Jordan Peele is a multi-faceted Hollywood entertainer. The actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director was only 12 years old when he realized that there was no limitation to what a person of color like him could achieve. The realization of this fact came after the watched Whoopi Goldberg accept an Oscar Award for her comic role as Oda Mae Brown in the 1900 romantic fantasy thriller movie, Ghost. Let’s explore more about him through this article.
What is Jordan Peele famous for?
- An American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
- He’s starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele from 2012 to 2015.
When was Jordan Peele born?
Recalling his early life, Jordan Peele was born in New York City, New York, USA in the year 1979. He is the son of an African-American father and an English mother. His father’s name is Hayward Peele and his mother is Lucinda Williams.
He attended the Computer School for Junior High School. After that, he enrolled at The Calhoun School for high school and graduated in 1997. He then went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. Further, he is an American by nationality and he is of African-American and English ethnicity.
When did Jordon Peele begin his acting career?
- Moving towards his career, Peele has been an active member in the industry since 2002. He regularly performed at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago.
- He portrayed a popular character called Danish Supermodel Ute during his time at Boom Chicago. Jordan hosted MTV’s Comedy Weekend in 2002.
- In 2003, he joined the cast of MADtv for its ninth season. He completed 94 episodes of the show. He was also the writer of the show. Jordan left MADtv in 2008. He was nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award for his song Sad Fitty Cent.
- In 2010, he co-starred in the FOX comedy pilot The Station. He also appeared with a recurring role in the series Children’s Hospital. He also had a supporting role in the comedy film Wanderlust.
- He won the NAACP Image Award and American Comedy Award for his work in Key & Peele in 2014. He also won the NAACP Image Award in 2016 for his role in the same series.
- In February 2017, His first film as director, Get Out was released to universal critical acclaim. The film opened at number #1 at the box office. He will now produce the upcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country.
- On June 28th, 2018, it was announced that YouTube Premium will release Weird City, which is co-created by Peele and Charlie Sanders. The show was released on February 13th, 2019, to critical acclaim.
- The new Candyman will serve as a spiritual sequel, taking place back in the new gentrified Cabrini Green, where the old housing projects development once stood in Chicago. Filming will start in the spring of 2019, and no word as of yet is starring in the film. The theatrical release is set for June 12th, 2020.
Who is the wife of Jordan Peele?
Reflecting on his personal life, Peele is married to the famous American actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti. The couple began dating each other in 2013. After more than two years of their affair, the couple became engaged in November 2015.
Following a five-month-long engagement, the couple got married in April 2016. In February 2017, they announced that they were expecting their first child and the baby, Beaumont Gino Peele was born in 2017. They have been married for a year now and their relationship is going very well.
What is the net worth of Jordan Peele?
Being a part of the entertainment industry, Peele earns an impressive amount of money and fame through his profession as an actress and writer. Based on some online reports, his estimated net worth said to be $50 million at present. However, his salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed.
How tall is Jordan Peele?
Observing his body statistics, Peele stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 75 Kg. Similarly, he has a slim body with brown eyes and dark brown hair color. Further, his chest size is 42 inches, waist size is 34 inches and the biceps size is 14 inches.