Ever heard of Cedric The Entertainer? He is a very interesting and funny dude who would get your ribs cracking with his hilarious lines. Cedric isn’t just an American comedian but also an actor cum television host. He is best known for his appearance alongside Steve Harvey on Spike Lee‘s sitcom titled The Original Kings of Comedy. In addition, he anchored the 12th season of the American game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Following his unique comedy style and outstanding performances, Cedric was honored with Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award in 1994. Learn more about his wife, kids, net worth, age and find out if he is dead or alive below.
Cedric the Entertainer Bio (Age)
The entertainer was born Cedric Antonio Kyles to Kittrell Kyles and his wife Rosetta in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 24th day of April since 1964. Cedric grew up in Caruthersville, Missouri along with his only sister Sharita Kyles Wilson. His father worked with the Missouri Pacific Railroad (MoPac) while his mother was a school teacher. He did high school at Berkeley High School situated in St Loius Northern suburbs.
The comic star was one of the most popular people during high school; he captivated the heart of many people with his exceptional comedy prowess. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Missouri State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1987. Soon after his graduation, he started working as an auxiliary high school teacher as well as an insurance claims agent before he kicked off his acting and comedy career.
The comic star began his professional career in 1992, appearing on the television comedy show titled Its Showtime at the Apollo. He featured on the comedy show Def Comedy Jam; after which he joined BET network. At BET, he worked as the host of Comicview which earned him BET’s Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award for his outstanding performances.
Cedric began his acting career in 1996, making his first appearance on the sitcom titled The Steve Harvey Show. His impressive role in the show earned him four NAACP Image Awards and also made way for him to land bigger roles in other movies subsequently. Alongside Eddie Murphy, he appeared on the American comedy film titled Dr. Doolittle in 2001 and the following year, he featured alongside Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson in the 2002 comedy film Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business. Cedric has starred in several other movies including Man of the House, Johnson Family Vacation, Ride, Be Cool, Code Name: The Cleaner, Top Five, and A Fall From Grace, among others. He played the role of a voice actor in the animated adventure comedy films titled Madagascar and Charlotte’s Web.
He was a cast along with Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, and D.L. Hughley in the American comedy film titled The Original Kings of Comedy. Later on, he appeared in other comedy series such as Real Husbands of Hollywood, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Comedy Get Down, 2 Broke Girls, The Soul Man, and Hot in Cleveland. Additionally, he started his own sketch comedy show titled Cedric the Entertainer Presents on Fox Network. He worked as a host of several television shows such as WWE Raw and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He was also given a star in the St Louis Walk of Fame in 2008.
His Net Worth
The comic star has been outstanding since the inception of his career and has amassed a huge amount of wealth for himself. As the years roll by, Cedric The Entertainer has become a prominent figure in the American entertainment industry; he has been active for over two decades. His current net worth is over $15 million which he earns from his comedy shows as well as films and other endeavours.
Cedric the Entertainer’s Family: Wife and Kids
Just like his blossoming career, Cedric is also a happily married man and a father of three children. He got hitched to his long-term girlfriend named Lorna Wells on December 3, 1999. Nothing much is known about his wife, she came into the limelight after their marriage. The amazing couple is blessed with two children, a son named Croix Kyles, born in 2000 and a daughter named Lucky Rose Kyles who was born in 2003.
Furthermore, Cedric also has a daughter named Tiara Kyles from his previous relationship. The star and his wife have been enjoying a blissful married life for over two decades and the bond between them has continued to grow stronger. Cedric currently resides in Missouri with his family; he also has a mansion in Chatsworth, California.
Is He Dead?
There are many popular celebrities who have been mixed up in a death hoax in recent times and yes, Cedric The Entertainer is one of them. Following the death of the notable black comedian known as Bernie Mac, many of his fans thought he was the one and some offered their condolences via Twitter. The news kept the social media abuzz for several days before Cedric was able to put things right. Although they are both hilarious dark-skinned men with bright smiles, they are not related in any way. His reaction to the ongoing hoax was able to put off the speculations. Cedric is very much alive and not dead. He is currently in good health and there’s no sign of ill health.