Chelsea Peretti is an American standup comedian who has undoubtedly paid her dues in the entertainment industry since she joined over two decades ago. Also a singer-songwriter and a television writer, the versatile entertainer is best known as an actress and for her marriage to Jordan Peele, a popular actor who has been wielding massive clout as a producer and director in recent years.
As one would expect, Peretti’s celebrity status has made her someone who commands the attention of numerous loyal fans. Being married to someone who is even more popular means that people have pried on her personal life as much as they follow her career. This is probably why she eloped with Jordan Peele when they were set to begin their family.
Comedy Lab Was Her First Major Acting Project
The actress attained her status in the competitive industry through hard work and dedication to her craft. ln her early days, she started by writing scripts, performing them, making public speeches, and creating short films with the likes of Andrea Rosen, Heather Lawless, and Shonali Bhowmik who were members of a comedy troupe (Variety SHAC) that Chelsea formed in 2004.
Her professional acting career kicked off that same year as she appeared in the “12:21” episode of the British television series, Comedy Lab. It wasn’t her only project of the year as she was also part of Shorties Watchin’ Shorties, an adult animated comedy television series that aired on Comedy Central. None of these were major roles but it was a significant start for the actress.
Though Chelsea Peretti has a thriving career in the entertainment industry, she did not come from an entertainment inclined family. Chelsea, was born on the 20th of February, 1978, in Contra Costa County, California to a British-Italian father and a Jewish mother; her father was a criminal defense lawyer and a painter while her mother was school teacher. Peretti was raised in Oakland, California, alongside two brothers and a sister. Her older brother, Jonah Peretti, is an internet entrepreneur who co-founded BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post.
Her Breakthrough Came from Portraying Gina Linetti in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Chelsea Peretti has been quite busy since her career kicked off. In 2006, she made an appearance as Shonda in a TV series titled Cheap Seats. Some of her other television show appearances include Twisted Fortune (2007) Louie (2010), Comedy Central Presents (2011), Women Aren’t Funny (2014), Girls (2017), and American Dad (2018).
She has graced many podcasts as a guest including Doug loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, and many more. Chelsea has also been a part of big screen projects like Twisted Fortune (2007), Game Night (2018), Spinster (2019), The Photograph (2020) and more.
None of these projects earned her the admiration she received for playing Gina Linetti in the American police television sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Widely acknowledged as the role that made her famous, Chelsea featured in 117 episodes of the show, first as major character and then in a recurring capacity.
Chelsea Peretti Has Written For Several Popular Shows And Is Also A Producer
The talented entertainer has also exhibited her writing skills over the years. She wrote two episodes of Parks and Recreation between 2011 and 2012. She has as well written episodes of shows like Kroll Show, Bobby Bottleservice, Funny as Hell, The Sarah Silverman Program, Saturday Night Live, WTF with Marc Maron, and Comedy Central Presents.
To the best of our knowledge, she got into production in 2013, serving as a supervising producer of at least 8 episodes of Kroll Show. In 2014, she worked as the executive producer of the TV special, Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats. She also served in the same capacity for Solace, a 2018 drama film written and directed by Tchaiko Omawale.
For her contributions to the entertainment industry, she has been recognized and showered with several accolades. She made the list of the Ten Comics to Watch compiled by Variety Magazine in July 2010. An excellent social media influencer, her twitter account was ranked #75 on The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014. She has also received a Writers Guild Award, Producers Guild Award, Oscar-BET Writing Award, and the Independent Spirit Awards.
The Actress Has Been Married To Jordan Peele Since 2016
Chelsea Peretti’s beauty, personality, and talent has endeared her to many; however, she is off the market. Chelsea began Jordan Peele in 2013 and by November 2015, it was reported that the two had gotten engaged and thereafter, on April 26, 2016, a joyful Chelsea Peretti revealed that she eloped with the popular actor. Jordan later confirmed their secret marriage in an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers.
The couple has been enjoying a stable marriage without any rumor of infidelity or acrimony. With Jordan’s good looks and commitment to his marriage, he is no doubt the best husband any woman could ask for. Their union saw to the birth of their son, Beaumont Gino Peele, on the 1st of July, 2017.
Chelsea Peretti’s Husband Has Become A Reputable Filmmaker
Born on the 21st of February 1979, Jordan Peele is an American actor and comedian. In recent years, he has thrived as filmmaker, directing and producing works like Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, and Us, all of which received critical acclaim.
Peele made his directorial debut with Get Out which became one of the most highly regarded horror films of the modern cinematic age. With a budget of $4.5 million, it grossed over $255 million and earned Chelsea Peretti’s husband some of the most coveted awards in the industry.
Among others, he received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards and eventually bagged the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Peele co-produced Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman, another box office hit that received positive reviews. At the 91st Academy Awards, the biographical drama film bagged six nominations, including Best Picture.
Like the others, Us was also a successful endeavor that grossed $255.2 million from a production budget of $20 million. It received positive reviews and earned at least 68 nominations, out of which it bagged 42.
Hardly would anyone suggest Jordan Peele isn’t an accomplished entertainer. He has been active since 2002 and his career has seen him receive at least 40 awards and even more nominations. In 2017, he was named on Time 100 list as one of the most influential people on earth.