Elisa Pugliese (Elle Key) Wiki: Age, Parents, Net Worth, Husband

April 18, 2024
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Who is Elisa Pugliese?

Elisa Pugliese, also known as Elisa ‘Elle’ Key, was born on 2 April 1972 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in The Bronx, New York City USA. She is a 49-year-old actress, producer and director, probably best recognized for working on such TV and film titles as “This American Journey”, “Better Off Single”, and “Brain Games”. She is also known as the wife of famous actor Keegan-Michael Key.

How rich is she, as of now? Elisa Pugliese Net Worth

As of late 2021, Elisa Pugliese’s net worth is estimated at close to $12 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. Moreover, it’s assumed that she also shares the wealth of her famous husband Keegan-Michael Key, whose fortune is estimated at over $12 million, and vice versa!


Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Elisa Pugliese spent her early years in The Bronx, where she was raised by her parents; however, their names and professions aren’t disclosed, and it’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, she went to Syracuse University, from which she obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1993.

Acting Career

Elisa Pugliese started her career as an actress when she made her debut feature film appearance in the role of Stephanie, in the 1998 crime film “Montana”, while her TV debut came three years later with her appearance as Gwen in the episode “Who Is Breckenridge Long?” of the CBS drama series “The Education Of Max Bickford”.


She then guest-starred as a CIA secretary in an episode of the CBS action series “The Agency” (2001), and also as a secretary in an episode of the NBC police procedural series “Law & Order” (2002). It was followed by her portrayal of a concert goer in the critically acclaimed 2003 comedy film “School Of Rock”, directed by Richard Linklater. Her latest acting credits came in 2007 when she played Stacy in the romantic comedy film “The Cake Eaters”, for which she also served as a producer, and featured as Carla Stanton in the comedy film “The Junior Defenders”.

Career as a Producer and Director

Thereafter, Elisa Pugliese withdrew from acting, and focused on pursuing her career behind the camera. In 2008, she worked as a producer for the documentary film “American Teen”, and the drama film “August”, starring Josh Hartnett and Adam Scott.

She then worked on the 2013 documentary comedy-drama film “This American Journey”, co-written and directed by Paul Blackthorne, and the following year, she produced both the award-winning romantic comedy film “Boy Meets Girl”, and the thriller film “The Blackout”.

In 2016, she worked as a segments director for the TV special “The 75th Anniversary Peabody Awards”, and produced Benjamin Cox’s comedy film “Better Off Single”. Two years later, she produced the short drama film “Maja”, after which she served as an executive producer for the highly popular National Geographic science series “Brain Games”, and for an episode of the TV game show “Game On!”, both in 2020.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Elisa Pugliese has long dark brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), her weight is around 143lbs (64kgs), while her vital statistics are 37-29-38. Information about her bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.


Personal Life

After dating for several months, Elisa Pugliese and Keegan-Michael Key took a step closer to marriage and became engaged in November 2017. Seven months later, the couple tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony held on 8 June 2018, at their home in New York City. It’s her first marriage, while Keegan was married to actress and dialect coach Cynthia Blaise from 1998 to 2017.

Who is her husband? Keegan-Michael Key Short Wiki/Bio

Keegan-Michael Key was born on 22 March 1971 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Southfield, Michigan USA. He’s the son of a black father Leroy McDuffie, and a white mother Carrie Herr, but was raised by adoptive parents, Michael Key and Patricia Walsh.

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He has two biological half-brothers – one of them is the late comic book writer Dwayne McDuffie. Upon matriculation, he studied at the University of Detroit Mercy, from which he graduated with a degree in Theater in 1993, and was a member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He then furthered his education at Pennsylvania State University, from where he obtained his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1996.

Rise to Fame

Keegan-Michael Key started his acting career when he made his debut feature film appearance as J in the comedy film “Get The Hell Out Of Hamtown” in 1997, while his TV debut came in 2001 when he made a guest appearance as Witkowski in an episode of the NBC medical drama series “ER”. He then gained fame as a cast member of the Fox comedy sketch series “Mad TV”, appearing in more than 100 episodes from 2004 to 2009; he also wrote over 20 episodes of the show.


He became famous for impersonating such celebrities as Snoop Dogg, Keith Richards, Ludacris, Al Roker, and Eddie Murphy among many others. Following his departure from the show, Keegan took the role of Curtis in the CBS sitcom “Gary Unmarried” that lasted for two seasons from 2009 to 2010.

Continued Success

In 2012, Keegan-Michael Key and his former “Mad TV” co-star Jordan Peele co-created and co-produced their own sketch comedy show entitled “Key & Peele”, which was broadcast on Comedy Central for five seasons through 2015, which earned them a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Concurrently, he played FBI Agent Pepper in the first season of the critically acclaimed FX black comedy crime film “Fargo” and featured as Ronald Douche in the comedy film “Teacher Of The Year”, both in 2014.


Later that year, he joined the main cast of the USA Network comedy series “Playing House”, in which he starred as Mark Rodriguez until the series was canceled in 2017 after three seasons.

He also took the recurring role of Joe Meagle in the NBC political satire mockumentary sitcom “Parks And Recreation” (2014-2015) and featured as Ace in the Hulu sitcom “The Hotwives Of Las Vegas” (2015). During the same year, he also provided his voice to Murray in the animated comedy film “Hotel Transylvania 2”, which he would later reprise in its 2018 sequel, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation”, and the 2018 video game “Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Overboard”. At the time, he also did the voice-overs of various characters in the Fox animated sitcom “Bob’s Burger” (2014-17) and the FX black comedy animated series “Archer” (2016-17).


Recent and Upcoming Works

From 2015 to 2018, Keegan provided his voice to various characters in the Crackle / Adult Swim animated sitcom “SuperMansion”. It was followed by his voice-over of Dave in the animated comedy film “The Star” (2017), after which he landed the role of Ethan Turner in the Netflix original comedy series “Friends From College” from 2017 to 2019. He then lent his voice to Ducky in the animated comedy film “Toy Story 4”, which is the fourth installment of the “Toy Story” franchise, and Kamari in the remake of the animated 1994 film “The Lion King”, both released in 2019. Later that year, he also played The Ritual Master in the short-lived Netflix fantasy adventure series “The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance” and narrated the Netflix animated adventure comedy series “Green Eggs And Ham”.

Most recently, he had the part of Josh Skinner in the Apple TV+ musical comedy series “Schmigadoon!” in 2021.

Regarding his upcoming projects, he will appear in such film and TV titles as “The Pentaverate”, “Wonka”, and “Wendell And Wild”, among others, all scheduled for release in 2022.

Other Projects

Apart from being an actor, Keegan-Michael Key is known as a host. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the co-host of the Animal Planet program “The Planet’s Funniest Animals” together with Matt Gallant. Since 2020, he has been hosting both TV shows, “Brain Games” and “Game On!”. He also co-hosts the podcast “Historically Black”, launched by American Public Media and The Washington Post.

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