Keegan-Michael Key

Active - 2001 - Present  |   Born - Mar 22, 1971 in Detroit, MIchigan, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama

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  • Says he was "painfully shy" as a child.
  • Was trained as a Shakespearean actor, but became interested in comedy after he was exposed to improv in college. 
  • First TV appearance was in a 1994 episode of ER
  • Returned to Detroit in 1997 and joined the Second City as a performer and writer. 
  • Has received multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, given to honor achievement in Chicago theater.
  • A founding member of the Planet Ant Theatre.