Chelsea Peretti

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Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown.jpg
Peretti performing at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles
Birth name Chelsea Vanessa Peretti
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 37)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Medium Comedian, actress, writer
Partner(s) Jordan Peele
Relative(s) Jonah Peretti (brother)

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti[1] (born February 20, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She is known for portraying Gina Linetti on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[2]

Paste named her Twitter one of the "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014" ranking it at #75.[3]

Early life[edit]

Peretti was born and raised in Oakland, California,[4] the daughter of an Italian American father and Jewish mother.[5][6] Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York in 1996 to attend Barnard College[4][7] and graduated in 2000.[8][9][10] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg, and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[citation needed]


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.[4]

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.[11]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[8]

Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011-2012.[12]

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, 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.[13]

As of 2013, Peretti has been a series regular on Fox's detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing Gina Linetti.[14] She also stars in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show as multiple characters.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Peretti has been dating actor Jordan Peele since 2013.[16]

She is the sister of American internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, who founded Buzzfeed and co-founded The Huffington Post.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl Short film
2014 Women Aren't Funny Herself


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Comedy Lab Eugene's Friend 1 episode
2009 Bobby Bottleservice Writer
1 episode
2010 Louie Date 1 episode
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
1 episode
2010 WTF with Marc Maron Writer
1 episode
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Writer
1 episode
2011–2012 Parks and Recreation Zelda 1 episode
Writer (6 episodes)
2011–2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers
Kim Buckett
13 episodes
2011–2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
2012 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Herself 1 episode
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush 1 episode
2013 High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler 1 episode
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Delivery Woman 1 episode
2013 Saturday Night Live Writer
2 episodes
2013–present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti 34 episodes
2013–present Kroll Show Herself
Various Characters
Writer (7 episodes)
Producer (8 episodes)
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter 1 episode


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2014 Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Writer, executive producer Herself Netflix special

Video games[edit]

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


  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. ^ Hongo, Hudson (15 December 2014). "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014 :: Comedy :: Lists :: Paste". Paste. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". New York Observer. July 10, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, AM)(Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared". 2002-11-21. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?". 2002-11-17. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  7. ^ "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004. 
  8. ^ a b Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety. 
  9. ^ "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00 [dead link]
  10. ^ "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb". Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  11. ^ "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Parks and Recreation". Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  13. ^ "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ "Kroll Show (TV Series 2013- )". Retrieved 2014-04-16. 
  16. ^ "Andy Samberg’s Latest Role Is Playing Cupid!". September 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  17. ^ "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". June 13, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 

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