Jordan Peele
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United States
2018

Monkeypaw Productions

Jordan
Peele

Film Director

Directing “Get Out,” which the “Mad TV” and “Key & Peele” alum also wrote, won Peele a 2018 Oscar for best original screenplay and garnered noms for best picture and directing. Future projects through his Monkeypaw Productions include writing and directing the social thriller “Us,” starring Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss; co-creating a comedic sci-fi anthology for YouTube Premium; and producing a docuseries and a Nazi hunter drama for Amazon, where Monkeypaw has a first-look TV deal. TBS renewed Peele’s “The Last O.G.” for a second season, and Peele is rebooting “The Twilight Zone” for CBS All Access. Monkeypaw also sold HBO on “Lovecraft Country,” a story of African Americans in the 1950s Jim Crow South seeing creatures from H.P. Lovecraft horror novels.

Career

  • MADTV
  • KEY & PEELE
  • GET OUT

Education

  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Leaders
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • TV Producers Impact
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