Keegan-Michael Key Engaged to Director Elisa Pugliese


Keegan-Michael Key Engaged to Director Elisa Pugliese


The former 'Key and Peele' star is set to tie the knot with Hollywood producer/director Elisa Pugliese, his rep confirms.
Keegan-Michael Key is ready to walk down the aisle again. The funnyman is engaged to his girlfriend, Hollywood actress/producer/director Elisa Pugliese. E! News first broke the news and a rep for Keegan-Michael has confirmed it.

Little is known about the couple's romance since they have been keeping it private. They, however, stepped out as a couple at red carpet events during the 2017 Emmys weekend as well as this year's Tony Awards and BAFTA Tea Party event. Most recently, they attended the 2017 Rescue Dinner hosted by IRC in New York City together.

This will be a second wedding for Keegan-Michael. The former "Key & Peele" star was previously married to Cynthia Blaise for more than 15 years. They separated in November 2015, with Keegan-Michael filing for divorce in November that year. Their divorce was finalized earlier this year. The former couple has no children together.

His personal life aside, Keegan-Michael is best known for starring on Comedy Central's sketch series "Key & Peele" alongside Jordan Peele. The show ended in 2015 after 5 seasons. He was also a cast member on "MADtv" and hosted the U.S. version of "The Planet's Funniest Animals" on Animal Planet from 2005 until the show's end in 2008.

The 46-year-old comedian appeared at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2015 as the character Luther, President Barack Obama's anger translator. He later reunited with his former Key & Peele co-star Jordan Peele in 2016's comedy film "Keanu". He also lands a role as the voice of Kamari in Disney's live-action "The Lion King (2019)".

As for Elisa Pugliese, she has produced some successful projects like "Boy Meets Girl" and "Better Off Single". As an actress, she had a guest-starring role on "Law & Order" in a 2002 episode. She will also direct upcoming movie "Madero".


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