Jordan Peele
Claudette Barius/Universal
United States
2020

Monkeypaw Productions

Jordan
Peele

Since his Oscar-winning success with frightfest “Get Out” (2017), Peele has flipped his brand from actor/funnyman to auteur/mini-mogul dedicated to exploring the dark side of race relations in the horror-sci fi genre across projects such as HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and 2021 feature “Candyman,” pushed back to 2021 due to COVID-19. He produced Amazon’s cartoonish revenge drama “Hunters,” starring Al Pacino, and earned an Oscar nomination for best picture as one of the producers of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” In October 2019, Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions signed an exclusive five-year deal that will have him write, direct and produce his next two films for Universal, the first of which is due out in 2022. He also gave back through Monkeypaw, donating a million dollars in June to five organizations challenging racial inequity, including Black Lives Matter.

Career

  • GET OUT
  • US
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Education

  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • TV Producers Impact
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Steven Yeun to Star in Jordan Peele's Next Movie

Steven Yeun to Star in Jordan Peele's Next Movie

Fresh off an Oscar nomination for his critically acclaimed role in A24's family drama "Minari," Steven Yeun is being eyed to star in Jordan Peele's next film.Though the premise -- even the genre -- is being kept under wraps, the cast is also set to include Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya. Peele is writing and directing the movie, which is expected to debut on July 22, 2022.Peele is also producing the film alongside Ian Cooper of Monkeypaw Productions. The project...

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