Jordan Peele
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United States
2019

Monkeypaw Productions

Jordan
Peele

Film Director

Peele put his career as a funnyman (sketch shows “MADtv” and “Key & Peele”) farther in the rearview in 2019 with his second big-screen directorial effort, the socially conscious thriller “Us,” which had people hailing him as a horror master on par with Alfred Hitchcock. In the wake of the Oscar-winning (best original screenplay) blockbuster success of 2017’s “Get Out,” which combined scares with a satirical take on race relations, he also took up the mantle of late “Twilight Zone” creator Rod Serling, hosting and co-creating a reboot of the sci-fi anthology for CBS All Access. In 2018, Peele and Monkeypaw Productions signed an overall deal with Amazon that in 2019 produced the docuseries “Lorena” (yes, that Lorena) and the upcoming 10-episode drama “The Hunt.”

Career

  • GET OUT
  • US
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Education

  • Sarah Lawrence College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Leaders
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • TV Producers Impact
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