Executive Producer, Writer
A New York City native, Jordan Peele started doing comedy while attending Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, NY. Peele then moved to Chicago where he performed at Second City and ImprovOlympic and created the award-winning show, “Two White Guys” with his comedy partner Rebecca Drysdale. He then went to Amsterdam where he was a company member of the Boom Chicago Theater.
It was Peele’s work in Amsterdam that garnered the attention of Fox’s “MADtv,” where he was a series regular for five seasons. There, he impressed the audience with original characters including ‘Dontel LaMontrose,’ ‘Noodles the Krumper,’ and ‘Melvin Dufrane,’ and celebrity impressions including Montel Williams, Forest Whittaker, and Morgan Freeman. In 2008, Peele received an Emmy® nomination for his music video “Sad Fitty Cent.” He presently recurs as ‘Dr. Brian’ on Adult Swim’s “Children’s Hospital” and has appeared on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “RENO 911!” and “Chocolate News,” and NBC’s “Love Bites.”
Peele’s has been seen in films such as “Little Fockers” alongside Ben Stiller and “Wanderlust” opposite Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux. Peele has also guest starred on a number of TV’s funniest shows such as “The Mindy Project”, “Workaholics” and “Children’s Hospital.”
Additionally, along with Keegan-Michael Key, Peele recently co-hosted the one-hour compilation stand-up special, “CC:Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience.” And in July, both were awarded the “Breakout Comedy Stars” Award at the Montreal Comedy Festival Just For Laughs.
Peele lives in Hollywood, CA where he enjoys playing video games, making puppets, and coming up with amazing ideas in his spare time. He loves his mother very much.