Cedric the Entertainer Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Birth NameCedric Antonio Kyles
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Cedric the Entertainer was born on April 24, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA as Cedric Antonio Kyles. He is an actor and writer, known for Barbershop (2002), Be Cool (2005) and A Haunted House (2013). He has been married to Lorna Wells since September 3, 1999. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Lorna Wells (3 September 1999 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Stylish hats
Deep baritone voice

Trivia (12)

Is one of the Original Kings of Comedy.
Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Worked at State Farm Insurance before becoming successful in comedy. Majored in mass communication at Southeast Missouri State University.
Sister Sharita Kyles Wilson is the foundation director of the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, Inc., which provides college scholarships to high school graduates.
Appeared as the lead comedian at the White House Correspondence Dinner but jokingly remarked that he was unprepared because he thought that he would follow a humorous speech by President George W. Bush, but instead followed First Lady Laura Bush, who he commented was very funny.
Cedric was the subject of controversy when his opinionated character in the film Barbershop (2002) made unsavory remarks regarding Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. These comments were spoken in character, were part of the screenplay, and he has never apologized for them.
Attended Berkeley High School in Ferguson Florissant School District. Each year, he gives out a scholarship to a graduating senior through the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, Inc. The motto is, "Reaching Out...Giving Back".
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 19, 2018.
He was awarded a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame at 6166 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri on June 7, 2008.
Has two children, Croix (born 2000) and Lucky Rose (born 2003), with Lorna Wells. Has a daughter, Tiara, from a previous relationship.
Appeared in the music video "Not Today" by Mary J. Blige (2003).

Personal Quotes (6)

We as comics do want an immediate response from the audience. It's really quiet on the set, and there are only the producers, and the director, so a comic is looking for someone to give a reaction, even if it is the camera guy.
I want to be a little more dramatic nowadays. I definitely want something big and funny, but I look for things that can just have people see me in a different light and let me mature as both an entertainer and an actor and a comedian.
Politics move, as fast as Twitter, and for everyone to think that in four years America was going to be perfect is ridiculous.
It is a big world that we live in, and people have a choice to love who they love.
I love stand up and it keeps me grounded, to say the stuff I have been thinking without anyone changing it.
I've been blessed to have a long career.

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