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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 April 1964Jefferson 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 The Steve Harvey Show (1996), Ice Age (2002) and Madagascar (2005). 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 (1)

Stylish Hats

Trivia (9)

Has one son, Croix with Lorna and has a daughter, Tiara from a previous relationship.
Worked at State Farm Insurance before making it big in comedy. Majored in Mass Communication at Southeast Missouri State University.
Is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Daughter Lucky Rose was born to him and wife, Lorna, in November, 2003.
Is one of the Original Kings of Comedy
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 script, 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 his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc. The motto is, "Reaching Out...Giving Back".

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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