Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele

Birthplace: 
New York City, New York
Birthday: 
February 21

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Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele

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About

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

Peele rose to fame starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV. In 2014, he had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.

Peele had a career breakthrough in 2017 with his solo directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, which earned critical acclaim and was a box office success. He received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, becoming the first African-American screenwriter to win in this category. He also received nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, becoming the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to receive these three nominations for a debut film, and the first African-American to receive them for any one film. Get Out also earned him the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations for a Directors Guild of America Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

8 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016

  • Winner
  • Jordan Peele, Executive Producer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment, Central Productions

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment, Central Productions

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Executive Producer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment

Outstanding Special Class Short Format Live Action Entertainment Programs - 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Music and Lyrics by
  • MADtv
  • "Song: 'Sad Fitty Cent'"
  • FOX
  • Girl Group Company

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  • Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele with their Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Key & Peele at the 68th Emmy Awards.

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  • Jordan Peele with his Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for Key & Peele at the 68th Emmy Awards.

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  • Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele accept an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Keegan-Michael Key, Cynthia Blaise, Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele arrive on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele arrive on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

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  • Jordan Peele on the red carpet at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys.

     

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  • Keegan-Michael Key (l) and Jordan Peele (r) of Key and Peele at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Presenters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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