1. Jordan Haworth Peele is an American actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter.
2. He is best known for starring in the Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele and for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv.
3. In 2014, he also had a recurring role in the first season of the FX anthology series Fargo.
4. He attended the Computer School in I.S. 44 for Junior High School and went on to attend The Calhoun School for high school, graduating in 1997.
5. He then went on to attend Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001.
6. Peele regularly performed at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City in Chicago.
7. He and Nicole Parker were well known for their musical duets at Boom Chicago.
8. In 2003, Peele joined the cast of MADtv for its ninth season.
9. Around the time Keegan-Michael Key joined the cast as a featured performer, it was assumed that Key would be chosen over Peele.
10. The two of them ultimately were cast together after showing great comedic chemistry.
11. Peele performed celebrity impersonations, which included favorites Caroll Spinney , Ja Rule, James Brown, Flavor Flav, Justin Guarini, Montel Williams, Morgan Freeman, and Forest Whitaker.
12. Peele was absent for unknown reasons from the first four episodes of his second season on MADtv.
13. Peele was nominated for a 2008 Emmy for his song “Sad Fitty Cent,” a music video parody about 50 Cent lamenting over his rivalry with Kanye West.
14. The lyrics were, according to the music video, written by Peele, and he was involved in arranging its music.
15. Peele auditioned to be a castmember for Saturday Night Live when SNL producers were looking for someone to play Barack Obama .
16. Peele remained at MADtv, and the role went to Fred Armisen until September 2012, when Jay Pharoah took over the role.
17. After five seasons on MADtv, Peele left the cast at the end of the 13th season.
18. In 2010, Peele co-starred in the FOX comedy pilot The Station and appeared with a recurring role in the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.
19. He had a supporting role in the David Wain-directed comedy Wanderlust, which was released on February 24, 2012.