Jordan Peele Biography: Age, Education, Career

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Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) professionally known as Jordan Peele is a famous American actor, film producer, and comedian.

He has always been an incredibly talented filmmaker. Still, with his 2017 Oscar-winning film Get Out, he has catapulted himself into the ranks of people we’ll be discussing in Film History classes 200 years from now.

Real Facts About Jordan Peele

  • Full Name: Jordan Haworth Peele
  • Stage Name: Jordan Peele
  • Born: February 21, 1979
  • Age: 41 yrs old (2022)
  • Birth Place: New York, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents: Hayward Peele, Lucinda Williams
  • Wife: Chelsea Peretti (m. 2016)
  • Children: Beaumont Gino Peele
  • Occupation: actor, comedian
  • Net Worth: N/A


Early Life & Education

Jordan Peele was born in New York City, United States, on February 21, 1979. Lucinda Williams, his mother, is white with deep ties to the American colonies.

His father, Hayward Peele, was of African descent and a native of North Carolina.
His single mother raised him on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Jordan Peele attended the Computer School before moving on to Sarah Lawrence College after receiving his diploma from the Upper West Side of Manhattan’s Calhoun School in 1997.

After two years, Jordan Peele dropped out of school to form a comedy combo with Rebecca Drysdale, a fellow Sarah Lawrence student who would later write for Key & Peele.


Jordan Peele frequently performed at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago. He and Nicole Parker were highly known for their musical efforts at Boom Chicago. He performed the well-known part of Danish Supermodel Ute at Boom Chicago, and in 2002, he hosted MTV’s Comedy Weekend.

In 2003, Jordan Peele joined the cast of Mad TV for its ninth season. Around the time that Keegan-Michael Key started to stand out among the group’s performers, it was expected that Keegan-Michael Key would be chosen over Jordan Peele. They eventually received a part because of their fantastic comedic chemistry.

In 2010, Jordan Peele appeared with a recurring part in the Adult Swim series Children’s Hospital and co-starred in the Fox comedy pilot The Station. He played a supporting role in the 2012 comedy Wanderlust, which David Wain directed.

Jordan Peele‘s first film, Get Out, which debuted in February 2017, received excellent reviews and a final Rotten Tomatoes rating of 98 percent. Daniel Kaluuya‘s lead performance and the film’s script and direction were well praised, and Time magazine, the American Film Institute, and the National Board of Review all rated it one of the best 10 films of the year. The Atlantic praised the film as “a subversive horror masterpiece.”

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