Kenan Thompson

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Self-described shy nerd and member of the National Honor Society in high school.
  • Said his mother raised him to be a Southern gentleman.
  • Breakout role was in 1995 on Nickelodeon's sketch-comedy show All That, which led to a spin-off series (Kenan & Kel) and a movie (1997's Good Burger) with costar Kel Mitchell. 
  • Joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2003. 
  • Wore a fat suit that weighed more than 20 pounds for the lead role in 2004's Fat Albert.
  • Has been doing an impression of Bill Cosby since he was a kid, but when he first met Cosby on the Fat Albert set and performed it for him, Cosby did not laugh.


  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics: Winner


  • Fletcher Thompson — Father
  • Christina Evangeline — Wife
  • Felicia Thompson — Sister
  • Elizabeth Ann Thompson — Mother
  • Georgia Marie Thompson — Daughter


  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States

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