Jordan Peele

Active - 2010 - 2020  |   Born - Feb 21, 1979 in New York, New York, United States  |  

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  • Intended to be a puppeteer in college, but dropped out to study comedy, including a stint with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam; while on a cast swap with Second City in Chicago in 2002, met his future comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key.
  • Before the premiere of Key & Peele on Comedy Central in 2012, overlapped with Key for several seasons in the cast of MADtv
  • Unsuccessfully auditioned to play Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live in 2008 (the role went to Fred Armisen), but would earn acclaim for impersonating the president on Key & Peele in 2012.
  • Like Key, has a black father and a white mother, a biracial status that provides a unique cultural sensitivity and informs much of their comedy.