Quick Facts of

  • First NameKeegan-Michael Key

What Is The Net Worth Of American Actor Keegan-Michael Key?    

Popular for playing various roles on the TV series, Mad TV, Keegan-Michael Key is an American actor. Similarly, he is also known as the creator, executive producer, writer, and actor of the sketch TV series Key & Peele for which he earned the Primetime Emmy Award in 2016. 

Professional since 1999, Keegan-Michael Key has an estimated net worth of $7 million as of April 2020. Sources claim that he earned a $1.2 million endorsement deal along with the Toyota brand.

Co-Created TV Show, Key & Peele With Mad TV Cast

Keegan-Michael Key began his acting career appearing in the film Get the Hell Out of Hamtown in 1997. After that, he appeared in the TV series and short-films, Garage: A Rock Saga, I’m With Her, Frangela, Gaytown, Role Models, and Chocolate News.

Then, in 2004, he portrayed various roles like Coach Hines and Barack Obama on the TV series Mad TV. He shared his screen with his co-stars Bryan Callen, David Herman, Orlando Jones, Phil LaMarr, Artie Lange, and Nicole Sullivan till 2009 and earned popularity. 

READ MORE: Adam Savage-Net Worth, TV Shows, Age, Life, YouTube, Wife

After that, Keegan and his Mad TV cast member Jordan Peele starred in their own television series, Key & Peele, from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, the actor played Ethan Turner Netflix series, Friends from College along with Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Jae Suh Park, and Cobie Smulders. 

Moreover, 49 years old star is also a notable part of movies and TV shows like Pitch Perfect 2, Don’t Think Twice, Keanu, Fargo, Parks, and Recreation, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Green Eggs and Ham, and others. 

Likewise, he also provided his voice to the various characters of films such as Nativity of Jesus, Toy Story 4, and The Lion King. Mad TV star Key’s 2020 onwards post-production movies include Jingle Jangle, The Prom, and Wendell and Wild. Recently on National Geographic, he is hosting Brain Games.  

What Are His Charity Works?

Keegan-Michael always supports causes like creative arts, education, and literacy. He, along with Judy Greer, Max Greenfield, and Jack Black, served as the actor for their annual fundraiser in the Young Storytellers Foundation.

Additionally, Key also donates to Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation

Apartment In Jenga Tower

Key & Peele co-creator bought an apartment for $5.2 million in Manhattan’s Jenga Tower in August 2018. 

Prior to this, Keegan-Michael sold his historic Los Feliz mansion for $1.48 million in November 2016.


Keegan-Michael Key was born on March 22, 1971, in Southfield, Michigan, the United States to parents Leroy McDuffie and Carrie Herr

On the other hand, he was very young when he was adopted by social workers, Michael Key and Patricia Walsh. He came to know that he had 2 half-brothers, including Dwayne McDuffie, through his biological father after both of their death. 

The Lion King actor graduated holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1993. Later, in 1996, he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in a theatre at Pennsylvania State University

Relationship History

6 feet 1-inch tall Keegan Michael Key is married to the movie producer Elisa Pugliese aka Elle Key. The couple exchanged wedding vows on June 8, 2018. 

Prior to Elle, the actor married to a dialect coach Cynthia Blaise. The pair tied the knot on December 27, 1998, and later, the duo divorced on November 16, 2017. 

As per the reports, the couple legally separated in November 2015 after Keegan-Michael filed for the divorced the following month.