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Chelsea Peretti biography | Jordan Peele’s wife

Who is Chelsea Peretti?

Chelsea Peretti is the wife of famous comedian Jordan Peele. She married Jordan in April 2016. The couple have a beautiful child Beaumont Gino Peele from their marriage

A comedic genius, Chelsea created a wonderful fictional character, Gina, who will forever be a beloved character on TV. She is well known to all as the self-assured, witty, slightly narcissistic, and incredibly fascinating Gina Linetti from Brooklyn 99.

Chelsea is, without a doubt, one of the most influential television personalities. She may be most well known for her performance on the show, but her talents go beyond acting. Writer, comedian, actress, songwriter, and singer Chelsea is an accomplished talent. 

A role model for many, this 42-year-old achiever is an example of perseverance and tenacity. 

In 2014, Peretti’s Twitter account was ranked 75th on Variety magazine’s ‘Ten Comics to Watch list.

Currently, Chelsea hosts podcasts about trending topics, as well as interacts with callers on her podcast. In addition, she is pretty active on social media and never hesitates to express her opinions.

Even though she became a mother in 2017, she didn’t let motherhood interfere with her career. A woman of outstanding accomplishments, she balances multiple professions while being a wonderful spouse and mother.

Chelsea Peretti Biography

Quick facts

Full nameChelsea Vanessa Peretti
NicknameChelsea
BirthdateFebruary 20, 1978
Age43 years old
Sun signPisces
TraitsPisces female traits
 
Positive– Creative, empathetic, and generous

Negative– Closed off, impressionable, and overly emotional
BirthplaceOakland, California
Currently residingLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Height5′ 6″
EducationBernard College,
The College Preparatory School,
ParentsAnthony Peretti (father),
Amanda Cherkin (mother)
GrandparentsGene Guy Peretti (paternal grandfather),
Barbara Claire King (paternal grandmother),
Arthur Cherkin (maternal grandfather),
Adina Mantchik (maternal grandmother)
SiblingsJonah Peretti,
(Two brothers and sister)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJordan Peele
ChildrenBeaumont Gino Peele
ProfessionComedian, actress, singer, and writer
Net WorthUSD 20 million
Social mediaInstagram
Twitter

Interesting facts

  1. Her father is a descendant of Italian and English while her mother is Jewish which opened her into a diverse upbringing.
  2. Her brother, Jonah Peretti, is the co-founder of Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post.
  3. She went to elementary school with comedian and actor Andy Samberg.
  4. She attended high school with stand-up comedian and writer Moshe Kasher.
  5. Her husband, Jordan Peele, is said to have proposed to her in a family talent show.
  6. She married the comedian secretly and had their adorable pet dog as their only witness.
  7. She decided to share her pregnancy through an Instagram post.
  8. She has a podcast show called “Call Chelsea Peretti” where she talks to her fans on a call on different topics.
  9. She releases an entire album dedicated to coffee in 2020 which is entitled “Foams and Flotsam”.
  10. She is a big fan of coffee and doughnuts.
  11. She is very active on social media and shares lots of funny stuff.

Chelsea Peretti early life

Chelsea Venessa Peretti was born in Oakland, California, on February 20, 1978. She is of mixed ethnicity. Anthony Peretti, her father, is of Italian descent, and Amanda Cherkin, her mother, is Jewish.

Chelsea has two brothers and one sister, all of whom are American citizens. Often she talks about her wonderful childhood with siblings and loving parents.

The family loved watching television together and spent a lot of time watching it. As a result, she developed an interest in comedy from an early age. 

Chelsea stated in an interview that she recalled watching the Eddie Murphy Show with her grandmother; in that moment, standup comedy captured her heart. Characters like Gilda Radner or Lucille Ball on SNL greatly inspired her. They made her believe that she could also achieve recognition in comedy as a woman.

Chelsea Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She was a fast learner and a very bright student. She moved to New York after graduating from school.

Chelsea is a natural performer. From a very young age, she enjoyed performing in front of crowds, and by the middle of her school career, she was already writing and performing her scripts.

After moving to New York, she attended Barnard College in 1996. Chelsea, along with Andy Samberg, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2000. Later, they appeared together on Brooklyn 99 as detective Jake Peralta and Gina Linetti.

Personality traits

A funny and intelligent woman, Chelsea Peretti knows her stuff. Although she doesn’t take life too seriously, she will give everything she has for her job. She was born under the water sign, Pisces. Women born under the Pisces sign are imaginative, empathetic, ambitious, and independent. 

The wife of Jordan Peele is five feet six inches tall and in great shape. This blue-eyed brunette loves staying authentic and natural. She loves spending time with her son, Beaumont Gino Peele, who is three years old. 

Beaumont’s mother is also a dog mom. Her adorable dog is quite the internet sensation. The fact that she is successful in her career and manages her personal life proves that women can multitask.

