Who is Kenan Thompson?

By: Abrar Khan

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Keenan’s mother enrolled him into acting classes when he was just five years old. 

He appeared in church and school plays throughout his youth before joining a theatre company in Atlanta. 

One of his first acting roles was an entertainment reporter for CNN’s Real News for Kids. His other early appearances include the Nickelodeon comedies All That and Kenan & Kel

The star’s big break came when he joined the cast of sketch show Saturday Night Live in 2003 and he had now been an actor on the show for 19 seasons. 

He has also had supporting roles in The Mighty Ducks, Snakes on a Plane, Back in Business, My Boss’s Daughter, Love Don’t Cost a Thing and Barbershop 2

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kenan has a net worth of $13 million. This wealth has been accumulated through his work as an actor, primarily on the popular American comedy show Saturday Night Live.


Kenan Thompson’s wife Christina Evangeline is a model, actress and interior designer. According to her IMDb page, she has starred in one film, a short 2015 comedy called Mini Supreme.