Chelsea Peretti

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Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown.jpg
Birth name Chelsea Vanessa Peretti[1]
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 36)
Oakland, California, United States
Medium Comedian, actress, writer
Relative(s) Jonah Peretti (brother)

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer, known for her role of Gina Linetti on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Peretti was born and raised in Oakland, California.[3] Her father is Italian-American and her mother is Jewish (Peretti's stepmother was African-American).[4][5] Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York in 1996 to attend Barnard College[3][6] and graduated[7] in 2000.[8][9] She is the sister of American internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti.[10] Peretti also attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine costar Andy Samberg, and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.

As of 2013, Peretti lives in Los Angeles.[11]


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.[3]

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.[12]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[7]

Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011-2012.[13]

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, 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.[14]

As of 2013, Peretti has been a series regular on Fox's detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing Gina Linetti.[15] She also stars in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show as multiple characters.[16]


  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. ^ a b c "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". New York Observer. July 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, AM)(Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". 2002-11-21. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". 2002-11-17. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004. 
  7. ^ a b Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety. 
  8. ^ "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. "Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00" [dead link]
  9. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb". Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  10. ^ "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". June 13, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  11. ^ "Chelsea Peretti's 'This Is My LA' Vines Lampoon City Boosterism Campaigns". Huffington Post. August 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Parks and Recreation". Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  14. ^ "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Kroll Show (TV Series 2013- )". Retrieved 2014-04-16. 

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