Keegan Michael Key
Keegan Michael Key
Real Name/Full Name Keegan-Michael Key
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Keegan-Michael Key
Birth Place: Southfield, Michigan, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 22 March 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 158.7 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Leroy McDuffie
Mother – Carrie Herr
Siblings: Dwayne McDuffie
School: N/A
College: University of Detroit Mercy
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Elisa Key
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor, producer, writer, comedian
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Keegan Michael Key is a man of many talents and is loved by all. He is a producer, writer, actor, and most importantly, a comedian. He is most popularly known for his comic sketches on Comedy Central’s comedy sketch series Key and Peele alongside his partner Jordan Peele. On the CW, Key had made multiple appearances on the Whose Line, is it Anyway? American Version.

One Mad Tv, Key has been a cast member for over six seasons. In 2014, in the FX series Fargo, he had made his appearance with his partner Peele. The Planet’s Funniest Animals on Animal Planet’s U.S. version was hosted by Pelle from 2005 to 2008. He has now moved on to CBS, where he hosts Game On!

Key has not only done multiple comedy sketches and hosted shows, but he has also starred in many films. He primarily does supporting roles. He has appeared in big-time movies like Don’t Think Twice in 2016 and Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015. Key is also known to lend his voice to many animated films like The Prom in 2020, Toy Story 4 in 2019, The Lion King remake, Hotel Transylvania in 2013, The star in 2017, and many more.

Well, how well do you know about Keegan-Michael Key? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Keegan-Michael Key’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Keegan-Michael Key to date.

Biography and Early Life

Keegan Michael Key was born biracial, which means he had a white mother and a black father named Leroy McDuffie. His biological parents were not able to raise him, and hence he was put up for adoption. He got adopted by social workers in Detroit named Patricia Walsh and Michael Key.

His adoptive parents also turned out to be mixed, with his mother being white and his father being black. For the longest time, Key did not know that he had two half-brothers from his biological father. One of his half-brothers named Dwayne McDuffie, is a comic book writer. He only came to know after their death.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Keegan-Michael Key in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Keegan-Michael Key’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 22 March 1971. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 158.7 lbs in Pound and 72kg in Kilograms.


Keegan has been interested in the performing arts from a young age. Though not a lot is known about Keegan’s academic career, he got his degree of Fine Arts in theatre from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1993. He decided to continue his studies even after this by getting his master’s from the Pennsylvania University in theatre in 1996. He was a brother of Phi Kappa Theta while he was at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Keegan Michael Key With Wife Elisa Key
Keegan Michael Key With Wife Elisa Key

Keegan Michael Key’s marriage life has not been too easy. From 1998 to 2017, Keegan has been married Cynthia Blaise, who is a dialect coach and an actress. However, due to their differences, the two could not make the marriage last, leading them to be legally separated in 2015 in the month of November. A month later, Keegan is known to have filed for divorce. However, not long after, on the 8th of June 2018, Keegan tied the knot to Elisa Pugliese, who was a director and a producer.

Keegan is known to have tried following multiple religions in the past though now he has settled with being Christian. In the past, Keegan has tried Evangelicalism, Catholicism, and even Buddhism. The fact that he is biracial helps him in his comedic and acting career. A lot of Key and Peele jokes include being biracial. He is known to support the football club Liverpool F.C. and is an avid supporter of soccer.

Is Keegan Michael Key Gay?

Keegan Michael Key’s marriage did not start off too great. His marriage with Cynthia Blaise lasted from 1998 to 2017. Due to their differences, the couple got legally separated in the month of November in 2015 and finally got divorced a month later. However, Keegan seems to have not settled with Elisa Pugliese. Though Keegan has not really talked publicly about his sexual orientation, from his relationships, it is assumed that Keegan is straight.

Professional Career

Keegan Michael Key’s professional career correctly started on the 31st of January 2012, with the launch of Key and Peele. He started this show along with his friend Peele, who was a fellow castmate in Mad Tv. This show put Key on the map and proved to be one of Keegan’s greatest hits.

The show ran on the 9th of September 2015 for over five seasons. The partnership of Key and Peele turned out to be kind of legendary as the show gathered a massive TRP. The partners even starred on an episode of Epic Battles of History. In the episode “Muhammad Ali vs Michael Jordan,” the pair had returned again to the show.

Initially, Pelle had played the role of Martin Luther King Jr., and Key had taken the part of Mahatma Gandhi. Key has made himself a pretty popular character named Obama’s Anger Translator. The feeling is essentially the angry side of the president, where Key interprets the president’s words in an angry and funny manner. He played this character at the White House Correspondent Dinner and got quite an applaud.

Keegan has also played on the Netflix comedy show Friends from College, where he plays the prominent male character, Ethan Turner. The show is about a group of friends in their late 30s, primarily students of Harvard University living in New York City.


Keegan Michael Key has won quite a few awards throughout his life. He has gotten many nominations. He won the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for his long-time show Key and Peele. We hope he will win many awards in the future and will do great wonders.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Keegan Michael Key in 2024

Keegan Michael Key Net Worth
Keegan Michael Key Net Worth

With having a rocky childhood with being adopted and biracial, Keegan has not let his hard childhood limit his talents. With his excellent acting skills and funny personality, Keegan has been able to gather up quite a massive net worth. As of 2024, His net worth is estimated to a significant $15 million.

Keegan Michael Key, more popularly known as Key, has had quite a career. His humor and acting skills have made him quite a household name. His most excellent hit show, Key and Peele, has helped him boost his popularity quite a bit. Key has had half brothers from his biological father but did not know about them until their death. With his hard work and dedication, Keegan has come a long way.


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