Chelsea Vanessa Peretti is an American comedian, actress, television writer, singer and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Gina Linetti in the Golden Globe award winning police comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine and being a guest writer on the sitcom Parks And Recreation and Saturday Night Live.
Chelsea Peretti was born in Oakland, California on February 20, 1978. Her mother was a schoolteacher and her father was criminal defense lawyer. Peretti has two brothers and a sister. One of her brothers is tech entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, who co-founded BuzzFeed as well as The Huffington Post. Peretti attended elementary school with future "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" co-star Andy Samberg.
Chelsea attended The College Preparatory School, located in Oakland then moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College. Peretti studied one year abroad (during her junior year) at the Royal Holloway University of London. She graduated from Barnard in 2000.
While living in New York, Peretti made short films with Variety SHAC, which was a comedy troupe she formed in 2004 alongside Andrea Rosen, Shonali Bhowmik, and Heather Lawless. That same year she made first television appearance was on a show called "Comedy Lab".
Between 2008 and 2013 she appeared in 88 episodes of "The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest", as a comedic commentator.
In 2010 she appeared in an episode of the FX show "Louie".
Throughout this period she also served as a writer on various programs including "The Sarah Silverman Program", "WTF with Marc Maron" and even "Saturday Night Live" (for two episodes).
In 2014 Paste Magazine ranked Peretti's Twitter at #75 on its "75 Best Twitter Accounts" list.
From 2011 to 2013 Peretti provided voice talents for now defunct animated series "China, IL". Peretti also had a recurring role on sketch comedy show "The Kroll Show" with friend Nick Kroll.
Perhaps most notably, Peretti played the part of Gina Linetti on 107 episodes of the Fox series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine". Peretti made the unexpected decision to leave Brooklyn Nine-Nine during its sixth season.
Peretti has appeared on several podcasts including "Doug Loves Movies", "How Did This Get Made?", as well as "You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes". Peretti has also made appearances on "The Lavender Hour", "The Bone Zone with Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke", as well as "Comedy Bang! Bang!" In October of 2012, Peretti would launch her own podcast, a call-in show titled "Call Chelsea Peretti".
She has also produced content for publications like The Huffington Post, Playgirl, The Village Voice, Details and American Theatre Magazine.
Peretti starred in director Andrea Dorfman's "anti-rom-com" "Spinster", which was released in 2019. She also provided voice work for "Sing 2".
Peretti is married to comedian/writer/director Jordan Peele. They have been dating since 2013, got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. They welcomed their first child in 2017.
Chelsea Peretti is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer who has a net worth of $20 million dollars.