Born in Los Angeles, California, Peele began modeling in 1987 and landed her first magazine cover, Mademoiselle, in 1989. During her modeling career, she was featured in ads for the likes of Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Versace, among others. She also did runway work for Chanel and Comme des Garçons. Peele has appeared on magazine covers worldwide including Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan. She has appeared in over 250 magazine covers.
In addition to modeling, Peele also appeared in Heavy D & the Boyz’s music video for Nuttin’ but Love, Jodeci’s 1995 video Freakin You, and George Michael’s Thierry Mugler-styled Too Funky video alongside Nadja Auermann, Tyra Banks, Linda Evangelista, Estelle Hallyday, and Rossy de Palma. In 1997, she began acting and appeared in Sister, Sister and Girlfriends. Peele also had a role in the 2002 film Sweet Friggin’ Daisies with Zooey Deschanel.