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Jordan Peele

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: February 21

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

Peele rose to fame starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV. In 2014, he had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.

Peele rose to fame starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for five seasons as a cast member on Mad TV. In 2014, he had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo, based on the 1996 film of the same name.

Peele had a career breakthrough in 2017 with his solo directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, which earned critical acclaim and was a box office success. He received numerous accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, becoming the first African-American screenwriter to win in this category. He also received nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, becoming the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to receive these three nominations for a debut film, and the first African-American to receive them for any one film. Get Out also earned him the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as nominations for a Directors Guild of America Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

8 Nominations 1 Emmy

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2016

  • Winner
  • Jordan Peele, Executive Producer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment, Central Productions

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment, Central Productions

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program - 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Executive Producer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Cindylou, Monkeypaw Productions, Martel & Roberts Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Writer
  • Key & Peele
  • Comedy Central
  • Central Productions

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Jordan Peele, Music and Lyrics by
  • MADtv
  • FOX
  • Girl Group Company

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