Kenan Thompson Celebrity Life
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on 10th May 1978, Kenan Thompson started learning acting skills since the age of 5 and worked during the 90s in a Nickelodeon show called All That. He has played the leading role of Fat Albert in a live-action animated comedy film in 2004, which was based on a TV series written by Bill Cosby.
To essay the role, Kenan Thompson had to wear a fat suit, since he was already on a weight loss program before accepting the role.
Kenan Thompson is popular for mainly enacting comic roles in shows like All That, Kenan & Kel; while he has also starred in movies such as D2: The Mighty Duck, Good Burger, and notable roles in flicks like Love Don’t Cost A Thing, My Boss’s Daughter, and Snakes On A Plane, which were commercially successful at the box office.
The movie D2: The Mighty Duck was Kenan Thompson’s one of the first movies, in which is he played the character of Russ Tyler with dedication and displayed his acting prowess at the age of 15.
Though the movie received rave reviews, yet it did well at the domestic box office, while Kenan’s role was appreciated by fans.
In Saturday Night Live
Joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2003, Kenan Thompson has been part of the show for 17 seasons. The show aired for the first time in 1975. After Saturday Night Live show’s immense success, Kenan Thompson was recognized for playing and showcasing multiple shades of his acting talent and comic prolificacy.
He played different characters for SNL’s 17 seasons, setting the record of the longest-serving cast member for the show. One of the memorable episodes on Saturday Night Live was in 2015 when Kenan Thompson, with his Saturday Night Live co-stars and Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon, presented the Woman’s Day special episode with their mothers.
A Versatile Artist
Kenan Thompson has donned many hats when it comes to his association with entertainment-comedy as a genre. He has voiced for the cartoon series - Sit Down, Shut up, for the character called Sue Sezno on Fox and played the guest character in a series called Psych for US Network, with ease and versatility.
He starred in various characters for popular sitcoms on Nickelodeon, post his return in 2011.
Along with it, Thompson also appeared on the popular live TV show - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with his All That co-actor Ken Mitchell in 2015. In his latest stint, Kenan Thompson sat in the judge’s panel on a comedy competition called Bring The Funny.
He is also reportedly turning into a producer for the re-run of the popular show All That. Meanwhile, Kenan Thompson is working on a solo comedy show called The Kenan Show, which is slated to be aired on NBC in 2020.
Personal life & Recognitions
Kenan Thompson currently resides in Los Angeles and New York. He is married to model and actor Christina Evangelina, since 2011. With Christina Evangelina, Kenan has two children, born in 2014 and 2018. Kenan Thompson has received the Primetime Emmy Award and has also ranked in the VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
He has also been playing role in The Steve Harvey Show as Junior with Kel Mitchell while his fan-favorite recurring role of ‘Diondre Cole’ on the show earned him fan’s love, repeatedly.
Kenan has highest impressions for playing as many as 139 celebrity impressions on Saturday Night Live show, which premiered on NBC in October 1975 and is one of the longest-running shows on American Television.
Known for his humble and captivating screen presence and acting abilities, fans always look forward to more from this actor.
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