Keegan-Michael Key Overview

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Born: March 22, 1971

Comedian/actor Keegan-Michael Key, who was born to mixed-race parents, was adopted at a very young age by a white mother and black father. This is something he says greatly informs his comedy. In an interview with NPR, Keegan-Michael said he became an actor because he "did a fair amount of code switching growing up, and still do." Born in Southfield, Michigan but raised in Detroit, Keegan-Michael attended Shrine Catholic High School. After graduating in 1989, he enrolled at the University of... See All


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