Jordan Peele Net Worth

Net Worth $ 50,000,000
Real name Jordan Haworth Peele
Source of Wealth Movies, TV Shows
Profession Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer
Spouse/Partner Chelsea Peretti
Date of Birth Feb 21, 1979
Zodiac Pisces
Age 43
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 171 cm / 5 ft 7 inch
Nationality American

Summary

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

Some of his career highlights include making the horror films "Get Out," "Us," and "Nope," along with his four-season stint on Fox's sketch comedy show "Mad TV."

Peele has received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Get Out," as well as a nomination for Best Picture and Best Director.

He was also nominated for "Best Picture" for the movie "BlacKkKansman."

Jordan Peele's net worth is estimated at $50 million in 2022.

Jordan Peele's family and early life

  • On February 21, 1979, Jordan Peele was born in New York City to a biracial couple, Lucinda Williams and Hayward Peel, who passed away in 1999 when Jordan was only seven years old. His father is African-American, and his mother has English, Dutch and Scottish ancestry.
  • Peele asked President Clinton during "President Clinton Answering Children's Questions," which aired on NBC News in 1994, how he plans to assist families without dads; since Peele himself was raised by his mom.
  • In 1997, he graduated from The Calhoun School and attended Sarah Lawrence College for two years; after, he dropped out in an attempt to pursue his acting career. [1]

Gaining Popularity

Jordan Peele's career gained traction in the early 2000s as a performer in Boom Chicago - a creative group that writes improvisational comedy, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. As part of Boom Chicago, Peele appeared on stage with his colleague, Nicole Parker, portraying a Danish supermodel named Ute. [2]

In 2003, the actor joined the American sketch comedy television show MADTV, where he remained for five seasons. During his time on MADTV, he proficiently parodied everyday situations and A-star celebrities, including The Game, 50 Cent, Caroll Spinney, Ja Rule, James Brown, and many more.

In 2008, Peele received an Emmy Award nomination for the comedic song "Sad Fifty Cent," performed in one of the MADTV episodes. Peele, who wrote the lyrics, was inspired by the rivalry in 2007 between the famous superstars Kanye West and 50 Cent. [3]

Another successful mark in Jordan's career was his featuring in the comedy movie "Little Fockers," which included Robert Deniro, Barbara Streisand, Owen Willson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Streisand, and Ben Stiller as the main actors.

In 2009, the viral video named "Obama vs. Hillary," in which Jordan argues with a Hillary supporter (played by Lisa Donovan) over who would make a better president, securing his career as a successful comedian.

In 2012, he and his colleague Keegan Michael Key made their own Comedy Central sketch series, "Key and Peele, " which aired until 2015. The show gained incredible success and won the "Peabody Award" in the category of Entertainment honoree in 2013. [4]

Other notable movies in Peele's career are "Boner Boyz!", "3B", "Wanderlust," "Keanu," and "Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. The actor also borrowed his voice for "The Toy Story 4", "The Bob Burgers Movie," "Wendell and Wild," and "Abruptio."

In 2017, Jason continued his career as a filmmaker and released his first horror movie, "Get Out.” The plot follows a young black man who stumbles upon a shocking secret involving his girlfriend's family.

The movie was an immediate success bringing him an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and additional nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. The movie was also named among the top ten best movies of the year by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time.

In 2018, Peele co-produced the movie BlacKkKlansman. The film was another of Peele's successes and received six Academy Awards nominations.

The second movie Jordan Peele directed, produced, and wrote is the horror movie "US," which starred the Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecke.

The movie received multiple prominent nominations and awards, including "Bram Stoker Award" for Best Director, the "AAFCA" award for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress, a "Black Reel Award" for Outstanding Director, Motion Picture and Outstanding Screenplay, "Saturn Award" and many more. [5]

According to rottentomatos.com, Jordan Peele's most successful projects are "Wendell and Wild" (voice actor), "Nope" ( Director, Screenwriter, Producer), "Candyman" ( Screenwriter and Producer), and "US ."And the least successful is "Wonderlust," where Peele appears as a supporting character. [6]

Personal life

Jordan is married to Brooklyn Nine-Nine actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son named Beaumont.

Fun Facts about Jason Peele

  • In April 2014, with his colleague Keegan-Michael Key, Peele was selected in the top 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine.
  • His mother is frequently mistaken for the singer and song/writer Lucinda Williams due to the same first and last name.
  • His win of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay made him the first African-American screenwriter to do so.
  • In New York magazine's March 31, 2013, issue, he and Keegan-Michael Key were featured in a series of cartoonish photographs of fictional employees showcasing "The Saintly Way to Succeed."

Conclusion

Jordan Peele is a successful comedian and horror movie director.

He has participated in multiple prosperous TV Shows and films throughout his career.

He is most known for his roles in MAD TV, "Key and Peele," and as a director of "Get Out" and "Us."

His net worth is estimated at $50 million in 2022.

References

  1. Jordan Peele. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1443502/bio?ref_=nm_ql_1

  2. Jordan Peele. (2022, November 03). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peele

  3. Chilenotildeath. (2007, November 07). Mad TV - sad 50 cent. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr6RgKQcu3w&ab_channel=chilenotildeath

  4. Key & Peele. (2022, September 29). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_%26_Peele

  5. Jordan Peele. (n.d.). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/jordan_peele