Brook­lyn Nine-Nine

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Com­edy comes easy for Chelsea Peretti, who fans of sit­com Brook­lyn Nine-Nine (2013-cur­rent) know as the im­pos­si­bly sar­cas­tic-yet-help­ful civil ad­min­is­tra­tor Gina Linetti. Af­ter all, Chelsea’s been besties with the show’s lead star Andy Sam­berg (Jake) since pri­mary school…

And the 38-year-old isn’t just on 1

point when it comes to de­liv­er­ing her lines – she’s a pretty funny writer too, hav­ing helped pen scripts for Amy Poehler’s po­lit­i­cal-themed sit­com Parks And Re­cre­ation (2009-2013).

Be­sides hav­ing classes with Andy 2

at el­e­men­tary school in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, Chelsea also car­pooled with the 37-year-old co­me­dian. That’s where her crush on him de­vel­oped and Chelsea jokes, “He won’t ac­knowl­edge it but I used to phone him at home and when he an­swered, I’d hang up.”

Like a lot of ac­tors, she loves us­ing 3

so­cial me­dia like Twit­ter (@chelseaperetti) to in­ter­act with fans. And the dig­i­tal world has given her more than just an out­let for be­tween-takes snaps of her co-stars; it’s also where she met fi­ancé Jor­dan Peele from sketch show Key & Peele (2012-2015). They took their online flirt­ing off­line when things got hot and heavy, re­turn­ing in Novem­ber 2015 with a di­a­mond emoji post to an­nounce their en­gage­ment.

And lov­ing tech­nol­ogy runs in 4

the family. Her brother Jonah (42) founded in­ter­net me­dia com­pany Buz­zfeed in 2006 and he co-founded online news site The Huff­in­g­ton Post in 2005.

De­spite know­ing lead star Andy, 5

Chelsea al­most never got onto the show. “Should I drop a bomb? I au­di­tioned for the part of Rosa. I didn’t get it but they called and were like, ‘We’re go­ing to write a dif­fer­ent part for you.’ So my part wasn’t even in the script!”

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