|Jordan Peele Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7.5 in|
|Date of Birth||February 21, 1979|
Jordan Peele is an American actor, director, producer, singer, comedian, and writer. He is best known for co-writing and starring in the comedy movie Keanu (2016) also starring Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man, Tiffany Haddish, and Will Forte. He also wrote and directed a horror movie Get Out (2017), which was nominated in multiple categories but won an Oscar for “Best Original Screenplay,” making Jordan the 1st African-American to succeed in doing so.
Jordan Haworth Peele
New York City, New York, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Jordan attended the Computer School in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He later graduated from The Calhoun School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City, New York, United States.
Jordan then enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, United States, but dropped out after only 2 years.
Actor, Director, Singer, Comedian, Producer, Writer
- Father – Hayward Peele
- Mother – Lucinda J. Williams
- Others – Haywood Peel (Paternal Grandfather), Lucy May/Mae Doggert (Paternal Grandmother), Earl Haworth Williams (Maternal Grandfather), Josephine Helen Taylor (Maternal Grandmother), Matthew Peel/Peele (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Mary Peele (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Mancy Doggert (Paternal Great-Grandfather), Hattie/Harriet/Mattie Burnett/Burnette/Bernett (Paternal Great-Grandmother), Earl Monroe Williams (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Mary Leona Nichols (Maternal Great-Grandmother), Everett Sidney Taylor (Maternal Great-Grandfather), Louise Strong (Maternal Great-Grandmother)
Jordan Peele is represented by –
- Monkeypaw Productions (Company) in the United States
- Creative Artists Agency (CAA) (Talent Agent, Voice, Commercial, Literary, Personal Appearance) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Artists First (Manager) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Rowe PR (Publicist) in Los Angeles, California, United States, and New York City, New York, United States
- Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman (Legal Representative) in Los Angeles, California, United States
5 ft 7.5 in or 171.5 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jordan Peele has dated –
- Chelsea Peretti (2013-Present) – Around March 2013, he started dating a fellow actor and comedian, Chelsea Peretti. In November 2015, they announced their engagement. On April 26, 2016, he married Chelsea and on February 4, 2017, shared with their mutual fanbase that they were expecting the birth of their 1st child. On July 1, 2017, their son was born and they named him Beaumont Gino Peele.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black and White)
He is of African-American descent on his paternal side and of English and remote Scottish and Dutch descent on his maternal side.
Due to advancing age, his hair has shown signs of ‘Gray’ color.
- Wide nose tip
- Fuller lips
Jordan Peele Favorite Things
- Influences – Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence
- Comedy Sketch Influence – In Living Color (1990-1994)
Source – Wikipedia
Jordan Peele Facts
- He was raised by a single mother, Lucinda. Since she had pale white skin and blue eyes, people often asked her whether she was babysitting Jordan or if she adopted him.
- In March 1994, he phoned an ABC News special that had President Bill Clinton as a guest. Jordan asked him if and how he can help families where moms take care of kids while dad won’t or isn’t able to pay child support.
- In 2006, he appeared in a viral music video for a song by “Weird Al” Yankovic titled White & Nerdy.
- The name of the production company he founded in 2012, Monkeypaw Productions, was inspired by the name of the 1902 horror story, The Monkey’s Paw.
- After they met and collaborated on the TV series Mad TV, he and the actor Keegan-Michael Key became close friends. Between 2012 ad 2015, they starred in a sketch comedy TV series that aired on Comedy Central simply titled Key & Peele.
- In 2014, TIME magazine named him and Keegan-Michael one of “100 Most Influential People in the World.” In May 2017, Jordan was again given the same honor, only this time he had a homage penned by his friend, a director, and writer, Barry Jenkins.
- Allegedly, one of the reasons Jordan stopped acting and became a director was because he was offered the role of Poop in The Emoji Movie (2017) by Sony Pictures Animation Inc.
- For his debut movie Get Out (2017) as a director, he won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay. He was also nominated in the categories of Best Director and Best Picture for the same film.
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