Kenan Thompson joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player in 2003. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Thompson made his television debut as a member of Nickelodeon's all-kid sketch comedy series "All That." He and Kel Mitchell, the leading cast members, were given a spinoff show "Kenan and Kel" in 1996. Kenan remained on All That until the end of it's fifth season in 1999. Thompson also had a recurring role on the WB's "Felicity" in 2001. Kenan's agent advised him to audition for SNL, where his impression of Bill Cosby won over the show's producers.
Thompson's feature film credits include "D2: The Mighty Ducks," "Good Burger," "Rocky & Bullwinkle," "Heavyweights" with Ben Stiller, "My Boss' Daughter" with Ashton Kutcher, "Barbershop 2," and "Snakes on a Plane." His most notable leading movie role was the life-action remake of the popular Bill Cosby cartoon series, "Fat Albert" in 2005.
Thompson currently lives in Los Angeles and New York.