Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian known for being on NBC’s Saturday Night Live since 2003. In his teenage years, Kenan was part of the original cast of Nickelodeon’s All That, a sketch comedy series. His films include Barbershop 2, Fat Albert, and Snakes on a Plane.
Early Life, Age, and His Early Comedy Career
Kenan Thompson was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 10, 1978, the second of three children of Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. Thompson had an older brother and a younger sister. As a child, he had a knack for acting, and his mother encouraged him to take acting classes, for which he enrolled at Tri-Cities High School, a magnet school for visual and performing arts in East Point, Georgia. It was not long after he enrolled at the school that he appeared in their play The Gingerbread Duck.
The young Kenan reinforced his love of acting by auditioning for The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA), a theater company when he was about 15 years old. At the age of 16, Kenan Thompson won the role of film critic at the famous Turner Broadcasting Station and was also an entertainment reporter for CNN’s Real News for Kids program.
In 1994, he began appearing in the widely viewed Nickelodeon movie All That, while playing Kenan and Kel in 1996, which earned him the Kids Choice Award in 1998.
Film, Television and Movie Career
When Kenan Thompson left Nickelodeon his film career began. He appeared in films like Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003), Barbershop 2 (2004), and Snakes on a Plane (2006). He worked alongside his childhood idol Bill Cosby in the film Fat Albert (2004), which he described as a dream come true for him. In an interview he granted, he revealed that Bill was, in fact, the only known comedian he knew and could watch his shows as a child because his jokes were free of “dirt”, unlike what was available from other comedians at the time.
He gave supporting roles in movies like Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Heavyweights, etc. Thompson also had a recurring role as Junior in the Steve Harvey show with star colleague Kel Mitchel.
His works in the entertainment industry are simply numerous, and he was remarkably exceptional on every project he worked on. Kenan is without a doubt one of the best American comedians, and he is also an actor.
Kenan Thompson’s Salary and Net Worth
The business of making people laugh is quite a profitable business, but not everyone can and will excel in it. Kenan Thompson has excelled in both respects, and for his hard work and dedication to the business, he will be rewarded with good pay.
Several sources put his net worth at over $9 million, and that may not be far from the truth when you consider how quickly Kenan rose in the industry. His exact salary cannot be determined at this time, as he regularly earns money at various shows where he performs.
Family – Wife, Daughter
Kenan is certainly not without a love life. He is also not gay and is in fact already married and has a child. He was in a relationship with Christina Evangeline before they got married in 2011. Christina is a beautiful model who was born on March 24, 1989, in the United States of America.
Before her fame, which was mainly due to the fact that she was married to Kenan, there were rumors that she was a professional escort lady, which she combined with her well-known modeling career. However, since her marriage to Kenan, there have been no major or trivial controversies that have followed her. The prominent model and wife of a prominent comedian enjoy a large fan base on the various social media platforms to which she subscribes.
Kenan and Christiana got married on 11 November 2011. Their wedding reception took place in the Arctic Room of Georgia Aquarium, where Thompson’s close friend Nick Cannon was the disc jockey at this memorable event. The couple’s marriage resulted in the birth of a girl named Georgia Marie on June 20, 2014. At the time of her delivery, Georgia weighed 6.5 pounds, which was quite a good weight for a newborn baby.
Kenan has an average physique of 5 feet 8 inches high and a bodyweight of about 77 kg.