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Kenan Thompson Introduction
Kenan Thompson is an actor who loves to entertain people a lot. He is the missing puzzle piece to any acting skit which was able to make the skit more entertaining than before.
At the same time, whereas other actors are trying to make their resumes more stellar than before, he is thinking of how to educate his audience and guide them on the right path, which is the duty of the entertainer and actor.
Kenan Thompson Net Worth & Salary
The net worth of Mr. Kenan Thompson is worth a whopping $13M, which he had accumulated over 30 years in the entertainment industry.
Being a regular on Saturday Night Live, he earned around $525K per season, and the rest of his income is from the live shows, hosting esteemed award functions, movies, and television shows.
Kenan Thompson Age, Early Life & Biography
Kenan Thompson is 44 years old officially.
Though he was born in Colombia, Ohio his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was almost one year old. His parents Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson had three kids including him, his brother, and his sister.
Their family belongs to the normal working class of the 70s. Thompson grew up to be a curious and observant child. He likes to observe the people who stroke his curiosity and often imitate him. It was not limited to people but also books.
His talent of imitation often made others laugh and anything he did entertain people around him. His mother had noticed the talent of young Thompson being an actor, so he further enrolled him in acting class to develop his talents.
He used to act in all sorts of acting gigs since then but it didn’t make any difference until he met his teacher Freddie Hendricks during high school. His teacher stepped up and helped him polish his acting skills through drama and got him in touch with the theater group activities.
From here, his professional journey starts during his teenage days when he balanced the school curriculum with his acting career.
|Age:||44 years old|
|Birth Date:||May 10, 1978|
|Birth Place:||Columbus, Ohio|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Christina Evangeline|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Georgia Marie and Gianna Michelle|
|Current Net Worth||$13M|
|Content Last Updated:||October 2022|
Kenan Thompson Personal Life
Kenan Thompson had Christina Evangeline, his longtime girlfriend on November 11, 2011. Christina bore him two daughters Georgia Marie in 2014 and Gianna Michelle in 2018.
They separated in 2021 but finalized their divorced in June 2022 which is yet to be announced.
Kenan Thompson Career
During his school years, with the encouragement of his teacher, he started auditioning for commercials and juggled a lot between schoolwork and his career. He tried out 100 commercial auditions before landing a role in one of them.
It took rigorous effort and patience for the teenager to keep on going despite the failures which came the way, which later paid off with blooming flawless acting and execution of the story.
He got his first official break as Russ Tyler in the movie D2: The Mighty Ducks released in 1994. It was not well-received by the audience but gained some name for Thompson. He starred in CNN’s “Real News for Kids” as an entertainment reporter.
Due to the reporter role, he was given a chance to star in some good movies like D3:The Mighty Ducks, Heavyweights, and Good Burger. The films helped him gain a reputation and solidified his fame as a teenage celebrity.
Around 1995, he auditioned for the main character role in Nickelodeon’s All That series, which was one of his breakthrough roles. It was one of the primetime shows on Nickelodeon which has an all-child cast. His mimicry and acting had left an impression on the director Brian Robbins.
While at All That cast, he had befriended Kel Mitchell, his longtime acting partner, and a good friend, with whom he was cast in the show Kenan and Kel. They were the first American- African actors to grab the slot of one of the prime-time shows on Nickelodeon.
Their bonding and compatibility entertained the audience for five years before ending the show with the movie Two Heads are Better than One. After the movie, he appeared in recurring roles in shows like Felicity and Steve Harvey Show, with a few cameos in Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The Parkers, and Sister, Sister on TV and reality shows.
He made his ultimate comeback to movies with Big Fat Liar and Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Later on, starred in the movies like Barbershop 2: Back to Business, My Boss’ Daughter, and Snakes on a Plane. By 2003, he was a famous name in the entertainment industry.
His status as a teenage celebrity was upgraded in 2003 when he auditioned for Saturday Night Live(SNL). He had been part of the show till now. He has presented in various roles. SNL had given him the chance to play roles that he liked and didn’t restrict him to traditional roles.
He had found his knack for writing his roles from SNL and written a few of his skits by himself and performed them on stage. His next role in Fat Albert was a challenging one and gave him the confidence to act in any role he was assigned.
Outside of SNL, he had acted in movies like The Smurfs and its sequel, Going in Style, Home Sweet Home Alone, Dads, The Grinch, and Wonder Park.
Kenan Thompson Awards & Achievements
Kenan had never played a major role in his acting career but he had garnered a fair amount of respect and reputation in the industry for his contribution to society. He often acted in the works which promoted literacy and education among the masses.
He has won Cable ACE Award and Best Children’s Series for Kenan and Kel. In 1997, he was awarded the Kids Choice Award for the category of Favorite Television Show for Kenan and Kel.
He was nominated for Emmy Awards six times mostly for his works on SNL. He was awarded an Emmy Primetime Award for his composition for SNL and another one for his acting skit.
Kenan Thompson Major Investments and Assets
Thompson had co-founded a production company and talent agency called Artists for Artists to manage new faces and guide them to the peak of their careers.
He likes to keep his asset details private than flash them in the public eye. He owns a house in Tampa, where he currently resides.
He had a few collections of apparel from brands like Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc.
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Kenan Thompson shares how his daughters react to the “Good Burger” film and wonder how their father can film sitcoms and movies together.