Kenan Thompson Biography


Birthday: May 10, 1978 (Taurus)

Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring in NBC's ‘Saturday Night Live’ and in the sitcom ‘Kenan & Kel’. He is also popular for appearing in the comedy series titled ‘All That’. His other famous television works include ‘Sit Down, Shut Up’, ‘Maya & Marty’, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ and ‘The Mighty B’. Besides TV appearances, Thompson has worked in several films, such as ‘Fat Albert’, ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’, ‘Snakes on a Plane’, ‘Barbershop 2’ and ‘Good Burger’, to name a few. He has also worked in the comedy album ‘Good Times’. Coming to Thompson’s achievements, he is highly regarded because of his superb acting skills. He has been ranked at #88 on VH1's list of ‘100 Greatest Teen Stars’. Talking about his fan following, the American star is one of the most beloved comedy stars of the industry. 

Quick Facts

Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males


Spouse/Ex-: Christina Evangeline (m. 2011)

father: Fletcher Thompson

mother: Elizabeth Ann Thompson

children: Georgia Marie Thompson

Born Country: United States

Actors American Men

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males

City: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. State: Georgia

More Facts

education: Tri-Cities High School, Santa Monica College


Kenan Thompson first appeared on the big screen in 1994, in the movie ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’. That year, he was also cast in the comedy series titled ‘All That’. After this, he appeared in ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ and in Nickelodeon's sitcom ‘Kenan & Kel’. In 1997, Thompson did the flick ‘Good Burger’ and portrayed the character of Dexter Reed in it. Then from 2001 to 2003, he did a number of TV and film projects including ‘Felicity’, ‘Off Centre’, ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’, ‘Hamburger’, ‘Big Fat Liar’, ‘The Master of Disguise’, ‘Love Don't Cost a Thing’ and ‘My Boss's Daughter’.

After this, the comedian cum actor appeared in ‘Saturday Night Live’. Then he starred in the films ‘Snakes on a Plane’ and ‘Space Chimps’ as well as in the TV show ‘The Mighty B’. He also got featured in the comedy album named ‘Good Times’. In 2009, Thompson appeared in an episode of ‘Psych’. He was cast as Sue Sezno in the show ‘Sit Down, Shut Up’ the same year. Two years later, he lent his voice to one of the characters in the movie ‘The Smurfs’. Following this, he did the film ‘The Magic of Belle Isle’ in 2012. One year later, he played a voice role in the show ‘The Awesomes’. In 2016, the American actor did a guest role in ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’. He also lent his voice to the movie ‘Rock Dog’ that year. Thompson was cast in the series ‘Maya & Marty’ as well. He even appeared in the flick ‘Brother Nature’. In 2017, the actor appeared in the movie ‘Going in Style’.

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Personal Life

Kenan Thompson was born on May 10, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, to parents Fletcher Thompson and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. He has two siblings. He studied at Tri-Cities High School and then attended Santa Monica College in California.

Thompson got married to his long-time girlfriend, Christina Evangeline in 2011. The couple was blessed with a daughter named Georgia Marie Thompson in June 2014. The couple welcomed their second child named Gianna in July 2019. The couple announced their separation in April 2022.

Kenan Thompson Movies

1. The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

  (Comedy, Drama)

2. Going in Style (2017)

  (Crime, Comedy)

3. Heavy Weights (1995)

  (Family, Comedy, Drama, Sport)

4. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)

  (Family, Comedy, Sport, Drama)

5. Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)

  (Drama, Comedy)

6. Good Burger (1997)

  (Comedy, Family)

7. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

  (Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Action, Drama)

8. They Came Together (2014)

  (Comedy, Romance)

9. D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996)

  (Sport, Family, Action, Comedy, Drama)

10. Big Fat Liar (2002)

  (Family, Comedy, Adventure)


Primetime Emmy Awards
2018 Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics Saturday Night Live (1975)

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