Keegan Michael Net Worth: Movies & Lifestyle

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Keegan Michael is an American comedian, actor, television producer, and screenwriter with a net worth of 12 million dollars.

Michael is best known for starring in the Comedy Central series Key and Peele and Jordan Peele. Key co-created that show as well.


Michael is best known for starring in the Comedy Central series Key and Peele and Jordan Peele. Key co-created that show as well.

Fans commonly remember Keegan for portraying the role of Joe in the American sitcom Parks and Recreation.

Likewise, Key is a published writer too.

Quick Facts

Following are some quick facts about the actor/comedian.

Full Name Keegan Michael Key
Date of birth March 22, 1971
Age 53 years old
Gender Male
Place Of Birth  Southfield, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Comedian, Producer, Author, Screenwriter
Zodiac sign Aries
Religion Christian (Raised and Currently)

Buddhism, Catholicism, and Evangelicalism (Practiced in Past)

Ethnicity Mixed (European-American-African)
Residence Michigan, US
Height 6′0″ (185 cm)
Weight 72 Kg (158.7 lbs)
Color Of Hair Black/ Bald
Color Of Eye Dark Brown
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Father’s Name Leroy McDuffie (Biological Father)

Michael Key (Foster Father)

Mother’s Name Carrie Herr (Biological Mother)

Patricia Walsh (Foster Mother)

Siblings Dwayne McDuffie (Half-brother)
Marital status Married
Education Penn State University (1996)

University of Detroit Mercy (1993)

Shrine Catholic High School & Academy (1989)

Spouse Elle Key (m. 2018)

Cynthia Blaise (m. 1998–2017)

Children -none-
Active Years 1999–present
Net Worth 12 million USD
Last Updated May, 2024

Keegan Michael’s Net Worth and Income

The famous comedian-actor Keegan Michael has a net worth of 12 million USD, as of 2024.

Michael has starred in some of the movies that grossed really well at the box office. For instance, the 2016 comedy movie Why Him, managed to collect $118.1 million.

Likewise, Keanu (2016), starring both Key and Peele, collected 20 million USD while making a $15 million budget.

Moreover, the movies like Pitch Perfect 2, Hotel Transylvania (franchise), Horrible Bosses 2, also made a great profit.

It has been estimated that Michael earns around $2 million annually.

To illustrate, this salary is generated by different acting and television projects he is involved in as well as few endorsements.

Nevertheless, a significant amount of fortune out of Keegan Michael’s net worth was deducted back in 2017, when he was divorced.

Reportedly, Michael had to pay $34,000, monthly, to his ex-wife Cynthia Blaise, as divorce alimony.

Not only that but also, 31% of his total income had to be given to Blaise. Along with that, up-front payment of $655,650 was also made while the divorce was finalized.

Net Worth of Keegan Michael in Different Currencies

Following is the net worth of Keegan Michael in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 10,095,060
Pound Sterling £ 8,611,132
Australian Dollar A$ 16,229,376
Canadian Dollar C$ 15,011,400
Indian Rupee 890,923,800
BitCoin ฿ 311

Houses, Cars, and Watches


New York Apartment

In 2018, Michael purchased an apartment in Manhattan’s Jenga Tower. Keegan spent $5.2 million on the condo.

Jenga Tower, Manhattan
Jenga Tower, Manhattan

The gorgeous apartment in this tall building offers several luxury amenities such as a movie theatre, steam room, and fitness center. Moreover, there is a huge 75-foot infinity swimming pool and a sauna as well.

Likewise, the condo includes wellness rooms, a playroom for children, and an outdoor deck.

The monthly rent of this condo can range up to anywhere between $8,500 to $39,500.

Griffith Park House

The actor-comedian has listed his house located in Griffith Park on the market. The house could be purchased for $1.638 million.

The multi-story house was originally built in 1961, and it spreads over 2,600 square feet. Likewise, it stands beautifully in a gated courtyard on an elevated space.

The exterior view of the house
The exterior view of the house

Similarly, it boasts four bedrooms and two bathrooms with other features like a gorgeous garden and a swimming pool. Additionally, there is a waterfall and spa feature tagged along with the pool.

Inside the house, there are hardwood floors. Similarly, you can find an open-plan kitchen adjoining a dining room. Furthermore, there is a master bedroom that offers a pretty tub and shower inside the glass wall.

The guestroom is equally classic, with a fireplace inside the room. Moreover, you can step out in the backyard opening the big glass doors which lead you to the outdoor dining space.


There are no details of the cars owned by Keegan Michael.

Keegan Michael
Keegan Michael

However, he was seen driving a vintage two-wheeler for an ad commercial for a hotel booking website. He was starred along with the famous Australian actress Rebel Wilson.


The actor was wearing the Apple Smartwatch on the first season of Schmigadoon!

Keegan Michael
Keegan Michael

Furthermore, Michael has admitted his fondness for Shinola watches and has been spotted wearing them many times. During his movie Keanu, he was wearing an Argonite 5030 Detroit of the particular brand.

