fellow cast member Keegan Michael-Key. The two became a comedy duo, and later co-starred in their own sketch show, Key & Peele.

Peele on September 15, 2012

As Filmmaker

Year Title Director Writer Producer Distribution Note
2016 Keanu No Yes Yes Warner Bros. Pictures
2017 Get Out Yes Yes Yes Universal Pictures
2018 BlacKkKlansman No No Yes Focus Features
2019 Us Yes Yes Yes Universal Pictures
2021 Candyman No Yes Yes
2022 Nope Yes Yes Yes [2][3]
Wendell and Wild No Yes Yes Netflix

References[change | change source]

  1. Bill Keveney (30 January 2012). "Key and Peele dare to make Obama angry". USA TODAY.
  2. "Jordan Peele Taps Keke Palmer To Star in The Director's New Secret Project". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
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