Jordan Peele

by follers on April 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEB 16: Jordan Peele at the premiere of Univer

Birth Name: Jordan Haworth Peele

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 21, 1979

*African-American (father)
*English (mother)

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter. He is known for writing and directing the film Get Out (2017).

His father is black. His mother, Lucinda J. Williams, is white, of English descent, with roots in Colonial America of the 1600s, specifically Maryland and Massachusetts. Jordan is married to actress and comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

In 2015, The New Yorker wrote that growing up, Jordan’s mother “had her share of dealing with other people’s incredulity, especially as a pale, blue-eyed blonde.” She was quoted as saying:

Having parents with different ethnic identities was not a particularly unusual situation here [in Manhattan], nor was being raised by a single parent… [Jordan was] obviously my joy… [but strangers tended to] assume he was adopted or I was watching someone else’s child. When he was still in a stroller, I would see people’s faces freeze and then look away upon leaning in to admire the baby. You could almost see a ‘Does Not Compute’ sign light up in their eyes.

Jordan’s maternal grandfather was Earl Haworth Williams (the son of Earl Monroe Williams and Mary Leona Nichols). Jordan’s grandfather Earl was born in Maryland. Jordan’s great-grandfather Earl was the son of John Henry Delaney Williams and Lillie E. Hilghman. Mary Leona was the daughter of George Washington Nichols and Ruth Isabelle Lowe.

Jordan’s maternal grandmother was Josephine Helen Taylor (the daughter of Everett Sidney Taylor and Louise Strong). Josephine was born in Maryland. Everett was the son of Algernon Sidney/Sydney Taylor and Mary Rietta Johnson. Louise was the daughter of Walter Robbins Strong and Henrietta M. “Nettie” Wicks.

Sources: Wedding announcement of Jordan’s maternal grandparents, Earl Haworth Williams and Josephine Helen Taylor –

Genealogies of Jordan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Helen Taylor –

Genealogy of Jordan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Helen Taylor (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogy of Jordan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Helen Taylor (focusing on her mother’s side) –

Obituary of Jordan’s maternal grandmother, Josephine Helen Taylor –

Photo by Joe Seer/

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Daron March 5, 2017 at 2:28 pm

His mom must have African her family also because this guy does not look remotely White or biracial.

angrygirl19 March 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

But she doesnt

Multiethnicchick November 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm

If you took him to Africa among black Africans he would stand out. He looks australian aboriginal

Gurrl June 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm

does not look half European in the slightest.

midori29 June 29, 2016 at 10:03 am

Nope he does not look half European at all his features are very very heavy and very West African. I know West Africans can have all types of features but his are very very strongly Ghanian, etc.

Multiethnicchick September 23, 2016 at 1:19 pm

yet if you actually went to west Africa with him, he’d stick out like a sore thumb

angrygirl19 March 15, 2017 at 8:52 am

Well he is, so get over it

Connerfromvine May 17, 2016 at 8:11 pm

I always thought he was Blasian and the other one was B&W

chris91 March 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm

I noticed there are many mulattos that look blasian to me Zendaya also i.e. Strange..

Multiethnicchick November 27, 2017 at 8:56 pm

or maybe you don’t know what a blasian actually looks like

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