Chelsea Peretti parents

Amanda Cherkin (mother)

Chelsea Peretti with her mother
Chelsea Peretti with her mother

Amanda Cherkin was a public school teacher. She was polylingual and spoke Spanish, French, and Italian fluently.

Amanda was born on February 12, 1950, in Oakland, California. She is the daughter of Gene Guy Peretti and Barbara Claire King.

Amanda passed away on March 22, 2009, at the age of 59 in Oakland, California. She had Breast cancer.

Anthony Peretti (father)

Chelsea Peretti with his dad
Childhood photo of Chelsea Peretti with her dad

Amanda Cherkin taught in a public school. She was polylingual and spoke Spanish, French, and Italian fluently. She was born in Oakland, California, on February 12, 1950. She is the daughter of Arthur Cherkin and Adina Mantchik.

Amanda passed away in Oakland, California, at the age of 59 on March 22, 2009. She had breast cancer.

Chelsea Peretti siblings

Jonah Peretti (brother)

She has two brothers and a sister. She has a famous brother Jonah Peretti who is the co-founder of The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. I think it is safe to say that Chelsea adores her older brother and sees him as her inspirational model.

chelsea with his brother Jonah Peretti
Chelsea with his brother Jonah Peretti

She shared her love for writing with her brother and also worked with him in The Huffington Post. He has a staggering net worth of $200m. They both are very close and often attend events together.

The names of her other siblings are not known in public

Related: Jonah Peretti biography

Chelsea Peretti married life

Jordan Peele (husband)

Chelsea Peretti with husband Jordan Peele
Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele

If you are a fan of comedy, you must be very familiar with the name Jordan Peele. He is a famous comedian and a filmmaker. You may have seen him in a Comedy Central show called “Key & Peele “with Keegan-Michael Key. He has also voice acted in Big Mouth, Toy Story 4, etc. 

He made his debut as a director through a horror movie called “Get Out.” You will enjoy this intense movie as it is full of dark twists. In addition, the film brilliantly talks about racism along with other social issues. He also wrote and directed another horror movie called “Us,” which starred Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.

Related: Jordan Peele complete biography

How did Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti meet?

Chelsea met Jordan on Twitter. They began dating in the year 2013 but managed to keep their first year extremely private. It is believed that Chelsea’s childhood friend and costar from Brookly Nine-Nine was the secret matchmaker.

When Andy learned about Jordan’s attraction towards Chelsea, he was immediately on to it. Andy knew that they both are a perfect match for each other. He said to other costars that Jordan was a good man and deserved a shot.

Jordan initiated the conversation with Chelsea. However, the couple did not make it official because they weren’t if it was just a fling thing.

Their relationship prospered, and the couple got engaged in November 2015. 

The couple left everyone shocked after posting about their marriage in 2016. You may have seen the Instagram post where an adorable dog is dressed in a Hawaiian shirt next to a wedding ring & bouquet. The dog was their only witness for the wedding. But you have to give them credit for announcing their marriage in such an adorable way.

In the year 2017, the young couple welcomed their beloved son Beaumont Gino Peele. The Peele family is private about their relationship and family. When you are a celebrity, it is tough to have privacy to yourself. Kudos to them for doing such an excellent job at it.

Beaumont Gino Peele (son)

Beaumont is the only child of the couple, Chelsea and Jordan Peretti. He was born on July 01, 2017. The couple has kept him away from the camera.

They never officially announce the birth of their son, Beaumont Gino Peele, and kept it a hush-hush. There are pictures of pregnant Chelsea, though on Insta, the official date, etc., were never announced.

Related: Beaumont Gino Peele

Chelsea Peretti Career

Chelsea Peretti began her career with writing. She wrote for Playgirl, Details, Jest, and her brother’s online publication, The Huffington Post

She then moved to Los Angeles and started her acting career. She appeared on The Sarah Silverman Program, Louie, Kroll show, etc., and did a guest appearance in Lopez tonight.

She also worked as a story editor for Parks and Recreations’ fourth season.

She made and produced a Netflix comedy special, “Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats,” in 2014.

She then caught our eye after she starred in the Brooklyn Nine-Nine show from 2013 to 2019. Her last episode was “Four Movements” in 2018. She played Gina Linetti for the last time in 2019 in the episode “The Return of the King.”

Chelsea was also listed as “Top ten comedians to watch” in Variety in the year 2014. She also released an album, “Foams & Flotsam,” entirely based on her love for coffee. So if you are a coffee fan, too, this album is the one for you.

In 2020, she also joined the world of podcasts with her show “Call Chelsea Peretti. “ She was entertaining and hilarious while interacting with her fans. She shared many insights on love, motherhood, fame, etc., with her fans.

