Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, writer, comedian, producer, and director.
Peele is perhaps best known as one-half of the comedy duo Key & Peele with Keegan-Michael Key, whom he met while starring on the FOX late-night sketch comedy series Mad TV. Their own sketch series, also titled Key & Peele, ran on Comedy Central from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, Key and Peele starred in the comedy film Keanu, which they also produced.
His 2017 directorial debut, the horror film Get Out, was a smash hit both critically and financially; it earned him three Academy Award nominations (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay), making Peele only the third-ever filmmaker note to receive those accolades for their debut release. He won Best Original Screenplay, becoming the first black screenwriter to receive that award.
Peele is married to actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti.
- Mad TV (2003 — 2008) as himself / various characters
- Childrens Hospital (2010 — 2015) as Dr. Brian
- Key & Peele (2012 — 2015) as himself / various characters note
- Bob's Burgers (2014) as various characters
- Fargo (2014) as Special Agent Webb Pepper
- Life in Pieces (2014 — 2015) as Chad
- Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) as Alan
- Keanu (2016) as Rell / Oil Dresden note
- Storks (2016) as Beta Male (voice)
- Get Out (writer and director; 2017) note
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) as Melvin Sneedly (voice)
- Us (writer and director; 2019)
Jordan Peele provides examples of the following tropes:
- Adorkable: Has a surprisingly nasal, mousy voice for such a stocky man (though he's hardly constrained by it).
- But Not Too Black: Born to a black father and white mother. While his rounded features are fairly typical of African-Americans, those narrowed eyes aren't.
- Those Two Guys: With Keegan-Michael Key.