Chelsea Peretti

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Chelsea Peretti
Peretti performing in January 2013
Born (1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 46)
Oakland, California, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film, music
EducationBarnard College (BA)
Years active2004–present
(m. 2016)
Relative(s)Jonah Peretti (brother)

Chelsea 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. She wrote for various TV series, including Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live and Kroll Show.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Peretti was born on February 20, 1978, in Oakland, California, to Amanda Cherkin, a schoolteacher, and Gene Peretti, a criminal defense lawyer and painter.[2][3] Her father is of Italian and English descent, and her mother is Jewish. Her step-mother was African-American.[4][5] She was raised in Oakland.[6] She has an older brother, internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, co-founder of BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post.[7][8] Chelsea Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College of Columbia University,[6][9] during which time (in her junior year) she took a study year abroad to Royal Holloway, University of London.[10] She graduated in 2000.[11][12][13] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[14]



Peretti has written for The Village Voice, Details, Playgirl, Jest, and American Theatre Magazine, as well as online publications including The Huffington Post.[citation needed]


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.[15]

Peretti is credited as a story editor on the fourth season of Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[16]

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.[17][18] Her departure episode was "Four Movements."[19] She returned later in the season in a guest appearance, in "Return of the King," which premiered May 2, 2019.[20] She also returned for the two part finale.

In other media[edit]

While in New York, Peretti made short films with Variety SHAC, a comedy troupe she formed in 2004 with Andrea Rosen, Heather Lawless, and Shonali Bhowmik.[6]

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.[21]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[11] Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014."[22]

On April 21, 2020, Peretti released an EP titled Foam and Flotsam, a musical comedy concept album about coffee.[23] She created the music in collaboration with Kool Kojak, and the songs feature guests Reggie Watts, Terry Crews, and Juliette Lewis.[23] In tandem with the EP, Peretti also released two accompanying music videos: "Late"[24] and "Oatmilk."[25] 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."[26]

Personal life[edit]

Peretti began dating comedian and filmmaker Jordan Peele in 2013. They got engaged in November 2015.[27] On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced that she and Peele had eloped.[28] They have a son, who was born in 2017.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Brunette CMZ Reporter
2018 Game Night Glenda
2019 Spinster Gaby
2020 The Photograph Sara Rodgers
Friendsgiving Claire
2021 Sing 2 Suki Lane Voice[30]
2023 Cora Bora TBA
First Time Female Director Sam Clifford Also director, writer, and producer


Year Show Role Notes
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 Louie Date Episode: "Pilot"
The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
Episode: "Smellin' of Troy"
WTF with Marc Maron Writer
TV movie
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 Voice, 14 episodes
2011–2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
Hell's Kitchen Herself Season 10, Episode 14
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush Episode: "Too Close for Comfort"
High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler Voice, episode: "Janitor Day"
Saturday Night Live Writer
2 episodes
2013–2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Delivery Woman / Trey Booth 2 episodes
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), guest role (season 8); 108 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter Episode: "Dicknanigans"
2015 Gravity Falls Darlene Voice, episode: "Roadside Attraction"[30]
Drunk History Ann Druyan Episode: "Space"
2015–2016 The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Herself 2 episodes
2016 Animals Angela Voice, episode: "Dogs."[30]
New Girl Gina Linetti Episode: "Homecoming"
2016–2018 Future-Worm! Ennuisha / Mean Little Girl Voice, 3 episodes
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Herself Episode: "Revenge of the Queens"
HarmonQuest Deepak Chopra Episode: "The Stone Saw Mines"
2017 Girls Chelsea Episode: "All I Ever Wanted"
Adventure Time Queen of Ooo Voice, episode: "Fionna and Cake and Fionna"[30]
2017–2023 Big Mouth Monica Foreman-Greenwald / Cellsea Voice, 22 episodes
2018 Alone Together Tamra Episode: "Pop-Up"
Another Period Reporter Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"
2018–2019 American Dad! Dorothy, Angie Voice, 2 episodes
2018 Inside Jokes Herself 4 episodes
2019–2020 The Simpsons Piper, Lauren Voice, 2 episodes
Harvey Girls Forever Maria Voice, 5 episodes[30]
2019–2021 Crank Yankers Herself Voice, 2 episodes
2020 Search Party Patsy Monahan Episode: "The Whistleblower"
2021–2023 The Great North Lara Silverblatt / Abigail Voice, 4 episodes
2022 Nailed It! Herself Episode: "Slime Time"
2022–2023 Bob's Burgers Eleanor / Chelsea Voice, 2 episodes
2023 My Dad the Bounty Hunter Pam Voice
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Queenie Voice, 2 episodes
2024 Krapopolis Additional Voices Voice, episode: "A Krapwork Orange"


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2009 Chelsea Peretti's All My Exes Creator Herself 6 episodes
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


Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Foam and Flotsam
  • Released: April 21, 2020[23]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Phosphorescent Panic
  • Released: August 11, 2020 [31]
  • Labels: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
American Comedy Awards 2014 Best Comedy Supporting Actress – TV Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated [32]
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Brooklyn Nine-Nine Nominated [33]
Webby Awards 2015 Outstanding Comedic Performance Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Won [34]
Writers Guild of America Awards 2012 Television: Comedy Series Parks and Recreation Nominated [35]
Writers Guild of America Awards 2013 Television: Comedy Series Parks and Recreation Nominated [36]


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  3. ^ Bhattacharji, Alex (April 1, 2017). "Peretti Siblings Share a Sense of Humor, Not Just Genes". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, (9:00–10:00 am) (Broadcast transcript)". November 21, 2002. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
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  16. ^ "10 'Parks and Rec' Writers Who Have Played Characters on the Show". Vulture. January 9, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  17. ^ Park, Andrea. "Chelsea Peretti says she's leaving "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"". CBS News. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
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  25. ^ "Oatmilk on Youtube". YouTube. April 21, 2020. Archived from the original on November 18, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
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  28. ^ "Surprise! Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele Eloped". People. April 26, 2016. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  29. ^ Schiff, Matthew; Passalaqua, Holly (July 17, 2017). "Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti Welcome Their First Child". E! News. Retrieved July 18, 2017.
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  34. ^ "19th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced". The Webby Awards. Retrieved January 4, 2022.
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