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Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970)[1] is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and producer.[2] He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number three on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid comedians, and became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special.[3] He also won the Peabody Award and the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming for producing Hip-Hop Evolution (2016). He lives in Los Angeles.[4]

Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters, both of whom were of Anglo-Indian descent. His late father, Eric, was born in Mumbai, India.[5] Peters was raised Catholic.

When Russell was four, the family moved to the suburb of Brampton. He attended Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School in Bramalea for grades 11–12.[6][7][8] In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity. He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying.[9] Peters also became a fan of hip hop in his youth. By the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene.[10][11]

Peters' older brother, Clayton, now serves as his manager.[12]

Peters lives in Los Angeles, California and owns two homes there. He also owns homes in Las Vegas and Vaughan, Ontario.[4]

In 2010, Peters established the Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship, an award worth up to $21,000 and intended to finance up to three years of college.[13] It will be awarded annually to a student from Judith Nyman Secondary School (formerly North Peel) with a strong academic record and the intention of attending college.[8][13]

Peters proposed to girlfriend Monica Diaz on July 10, 2010 at the Los Angeles International Airport and announced their engagement via Twitter. The couple married on August 20, 2010 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The wedding was attended by about 20 guests, including an Elvis impersonator. Soon after, Peters told The Canadian Press that Diaz was pregnant, saying, "Did I get married because she was knocked up? I would say that expedited it."[14] Their daughter, Crystianna Marie Peters, was born two months early on December 14, 2010.[15] In a March 2012 interview, Peters revealed that he and Diaz were divorcing.[16][17]

In October 2016, it was announced that Peters was engaged to Ruzanna Khetchian.[18] After the engagement was called off, Peters announced on December 4, 2018, via Twitter, that he and his girlfriend Jennifer Andrade were expecting a child.[19] Andrade was the Miss Universe Honduras in 2012. The following April, it was announced that Andrade had given birth to a boy, whom they named Russell Santiago Peters.[20][21]

When interviewer Larry King asked Peters, "Is there such a thing as too taboo?", Peters replied, "I don't talk about religion because I think people are a little weird about religion, especially nowadays, and I'm more of a science guy than I am a beliefs guy. I'm more into facts than I am into beliefs."[22][23] In an interview with Al Jazeera, Peters said he refuses to talk about religion.[24][25] Subsequently, in a 2018 "Kill Tony" podcast, he identified "as an atheist."[26]

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