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 police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[2]

Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown (cropped).jpg
Peretti performing in January 2013
Birth nameChelsea Vanessa Peretti[1][better source needed]
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 42)
Oakland, California, U.S.
MediumTelevision, stand-up, film, music
Alma materBarnard College
Years active2004–present
Jordan Peele (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 and a criminal defense lawyer and painter father.[3] Her father is of English and Italian descent and her mother is Jewish.[4][5] She was raised in Oakland, California.[6] She has two brothers and a sister; her older brother, internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, co-founded BuzzFeed and 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,[6][9] during which time she took a study year abroad in her junior year to Royal Holloway, University of London,[10] graduating in 2000.[11][12][13] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[14]



Peretti has written for The Village Voice, Details, Playgirl, Jest, 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.[15]

Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[16]

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.[17][18] Her departure episode, "Four Movements", premiered January 31, 2019.[19]

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.[6]

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.[20]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[11] Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014".[21]

On April 21, 2020, Chelsea Peretti released an EP titled Foam and Flotsam, a musical comedy concept album about coffee.[22] She created the music in collaboration with Kool Kojak, and the songs feature guests Reggie Watts, Terry Crews, and Juliette Lewis.[22] The comprising five songs contain such evocative lyrics as "How you gonna show up late but have a coffee in your hand?" and "Yeah, I wanna drink coffee with you, but I'm gonna need a soundproof bathroom". In tandem with the EP, Peretti also released two accompanying music videos: "Late",[23] and "Oatmilk".[24] 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."[25]

Personal lifeEdit

Peretti began dating comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele in 2013. They got engaged in November 2015.[26] On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped.[27] They have a son who was born in 2017.[28]



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
2018 Game Night Glenda
2019 Spinster Gaby
2020 The Photograph Sara Rodgers
2021 Sing 2 Pre-production
TBA Friendsgiving Claire Post-production


Year Show Role Episode
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)
2011–2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers / Kim Buckett (voice) 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)
2013–2019 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti Main role (seasons 1-5), Recurring role (season 6); 107 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter Episode: "Sex Addict Wendell"
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 (voice) 3 episodes
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Episode: "Ruvenge of the Queens (All Stars 2)"
2016 HarmonQuest Deepak Chopra Episode: "The Stone Saw Mines"
2017 Adventure Time Queen of Ooo (voice) Episode: "Fionna and Cake and Fionna"
2017 Girls Chelsea Episode: "All I Ever Wanted"
2017–2019 Big Mouth Monica / Cellsea (voice) 11 episodes
2018 Alone Together Tamra Episode: "Pop-Up"
2018 Another Period Italian neighbour 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 Harvey Girls Forever! Maria (voice) 3 episodes
2019 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Piebald (voice) Episode: "Flushed, But Never Forgotten"
2019 Crank Yankers Herself (voice) Episode: "David Alan Grier, Will Forte & Chelsea Peretti"


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: June 2020[22])

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Foam and Flotsam
  • Released: April 21, 2020[22]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


  1. ^ "The Birth of Chelsea Peretti". California Birth Index.
  2. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Bio". Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, AM) (Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". November 21, 2002. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". November 17, 2002. Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". New York Observer. July 10, 2007. Archived from the original on July 13, 2007.
  7. ^ "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". June 13, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Jolly, Abrupt, WTF Rise of BuzzFeed". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004. Archived from the original on November 1, 2005.
  10. ^ "Chelsea Peretti on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety.
  12. ^ "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00
  13. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb". Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  14. ^ Conan, September 25, 2014
  15. ^ "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012.
  16. ^ "10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show". Splitsider. January 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  17. ^ Park, Andrea. "Chelsea Peretti says she's leaving "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"". CBS. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  18. ^ "Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup". Splitsider. September 30, 2013. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  19. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (January 31, 2019). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: The Long Goodbye". Rolling Stone.
  20. ^ "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  21. ^ Hongo, Hudson (December 15, 2014). "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014 :: Comedy :: Lists :: Paste". Paste. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  22. ^ a b c d Fox, Jesse David (April 21, 2020). "Chelsea Peretti Made an Instant-Classic Coffee Comedy Concept Album". Vulture. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  23. ^ "Late on Youtube". Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  24. ^ "Oatmilk on Youtube". Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  25. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Artist Bio". Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  26. ^ People: "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Announce Engagement on Twitter" BY CHAR ADAMS November 29, 2015
  27. ^ "Surprise! Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped". April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  28. ^ Schiff, Matthew; Passalaqua, Holly (July 17, 2017). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Welcome Their First Child". E! News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.

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