Keegan-Michael Key Biography
Keegan-Michael Key is an American comedian, screenwriter and actor who is set to star in the upcoming Super Mario 2023 movie. He made his acting debut by starring in Get Hell Out of Hamtown Back (1997), Garage: A Rock Saga and joining the cast of Mad TV during its ninth season back in 2004., Keegan and his Mad TV co-star Jordan Peele also went on to star in their own show called Key & Peele on Comedy Central from 2012 to 2015.
Key was born to mixed-race parents who lived in Southfield, Michigan, USA. However, he was abandoned by his biological parents when he was young. Therefore, Keegan was adopted by his foster parents who worked as social workers based in Detroit. Just like his biological parents, his foster mother is a white woman while his father was a black man.
Keegan finished his middle school and high school studies in Detroit. He then joined the University of Detroit Mercy where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre back in 1993. Keegan then advanced his studies and earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in theater from Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He then made his debut in acting by appearing in Get the Hell Out of Hamtown Back. In 2004, Key joined Madd TV and gained alot of fame because of casting against Jordan Peele’s character.
This attention landed Key and Jordan the chance to star in their own comedy central series called Key & Peele from 2012 to 2015. He also spent almost six seasons starring on Mad TV before leaving to star on Key & Peele. Eventually, Key landed major roles in movies like CW’s Whose Line is It Anyway. He has even appeared in other films and TV shows like Horrible Bosses 2, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), Dont Think Twice and Dolemite is my name among others. In 2014, he starred in The Lego Movie and gained a lot of recognition from the producers. These producers have now given Key the opportunity to star in the upcoming Super Mario 2023 film.
Keegan-Michael Key Age
Michael is 51 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 22, 1971, in Southfield, Michigan, United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on March 22nd every year. Keegan’s zodiac birth sign is Aries.
Keegan-Michael Key Height
Key stands at an approximate height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m). He also weighs approximately 72 kilograms. Additionally, Key has dark brown eyes and his hair is bald.
Keegan-Michael Key Parents
Michael was born to his biological father, Leroy McDuffie and his mother Carrie Herr. His father was a black man while his mother was a white woman. However, he grew up alongside his foster parents Patricia Walsh (mother) and Michael Key (father).
His foster parents are Detroit-based social workers who adopted Key when he was abondoned at a very young age. He also has two half-siblings from his biological father who he managed to discover and know their identity before they died. One of his half-brothers was a comic book writer named Dwaye McDuffie.
Keegan-Michael Key Wife
Keegan is currently married to a famous American producer and actress, Elisa Pugliese. The two love birds exchanged vows in a private wedding ceremony that was held back in 2018. Elle is Key’s second wife. Previously, he was married to a famous American dialect coach named Cynthia Blaise. The two got married in 1998 but they officially divorced back in 2017. Keegan now lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.
Keegan-Michael Key Children
Despite being married to two different wives in his lifetime, Keegan does not have any children at the moment. We shall update you once Keegan finally welcomes hsi first baby with Elisa Key.
Keegan-Michael Key Net Worth
Key’s net worth is estimated to be around $12 million dollars as of 2022. His main source f income is his career as a comedian, screenwriter and actor. He is also set to make millions from his new role in The Upcoming Super Mario Movie.,
Keegan-Michael Key Toad on Super Mario 2023
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a famous upcoming 2023 animated film based on a famous Nintendo video game of the same name. The movie is also a collaboration between Illumination and Nintendo. The storyline of the movie follows Mario as the main character who gets ready to square off and fight against a very powerful Bowster in order to put an end to his crazy plans to take over the world. Super Mario is set to be released on April 5, 2023. Key voices a character named Toad alongside Khary Payton who voices the Penguin King in the movie.
Keegan-Michael Key Movies and TV Shows
- 2012 Wanderlust
- 2013 Hell Baby
- 2014 The Lego Movie
- 2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Sammy
- 2016 Keanu
- 2017 Get Out NCAA Prospect
- 2018 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
- 2019 Toy Story 4
- 2020 All the Bright Places
- 2022 Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
- Pinnochio (2022)
- 2023 The Super Mario Bros. Movie Not yet released Toad (voice)