YearTypeTitleRoleAwards
2004TV SeriesComedy LabEugene’s friend
2006TV SeriesCheap Seats: Without Ron ParkerShonda
2007MovieTwisted FortuneRachel
2008Video GameGrand Theft Auto IVLori
2008-2013 TV Series The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s DumbestChelsea
2009TV SeriesBobby BottleserviceFarley
2009ShortUCB Comedy OriginalsChelsea
2009Web SeriesChelsea Peretti’s All My ExesChelsea Peretti
2010TV SeriesThe Sarah Silverman ProgramBecky
2010TV SeriesLouie Date
2011-2013TV SeriesFunny as HellStand-up comedian
2011-2015TV SeriesChina, ILCrystal Peppers. Kim Buckett, Leslie
2011ShortGuy TalkGirl
2012TV Series Parks and RecreationZeldaOFTA Television Award– Best Writing in a Comedy Series

Writers Guild of America– Nominee (2009)
2012TV Series The CoupleGigi
2012TV SeriesHell’s KitchenHerself
2013TV Series High School USA!Superintendent Andrea Kunssler
2013TV Series The Greatest Event in Television HistoryJackie Rush
2013 TV Series Saturday Night LiveWriter
2013-2019TV Series Brooklyn Nine-NineGina LinettiIGN Award– Best TV Ensemble (2013)

Screen Actors Guild Awards– Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2013)

American Comedy Award– Best Comedy Supporting Actress-TV (Nominee) (2014)
2013-2015TV Series Kroll ShowFarley / Kroll Solutions Employee
2013-2015TV Series Comedy Bang! Bang!Trey Booth? Delivery Woman
2014TV Series Key and PeeleArt Show Presenter
2014NetflixChelsea Peretti: One of the GreatsStand Up ComedyThe Webby Awards– Outstanding Comedic Performance
2015TV Series Gravity Falls Darlene
2015TV Series Drunk HistoryAnn Druyan
2016TV SeriesAnimalsAngela
2016MoviePopstar: Never Stop Never StoppingBrunette CMZ Reporter
2016TV SeriesBrad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio PeepioSpecial guest star
2016TV Series New Girl Gina Linetti
2016TV Series Bad Guys Mistress
2016TV SeriesRuPaul’s Drag RaceHerself
2016AnimationHarmon QuestDeepak Chopra
2016-2018TV Series Future-Worm!Ennuisha/mean little girl
2017TV SeriesGirlsChelsea
2017MovieTwisted FortuneRachel the Saucy Sales Woman
2017-2020TV SeriesBig MouthMonica Foreman-Greenwald/Cellsea/Diaphragm
2018TV Series Alone Together Tamra
2018MovieGame NightGlenda
2018TV Series Another periodReporter
2018-2019TV SeriesAmerican Dad!Angie/Dorothy
2019MovieSpinsterGaby
2019-2020ShortHarvey Girls Forever!Maria
2019-2020TV SeriesThe SimpsonsLauren/Piper
2019-2021TV seriesCrank YankersMiss Zoolander
2020-2021MovieThe PhotographSara Rodgers
2020Short movieOat MilkChelsea
2020TV SeriesSearch PartyPatsy Monahan
2020 MovieFriendsgivingClaire
2021TV Series The Great NorthLara Silverblatt
2021Movie Sing 2Suki

Road to success

Chelsea had to go through some tough times in the early phases of her career. 

When she first moved to New York, she worked as a waitress to make a living. During her tough times, she got involved with a group named Variety SHAC. Through the group, she became friends with big names like Heather Lawless and Shonali Bhowmik. She even played in short movies with the group in 2004.

After that, she traveled to LA and soon started getting minor appearances in tv shows. She appeared in shows like The Sarah Silverman Program, TruTV Presents World’s Dumbest, and Tosh.0, which earned her popularity in her hometown. It gave her career significant momentum and made her a household name in the television world.

She is a gifted writer who has made a name for herself in writing as well. She has always impressed her audience with her dry humor and sarcastic jokes. 

She has successfully written for tv series and magazines like The Village Voice, Details, Jest, American Theater Magazine, Playgirl, and some online publications like The Huffington Post.

She has appeared in many films such as Twisted Fortune in 2007, Guy Talk in 2011, Game Night in 2018, Spinster in 2019, The Photograph in 2020, etc.

Chelsea has made appearances in many live shows, including The Bone Zone with Brendon Walsh, The Todd Glass Show, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes.

She started her podcast named ‘Call Chelsea Peretti’ in October 2012. 

Brooklyn 99 (on-road to fame)

Her career-defining moment was her cast as Gina Linetti in the famous sitcom Brooklyn 99 in 2013. Viewers enjoyed her critically acclaimed dark humorous character, and it is still loved by many.

