Jordan Peele is a multi-faceted Hollywood entertainer. The actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director was only 12 years old when he realized that there was no limitation to what a person of color like him could achieve. The realization of this fact came after he watched Whoopi Goldberg accept an Oscar Award for her comic role as Oda Mae Brown in the 1990 romantic fantasy thriller movie, Ghost. This left a long-lasting impression on him and today, he has received three Oscar nominations and won one so far in addition to many other awards.
Born with the full name Jordan Haworth Peele on February 21, 1979, the celebrity entertainer featured in Mad TV for five seasons and also starred in the sketch series Key & Peele alongside Keegan-Michael Key. In 2014, he appeared in the first season of the black comedy–crime drama anthology TV series, Fargo. He was also among the creators of the comedy series, The Last O.G. and the comedy series Weird City which airs on YouTube.
In 2017, Jordan Peele made his professional directorial debut with the hit horror movie, Get Out, and this earned him his first Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and two nominations for Best Picture and Best Director that year. In 2019, the movie, BlacKkKlansman, which was produced by him, earned him a second-time nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Jordan Peele Net Worth
Jordan, according to reports, has an estimated net worth of $12 million. His modern-day classic, Get Out, made its way into history books as Jordan Peele, its director, became the very first black writer cum director to earn over $100 million at the box office with a debut feature. The 2017 movie which was made with a modest budget of $4.5 million, made well over $177 million at the box office placing it among the most profitable films of that year.
Jordan Peele is the son of Hayward Peele and Lucinda Williams. His father was an African American while his mother is a white woman. The actor’s father left him and his mother when he was just six years old, abandoning the sole responsibility of raising him to his mother. Although he did not have a very close relationship with his father, who eventually died in 1999, Jordan always remembers the little time they spent together with pleasure.
Family – Married/Wife, Son
The popular comedian is married to his colleague, Chelsea Pretti, an actress, comedienne, writer, and star of the Fox police television sitcom, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Chelsea was born in Contra Costa County, California, on February 20, 1978, to a Jewish mother and an English/Italian father. She, alongside her three siblings – two boys and a girl, grew up in Oakland, California, where she attended The College Preparatory School before moving on to Barnard College, New York City in 1996.
Jordan started dating Chelsea in 2013 after he watched some of her videos and a web series she made and eventually connected with her on Twitter. Before this time, he had already fallen in love with her when she and her Parks and Recreation co-writers appeared as guests on a podcast episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!. Even without ever meeting her, Jordan told his friend then, that there was a 10% chance he was going to marry her.
True to his words, he got engaged to Chelsea in November 2015 and in April of the following year, they eloped and got married. According to Chelsea who made the announcement on her Instagram, the only witness to their wedding was their dog. Later in an interview with Conan O’Brien, she revealed that they eloped to Big Sur in California and were married by a woman named Soaring.
Although the couple’s wedding was nothing compared to how Hollywood weddings are usually done, Peele’s co-writer and director, Peter Atencio, applauded them for keeping it straight and simple, saying that’s how weddings should be done, no fanfare, no craziness, and no mother-in-law breathing down your neck.
The couple’s first child, a son named Beaumont Gino Peele, arrived on the first day of July 2017.
The handsome black American entertainer would not be described as tall neither will anyone call him a short guy because he managed to escape the 5 feet 1-inch benchmark for shortness. Jordan stands at 5 feet 7 ½ inches (171cm).