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  • Real name : Russell Dominic Peters
  • Date of birth : 29/09/1970

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  • Peters Russell

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Russell Peters (1970)

Russell Dominic Peters

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Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian comedian, actor and disc jockey. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and has been nominated for four Gemini Awards.

  Biography  

 early life
Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Eric and Maureen Peters. His family is of Anglo-Indian ancestry and is Catholic. His father was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India and worked as a federal meat inspector; he is regularly mentioned and featured in his comedy work. His mother was born in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. He has an older brother named Clayton who was born in Calcutta.
Russell attended Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School for grades 11–12 in Brampton.

 career
Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. He has since also performed in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Iran, Denmark, South Africa, India,the Caribbean, Vietnam, New Zealand, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Norway, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Trinidad among other places.

He hosted the Canada Day Comedy Festival 2006. His comedy special Russell Peters: Outsourced, aired on Comedy Central on August 16, 2006. The DVD version features his uncensored performance. The DVD has been popular, especially in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies. Outsourced remained on the National DVD Chart over one and a half years after release.

In September 2008, it was confirmed that Peters made a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom, based on his experience in Canada. Peters says, "It's really a snapshot of where my family maybe was ten years ago" and he ensures that the sitcom is "Something that will be funny and honest." Peters participated in a USO tour of Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Africa and Greenland in November 2007 with Wilmer Valderrama and Mayra Veronica.
Peters' latest DVD/CD combo Russell Peters: Red, White, and Brown was recorded on February 2, 2008, at The WAMU Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Peters and his brother, Clayton Peters, who is also his manager, self-produced and financed Red, White and Brown. It was released in Canada in September 2008 and in the US on January 27, 2009. Peters also currently produces and stars on the radio situation comedy series, Monsoon House, on CBC Radio One.

Peters was the host of the 2008 Juno Awards televised ceremonies in Calgary on April 6, 2008, for which he won a Gemini Award for "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series". The 2008 awards broadcast received the second-highest ratings ever for the program. He was asked to host the Juno Awards for a second year in a row. The 2009 Juno Awards took place in Vancouver on March 29, 2009.

Between June 2008 and June 2009, Peters earned $10 million, making him one of the highest-paid comedians during that twelve-month period.

Between June 2008 and June 2010, Peters earned $15 million, continuing his run as one of the highest-paid comedians.

On October 26, 2010, Peters released his autobiography, Call me Russell, co - written with his brother Clayton and Dannis Koromilas.

Russell first appeared as a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast on December 17, 2010, episode 63. On June 21, 2011, Russell went onto the Joe Rogan podcast again, this time with Junior Simpson. Joe Rogan was the main host and was the co-host/technician.

 personal life
Peters proposed to girlfriend Monica Diaz García on July 10, 2010, at the Los Angeles International Airport. He announced the engagement via Twitter. The couple married on August 20, 2010 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The wedding was attended by about 20 guests, including an Elvis impersonator. Peters and Diaz had their first child, a girl, who was due to be born on February 23, 2011. When announcing the pregnancy, Peters told The Canadian Press, "Did I get married because she was knocked up? I would say that expedited it." His daughter was born two and a half months early , but was healthy as Peters stated on his Twitter. She was given the name Crystianna Marie Peters.

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Name Duration Released
Speaking English 04:50 2006
Cultural Names 07:11 2006
Two Types of Asians 04:10 2006
Latinos in the House 04:19 2006
Chicken Dance/YMCA 04:08 2006
Filthy Downloaders 02:48 2006
Terrorists vs. Indians 03:07 2006
American Culture 02:15 2006
Passport Photo 02:13 2006
The Great Discoverer 01:01 2006
Lost Luggage 03:03 2006
White People 04:01 2006
Beijing KFC 03:05 2006
English Accents 03:55 2006
Catherine & Vincent 06:22 2006
Embarrassing Parents 01:42 2006
Traveling in Vietnam 02:27 2006
Convincing Indians 02:19 2006

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