Kenan Thompson was born on May 10, 1978 at Atlanta, Georgia, Thompson got his first big break when he was 16 years old. He started at Nickelodeon's show “All That” from 1994 to 1999. Kenan co-star Kel Mitchell had their own spin-off television series Kenan & Kel Has GOT to be one of the best TV Shows On Nickelodeon, Right to this very day in 2006.
The Stories Were Good, The Acting Was Great and Unlike the cheesy and over-the-top shows aired on nickelodeon these days, It was Absolutely HILARIOUS in a fun, family way. Its a total classic, Right up there in the top Nickelodeon Stakes with Are You Afraid Of The Dark? and Rugrats. The show Kenan & Kel ran in 1996 till 2000. Thompson was also the host of the second season of Nickelodeon's animation showcase Oh Yeah! Cartoons.
Thompson has starred in several films including: Good Burger in 1997, is based on the All That sketch of the same name, playing Dexter Reed; and Fat Albert in 2004, in which he played the title character. He has also had supporting roles in the movies Snakes on a Plane in 2006, Love Don't Cost a Thing in 2003, Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004 Heavyweights in 1995 and D2: The Mighty Ducks in 1994.
In 2003, after Dean Edwards and Tracy Morgan left the regular cast of Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson joined the cast as featured players. He is the only All That alumnus to date to appear on SNL as a cast member.