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.
|Birth name||Chelsea Vanessa Peretti|
|Born||February 20, 1978|
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Medium||Television, stand-up, film, music|
|Alma mater||Barnard College|
|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. Her father is of Italian and English descent, and her mother is Jewish. She was raised in Oakland, California. She has two brothers and a sister; her older brother, internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, co-founded BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post. Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College, during which time she took a study year abroad in her junior year to Royal Holloway, University of London, graduating in 2000. She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.
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.
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. Her departure episode was "Four Movements". She returned later in the season in a guest appearance after in "Return of the King", premiered May 2, 2019.
In other mediaEdit
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.
On April 21, 2020, Peretti released an EP titled Foam and Flotsam, a musical comedy concept album about coffee. She created the music in collaboration with Kool Kojak, and the songs feature guests Reggie Watts, Terry Crews, and Juliette Lewis. In tandem with the EP, Peretti also released two accompanying music videos: "Late", and "Oatmilk". 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."
Peretti began dating comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele in 2013. They got engaged in November 2015. On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped. They have a son, Beaumont Gino, who was born in 2017.
|2014||Women Aren't Funny||Herself|
|2016||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||Brunette CMZ Reporter|
|2020||The Photograph||Sara Rodgers|
|2021||Sing 2||Suki (voice)||Filming|
|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||The Sarah Silverman Program||Becky||Writer |
Episode: "Smellin' of Troy"
|2010||WTF with Marc Maron||Writer |
|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 |
|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 |
|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||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 Foreman-Greenwald / Cellsea (voices)||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|
|2019–2020||Harvey Girls Forever||Maria (voice)||5 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"|
|2009||Chelsea Peretti's All My Exes||Creator||Herself||6 episodes|
|2014||Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats||Writer, executive producer||Herself||Netflix special|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Lori Williams-Jones||Voice|
- TBA (Released: Fall 2020 )
|Foam and Flotsam|
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- "Chelsea Peretti Bio". Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- "Chelsea Peretti biography | Wife of Jordan Peele". CelebCritics.com. August 27, 2021. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
- Bhattacharji, Alex (April 1, 2017). "Peretti Siblings Share a Sense of Humor, Not Just Genes". The New York Times.
- "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, blackpeopleloveus.com.(9:00-10:00 AM) (Broadcast transcript)". HighBeam Business. November 21, 2002. Archived from the original on September 1, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". Contagiousmedia.org. November 17, 2002. Archived from the original on April 2, 2004. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". The New York Observer. July 10, 2007. Archived from the original on July 13, 2007.
- "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". The Atlantic Wire.com. June 13, 2012. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "The Jolly, Abrupt, WTF Rise of BuzzFeed". Retrieved October 6, 2018.
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- "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010.
Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00
- "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend". Heeb magazine.com. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- Conan, September 25, 2014
- "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012.
- "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.
- Park, Andrea. "Chelsea Peretti says she's leaving "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"". CBS News. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
- "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.
- Sepinwall, Alan (January 31, 2019). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: The Long Goodbye". Rolling Stone.
- Sepinwall, Alan (May 3, 2019). "'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: The Gang's All Here". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 16, 2020.
- "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- Hongo, Hudson (December 15, 2014). "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014". Paste. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
- Fox, Jesse David (April 21, 2020). "Chelsea Peretti Made an Instant-Classic Coffee Comedy Concept Album". Vulture. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- "Late on Youtube". YouTube.com. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- "Oatmilk on Youtube". YouTube.com. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- "Chelsea Peretti Artist Bio". Spotify.com. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
- Adams, Char (November 29, 2015). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Announce Engagement on Twitter". People.
- "Surprise! Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped". People. April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- Schiff, Matthew; Passalaqua, Holly (July 17, 2017). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Welcome Their First Child". E! News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
- "Chelsea Peretti Gets Caffeinated on 'Phosphorescent Panic' EP, Featuring Nick Kroll, Kathleen Hanna", Rolling Stone, retrieved August 12, 2020
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