Keegan-Michael Key

LOS ANGELES - APR 21:  Keegan-Michael Key at the Keanu Los Angel

Key in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Southfield, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 22, 1971

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

Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He has often worked with Jordan Peele, and the two are known as Key & Peele.

He was adopted by a black father, Michael Eugene Winfield Key, and a white mother, Patricia Walsh, who has Irish and German ancestry. His biological parents have the same background: his biological father, Leroy McDuffie, is black, and his biological mother, Carrie Herr, is white. His biological paternal half-brother was comic book and television writer Dwayne McDuffie.

Keegan-Michael is married to actress and director Elisa Pugliese.

Michael Key’s parents are Willie C. Key and Rosa Winfield.

Patricia Walsh’s parents are Earl Raphael Walsh and Alvina Freund.

Source: Genealogy of Keegan-Michael Key’s adoptive family –

2 Responses

  1. phaedra says:

    European what?

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