We can bet that you laughed hard when you saw the viral video of Key and Peele: Substitute teacher. The one who is taking all funny names is none other than Keegan-Michael Key who rose to fame after being cast in Comedy Central Key and Peele. Keegan is also known for portraying Mahatma Gandhi and Michael Jordan in Epic Rap Battles of History. The Emmy Award recipient was even introduced in White House by Barrack Obama where he portrayed a character of Obama’s anger translator.
Career And Progression
Keegan-Michael Key, who has Master of Fine Arts from the theater of Pennsylvania State University, joined the MADtv in the ninth season where Key and Jordan Peele were picked for excellent comedic chemistry. He became a renowned actor, comedian, writer, and producer after starring in Comedy Central sketch series, Key and Peele and USA Network’s Playing House.
The comedian who dreamt of becoming a football player had to give up his dream as he had Epilepsy. But the destiny had more bright things written for him as he went to win Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2016. He is now busy portraying a character of gay for a play in Netflix’s Friends from College.
How Much Is Keegan’s Net Worth?
The highly talented comedian even appeared in some movies including Tomorrowland, Vacation, Hell Baby, Win it all, and Freaks of Nature. The actor Keegan earns his net worth through starring in series and movies. The American comedian has amassed a net worth of decent $7 million dollars.
15 Years Of Marriage Ends In Divorce; Weds The School Of Rock's Star
Keegan married American actress and dialect coach Cynthia Blaise in December of 1998. But the couple decided to part ways after personal differences in late 2015 and Keegan filed for official divorce in 2015. But the divorce got finalized only in 2017. Their relation didn’t yield any kids.
His ex-wife Cynthia Blaise said in an interview that she was going through serious health problems and Keegan even left her in financial ruin. She further added that she is suffering from severe depression, anxiety, hair, and weight loss and PTSD since 2015 and has been taking medication since 2015.
After the divorce, Keegan started dating Elisa Pugliese who is an American actress known for her movie, School of Rock. The couple has been in the relationship for more than two years. And after involving in a romantic relationship for a year, the couple got engaged in November 2017. Keegan and his girlfriend, Elisa tied their nuptial knot after seven months of their engagement on 8 June 2018. Keegan confirmed that he and Elisa Pugliese shared their wedding vows via Twitter. He also shared a picture with Elisa along with the caption, "Best Day Ever."
Keegan-Michael and his newly married wife, Elisa Pugliese (Photo: Keegan's Twitter)
The couple wedded in the New York City home. Keegan mentioned that Elisa shows him the ability to make the world a better place every day.
Later on 26 June, the couple made their debut as a married couple in Los Angeles premiere for Ant-Man And The Wasp.
Keegan-Michael Key was born on 22nd March 1971 in Southfield, Michigan, United States. The comedian was raised in Detroit after he was adopted by Michael Key and Patricia Walsh. The comedian, who is currently aged 47, belongs to mixed ethnicity as his both biological and adoptive parents belong to African-American and Caucasian ethnicity. The Key and Peele star possesses a tall height of 6 feet.
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The comedian and actor overcome Epilepsy to being the top comedian of all time need dedication which makes his life a truly inspirational story.
He joined the Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan and graduated in 1989. He was an undergraduate at the University of Detroit Mercy and earned Master of Fine Arts in Theater from the Pennsylvania State University.