February 20, 1978 |
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Comedian, actress, writer|
|Relatives||Jonah Peretti (brother)|
Peretti was born in Oakland, California. Her father is Italian-American and her mother is Jewish (Peretti's stepmother was African-American). She moved to New York in 1996 to attend Barnard College and graduated in 2000. She is the sister of American internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti.
As of 2013, Peretti lives in Los Angeles.
Chelsea 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.
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.
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, and Comedy Bang Bang. In October 2012, Peretti launched her own call-in podcast, Call Chelsea Peretti.
- "Chelsea Peretti Bio". Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. Unknown parameter
- "Move Over, Sarah Silverman!". New York Observer. July 10, 2007.
- Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, blackpeopleloveus.com.(9:00-10:00 AM)(Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared
- Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me?
- "Chelsea Peretti, Comedian". Gothamist. February 23, 2004.
- Dennis Hensley (July 13, 2010). "10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti". Variety.
- "Barnard College News Center". Barnard College. Summer 2007. "Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00"[dead link]
- "Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb". Heebmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
- "Jonah Peretti: What I Read". June 13, 2012.
- "Chelsea Peretti's 'This Is My LA' Vines Lampoon City Boosterism Campaigns". Huffington Post. August 20, 2013.
- "Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted". Earwolf. August 15, 2012.
- "Call Chelsea Peretti". Feral Audio.
- "Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup". September 30, 2013.