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Chelsea Vanessa Peretti[1] is an American stand-up comedienne, actress, and writer. She is a voice actress on Gravity Falls who voiced Darlene in the episode "Roadside Attraction."

Early life

Peretti was raised in Oakland, California,[2] the daughter of an Italian American father and Jewish mother.[3][4] Peretti attended The College Preparatory School in Oakland. She moved to New York in 1996 to attend Barnard College[2][5] and graduated in 2000.[6][7][8] She attended elementary school with her Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-star Andy Samberg, and junior high school with comedian Moshe Kasher.[9]

Career

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.[2]

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.[10]

In July 2010, Peretti made Variety magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch in 2010" list.[6] Peretti is credited as a writer on six episodes of the television show Parks and Recreation from 2011 to 2012.[11]

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.[12]

As of 2013, Peretti has been a series regular on Fox's detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine playing Gina Linetti.[13] She also stars in the Comedy Central series Kroll Show as multiple characters.[14]

External links

References

  1. Chelsea Vanessa Peretti, Born 02/20/1978 in California - CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved on October 5, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Move Over, Sarah Silverman!. New York Observer (July 10, 2007).
  3. Interview: Chelsea and Jonah Peretti discuss their controversial Web site, blackpeopleloveus.com.(9:00-10:00 AM)(Broadcast transcript) | HighBeam Business: Arrive Prepared (November 21, 2002). Retrieved on February 10, 2014.
  4. Black-White Harmony: Are You Kidding Me? (November 17, 2002). Retrieved on February 10, 2014.
  5. Chelsea Peretti, Comedian. Gothamist (February 23, 2004).
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hensley, Dennis (July 13, 2010). 10 Comics to Watch: Chelsea Peretti. Variety.
  7. Barnard College News Center (broken link). Barnard College (Summer 2007). “Comedian Chelsea Peretti '00”
  8. Chelsea Peretti Talks TV, Twitter and What She Wants in a Boyfriend | Heeb. Retrieved on January 3, 2012.
  9. Conan, September 25, 2014
  10. Grown-Up Laughs on Who Charted. Earwolf (August 15, 2012).
  11. Parks and Recreation. Retrieved on February 10, 2014.
  12. Call Chelsea Peretti. Feral Audio. Retrieved on February 10, 2014.
  13. Talking to Chelsea Peretti About 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Parks and Rec', and the Differences Between NY and LA Standup (September 30, 2013). Retrieved on February 10, 2014.
  14. Kroll Show (TV Series 2013- ). Retrieved on April 16, 2014.


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