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Jordan Peele

Actor and Director
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Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an Academy Award-winning 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 and nominations for Best Director and Best Picture, becoming just the third person (after Warren Beatty and James L. Brooks) to receive these three nominations for a debut film, and the first black person to receive them for any one film. He also earned the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the 2017 Gotham Independent Film Awards and nominations for a DGA Award and BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.

Last Updated: March 5, 2018



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