Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele

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2002

Regularly performs comedy at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago.

 

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2003

Joins the cast of Mad TV alongside Keegan-Michael Key for their outstanding on-screen chemistry.

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2008

Leaves Mad TV after 94 episodes. Is nominated for an Emmy Award for his song “Sad Fitty Cent,” a music video parody lampooning 50 Cent’s rivalry with Kanye West.

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2012

The first episode of Key & Peele airs.

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2014

Key & Peele is nominated for its first Emmy Award, but doesn’t win. The show does, however, win a Peabody Award for Best Alternative Comedy Series.

 

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2015

Key & Peele ends after 54 episodes.

 

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2016

Key & Peele wins its first Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. In April of that year, Peele marries comedian Chelsea Peretti.

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2017

Get Out, Peele’s directorial debut, is released to universal acclaim, scoring a 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The horror film earns $255 million at the box office—well beyond its meager $4.5 million budget. It earns four Academy Award nominations and later wins Best Original Screenplay, making Peele the first black screenwriter to win the award.

 

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2018

Peele announces his intention to retire from acting.

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2019

His second solo film Us is released to widespread acclaim. On a budget of $20 million, it earns over $252 million. It takes in $70 million on the opening box office weekend, setting the record for an original horror film.

 

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Birth date

February 21, 1979

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Birthplace

New York City, New York, USA

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Years active

2002 – present

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Which movies has Jordan Peele directed?

Although Peele has appeared in over a dozen movies, 2017’s Get Out and 2019’s Us are two that Peele has not only directed, but also wrote, produced, and acted in. His first film-writing experience came with 2016’s Keanu, which starred himself and Key, and received favorable reviews. He also helped produce Spike Lee’s 2018 film BlacKkKlansman.

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Whats is Jordan Peele’s new movie about?

Peele’s latest movie Us is a psychological horror and thriller film starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. The film follows Nyong’o and Duke’s family as they are confronted, followed, and threatened by a murderous doppelganger family known in the movie as “the Tethered.”

 

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What is Jordan Peele’s net worth?

With the solo success of Get Out and Us, Peele’s net worth has dramatically risen in recent years, as he’s worth an estimated $12 million.

 

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