She had recently released her comedy concept album about coffee on April 21, 2020. The EP was entitled Foam and Flotsam. She created the music in collaboration with Kool Kojak. The album is already doing very well.

Chelsea has also recently released a video for her son called “Dad.” It is in collaboration with Will Schwartz. The song is actually about her and her father’s relationship. It is a beautiful song that has generated a lot of views.

Chelsea has also signed a contract with Netflix for a special. 

Why did Chelsea leave Brooklyn 99?

Now for the real question, why did Chelsea Peretti decide to leave the hit sitcom Brooklyn 99?

Her character, Gina, is one of the most exciting ones in the show. Her dry humor, sarcastic comebacks, and self-obsessed personality made the show so much fun to watch.

The farewell episode of Gina Linetti left many fans wondering why she had to quit the show. 

Well, the answer is, it was her own decision to quit the show. She didn’t get written off or anything. Instead, she wanted to focus on her singing and stand-up comedy. 

It is also true that the show was about to get canceled due to financial problems. But now that it has been picked up for another season, the show producers want to cut some costs to make it work.

It could have been another reason for her decision to quit the show.

One of the Greats (standup comedy)

One of the Greats is Chelsea Peretti’s original standup comedy show on Netflix. Directed by Lance Bangs, Chelsea shows her outstanding talent and energy. The show has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so you see, you’ll be laughing your heart out till the end of the show.

Controversies

Chelsea Peretti made the headlines when she announced that she would be leaving the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You can imagine how shocked all of her fans were when the news was announced. There were many theories and ideas about the reason for her leave.

Chelsea then decided to clear things up for us. She said that the decision wasn’t hers only. She talked about the future of her character Gina with producer Dan Goor and Andy Samberg. They discussed many ideas about the show, some of which made it to the show and some didn’t. Finally, after long years, they all decided that it was the right time for Gina’s character to come to an end.

The show made sure to give the most dramatic exit with an episode called” Four Movements.” You can see her dance skills in her last episode. Gina shows her dramatic character in this episode and gives proper goodbyes to her colleagues. I found the episode to be hilarious and yet moving at times. 

She surprised us again after returning to the show for one more episode called “The Return of the King.” The title suited her return perfectly. But having to say hello also made us say goodbye once again. She remained good friends with the producer. Chelsea hangs out with the cast even after her exit from the show.

But after this, Chelsea returns to her comedy career. She also moves ahead with her then-boyfriend Jordan Peele. She utilizes her time by investing in her current relationship and future family.

Chelsea Peretti net worth

Chelsea has had a successful career in all her professions, acting, comedy, or writing. She is still working actively, and things seem to be going great for her.

As of 2020, her net worth stands at a staggering figure of $3 million.

It will undoubtedly change as she has a lot to achieve and grow her net worth.

Nevertheless, that is still an impressive amount of money. We are sure she lives a lavish life with her equally successful husband and beautiful son.

Social media

As a standup comedian and artist, it has become necessary for celebs to keep their social presence relevant. Social media helps the artist stay connected with their audience. and promote the latest projects or updates in life.

Like everyone, Chelsea Peretti is pretty active on social media. 

Instagram

Her Instagram account, under the name “Chelsanity,” has 1.75 million followers with 5,191 posts.

Chelsea Peretti (@chelsanity) instagram profile
Chelsea Peretti (@chelsanity) Instagram profile

Her posts usually include photos of her, friends, and family. She also promotes her shows and projects on Instagram.

She is also vocal about her views on various social matters. She always stands up against injustice and supports people that need a voice.

She also loves sharing food-related posts these days and seems to love cooking. 

Twitter

She is very famous on Twitter as well, with a huge fan following of 1.4 million.

Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) twitter account
Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) Twitter account

Chelsea Peretti: Now

Chelsea is currently living her life happily with her husband and son. She is active on social media and is posting a lot.
Her new animation movie “Sing 2” just got released. Also, she is hosting yet another standup comedy show on July 16, 2021, called “Chelsea Peretti and Friends.”

FAQs

Are Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele still together?

Since eloping in 2016, Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele are still going strong on their marriage.

Did Chelsea Peretti lose her teeth?

People have been speculating that Chelsea has fake teeth or has lost her front teeth since the airing of Brooklyn Nine Nine’s 2016 Halloween episode where her character, Gina, reveals that she lost her front teeth when a bowling ball fell on her face.

Let me clear it out to you, Chelsea has not lost her teeth, and her teeth are indeed natural. Her teeth were digitally removed for that specific episode.

Did Chelsea Peretti grow up with Andy Samberg?

Yes, Chelsea Peretti and Andy Samberg indeed grew up together. They knew each other way before they were cast in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. There was even a cute photo of these two when they were in grade six.

Does Chelsea Peretti have a child?

Yes, Chelsea Peretti has a son named Beaumont Gino Peele, whom she gave birth in 2017.

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