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- Jordan Peele
- Net Worth : $12 million ( £9 million )
- Change : $-87,761 - % -0.7 (Last Updated: 11.24.20 )
- Actor / Director
Peele frequently performed at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago. He and Nicole Parker were notable for their melodic two part harmonies at Boom Chicago. He depicted a well known character called “Danish Supermodel Ute” amid his time at Boom Chicago and hosted MTV’s Comedy Weekend in 2002.
He also up on the Comedy Bang! Blast! podcast as ex-American Idol vocalist Jermaine Jones alongside Gillian Jacobs of Community.
Peele is known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv.
In 2003, he was cast on the successful sketch comedy series, “MADTv”, where he began working with Keegan-Michael Key. He created many popular characters while on the show, and became known for his impersonations of Ja Rule, James Brown, Justin Guarini, and Barack Obama, among others. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his song, “Sad Fitty Cent”.
He then co-starred in the pilot for, “The Station”, and began appearing in a recurring role on “Children’s Hospital”. In 2012, he and Keegan-Michael Key, began appearing in their own show called, “Key and Peele”, on Comedy Central. Key and Peele aired 53 episodes over 5 seasons until the series ended in 2015. The show won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award.
In 2014, he also had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo. His directorial debut horror film Get Out was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.
In 2017, Jordan Peele released his directorial film debut “Get Out”. He also wrote and produced the movie which was made on a $4.5 million budget. The film was an instant success and Jordan became the first black writer-director to earn more than $100 million at the box office with a debut feature. The film has grossed over $214 million. Peele will produce the HBO series Lovecraft Country written by Underground co-creator Misha Green, and will tackle race issues through the lens of supernatural horror.