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Keegan-Michael Key

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22, 1971
Southfield, MI
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22, 1971 (age 50)
Southfield, MI


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 married producer and director Elisa Pugliese in New York City on June 8, 2018.

Associated With

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