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==Early life and education==
Key was born in [[Southfield, Michigan]]<ref name=Wired>{{cite web |last1=Key |first1=Keegan-Michael |title=Keegan-Michael Key & Olivia Munn Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions |url= |website=Youtube |publisher=Wired |accessdate=14 September 2018}}</ref> on March 22, 1971. He was adopted as a child by Patricia Walsh and Michael Key, both social workers, who raised him in the city of Detroit.<ref name=Wired /> His biological and adoptive fathers are both African-American, and his biological and adoptive mothers are both Caucasian; he has met his biological mother, Carrie Herr.<ref name=newyorker>{{cite web|url=|title=Brother from Another Mother|first=Zadie |last=Smith|date=February 23, 2015|work=The New Yorker|accessdate=May 9, 2016|deadurl=no|archiveurl=|archivedate=May 6, 2016|df=mdy-all}}</ref> He later also discovered that he had two half-brothers who were both already deceased; one of them comic book writer [[Dwayne McDuffie]].<ref>{{cite web|title=You Made It Weird #275: Keegan-Michael Key|url=|publisher=Nerdist Podcast|accessdate=October 9, 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=Keegan-Michael Key Has Learned That He And Dwayne McDuffie Were Half Brothers|url=|publisher=[[]]|accessdate=October 9, 2015|deadurl=no|archiveurl=|archivedate=October 6, 2015|df=mdy-all}}</ref>
Being biracial has been a source of comedic material for Key, who told [[Terry Gross]] in an interview for [[NPR]], "I think the reason [[Jordan Peele|Jordan]] and I became actors is because we did a fair amount of [[code-switching]] growing up and still do."<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=For Key And Peele, Biracial Roots Bestow Special Comedic 'Power'|date=December 31, 2013||accessdate=May 9, 2016}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=|title='Key & Peele': The color of funny|last=Siek|first=Stephanie|publisher=[[CNN]]|date=February 24, 2012|accessdate=March 3, 2012|deadurl=no|archiveurl=|archivedate=March 2, 2012|df=mdy-all}}</ref>