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Jordan Peele
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Peele at the 2014 Peabody Awards
Born
Jordan Haworth Peele

February 21, 1979 (1979-02-21) (age 41)
Alma mater Sarah Lawrence College
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • director
  • producer
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s)
Chelsea Peretti (m. 2016)
Children 1

Jordan Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, movie director, voice talent and comedian. 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

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

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.

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Peele on September 15, 2012



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