Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Peretti

Peretti performing in March 2010
Birth name Chelsea Vanessa Peretti
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978
Oakland, California, United States
Medium Comedian, actress, writer
Spouse Jordan Peele (m. 2016)
Relative(s) Jonah Peretti (brother)

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti[1] (born February 20, 1978) is an American comedian, actress, and writer. She is best known for portraying Gina Linetti on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[2] Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on the "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014".[3]

Early life

Peretti was born and raised in Oakland, California,[4] the daughter of an Italian American father and Jewish mother.[5][6] Her older brother is internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, who founded BuzzFeed and co-founded The Huffington Post.[7][8]

Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College[4][9] and graduated in 2000.[10][11][12] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg, and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[13]


Peretti has written for The Village Voice, Details, Playgirl, Jest, American Theatre Magazine, as well as online publications like The Huffington Post. While in New York she made short films with Variety SHAC, a comedy troupe she formed in 2004 along with Andrea Rosen, Heather Lawless, and Shonali Bhowmik.[4]

After moving to Los Angeles, Peretti made appearances on programs such as Louie, The Sarah Silverman Program, TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest..., and Tosh.0. She appeared as a guest correspondent on one episode of Lopez Tonight interviewing local citizens about Prop 8.[14]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[10] Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[15]

Chelsea also appeared on the UK's Channel 4 show The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Todd Glass Show, The Lavender Hour, The Bone Zone with Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke, and Comedy Bang! Bang! In October 2012, Peretti launched her own call-in podcast, Call Chelsea Peretti.[16]

Peretti guest-starred in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show as Farley, a love interest of Bobby Bottleservice.[17]

As of 2016, Peretti has been a series regular on Fox's detective/police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing Gina Linetti.[18]

Personal life

Peretti began dating actor Jordan Peele in March 2013.[19] They became engaged in November 2015.[20] On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced on Instagram that she and Peele had eloped.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl
2014 Women Aren't Funny Herself
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Brunette CMZ Reporter


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Comedy Lab Eugene's Friend 1 episode
2008–2013 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Herself 88 episodes
2009 Bobby Bottleservice Writer
1 episode
2010 Louie Date 1 episode
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
1 episode
2010 WTF with Marc Maron Writer
1 episode
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Writer
1 episode
2011–2012 Parks and Recreation Zelda 1 episode
Writer (6 episodes)
2011–2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers
Kim Buckett
14 episodes
2011–2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush 1 episode
2013 High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler Voice
1 episode
2013 Saturday Night Live Writer
2 episodes
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Delivery Woman/Trey Booth 2 episodes
2013–2015 Kroll Show Herself
Various Characters
9 episodes
Writer (7 episodes)
Producer (8 episodes)
2013–present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti 61 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter 1 episode
2015 Gravity Falls Darlene Voice
1 episode
2015 Drunk History Ann Druyan 1 episode
2015–2016 The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Herself 2 episodes
2016 Animals. Angela Voice
1 episode
2016 New Girl Gina Linetti Episode: "Homecoming"


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2009 Chelsea Peretti's All My Exes Creator Herself 6 episodes
2014 Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Writer, executive producer Herself Netflix special

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Lori Williams-Jones Voice


  1. "Chelsea Vanessa Peretti, Born 02/20/1978 in California -". Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. "Chelsea Peretti Bio". Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. Hongo, Hudson (15 December 2014). "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014 :: Comedy :: Lists :: Paste". Paste. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". New York Observer. July 10, 2007.
  5. "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, AM) (Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". 2002-11-21. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  6. "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". 2002-11-17. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  7. "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". June 13, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  8. M Magazine: "The Jolly, Abrupt, WTF Rise of BuzzFeed" by Matthew Lynch
  9. "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004.
  10. 1 2 Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety.
  11. "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00
  12. "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb". Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  13. Conan, September 25, 2014
  14. "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012.
  15. "Parks and Recreation". Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  16. "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  17. "Kroll Show (TV Series 2013- )". Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  18. "Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup". September 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  19. "Andy Samberg's Latest Role Is Playing Cupid!". September 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  20. People: "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Announce Engagement on Twitter" BY CHAR ADAMS November 29, 2015
  21. "Surprise! Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped". April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
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