Keegan Michael Key
Keegan Michael Key
Celebrated Name: Keegan-Michael Key
Real Name/Full Name: Keegan-Michael Key
Gender: Male
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: 22 March 1971
Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85m
Weight: 72 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Cynthia Blaise (m. 1998-2017), Elisa Key(m. 2018)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Keegan Michael Key Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, producer, writer, comedian
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $8 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Keegan-Michael Key is an actor, writer, and producer from America. Key co-created and co-starred a Comedy Central’s sketch series “Key & Peele” from 2012 to 2015 with Jordan Peele. He co-starred in USA Network’s Playing House from 2014 to 2017. He spent six seasons on Mad TV from 2004 to 2009 as a cast member. He has made guest appearances on the U.S. version of Whose Line is it Anyway?. He also appeared in the first season of the FX series, alongside Peele in Fargo in 2014.

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Early Life & Biography

Key was the son of black father Leroy McDuffie and white mother, Carrie Herr. He was adopted at an early age by Michael Key and Patricia Walsh, who were both social workers in Detroit. His adoptive parents were also a black man and a white woman like his birth parents. Because of his biological father, Key had two half brothers. One of whom was comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie. But, his siblings died at a very early age.

Key attended the University of Detroit Mercy, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater in 1993. Then he earned a Master of Fine Arts in theater at Pennsylvania State University in 1996. He was a brother of Phi Kappa Theta, while he was studying at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Personal Life

Key was married to an actress Cynthia Blaise from 1998. They get separated in 2015 and divorced legally in 2017. He married for the second time to a producer and director Elisa Key. They get married in New York City on 8 June 2018.

Key is a Christian and is a great devotee of Lord Jesus. He has also practiced Buddhism. Being biracial has become a source of comedic material. For this, Key and Terry Gross had an interview for NPR.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 22 March 1971, Keegan Michael Key is 53 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2024. His height is 1.85m tall, and his weight is 72 kg.


Key and his former Mad TV castmate Peele starred in their own Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele, which began on 31 January 2012. They together ran for five seasons until 9 September 2015. Key and his comedy partner Peele starred in an episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. There the key role was of Mahatma Gandhi. Peele played the role of Martin Luther King Jr. With the “Muhammad Ali versus Michael Jordan” battle, the pair returned to Epic Rap Battles of History.

At the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner as Luther, Key was introduced by President Barack Obama. Obama’s Anger Translator was one of Key’s characters from Key & Peele.

Key plays the most prominent male characters as, Ethan Turner, on the Netflix ensemble comedy Friends from College.  That was about a group of Harvard University graduates and friends now in their late 30s living in New York City. He plays an award-winning fiction writer. There he encouraged to start writing for young adult fiction audiences.

Awards & Achievements

Keegan Michael Key has an impeccable career record with two wins and 26 nominations. Some of his lifetime achievements are as follows:

In 2016, in Primetime Emmy Awards, he was the winner for the “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series” for Key and Peele.

  • By that year only, he gets nominated for ”Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance” for Supermansion.
  • In 2014, he got nominated as“Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” for Key and Peele.

In 2015, he got nominated as the “Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program” for again Key and Peele.

  • In 2017, in Behind the Voice Actors Awards, he got nominated as “Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role” for Angry Birds.

In 2019, in Image Awards (NAACP), he got nominated as“Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series” for Friends From College.”

  • In 2014, in Chicago Comedy Film Festival, he was the winner as the best actor for Teacher Of the Year.

Net Worth & Salary of Keegan Michael Key in 2024

Keegan Michael Key Net Worth
Keegan Michael Key Net Worth

Key has a successful and lucrative career for himself and his multi-faceted performing talents. As of April 2024, His estimated net worth is $8 million till now with an outstanding career record, unlike other celebrities. The majority of his income comes from the movies he worked in and succeeded in the box office.

Keegan Michael Key is an American actor/comedian. He is a great devotee of Lord Jesus. He was adopted at a very early age by a black and white couple and grown up with a delightful family background. He has contributed everything to shine his career. At the very beginning of his career life, he struggled a lot and competed with many talented actors.

His hard work paid off and brought him to a supreme position. By his dedication towards work, he won a million hearts and achieved a huge fan following. His best ever work as an actor is in “Lee and Peele,” where he worked with his close friend Peele.


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