Kenan Thompson is an American actor and comedian. The Nature Cat actor is the cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live since 2003 making him the longest-tenured cast member in the show’s history. The 40-year-old actor is ranked at 88 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Kenan Thompson was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, on 10th May 1978, to his father Fletcher Thompson and mother Elizabeth Ann Thompson. Thompson has an elder brother Kerwin Thompson and a younger sister Feleecia.
Interested in acting since his childhood, Thompson appeared in the school play The Gingerbread Duck at the age of 15. While at the visual and performing arts magnet school Tri-Cities High School, Thompson appeared in his first movie D2: The Mighty Ducks.
Kenan Thompson is married to his model, Christina Evangeline. Reportedly, the couple met back in 2008 and dated for 2 years before getting married on 11th November 2011. Their wedding reception took place in the Arctic Room of the Georgia Aquarium.
The pair together has already welcomed two children. Both of their kids are daughters: Georgia Marie, born in June 2014 Gianna Michelle born in 2018. Thompson is reportedly free from the records of past affairs.
By his teenage, Thompson had become the famous TV personality with his notable acting and appearances.
Till 1997, Kenan Thompson,19 at that time appeared in many films which included Good Burger(1997), Heavyweights (1995), D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) and D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996). Later, Thompson added his movie appearances list after working in Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, My Boss’s Daughter, and Snakes on a Plane.
Making an impressive print in the fans as a recurring role on The Steve Harvey Show as Junior, with co-star Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson also grabs hands in cartoon after being a regular voice for Fox cartoon series, Sit Down, Shut Up (portraying Sue Sezno) in 2009. Throughout the 2009 NBA Playoffs, he gave the voice for LeBron James puppet in Nike’s MVP commercials.
He has also appeared in Kenan & Kel, The Awesomes, and Nature Cat. Currently, Kenan Thompson is the host of TeenNick’s 1990‘s programming block, The ’90s Are All That.
In 2003, Thompson joined as the cast of Saturday Night Live and was a featured player until 2005 (29 and 30th season), later being promoted to repertory player at the beginning of season 31.
After Seth Meyers departed from the show in the 2013-2014 season, he became the most senior cast member. Kenan broke the record of Darrell Hammond for 14 seasons appearances and became the longest-tenured cast member in the show’s history after 15 appearances in September 2017. Beating Hammond’s previous record of 107, Thompson recorded for most celebrity impressions performed on the show, performing 129.
From his longtime career in the Hollywood industry, he has been able to collect around $9 million in 2019 which is increased compared some years ago. Have a look at his previous net worth.
As per some of the sources he uses to receive $24,000 per show.