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Jordan Peele Net worth, Wife, Son, Age, Height, Facts & More

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Jordan Peele Net worth, Wife, Son, Age, Height, Facts & More

Last updated on: December 12, 2023

 Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, film writer, producer, and director. He was born in the heart of New York City in 1979 and grew up where the buildings touch the sky. He studied at Calhoun School, then Sarah Lawrence College. His path took him to acting and making folks laugh, first in sketches on TV shows like “Key & Peele” and “MADtv.”

But Peele’s spirit had more to tell. He turned to making movies, mixing laughter with scares. “Get Out,” his first big film, came out in 2017. It won him an Oscar, a big honor. He didn’t stop there. More films followed, like “Us” and “Nope.” These movies weren’t just for scare; they made people think, especially about how we treat each other.

Peele also started Monkeypaw Productions. He wanted to make more stories, ones that mattered. His work, be it funny or spooky, always has a message. It’s like he’s holding up a mirror to show us who we are.

As of March 2024, Jordan Peele is 45 years old, his estimated net worth is $55 million and he stands at a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (175 cm or 1.75 m) tall.

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Bio/Wiki

Full Name

Jordan Haworth Peele

Nickname

Peele

Profession

Actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.


Career

Debut

Film

Little Fockers (2010)

TV

Mad TV (2003)

Best Known for

Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Genres

Comedy and Horror.

Awards

Jordan has gathered many honors. For his movie “Get Out,” he won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. He was the first African American to win this. The movie also got big nods for Best Picture, Best Director, and more at the Oscars. At the Gotham Awards, he got the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award.

On TV, Jordan’s show “Key and Peele” made people laugh and think. It earned him eight Emmy nominations.

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Personal life

Date of Birth

21 February 1979

Age

As of today, Jordan is 45 years old.

Zodiac sign

Pisces

Signature

Jordan Peele signature

Nationality

American

Birth Place

New York City, New York, U.S.

Residence

New York City, U.S

School / College / University

Calhoun School, Manhattan.
Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers.

Religion

Christianity

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Food Habits

Non-vegetarian

Hobbies

acting, writing, story thinking, traveling.


Physical Stats & More

Height

  • In feet: 5′ 9″
  • In Centimeters: 175 cm
  • In meters: 1.75 m

Weight

  • In kilograms: 75 kg
  • In Pounds: 165 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 42 inches
  • Biceps Size: 14 inches
  • Waist Size: 34 inches

Shoe size

10 (US)

Eye color

Black

Hair Color

Black


Family

Jordan has a diverse family. Born in New York City, Jordan was raised by his single mother, Lucinda Williams, in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. His family roots are a mix of African American and Caucasian heritage, with his father, Hayward Peele, being black and his mother being white​​​​​.

Peele’s maternal lineage holds historical significance. Through his mother, Lucinda Williams, he is descended from the colonial Woodhull family, notable for their role in American history. This lineage includes Brigadier General Nathaniel Woodhull and Culper Ring Spy Abraham Woodhull, with the latter being Peele’s first cousin eight times removed. These ancestral ties connect him to a significant part of American heritage.

In his personal life, Jordan Peele is married to Chelsea Peretti. The couple has a son named Beaumont Gino Peele.

Wife

Chelsea Peretti

Jordan Peele with wife Chelsea Peretti

 

Father

Hayward Peele (died in 2000)

Jordan Peele's father Hayward Peele

 

Mother

Lucinda Williams

Jordan Peele mother Lucinda Williams

Siblings

None.

Children

Beaumont Gino Peele (son) (Born in 2017)


Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Chelsea Peretti

Marriage Date

In April 2016

Girlfriend and Dating History

Chelsea Peretti (2013–Present)

Jordan Peele with wife Chelsea Peretti image

 

Jordan and Chelsea Peretti’s relationship began on the internet. The couple first connected via Twitter, marking the start of their romance in a way that’s emblematic of contemporary relationships. This initial online interaction led to a deeper connection between the two, who both had successful careers in the comedy world​​​​.

Peele and Peretti dated quietly for a period before making a lifelong commitment to each other. Their wedding, held in April 2016, was private. In fact, the couple eloped, with only their dog as a witness to their union. The news of their marriage was later confirmed by Peele during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, alongside Keegan-Michael Key, in April 2016​​.

In 2017 the couple welcomed a son, Beaumont Gino Peele, and now 3 of them living happily together.


Favorite Things

Favorite Film – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

PoliticianBarack Obama


Net Worth 2024

Jordan Peele Net Worth

$55 million

As of March 2024, Jordan Peele’s estimated net worth is $55 million. He earned money from various sources. Here are the details:

Early Career Earnings:

Peele began his career performing at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, known for his musical duets and a character called “Danish Supermodel Ute.” He also hosted MTV’s Comedy Weekend in 2002. He gained widespread recognition from the Comedy Central sketch series “Key & Peele,” which aired 53 episodes over five seasons from 2012 to 2015.

