Russell Peters - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 7, 2020

Russell Peters
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Author, Voice actor
Best Known For: Comedy shows
Salary: $19 million
Net Worth: $75 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 29, 1970 (age 50)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Russell Dominic Peters
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Eric Peters
Mother's Name: Maureen Peters
Siblings: 1

Clayton Peters (older brother)

High School: North Peel Secondary School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Indian, English)
Nationality: Canadian

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Jennifer Andrade
Ex-Spouse:

Monica Diaz (2010-2012)

Children: 2

Crystianna Marie Peters (daughter)
son

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 80 kg (176.37 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Russell Peters?

Russell Peters has been doing comedy for nearly three decades! With his breakthrough viral video in 2004, he is now one of the highest paid Comedians tallied with his sold-out concerts.

Russell Peters: Age, Family

Russell Peters was born on September 29, 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His birth name/ full name is Russell Dominic Peters. His mother’s name is Maureen Peters and his father’s name was Eric Peters, a professor of applied physics at the University of Toronto. He has an older brother whose name is Clayton Peters and currently serves as Russell Peters’ manager.

Source: thestar (Russell Peters with older brother Clayton Peters)

Education, Ethnicity

Peters attended Chinguacousy Secondary School, North Peel Secondary School. Because of his ethnicity, he faced bullying in his school days. So he learned boxing to defend bullying. His ethnicity is English and Indian.

Russell Peters: Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife, Children, Divorce

Russell Peters was in a relationship with Sunny Leone, a Canadian born Indian-American former adult star. In 2007, Leone started to do boy-girl scenes that led to their breakup.

He then went on to date Monica Diaz and proposed to her on July 10, 2010, at the Los Angeles International Airport, which they announced on Twitter. The couple married in a private and intimate ceremony at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Soon, the couple revealed that they were going to have a baby!

Peters told The Canadian Press, "Did I get married because she was knocked up? I would say that expedited it."

Their daughter Crystianna Marie Peters was born on December 14, 2010. But after less than 2 years of marriage, they announced in March 2012 that they were getting a divorce. Russell Peters was an engaged man and was engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian and had proposed to her in October 2016. However the enagement ended as the pair went seperate ways.

In 2018 Peters revealed via Instagram that he and his girlfriend Jennifer Andrade were pregnant. They welcomed  a son in April 2019.

Russell Peters, Jennifer Andrade with their children (Image: Instagram - posted April 2020)

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Russell Peters: Career

Russell Peters’ career began in the year 1989. He struggled to become a successful comedian. Finally, he got his big break in 2004.

That year he had performed on the Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now! was uploaded into YouTube channel which became viral.

In 2007, his comedy show sold out 16,000 tickets in two days for a single show and nationally sold 30,000 tickets. Over the years, his sold-out shows broke records including one show in London’s O2 Arena where he sold over 16k tickets in 2009. 

Another record breaker was his show in Sydney on 15th May 2010 with an audience of 13,880 which is the largest stand-up comedy show till date in Australia. Same happened on May 5 and 6, 2012 in Singapore.

Source: Instagram (Russell Peters)

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He has also hosted shows and events such as Canada Day Comedy Festival 2006, 2008 Juno Awards (April 6, 2008). He is also a producer as well as a star of Monsoon House on CBC Radio One.

Peters has also released comedy albums Outsourced (August 26, 2006), Red, White and Brown (2008, 2009), The Green Card Tour: Live from the O2 Arena (May 2011).

Russell Peters has also starred in several movies and films such as My Baby's Daddy, Heckler, Breakaway, Ribbit, Fifty Shades of Black, The Jungle Book, Supercon, The Clapper, Street Justice, among others.

His autobiography co-written by his brother Clayton titled Call Me Russell was published on October 26, 2010.

Russell Peters: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Peters is estimated to be around $75 million and $19 million respectively.

Russell Peters: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Russell Peters is followed by millions of followers on social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. He also has an official website - russellpeters.com.

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