Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American comedian, actress, television writer, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Gina Linetti in the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and writing for Parks and Recreation and Saturday Night Live.[2]

Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown (cropped).jpg
Peretti performing in January 2013
Birth nameChelsea Vanessa Peretti[1]
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 44)
Oakland, California, U.S.
MediumTelevision, stand-up, film, music
Alma materBarnard College
Years active2004–present
(m. 2016)
Relative(s)Jonah Peretti (brother)

Early life and educationEdit

Peretti was born on February 20, 1978, in Oakland, California, the daughter of a schoolteacher mother, Amanda Cherkin, and a criminal defense lawyer and painter father, Anthony Peretti.[3][4] Her father is of Italian and English descent, and her mother is Jewish.[5][6] She was raised in Oakland, California.[7] She has two brothers and a sister; her older brother, internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, co-founded BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post.[8][9] Chelsea Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College,[7][10] during which time (in her junior year) she took a study year abroad to Royal Holloway, University of London.[11] She graduated in 2000.[12][13][14] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[15]



Peretti has written for The Village Voice, Details, Playgirl, Jest, and American Theatre Magazine, as well as online publications including The Huffington Post.


After moving to Los Angeles, Peretti made appearances on programs such as Kroll Show, 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.[16]

Peretti is credited as a story editor on the fourth season of Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[17]

From 2013 until 2019, Peretti was a series regular on NBC's detective/police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing Gina Linetti, until she announced her departure from the show in October 2018.[18][19] Her departure episode was "Four Movements."[20] She returned later in the season in a guest appearance, in "Return of the King," which premiered May 2, 2019.[21] She also returned for the two part finale.

In other mediaEdit

While in New York, Peretti made short films with Variety SHAC, a comedy troupe she formed in 2004 with Andrea Rosen, Heather Lawless, and Shonali Bhowmik.[7]

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts, including Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, WTF with Marc Maron, 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.[22]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[12] Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014."[23]

On April 21, 2020, Peretti released an EP titled Foam and Flotsam, a musical comedy concept album about coffee.[24] She created the music in collaboration with Kool Kojak, and the songs feature guests Reggie Watts, Terry Crews, and Juliette Lewis.[24] In tandem with the EP, Peretti also released two accompanying music videos: "Late"[25] and "Oatmilk."[26] Her music style is described as "whimsical yet depressive...[slamming] you into a wall and then [sliding] you up that wall and [releasing] you into a new galaxy."[27]

Personal lifeEdit

Peretti began dating comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele in 2013. They got engaged in November 2015.[28] On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped.[29] They have a son, Beaumont Gino, who was born in 2017.[30]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Brunette CMZ Reporter
2018 Game Night Glenda
2019 Spinster Gaby
2020 The Photograph Sara Rodgers
2020 Friendsgiving Claire
2021 Sing 2 Suki Lane (voice)
TBA First Time Female Director Also director, writer, and producer


Year Show Role Notes
2004 Comedy Lab Eugene's Friend Episode: "12:21"
2006 Cheap Seats Shonda Episode: "Evel Kneival"
2008–2013 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Herself 88 episodes
2009 Bobby Bottleservice Writer
Episode: "T-Shirt Ideas for Jersey Shore"
2010 Louie Date Episode: "Pilot"
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
Episode: "Smellin' of Troy"
2010 WTF with Marc Maron Writer
TV movie
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Writer
Episode: "Chelsea Peretti"
2011–2012 Parks and Recreation Zelda Episode: "Live Ammo"
Writer (2 episodes)
Story editor (season 4)
2011–2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers / Kim Buckett (voices) 14 episodes
2011–2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
2012 Hell’s Kitchen Herself Season 10, Episode 14
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush Episode: "Too Close for Comfort"
2013 High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler (voice) Episode: "Janitor Day"
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 (8 episodes)
Producer (8 episodes)
2013–2021 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti Main role (seasons 1–6, 8); 108 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter Episode: "Dicknanigans"
2015 Gravity Falls Darlene (voice) Episode: "Roadside Attraction"
2015 Drunk History Ann Druyan Episode: "Space"
2015–2016 The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Herself 2 episodes
2016 Animals Angela (voice) Episode: "Dogs."
2016 New Girl Gina Linetti Episode: "Homecoming"
2016–2018 Future-Worm! Ennuisha / Mean Little Girl (voices) 3 episodes
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Herself Season 2, Episode: "Revenge of the Queens"
2016 HarmonQuest Deepak Chopra Episode: "The Stone Saw Mines"
2017 Girls Chelsea Episode: "All I Ever Wanted"
2017–2021 Big Mouth Monica Foreman-Greenwald / Cellsea (voices) 16 episodes
2018 Alone Together Tamra Episode: "Pop-Up"
2018 Another Period Reporter Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"
2018–2019 American Dad Dorothy, Angie (voices) Episode: "Mean Francine", "Jeff and The Dank Ass Weed Factory"
2018 Inside Jokes Herself 4 episodes
2019–2020 The Simpsons Piper, Lauren (voices) 2 episodes
2019 Rick and Morty various Episode: Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
2019–2020 Harvey Girls Forever Maria (voice) 5 episodes
2019–2021 Solar Opposites various 12 episodes
2019 Crank Yankers Herself (voice) Episode: "David Alan Grier, Will Forte & Chelsea Peretti"
2020 Search Party Patsy Monahan Episode: "The Whistleblower"
2021 The Great North Lara Silverblatt (voice) Episode: "Avocado Barter Adventure"


