Kenan Thompson Biography

Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: May 10, 1978

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Famous as: Actor

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


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

father: Fletcher Thompson

mother: Elizabeth Ann Thompson

children: Georgia Marie Thompson

City: Atlanta, Georgia

U.S. State: Georgia

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education: Tri-Cities High School, Santa Monica College

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Kenan Thompson is an American actor as well as 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 includes ‘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. Today, he has got hundreds of thousands of fans not only in Hollywood, but also on an international level.

  • 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 started appearing 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 is blessed with a daughter who is named Georgia Marie Thompson.

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)


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

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