Russell Peters

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 29, 1970
Nationality Candaian
Profession Comedian
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity Catholic
Marital Status Married
Spouse Monica Diaz (m. 2010–2012)
Married on 2010
Children(s) N/A
Net Worth(s) $16 million
Name on Birth Russell Dominic Peters
Divorce Yes
Height 1.80 m
Weight 80 kg – 175 lb
Religion Anglo-Indians are Christian
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Twitter @therealrussellp
Age 51 Years

Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian stand-up comic born in Brampton Ontario of Anglo-Indian descent. His comedy focuses primarily on his cultural background, but also on cultural and racial stereotypes of Asians, Indians in particular.


Russell Peters was born on September 29, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Russell Dominic Peters.


Russell Peters grew up in Brampton, Ontario. He has sold out theaters and arenas from London to Sydney to Los Angeles.

School College

He went to Georges Vanier Catholic Elementary School from kindergarten to grade 8, Chinguacousy Secondary School for grades 9–10, and North Peel Secondary School for grades 11–12 in Bramalea.

Father, Mother, brother and sister

Russell Peters was born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada to Eric and Maureen Peters. His family is of Anglo-Indian ancestry and is Catholic. His father was born in Pune, India and worked as a federal meat inspector. His mother was born in Calcutta, India. He has an older brother named Clayton who was born in Calcutta.


Peters had dated porn actress Sunny Leone for a brief period in 2008.

Career and struggle

Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. His popularity extends to several countries, as he has since also performed in the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, Caribbean countries, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Denmark, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, the Netherlands and Malaysia.

In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. In 2007, 15 years later, he hosted one of Carlin's last shows before his death the following year.

Peters attributes a performance he did on the Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now!, in 2004, which was uploaded onto YouTube and became viral, as the turning point in his career. While the initial video upload featured his performance in its 45-minute video, subsequent videos uploaded by other YouTube users were snippets of that performance, into each of the cultural groups he targeted. According to Peters, those snippets made their way to those specified cultural groups, and were well received by them.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

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. Peters and Diaz had their first child, a girl, due February 23, 2011. The couple divorced later.


His pictures can be found all over the internet and his videos of stand-up comedy can also be found elsewhere on the web.

Height, weight and age

He is five feet eleven inches tall and has maintained his weight well according to his height.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is Catholic and from an Anglo-Indian decent. He is a Canadian national.

Net Worth, Salary and income

According to Forbes, Peters earned an estimated $15 million between June 2009 and June 2010, continuing his run as one of the highest-paid comedians, after earning an estimated $5 million the prior year. He was ranked as the third-highest-paid comedian by Forbes.

Award and Achievement

He has been nominated for four Gemini Awards, the Canadian television awards. He has also been nominated for Best Male Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Peters has been featured at such shows as Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Festival. He hosted the Canada Day Comedy Festival 2006.

Job and future

He has a bright and promising future in stand-up comedy field. He is doing very well and he is talented.

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