Jordan Peele
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United States

Monkeypaw Productions


Founder / CEO

Three years after winning an Oscar for his watershed thriller “Get Out,” Peele’s transition from a comic actor to a brand-name force in genre storytelling hit a new apex. In September 2021, he moved his overall TV deal to Universal Studio Group, aligning with his company’s ongoing film pact with Universal Pictures. “Lovecraft Country,” executive produced by Peele, earned 18 Emmy nominations (though HBO elected to cancel the series after one season). “Candyman,” which Peele co-wrote and produced, debuted in August to No. 1 at the domestic box office — the first movie directed by a Black woman, Nia DaCosta, to do so. In February, Peele closed his reboot of “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access (now Paramount+) after two seasons before turning to his next film for Universal, 2022’s “Nope.”


  • US


  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • Inclusion Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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‘Nope’ First Look: Jordan Peele Directs Steven Yeun, Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer in New Film

‘Nope’ First Look: Jordan Peele Directs Steven Yeun, Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer in New Film

First look footage from Jordan Peele's "Nope" has arrived in a teaser video touting the movie's full trailer release on Super Bowl Sunday. The brief footage provides the first look at Peele's cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun and Keke Palmer. "Nope" is Peele's directorial follow-up to acclaimed horror films "Get Out" and "Us," which each earned $255 million at the worldwide box office upon their respective releases."Nope" once again teams Peele with Universal Pictures. The studio is not revealing anything...


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