Keegan-Michael Key Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Comedy, Net Worth

Keegan-Michael Key Biography

Keegan-Michael Key is an American comedian known for his performances in the Key & Peele comedy sketch series. He is also an actor known for portraying the role of Jerry Jones in Dolemite Is My Name. Likewise, he is a screenwriter and producer.

How old is Keegan-Michael Key? – Age

The Hotwives actor is 52 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 22, 1971, in Southfield, Michigan, United States, and grew up in Detroit.

How tall is Keegan-Michael Key? – Height

Key is 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) tall.

Keegan-Michael Key Mother, Father – Family

Keegan-Michael was born to Leroy McDuffie and Carrie Herr in Southfield, Michigan, United States. Nonetheless, it is known that he was adopted by Michael Key and Patricia Walsh. Both of his step-parents were social workers in Detroit. He was born along with his two late siblings, one being comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie.

Keegan-Michael Key Education

The SNL comedian enrolled at the University of Detroit Mercy where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater in 1993. Afterward, he joined Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in theater in 1996.

Is Keegan-Michael Key Married? – Wife

Key has been married to his lovely wife, Elle Key, since 2018. She is a producer director, and actress known for films such as This American Journey, The Junior Defenders, and American Teen. Before this, he was married to dialect coach Cynthia Blaise in 1998.

She made several appearances in films such as Miami Vice and Hardcore Henry. Unfortunately, the couple divorced and parted ways in 2017. As a result, it is known that his ex-wife suffered depression and PTSD after their 17 year-marriage ended.

Comedian and Actor Keegan-Michael Key Photo
Comedian and Actor Keegan-Michael Key Photo

Keegan-Michael Key Children

The Tomorrowland actor has no biological children. However, he has two adopted children along with his current wife Elle Key. They are Will from an orphanage in China and Zoey from India.

Keegan-Michael Key Comedy Career

Keegan-Michael is a professional comedian known for being one of the “fourth chair” performers in the Whose Line Is It Anyway? He has also made several appearances in Hell Baby horror-comedy. He also performed in Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Most noteworthy, he served as a panelist on the Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me… comedy quiz show. It is known that he made his Broadway debut in the Meteor Shower comedy. On the other hand, he served as the host of the Brain Games on National Geographic.

Acting Career

Key is a vastly recognized actor who is known for portraying the role of Sean Knox/Colt Rockwell in The Bubble. He also starred in the role of Gustafson in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. Afterward, he landed the voice role of Murray in Hotel Transylvania: Transformation.

Likewise, he voiced the role of Bjornson the Cheesemonger in Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. He also appeared in the 30 episodes of Mad TV portraying various characters. He then hosted 30 episodes of The Planet’s Funniest Animals.

Furthermore, he played the role of Hypothetical Criminal in Reno 911! In addition, he was featured in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Grant Anderson. Some of his other popular TV shows include American Dad!, Samurai Jack, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

He is also a screenwriter and producer known for his work in the 54 episodes of Key & Peele. It is known that he is set to appear in films such as Wonka, Migration, Dear Santa, and Transformers One.

Movies and TV Shows

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • The Predator
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Storks
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Let’s Be Cops
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  • Pinocchio
  • The Prom
  • The Star
  • Brain Games
  • Schmigadoon!
  • Wendell & Wild
  • Friends from College
  • Why Him?
  • Mad TV
  • Playing with Fire
  • Get Out
  • Gary Unmarried
  • Sons of Tucson Children’s Hospital
  • A Series of Unfortunate People


  • Primetime Emmy Award
  • American Comedy Award
  • Peabody Award

Keegan-Michael Key Net Worth

Citing his career in the film and entertainment industry, Keegan sits at an estimated net worth of $12 Million.

Keegan-Michael Key Instagram

You can find and follow Key on Instagram using the account name: @keeganmichaelkey

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