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 gamesEdit

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


Studio albumsEdit

  • TBA (Released: Fall 2020 [31])

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Foam and Flotsam
  • Released: April 21, 2020[24]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Phosphorescent Panic
  • Released: August 11, 2020 [31]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
American Comedy Awards 2014 Best Comedy Supporting Actress - TV Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated [32]
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated [33]
Webby Awards 2015 Outstanding Comedic Performance Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Won [34]
Writers Guild of America Awards 2012 Television: Comedy Series Parks and Recreation Nominated [35]
Writers Guild of America Awards 2013 Television: Comedy Series Parks and Recreation Nominated [36]


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  2. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Bio". Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Chelsea Peretti biography | Wife of Jordan Peele". CelebCritics. August 27, 2021. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  4. ^ Bhattacharji, Alex (April 1, 2017). "Peretti Siblings Share a Sense of Humor, Not Just Genes". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, AM) (Broadcast transcript)". HighBeam Business. November 21, 2002. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". Contagious Media. November 17, 2002. Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". The New York Observer. July 10, 2007. Archived from the original on July 13, 2007. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  8. ^ "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". The Atlantic. June 13, 2012. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  9. ^ "The Jolly, Abrupt, WTF Rise of BuzzFeed". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004. Archived from the original on November 1, 2005. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  11. ^ Peretti, Chelsea [@chelseaperetti] (June 3, 2018). "EGHAM FOREVER #junioryearstudyabroad" (Tweet). Retrieved May 27, 2022 – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  13. ^ "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00
  14. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend". Heeb Magazine. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  15. ^ Conan, September 25, 2014
  16. ^ "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012.
  17. ^ "10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show". Vulture. January 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  18. ^ Park, Andrea. "Chelsea Peretti says she's leaving "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"". CBS News. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup". Vulture. September 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  20. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (January 31, 2019). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: The Long Goodbye". Rolling Stone.
  21. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (May 3, 2019). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: The Gang's All Here". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
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  25. ^ "Late on Youtube". YouTube. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  26. ^ "Oatmilk on Youtube". YouTube. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  27. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Artist Bio". Spotify. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  28. ^ Adams, Char (November 29, 2015). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Announce Engagement on Twitter". People. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  29. ^ "Surprise! Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped". People. April 26, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  30. ^ Schiff, Matthew; Passalaqua, Holly (July 17, 2017). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Welcome Their First Child". E! News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
  31. ^ a b "Chelsea Peretti Gets Caffeinated on 'Phosphorescent Panic' EP, Featuring Nick Kroll, Kathleen Hanna", Rolling Stone, retrieved August 12, 2020
  32. ^ "Actress-Writer-Comedian Chelsea Peretti to Host 2019 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony on Feb. 17". Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  33. ^ Variety Staff (January 26, 2015). "SAG Award Winners 2015: Full List". Variety. Archived from the original on January 27, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
  34. ^ "19th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced | The Webby Awards". Retrieved January 4, 2022.
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  36. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 6, 2012). "'Breaking Bad' & 'Modern Family' Dominate 2013 Writers Guild Awards TV Nominations". Deadline. Archived from the original on August 29, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2022.

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