Jordan Peele – Biography, Career, Net Worth

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele (whose birth date is February 21, 1979 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is a comedian, writer, director, and producer from the United States. A notable creator of both comedy and horror films and TV shows that tackle popular culture and social issues, with a focus on race relations.

Real Name/Full NameJordan Haworth Peele
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1979
Age45 years old
BirthplaceNew York City, U.S.
Zodiac signPisces
Height5 feet 9 inch
Weight60 kg
SpouseChelsea Perett
SiblingsNot Known
ProfessionActor, comedian, filmmaker
Net worth$50 million


Hollywood is well-known for Jordan Haworth Peele’s name. Born in New York City on February 21, 1979, he possesses the talents of an actor, comedian, and filmmaker.

Lucinda Williams, who is white and from Maryland, is his mother. Hayward Peele Jr. (died in 1999) was a father who was African American and originally from North Carolina.

Peele was brought up in Manhattan by his white mother; his African-American father was rarely present in his life. He had a strong interest in both performing and movies from an early age. After completing his elementary education at a public school, he proceeded to attend a private high school where he graduated in 1997. Sarah Lawrence College was the place he enrolled in. His initial focus was on puppetry, but he found inspiration in a comedy class. He joined a comedy group and soon quit school to focus solely on comedy.

Personal Life

In 2013, Peele started dating Chelsea Peretti, and they got engaged in November 2015. but Peretti announced in April 2016 that they had eloped. They have a son.


In Chicago, Peele was known for his musical duets with Nicole Parker during his stand-up performance. He became a cast member for Mad TV’s ninth season in 2003. The cast had already included Keegan-Michael Key by then and they had developed a comedic chemistry. Peele was famous for impersonating famous people. An Emmy nomination was given to him in 2008 for his ‘Sad Fifty Cent’ music video parody.

Peele remained on Mad TV for five years before departing at the end of its 13th season. Peele was cast in a recurring role on Adult Swim’s ‘Children’s Hospital’ in 2010. From 2012 to 2015, he and Keegan-Michael Key were the stars of their eponymous Comedy Central sketch series, ‘Key & Peele’.

Peele acted as a director for the first time in 2017 with ‘Get Out’, which received universal acclaim and a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating. One of Time magazine’s top 10 films of that year was ‘Get Out’, which earned $255 million on a $4.5 million budget. Peele won Best Original Screenplay in 2018 after receiving four nominations for the film at the 90th Academy Awards.

Peele had his first encounter with Keegan-Michael Key at Second City in Chicago, a comedy club, theater, and school of improv. They appeared together on MADtv. Peele started working with Key shortly after leaving MADtv after five seasons at the end of their 13th season. Their show, Key and Peele, premiered on Comedy Central in 2012 and lasted for five seasons, with 53 episodes total, until it ended in September 2015.

Outside of filmmaking, Peele has served as a voice actor in a range of animated features, including Storks (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), Toy Story 4 (2019), The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022), a co-starring role with Keegan-Michael Key in Wendell & Wild, and Evan Marlowe’s Abruptio (2022), with Robert Englund, Christopher McDonald, and Sid Haig.

Universal’s and presumably Peele’s marketing and promotion campaign was a prominent aspect of Nope. The film’s promotion started in 2021 and continued with a series of startling teaser ads, culminating in much-hyped trailers before its release in July 2022.

Net Worth

According to estimates, Jordan Peele’s net worth is $50 million. He has experience in acting, writing, comedy, and filmmaking. Peele’s wealth is a result of his successful acting, writing, and producing roles in films and television series. Money has also been earned by him through his voice acting, endorsements, and other business ventures.


Jordan Peele’s comedic skills are well-known. Besides his role as a director, he has also performed as a comedian and actor in numerous movies and TV shows. He is regarded as one of the most popular comedians in the industry due to his quick wit and sharp sense of humor.

Jordan Peele is a vocal supporter of diversity in Hollywood. His films depict characters from diverse races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and backgrounds in a positive light. The way we think about Hollywood films has been reshaped thanks to his commitment to diversity.

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