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Russell Peters


B: September 29, 1970 in Toronto, Ontario

Russell Dominic Peters was born in Toronto and grew up in Brampton, Ontario. He is Anglo-Indian. His father was born in Bombay, renamed Mumbai in 1996, and his mother was born in Calcutta. In September of 2013, Netflix, which has more than 36 million subscribers around the world, announced that Russell Peters would star in its first comedy series, Russell Peters vs. the World. In making the announcement, Lisa Nishimura, vice president of originals at Netflix said, “Russell’s genius is his uncanny gift to identify the idiosyncratic within all of us. He is prolific, fresh and a global force that will resonate with our members around the world.” His live show, Notorious, was filmed in Australia and screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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