Keegan-Michael Key

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Date of Birth March 22, 1971
Place of Birth Southfield, Michigan
Age 49 years old
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Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Key co-created and co-starred alongside Jordan Peele in Comedy Central's sketch series Key & Peele and co-starred in USA Network's Playing House. He spent six seasons as a cast member on Mad TV and has made guest appearances on the U.S. version of Whose Line is it Anyway? on The CW. He also appeared alongside Peele in the first season of the FX series Fargo in 2014, and had a recurring role on Parks and Recreation from 2013 to 2015. He hosted the U.S. version of The Planet's Funniest Animals on Animal Planet from 2005 until 2008. Key has had supporting roles in several films, including Pitch Perfect 2 and Don't Think Twice. He has provided voice-work for The Lego Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, Storks, The Angry Birds Movie, Hotel Transylvania 3, The Lion King remake and Toy Story 4.

Born: March 22, 1971, Southfield, Michigan, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Detroit Mercy (BFA), Pennsylvania State University (MFA)
Occupation: Actor, comedian, writer, producer
Years active: 1999–present
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About Keegan-Michael Key

Popular Mad TV cast member and one half of the sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, which debuted on Comedy Central in 2012. His film credits include Hell Baby, Afternoon Delight, Tomorrowland and Playing with Fire. He also voiced the character Murray in the animated feature Hotel Transylvania 2.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Detroit Mercy, where he was a brother of Phi Kappa Theta. He later joined the cast of MAD TV midway into its ninth season, playing characters like the super-aggressive Coach Hines and Eugene Struthers, the annoying delivery man who buttonholed celebrities.


He and Jordan Peele were photographed dramatizing various ways "to live saintly" for the New York Times magazine article entitled "The Saintly Ways to Succeed."

Family Life

He was adopted by social workers and grew up in Salt Lake City. In November of 2015, he separated from his wife of 17 years, Cynthia Blaise. Their divorce was finalized in 2017. He got engaged to actress and producer Elisa Pugliese in November 2017.


On MAD TV, he impersonated not only male celebrities but also females ones, like Rihanna, Eva Longoria, and others.

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  • Male actors from Detroit
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  • American sketch comedians
  • Peabody Award winners
  • American adoptees
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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Latest information about Keegan-Michael Key updated on February 26, 2021.

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