Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key

Keegan-Michael Key
Quick Facts About Keegan-Michael Key
Celebrated Name Keegan-Michael Key
Age 53 years old
Nick Name Key
Birth Name Keegan-Michael Key
Birth Date 1971-03-22
Gender Male
Profession American Actor
Nationality American
Place of Birth Southfield, Michigan, the USA
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Aries
Residence Manhattan, New York City
Father Leroy McDuffie (Biological) Michael Key (Adoptive)
Mother Carrie Herr (Biological) Patricia Walsh (Adoptive)
Brother Dwayne McDuffie
University University of Detroit Mercy and Pennsylvania State University
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Married
Wife Cynthia Blaise ​ ​(m. 1998; div. 2017)​ Elisa Pugliese ​(m. 2018)
Net Worth $ 12 million
Salary around $1 million per year
Height 6ft ¼ inch
Weight 80 Kg
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Style Bald
Active Years 1999-present

Keegan-Michael Key Biography

  • Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. 
  • He is widely recognized for his appearance in Comedy Central's sketch series "Key & Peele" (2012–2015) which co-created and co-starred alongside Jordan Peele. 
  • He spent six seasons as a cast member on Mad TV (2004–2009) and has made guest appearances on the U.S. version of Whose Line is it Anyway? on The CW. He hosted the U.S. version of The Planet's Funniest Animals on Animal Planet from 2005 until 2008 and has hosted Game On! on CBS since 2020. 
  • The talented comedian has also predominantly worked in the film industry. Key has had supporting roles in several films, including Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Don't Think Twice (2016), and The Prom (2020). He has provided voice-work for The Lego Movie (2014), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Storks, The Angry Birds Movie (both 2016), The Star (2017), Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018), The Lion King remake, and Toy Story 4 (both 2019).

How are Keegan-Michael Key's parents?

  • Keegan-Michael Key was born on March 22, 1971, in Southfield, Michigan, the USA. His birth name is Keegan-Michael Key. He holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. His star sign is Aries. Keegan-Michael Key described himself as a very "spiritual Christian". He was a member of the Disciples of Christ, a Mainline Protestant Christian denomination in 2012.
  • Keegan-Michael Key was born into a middle-class family. His father, Leroy McDuffie was of Afro-American origin while his mother Carrie Herr was white-American. Due to his parent's irresponsibility, Keegan was adopted at a young age by a couple from Detroit, Michael Key, and Patricia Walsh, who were both social workers. He has two half-brothers born to his biological father and his first wife. One of them was Dwayne McDuffie, an American writer of comic books and television. 
  • Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater in 1993, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in theater at Pennsylvania State University in 1996.

Who is Keegan-Michael Key's wife?

Keegan-Michael Key and Elle Key Oscars 2020

  • Keegan-Michael Key has married two times in his life. He was married to actress and dialect coach Cynthia Blaise on December 27, 1998. The couple remained together for sixteen years and were legally separated in November 2015 without having any child. In December 2015, Key filed for divorce which was finalized in 2017.
  • In the judgment, the Key and Peele star has been ordered to pay Blaise, $34,000 per month as well as 21 percent “of his gross annual income from all sources in excess of $2,153,846,” according to the documents. 
  • On June 8, 2018, Key was married for the second time to a producer and director Elisa Pugliese in New York City. Key was engaged to Elisa Pugliese just days after his divorce finalization news was first reported by TMZ. 
  • Keegan Michael Key has no biological children of his own, but he was once a stepfather to his ex-wife's son who happened to be only eight years younger than him.

What is Keegan-Michael Key's net worth? 

  • Keegan-Michael Key has a net worth of around $12 million as of May 2021. This wealthy comedian star has collected a major portion of his income through his acting and comedy career. 
  • From 2012 to 2015,  Key played his role in Comedy Central's sketch series "Key & Peele"  for which he was paid around $500 thousand each season. Key & Peele premiered on January 31, 2012, and ended on September 9, 2015, with a total of 53 episodes, over the course of five seasons. 
  • Keegan-Michael Key has appeared on stage in a number of capacities. The accomplished actor’s most recent work includes a co-starring role in the film The Prom, where he worked alongside James Corden, playing the love interest of legendary actress Meryl Streep. He also can be seen in the 2020 film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.  
  • Anxious to get back to work after a prolonged Hollywood shutdown due to COVID-19, Key currently has a lot of irons in the fire. He is scheduled to appear in a new ABC television series titled August Snow and will voice the character of Pinocchio in an upcoming film Key made his Broadway debut in 2017 with the comedy Meteor Shower.
  • Key currently lives in a $5.2 million apartment in Manhattan's "Jenga Tower." which he purchased in 2018. The apartment building is home to many high rollers, including a hedge fund manager who spent $27 million on a penthouse. Amenities include a 75-foot infinity pool, a sauna, and a steam room. 
  • After his divorce from his first wife, Keegan-Michael Key put his 2,600-square-foot home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles on the market for $1.48 million. Key also owns a number of cars collection including Range Rover, Bently, Audi.

 How tall is Keegan-Michael Key?

  • Keegan-Michael Key is 6 ft ¼ inch tall and weighs 80 Kg. He has an average build body. He has a pair of Dark Brown eyes. He is usually seen in his bald appearance which gives him handsome looks.
  • Keegan can be seen in his formal dress with tie-shoot while roaming around giving him professional looks and reflecting his gentleman status. 

Facts About Keegan-Michael Key

  • #1He has practiced Buddhism, Catholicism, and Evangelicalism in the past.
  • #2 Like his birth parents, his adoptive parents were also a black man and a white woman.
  • #3He is a big fan of soccer.
  • #4He is a huge supporter of Liverpool F.C.
  • #5He has worked with the Young Storytellers Foundation, an arts education charity.
  • #6His Los Angeles based mansion was built in the 1960s.
  • #7Keegan-Michael Key made a one-time payment of $655,650 to his ex-wife before the divorce was finalized.
  • #8 Key made his Broadway debut in Steve Martin's Meteor Shower in 2017.
  • #9 He appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2015.
  • #10Key discovered the existence of his half-siblings only after they had both died.