Mon 05 Mar 2018, 12:15
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Jordan Peele became the first African American to win an Oscar in the Best Original Screenplay category for Get Out.
Here’s an excerpt from his acceptance speech:
"I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn't going to work. I thought no one would ever make this movie." —@JordanPeele #Oscars pic.twitter.com/R7n7S0h9YA— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) March 5, 2018
The film was also nominated in the Best Director and Best Picture categories. Recently Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya who was nominated for at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Oscars, amongst others, won the BAFTA Rising Star Award this year.
Did you know that Jordon is also a comedian? He had a series Key & Peele which ran for five seasons on Comedy Central. In this sketch show, he also did impersonations of celebs like Flavor Flav, Morgan Freeman, Ja Rule and Forest Whitaker amongst others.
Here's a list of Jordan Peele's movies and series:
2010- The Station
2012 - Key & Peele
2016 – Keanu
Jordan Peele Solo Directorial debut
2017 – Get Out
Jordon Peele music
He wrote lyrics for Sad Fitty Cent which was a parody of 50 Cent and Kanye's rivalry. This landed him a 2008 Emmy Award nomination.
Jordan Peele's wife is Chelsea Peretti who is known as her role as Gina on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. They have a son together, Beaumont Gino Peele, who was born in July 2017
Rumor has it that Jordan is done with acting and will focus all his energy on directing. His future projects include producing Lovecraft Country, a series written by co-creator Misha Green.