Lifestyle and Vacations

Keegan Michael has been reported to be a fitness enthusiast. According to him, he is fond of martial arts and loves weight lifting exercises. Alongside, he takes his eating habit seriously and consumes balanced nutritional meals.

He also expressed his interest in the metabolism system of the human body.


In March 2020, Michael had his little getaway with his lady love Elle Key to the Hudson Yards in New York.

Keegan and Elle on vacation

Similarly, on the Memorial Day of 2019, Keegan and Elle enjoyed their vacation in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He shared the details through his Instagram.


Keegan Michael is an ambassador of United Way for Southeastern Michigan, an organization located in Detroit, Michigan. This social service organization helps the needy people of this region by providing the basic requirements.

Likewise, Michael has raised the fund in the annual program of the Young Storytellers Foundation. The foundation teams with several district schools and, using the funds raised, helped the impoverished and academically weak students.

Moreover, Keegan Michael supports some other good causes, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, etc.

Movies, Investments, Endorsements, and Book Publication

Movies and Shows

Throughout his career, Keegan has appeared in a lot of TV shows and movies. He has both starred and played supporting roles in several acting projects.

In 2017, he even made his Broadway debut in Meteor Shower, starring alongside Amy Schumer.

Back in 2006, Michael has also appeared in a music video entitled White & Nerdy. Keegan was on the video along with his excellent friend, Jordan Peele.

Michael and Jordan together created and appeared in Comedy central’s TV series Key & Peele, which is one of Keegan’s most prominent roles.

Keegan has also hosted shows like Brain Games and The Planet’s Funniest Animals. Keegan Michael is a talented actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, writer, host- just everything!

Here are some of the notable movies and shows starring the actor:

  • Don’t Think Twice (Drama/Comedy Film- 2016)
  • Storks (Family/Comedy Film- 2016)
  • The Lion King (Film- 2019)
  • Friends From College (Comedy Series- 2017)
  • MADtv (Comedy Series- 1995)
  • Dolemite Is My Name (Comedy/Drama Film- 2019)
  • SuperMansion (Sitcom- 2015)
  • Playing House (Comedy Series- 2014)
  • Toy Story 4 (Family/Comedy Film- 2019)
  • Green Eggs And Ham (Comedy Series- 2019)


Being a producer and screenwriter, Keegan has invested in several acting projects. For instance, the 2016’s movie Keanu was co-produced by him.

Likewise, Michael has invested in a couple of real estate, as mentioned earlier.


Keegan Michael has appeared in many commercials such as, Quicken’s Rocket Mortgage app, ESPN, Ten-X, and so on.

Likewise, Keegan received a huge endorsement deal worth $1.2 million with Toyota.

Book Publication

Currently, there is no book written and published by Keegan Michael Key.

Nevertheless, he has lent his forewords to the book written by Sam Bennett with the title Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day.

Book by Vanessa Oswald

Furthermore, the author Vanessa Oswald has written about Keegan Michael and Jordan Peele in her book Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key (The Giants of Comedy)The book consists of 112 pages and is available on Amazon.


Keegan Michael was born in Southfield, Michigan, on March 22, 1971. In his childhood, Keegan was adopted by a couple from Detroit, and thus he grew up there.

Michael completed high school at Shrine Catholic High School, Michigan, and graduated in 1989.

Afterward, he went to the University of Detroit Mercy and finally earned his master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University. Keegan holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theater.

Personal Life

In 1998, Keegan Michael married the actress Cynthia Blaise and the couple separated in 2015. However, their divorce was settled in 2017, and Michael had to pay a hefty sum as divorce alimony.

Keegan-Michael Key and Elle Key
Keegan-Michael Key and Elle Key

In 2018, Keegan exchanged marriage vows with Elisa Pugliese, a.k.a Elle Key. Elle is an American actress, producer, writer, and director.

The couple got married in New York City and does not have any children yet of now.

Interesting Facts about Keegan Michael

  1. Keegan Michael has also made his appearance in Videogame. He acts for the role of Murray the Mummy in 2018’s videogame- Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard.
  2. Keegan is a hardcore soccer fan, and his favorite team is Liverpool F.C.
  3. The actor-comedian had done quite a strange job before entering the acting field. He worked in a cemetery where his job was to plant flowers.

Frequently Asked Question

What are the Awards received by Keegan Michael?

Keegan has been honored with numerous awards and accolades during his career. He won the Writers Guild of America Award, the American Comedy Award, and the Primetime Emmy Award. He won the Primetime Emmys for the comedy show Key and Peele.

What is the net worth of Jordan Peele?

Jordan Peele is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer with a towering net worth of 50 million dollars. Jordan and Keegan are very close friends and known as comedy-duo. They have worked together on a bunch of acting projects.

Is Keegan Michael Indian?

No, Keegan is not an Indian. He was born in Michigan to his African-American father and European-American mother.

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