Russell DomInic PetErs, Canadian comEdian.
Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. 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. 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.

Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario on September 29, 1970 to Eric and Maureen Peters, both of whom were of Anglo-Indian descent and immigrated to Canada from Kolkata, India in 1965.Peters was raised Catholic.

When Peters was four, he and his 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. In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity. He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying. Peters also became a fan of hip hop in his youth. By the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene. Peters' older brother, Clayton, serves as his manager.

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