Chelsea Peretti

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Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown.jpg
Born(1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 35)
Oakland, California, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actress, writer
Years active2004–present
RelativesJonah Peretti (brother)
Website
www.chelseaperetti.com
 
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Chelsea Peretti
Chelsea Peretti at Meltdown.jpg
Born(1978-02-20) February 20, 1978 (age 35)
Oakland, California, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actress, writer
Years active2004–present
RelativesJonah Peretti (brother)
Website
www.chelseaperetti.com

Chelsea Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer. Peretti currently co-stars as Gina Linetti on the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Peretti was born in Oakland, California.[2] Her father is Italian-American and her mother is Jewish (Peretti's stepmother was African-American).[3][4] She moved to New York in 1996 to attend Barnard College[2][5] and graduated[6] in 2000.[7][8] She is the sister of American internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti.[9]

As of 2013, Peretti lives in Los Angeles.[10]

Career[edit]

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.[2]

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 Tonightinterviewing local citizens about Prop 8.[11]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[6]

Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011-2012.[12]

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.[13]

Peretti is currently a series regular Fox's detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing Gina Linetti.[14]

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