Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Peretti

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American actress, comedian and writer
Chelsea Peretti
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Peretti performing in January 2013
Birth name Chelsea Vanessa Peretti
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 40)
Contra Costa County, California, U.S.
Medium Television, stand-up, film
Spouse
Jordan Peele (m. 2016)
Children 1
Relative(s) Jonah Peretti (brother)
Website chelseaperetti.com

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American comedian, actress and writer. She is most popularly known for having portrayed Gina Linetti in the police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]

Early life[edit]

Peretti was born on February 20, 1978 in Contra Costa County, California. Her mother is Jewish and her father is of British and Italian descent.[2][3] Peretti was raised in Oakland, California.[4] She has two brothers and a sister; her older brother, internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, co-founded BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post.[5][6] Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College[4][7] of which she took a study year abroad in her Junior Year to Royal Holloway University,[8] finally graduating in 2000.[9][10][11] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[12]

Career[edit]

Writing[edit]

Peretti has written for The Village Voice, Details, Playgirl, Jest, American Theatre Magazine, as well as online publications including The Huffington Post.

Television[edit]

After moving to Los Angeles, Peretti made appearances on programs such as “Kroll Show”, Louie, The Sarah Silverman Program, TruTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…, and Tosh.0. She appeared as a guest correspondent on one episode of Lopez Tonight interviewing local citizens about Prop 8.[13]

Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[14]

Since 2013, Peretti had been a series regular on Fox’s detective/police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing Gina Linetti until she announced her departure from the show on Twitter in October 2018.[15][16]

In other media[edit]

While in New York, Peretti made short films with Variety SHAC, a comedy troupe she formed in 2004 with Andrea Rosen, Heather Lawless, and Shonali Bhowmik.[4]

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, WTF with Marc Maron, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Todd Glass Show, The Lavender Hour, The Bone Zone with Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke, and Comedy Bang! Bang! In October 2012, Peretti launched her own call-in podcast, Call Chelsea Peretti.[17]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch in 2010” list.[9]

Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on “The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014”.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Peretti began dating actor, comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele in 2013. The couple became engaged in November 2015.[19] On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced on Instagram that she and Peele had “eloped“.[20] They have a son who was born in 2017.[21]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl
2014 Women Aren’t Funny Herself
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Brunette CMZ Reporter
2018 Game Night Glenda
TBA Spinster Gaby Filming
TBA Friendsgiving Claire Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Comedy Lab Eugene’s Friend Episode: “12:21”
2006 Cheap Seats Shonda Episode: “Evel Kneival”
2008–2013 The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Herself 88 episodes
2009 Bobby Bottleservice Writer
Episode: “T-Shirt Ideas for Jersey Shore”
2010 Louie Date Episode: “Pilot”
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
Episode: “Smellin’ of Troy”
2010 WTF with Marc Maron Writer
TV movie
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Writer
Episode: “Chelsea Peretti”
2011–2012 Parks and Recreation Zelda Episode: “Live Ammo”
Writer (2 episodes)
2011–2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers / Kim Buckett (voice) 14 episodes
2011–2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush Episode: “Too Close for Comfort”
2013 High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler (voice) Episode: “Janitor Day”
2013 Saturday Night Live Writer
2 episodes
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Delivery Woman / Trey Booth 2 episodes
2013–2015 Kroll Show Herself / Various Characters 9 episodes
Writer (8 episodes)
Producer (8 episodes)
2013–present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti Main role
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter Episode: “Sex Addict Wendell”
2015 Gravity Falls Darlene (voice) Episode: “Roadside Attraction”
2015 Drunk History Ann Druyan Episode: “Space”
2015–2016 The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Herself 2 episodes
2016 Animals. Angela (voice) Episode: “Dogs.”
2016 New Girl Gina Linetti Episode: “Homecoming”
2016 Future-Worm! Ennuisha / Mean Little Girl (voice) 2 episodes
2016 RuPaul’s Drag Race Herself Episode: “Ruvenge of the Queens (All Stars 2)”
2016 HarmonQuest Deepak Chopra Episode: “The Stone Saw Mines”
2017 Girls Chelsea Episode: “All I Ever Wanted”
2017 Big Mouth Monica (voice) 4 episodes

Web[edit]

Year Title Credit Role Notes
2009 Chelsea Peretti’s All My Exes Creator Herself 6 episodes
2014 Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Writer, executive producer Herself Netflix special

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Lori Williams-Jones Voice
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