Film Career and Major Box Office Success:

Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out” (2017), was a massive hit, grossing over $255 million against a budget of $4.5 million. His 2019 film “Us” earned over $256 million worldwide. The 2022 film “Nope” grossed $171 million. He also co-wrote, produced, and starred in “Keanu” (2016). From these works, he earned most of his money.

Television Projects:

Peele co-created the TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.” which premiered in 2018. He served as host and producer for the CBS revival of “The Twilight Zone” in 2019. He also wrote and produced “Candyman” (2021) and “Wendell and Wild” (2022).

Production Company Deal:

In 2019, Peele signed a lucrative deal with Universal Pictures for his production company, Monkeypaw Productions. This deal is reported to be a “nine-figure” deal, comparable to $300-400 million, with payments based on various milestones rather than upfront.

Peele’s wealth is largely attributed to his successful movies, with “Get Out” alone grossing $255 million at the box office. The movies “Us” and “Nope” also contributed significantly to his earnings. His first-look deal with Universal Pictures is another major source of his income as well​​.

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Salary

Yearly Earnings $4 million +
Monthly Earnings $333,333 +
Salary Per Episode $300,000 +
Salary per movie $5 million +

House

Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti house

Pets

Jordan Peele pet


Lesser Known Facts

Early Comedy Partnership:

Peele met his frequent collaborator, Keegan-Michael Key, at Chicago’s Second City comedy club. They were in separate improv troupes but connected due to their shared sense of humor.

Emmy Nomination for Musical Parody:

In 2008, Peele’s “Mad TV” sketch “Sad Fiddy Cent,” parodying the rivalry between Fifty Cent and Kanye West, earned him an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics”​.

Missed SNL Opportunity:

Peele auditioned for “Saturday Night Live” but couldn’t join due to his ongoing contract with “Mad TV,” a fact he later considered “the biggest blow” in his career.

Influence of Early Life Experiences:

His mixed-race background led to early feelings of isolation, influencing his interest in comedy and horror – genres appealing to “outsiders.” This also inspired his groundbreaking work “Get Out”​.

Obama’s Influence:

Peele garnered new fans with his Barack Obama impression on “Mad TV,” which later influenced his idea for “Get Out” during Obama’s presidency.

Inspiration for ‘Us’:

The concept for his film “Us” came to him while imagining a mirror image of himself in a train tunnel, reflecting on the theme of self-confrontation.

Commitment to Black Leads in Films:

Peele declared that his films would exclusively feature black leads, a statement that drew mixed reactions.

Chance the Rapper’s Support:

Chance the Rapper regarded “Get Out” as one of the best films and bought out a theater’s tickets for fans to watch it for free.

Horror Movie Preferences:

Peele’s favorite horror movie trope is the use of improvised weapons. He particularly enjoys “found object” scenes in horror films.

Early Fear from Superman 3:

His first memory of being scared in a theater was from “Superman 3,” which left a lasting impression on him.

Initial Career in Puppetry:

Before comedy, Peele majored in puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College and was set on becoming a puppeteer before discovering improv.

Dropping Out for Comedy:

He left college to pursue comedy, forming a duo called “Two White Guys” with his roommate, Rebecca Drysdale.

Oscar Win for ‘Get Out’:

Peele became the first black screenwriter to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with “Get Out”.

Inspiration from Hands Across America Ad:

A 1986 Hands Across America commercial partly inspired “Us,” reflecting on the idealistic yet unsettling representation of America.

Co-producing ‘Candyman’:

Peele co-produced the “spiritual sequel” to “Candyman,” a film he cites as a major influence in his career.

Quitting Acting for Directing:

In 2018, Peele announced he was quitting acting to focus on directing, which he finds more enjoyable.

Success with Monkeypaw Productions:

His production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has been successful in selling multiple shows and projects.

Awards for ‘Key & Peele’:

His time with “Key & Peele” earned him a Peabody Award and two Primetime Emmys​.

Favorite Horror Movies:

Peele cites “Rosemary’s Baby” as possibly his favorite horror movie, with “Halloween” and “The Shining” also being favorites.

Layoffs Leading to ‘Mad TV’:

Both Peele and Key were laid off from their respective jobs, leading them to audition for “Mad TV” together.

Fear of Rabbits:

Peele has a unique fear of rabbits, believing they lack empathy.

Hitchcock’s Influence:

Peele draws inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock, particularly for the aesthetics and sense of place in his films.

Influence of Ricky Gervais:

Peele is influenced by Ricky Gervais’s character David Brent from the British version of “The Office”.

Childhood Meeting with Bill Clinton:

At fourteen, Peele met Bill Clinton and asked him about child support policies.

Social Media Profiles

Twitter

twitter.com/jordanpeele

Instagram

instagram.com/jordanpeele

YouTube


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