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Overview (2)

Born in Florence, Alabama, USA
Nickname CP3

Mini Bio (1)

Intense. Charismatic. Charming. Sexy. Bad Boy? Maybe, but then there's always a maybe about a bad boy, isn't there? Cedric Pendleton knew from early on that he was destined for one of two things: the pulpit or the stage. He chose the stage or, as he would say, the stage chose him. Born in the small town of Florence, Alabama, his parents were school teachers, his father, was also a politician and civil rights leader. Cedric moved as a very young man to the big southern city of Atlanta where he quickly and surely made a name for himself as a respected, sought-after actor.

How did he do it? He did the work. While working full time in corporate sales, he emerged himself in a concentrated, back-breaking internship at Actor's Express Theater under then Artistic Director Chris Coleman, the result of which was a stunning debut performance in Stand Up Tragedy in which he played the lead. He has since worked on stage with such respected actors and directors as Gary Yates, David Bell, Ella Joyce, Ruby Dee, Angela Gibbs, Joan Pringle, and Woody King, Jr.

Committed and passionate from the very beginning, Cedric kept reaching and working. He added commercials, voice over work and industrials to his resume. And he made the most of Atlanta's burgeoning independent film community, in which his talent, perseverance, and charm served him well and put him on the local A-list.

As he consistently honed his talents and skills, his independent film work soon led to roles in hit features such as Runaway Jury, Summer Catch, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and Madea's Family Reunion, allowing him to work with the likes of Brian Dennehy, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Debbie Allen, and Tyler Perry.

All the while, he was paving his way to Oz. Once he took the plunge and moved West, he proved that he was not just a big fish in a small pond, but rather, he could hold his own with the big dogs. Cedric landed supporting and recurring roles in hit television shows and movies like The Fantasia Barino Story, The Shield, The Guardian, One Tree Hill, Strong Medicine, and NYPD Blue.

For Cedric, like any true artist, there is no separation between his life and his craft. He commands attention like a star, and he thrives on it like a star. Unexpectedly, he accepts praise with grace. A multi-faceted treasure, he is also a producer, promoter, writer, poet, lyricist, and motivational speaker and a gifted athlete, martial artist, teacher, and mentor.

Cedric Pendleton: Dedicated. Team player. Enthusiastic. He brings his best game. Every time.

Cedric plays well with others. And he's ready for his next close up.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kim Brundidge

Trivia (7)

Founder of Gold Drops of Life - A private residential personal care facility for Alzheimer patients.
In the community as a Teacher and Motivational Speaker, he taught public speaking, acting, and improvisation skills to people throughout the country. He was Co-Founder, of Revelation Generation, a theatre troupe that operated out of an inner city church in Atlanta. He has served as a Resident Drama Instructor for Young Audience Inc., which operated in low income housing developments. He acted as the "Rights of Passage" and Artistic Drama Director for the SIMBA Program, an initiative that uses the arts as a therapeutic means of rehabilitation in the Juvenile Justice System.
As a Capoeirista, practitioner of an African Martial Tradition, he has trained extensively. This fighting form combines history, movement, music, song, spirituality, strategy, and philosophy.
As a Spoken Word Artist, his first piece was published nationally at age twelve. His presentational style incorporates the humor and fervor of traditional religious orators.
He has trained as a Comedian, under the tutelage of Greg Dean, at Santa Monica Playhouse in Los Angeles, and also with former writers for Jamie Fox and Chris Tucker.
As an Executive Producer, for Mega Services Entertainment, Inc., he has created touring concerts, festivals, and conferences with some of the hottest artist, performers, and community leaders in the world. He is directly responsible for the negotiation of many intellectual properties which include national books, film, and television properties.
Was a nursery teacher for Anointed Word Evangelistc Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. One of his students included future media tycoon, Simon A. Stevens.

Personal Quotes (1)

Some people are born to do certain things... It is my birthright to act.

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