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Kenan Thompson        

Prime Time Emmy Award-Nominated Actor; "Saturday Night Live" Cast Member; Star on NBC's "Kenan"

Kenan Thompson is an actor and comedian best known for his role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, Keenan & Kell, and All That.

His first foray into acting came at a young age when he joined a TBS crew as a movie critic for a kids news show called Movies for Kids. It was during this show that he reviewed the movie Mighty Ducks and got to meet some of the stars who played parts in that movie. He was pursued by their people in an attempt to include him in Mighty Ducks 2, which he later won a role in.

His first television gig came in 1994 with the highly popular kids show on Nickelodeon, All That. He followed this up with another highly successful show on the same network titled Kenan and Kel. From 1994-2000 Thompson was an integral part of Nickelodeon's two highest rated shows. He won a Kids Choice Award in 1998-99 for his continued success on both shows.

His first movie role came in 1994 in Mighty Ducks 2, followed by Heavyweights in '95, Mighty Ducks 3 in '96, GoodBurger in 1997, Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2000, Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003, Barbershop 2 in 2004, the lead role in Fat Albert in 2004 and Snakes on a Plane in 2006.

Thompson is a judge in NBC's comedy competition series, Bring the Funny. His fellows judges are Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy.

Thompson currently stars as a member of the Saturday Night Live crew, of which he's been a member since 2003. Thompson also had guest appearances on such TV shows as Felicity, The Steve Harvey Show and Sister Sister. While the majority of Thompson's experience has been in comedy, he entered the business with a solid background in musicals.

In 2020, he became the spokesman for Universal Parks & Resorts’ "Let Yourself Woah" campaign, and was set to host the 2020 White House Correspondents' Dinner before it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Thompson's namesake show, Kenan, premiered on NBC. He would also be named host of that year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.


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"Saturday Night Live" star Kenan Thompson and his wife, model Christina Evangeline welcomed their second daughter, Gianna Michelle.
Kenan Thompson Wants to Revive ‘Kenan & Kel’ for More Nostalgia from Nickelodeon
Kenan Thompson currently has a comfortable career as one of the regular cast members on Saturday Night Live, and he occasionally pops up in movies such as They Came Together and Snakes on a Plane....
Kenan Thompson Joins NBC's Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Series
Another Saturday Night Live vet has signed on for Maya Rudolph and Martin Short's NBC variety show. Kenan Thompson has come onboard the series, now titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan, which is set to premiere in May, it was announced Friday.
SNL's Kenan Thompson talks longevity, diversity before Temple gig
Monday night, Saturday Night Live staple Kenan Thompson, performed at Temple University as an Xfinity Professor of Entertainment. An audience of more than 300 college students who grew up with Thompson from All That to Kenan and Kel listened as he talked about his rise to fame, comedy and cannabis. The Atlanta native even shared a special bonding moment with the Temple mascot, the Hooters owl, bringing him in for a bear hug.

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