Chelsea Peretti

Chelsea Peretti Biography

Chelsea Vanessa Peretti (born February 20, 1978) is an American comedian, actress, and writer. She is best known for portraying Gina Linetti on the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Paste ranked her Twitter account #75 on "The 75 Best Twitter Accounts of 2014".

Early life

Peretti was born in Contra Costa County, California, raised in Oakland, California, the daughter of a Christian father and Jewish mother. Her older brother is internet entrepreneur Jonah Peretti, who founded BuzzFeed and co-founded The Huffington Post.

Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York City in 1996 to attend Barnard College and graduated in 2000. She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.


Peretti 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.

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 Tonight interviewing local citizens about Prop 8.

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list. Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.

Peretti also appeared on the UK's Channel 4 show The Big Fat Quiz of Everything.

She has made several guest appearances on podcasts including Doug Loves Movies, How Did This Get Made?, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Todd Glass Show, The Lavender Hour, The Bone Zone with Brendon Walsh and Randy Liedtke, and Comedy Bang! Bang! In October 2012, Peretti launched her own call-in podcast, Call Chelsea Peretti.

Peretti guest-starred in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show as Farley, a love interest of Bobby Bottleservice.

Since 2013 Peretti has been a series regular on Fox's detective/police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, playing Gina Linetti.

Personal life

Peretti dated Jim Norton.

Peretti began dating actor Jordan Peele in March 2013. They became engaged in November 2015. On April 26, 2016, Peretti announced on Instagram that she and Peele had "eloped".

On February 5, 2017, Peretti announced on Instagram that she was pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy was written into a Season 4 episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine ("The Bank Job").

On July 17, 2017, it was announced that Peretti gave birth to her first child, Beaumont Gino Peele, on July 1.



Year Title Role
2007 Twisted Fortune Rachel
2011 Guy Talk Girl
2014 Women Aren't Funny Herself
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Brunette CMZ Reporter


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Comedy Lab Eugene's Friend 1 episode
2008-2013 The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest Herself 88 episodes
2009 Bobby Bottleservice Writer
1 episode
2010 Louie Date 1 episode
2010 The Sarah Silverman Program Becky Writer
1 episode
2010 WTF with Marc Maron Writer
1 episode
2011 Comedy Central Presents Herself Writer
1 episode
2011-2012 Parks and Recreation Zelda 1 episode
Writer (6 episodes)
2011-2013 China, IL Crystal Peppers
Kim Buckett
14 episodes
2011-2013 Funny as Hell Writer
2 episodes
2012 The Couple Gigi 2 episodes
2013 The Greatest Event in Television History Jackie Rush 1 episode
2013 High School USA! Superintendent Andrea Kunssler Voice
1 episode
2013 Saturday Night Live Writer
2 episodes
2013-2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Delivery Woman/Trey Booth 2 episodes
2013-2015 Kroll Show Herself
Various Characters
9 episodes
Writer (7 episodes)
Producer (8 episodes)
2013-present Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gina Linetti Main cast, 90 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Art Show Presenter 1 episode
2015 Gravity Falls Darlene Voice
1 episode
2015 Drunk History Ann Druyan 1 episode
2015-2016 The Big Fat Quiz of Everything Herself 2 episodes
2016 Animals. Angela Voice
1 episode
2016 New Girl Gina Linetti Episode: "Homecoming"
2016 Future-Worm! Ennuisha / Mean Little Girl Voice
1 episode
2016 Rupaul's Drag Race Herself
1 episode Ruvenge of the Queens (All Stars 2)
2017 Girls Chelsea Episode: "All I Ever Wanted"


Year Title Credit Role Notes
2009 Chelsea Peretti's All My Exes Creator Herself 6 episodes
2014 Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats Writer, executive producer Herself Netflix special

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Lori Williams-Jones Voice

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