Sketch Comedy is a talent that many will never master. Unless you’re Keegan-Michael Key, who has an impressive net worth and a long list of credentials dating back to 1991.
An established comedian, writer, producer and actor, he has parlayed his early days at Key & Peele into a lucrative life career.
In spite of a divorce that cost him dearly, he has still managed to maintain a sizable fortune. With more than three decades in the entertainment industry, Key deservedly lives a luxurious lifestyle befitting a celebrity.
Keegan-Michael Key’s career
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Born in Michigan and adopted by mixed-race parents, the 50-year-old actor joined Mad TV in 2004. There he met Jordan Peele, his partner in Crime. The duo played well together, developing different characters and learning together how to imitate celebrities.
Their chemistry led them to create their own show on Comedy Central, titled Key & Peele.
According to IMDb, the established actor went on to work in several television shows, including Reno 911! and Gary Unmarried. Fans still talk about his recurring role as Joe in the television series Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler.
Join me @RobGronkowski, @JKCorden & @IanKarmel backstage hanging out in a very manly makeup room as we prepare to shoot @GameOn – premiering Wednesday on CBS at 8pm! pic.twitter.com/z9qIAgNVCS
– Keegan-Michael Key (@KeeganMKey) May 23, 2020
Key has also been the host of National Geographic Brain Games and The Planet’s Funniest Animals on the Animal Planet channel.
He has appeared in several major films, including Pitch Perfect 2, Let’s Be Cops and Horrible Bosses. His voice acting credits include “Toy Story 4,” “Hotel Transylvania” and Disney’s “The Lion King.”
‘Key & Peele’ is a popular series
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Key & Peele was a sketch comedy series that aired on Comedy Central from 2012 to 2015. In 54 episodes, the comedy duo found themselves in hilarious situations and left viewers begging for more.
Key has collected 26 award nominations in his illustrious career. In 2016, he won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series” for Key & Peele.
In 2013, the series won a Peabody Award. The dynamic pair was recognized for breaking new ground “even as they embrace all the traditions of comedy.” Peabody said the award was given for “the inspired satirical riffs of the stars and their creative team on our racially divided and racially connected culture.”
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Just another day at the office with @iankarmel. #GameOn pic.twitter.com/82ilEk4ELN
– Keegan-Michael Key (@KeeganMKey) May 28, 2020
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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Key has a current estimated net worth of $12 million. After a divorce in 2017, part of his earnings went to his ex-wife, Cynthia Blaise: Key reportedly pays her 31% of his gross income on any earnings exceeding $2.1 million.
Among the most recent works of the accomplished actor is a co-starring role in the film The Prom, in which he played the love interest of legendary actress Meryl Streep alongside James Corden. He can also be seen in the 2020 film Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
Impatient to get back to work after a lengthy Hollywood hiatus due to COVID-19, Key currently has many irons in the fire. He is slated to star in a new ABC television series titled August Snow and will take on the role of Pinocchio in an upcoming film.
The Penn State alum is also hosting a CBS game show series titled Game On!
Key’s longtime friend and comedy duo partner has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Peele, who has taken a different path, has dabbled in directing horror films. His breakthrough directorial debut, “Get Out,” received critical acclaim. Earlier this year, the genius behind Key & Peele announced that he was retiring from acting.