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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 February 1979New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jordan Peele attended the Computer School in I.S. 44 for Junior High School and went on to attend The Calhoun School for high school, graduating in 1997. He then went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan has been dating comedian Chelsea Peretti since 2013.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wikipedia

Spouse (1)

Chelsea Peretti (26 April 2016 - present)

Trivia (6)

He auditioned by playing Barack Obama for Saturday Night Live (1975) and was offered to become a feature player but when the Writer's Strike came to pass in 2008, he found out that MADtv (1995) would be continuing and lost the part and the opportunity to be on "SNL". "SNL" cast member Fred Armisen plays Obama on that show and Peele now gets to write and perform his own Obama sketches on Key and Peele (2012).
His father is African-American and his mother is Caucasian.
Both he and partner Keegan-Michael Key were dramatically featured in a series of comic-photo examples of fictional employees demonstrating "The Saintly Way to Succeed" in a cover story and lengthy article with that title in the March 31, 2013 issue of The New York Magazine.
Along with Keegan-Michael Key, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. [April 2014].
As a child, Jordan Peele appeared on a March 1994 ABC News special called "President Clinton Answering Children's Questions." The question he asked President Clinton, "Um, yeah, I was just wondering, how can you help the families where there's a mom, and she's taking care of a kid or kids, and the father isn't willing or isn't able to pay child support?," was inspired by his own family's situation.
He and comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key made cameos as 'gangstas' in the music video for 'Weird Al' Yankovic's "White & Nerdy".

Personal Quotes (5)

[Barack Obama] is the best thing ever to happen to black nerds. Up until Obama, it was basically Urkel and the black guy from Revenge of the Nerds - Lamar. Other than that, we had no role models. So he made us cool.
[on being biracial] Growing up, until really last year, I don't know that I would have readily brought up my white mother to anyone. It was not something I'm embarrassed by, but to announce that was synonymous to some black people to saying, 'I think I'm better than you.' This whole thing has felt almost like a coming out as biracial - saying this is a thing, we exist, and this is a future.
[on Key and Peele (2012)] I love dishing it out to everybody, and I love doing that on the show. But Keegan and I are usually perceived as African-American, and those characters are our bread and butter. Yes, we make fun of a lot of black people, but we make fun of a wide variety of black people because we don't like this idea that black people are a monolith, that there's only one type of black people.
Keegan and I go day to day: One day we're like in an almost racial utopia, and one day that feels like we're living in the 1950s.
[2013] I no longer answer to [the name] Key.

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