Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker from the United States. He is well renowned for his work in the comedy and horror genres on cinema and television.
Peele’s breakthrough role came in 2003, when he was cast as a regular on Fox’s sketch comedy series Mad TV, where he stayed for five seasons before departing in 2008. He and his regular Mad TV colleague, Keegan-Michael Key, went on to produce and appear in their own Comedy Central sketch comedy series, Key & Peele (2012–2015).
They starred as FBI agents in the first season of FX’s anthology series Fargo in 2014.  Peele is the co-creator of the TBS comedy series The Last O.G. (2018–2022) and the YouTube Premium comedy series Weird City (2018–2022). (2019). He also hosted and produced the CBS All Access revival of the anthology series The Twilight Zone from 2019 to 2020.
Keanu (2016) was written, produced, and starred by Peele and Key, and Peele has also voiced characters in Storks (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), Big Mouth (2017–present), and Toy Story 4 (2017–present) (2019).
His directorial debut, the horror thriller Get Out, was a critical and box office triumph in 2017, earning him multiple honors, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and nods for Best Picture and Best Director.
He was nominated for another Academy Award for producing Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, this time for Best Picture (2018). He wrote, directed, and produced the critically acclaimed horror thriller Us (2019). Monkeypaw Productions, a film and television production firm, was founded by him.
Peele was named to Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s most important people in 2017.
Jordan Haworth Peele was born on February 21, 1979, in New York City. Lucinda Williams, his mother, is a white Marylander with historic Colonial American ancestry. Hayward Peele, Jr., his father, was a black man from North Carolina. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, he was reared by his single mother.
He went to Manhattan’s Computer School, then to The Calhoun School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where he graduated in 1997, and then to Sarah Lawrence College. Peele skipped university after two years to form a comedy partnership with future Key & Peele writer Rebecca Drysdale, a Sarah Lawrence classmate.
Jordan Peele’s salary and net worth
Jordan Peele has a net worth of $50 million as an actor, writer, director, and comedian in the United States. Jordan rose to prominence as a result of the Comedy Central sketch show “Key and Peele,” which aired 53 episodes over five seasons from 2012 to 2015.
Jordan subsequently decided to pursue a profession as a film director full-time. After the unexpected success of his 2017 thriller “Get Out,” which grossed $255 million at the box office, his career took off.
Projects in the future
On November 3, 2015, it was announced that Henry Selick was working on Wendell & Wild, a new stop-motion film based on an original tale by Selick, alongside Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key. The film was picked up by Netflix in March 2018.
Several films based on Jordan Peele’s sketch comedy series Key & Peele have been proposed. In March 2015, it was revealed that Key would reprise his role as Mr. Garvey in the feature film Substitute Instructor, which also stars Jordan Peele as a competing teacher.
Peele indicated interest in making a feature based on the music video “The Power of Wings” based on his Key & Peele character Wendell Sanders in a Reddit AMA in March 2017. Wendell Meets Middle-Earth is the title of the film, which will chronicle Wendell’s life in the fantasy world in which he prefers to live.
Nope, Peele’s next film, will be released on July 22, 2022. His Monkeypaw Productions company is said to have reached a contract with Universal Television.
Peele curated the Brooklyn Academy of Music film series “The Art of the Social Thriller” in February 2017, which featured 12 films that inspired the making of Get Out, including the horror films Rosemary’s Baby, Night of the Living Dead, The Shining, Candyman, The People Under the Stairs, Scream, The Silence of the Lambs, Funny Games, and Misery, as well as the thrillers Rear Window and The ‘Burbs and the comedy drama Guess Who’s Coming to
As a comedian, Peele cites In Living Color, Richard Pryor, and Dave Chappelle as influences.
He has also cited Steve Martin and Martin Lawrence as two of his most significant influences.
Peele is derived from the colonial Woodhull family, which includes Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull and Culper Ring Spy Abraham Woodhull, through his mother, Lucinda Williams (the latter of whom is his first cousin, 8 times removed).
In 2013, Peele began dating Chelsea Peretti. They were engaged in November 2015, and Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped in April 2016. Beaumont is the name of their son (born July 1, 2017).