Cedric the Entertainer Net Worth: $25 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$25 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||Apr 24, 1964|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Television producer, Film director, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Cedric the Entertainer net worth is around $25 million. Cedric the Entertainer is a famous American actor, comedian, director, and game show host.
Cedric the Entertainer Net Worth (2023):
Cedric the Entertainer net worth is around $25 million. Cedric earned his net worth from his many stand-up comedy schedules, his acting career in films and television.
Cedric the Entertainer Biography:
|Real name||Cedric Antonio Kyles|
|Date of Birth:||April 24, 1964|
|Place of Birth:||Jefferson City, Missouri, U.S.|
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Alma mater||Southeast Missouri State University|
|Genres||Observational comedy, blue comedy, surreal humor, insult comedy|
|Subject(s)||African-American culture, everyday life, human sexuality, pop culture, race relations, racism, self-deprecation|
|Spouse||Lorna Wells (m. 1999)|
Cedric Antonio Kyles, well known by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, on 24 April, 1964.
Cedric mother, Rosetta, was a schoolteacher, and his father, Kittrell, was an employee of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Cedric has a younger sister, Sharita Kyles Wilson, who is a communications professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.
Cedric the Entertainer was raised in Caruthersville, Missouri, and moved to Berkeley, Missouri, after finishing junior high school. There, he attended Berkeley High School in the northern suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.
After graduating from high school, Cedric the Entertainer attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a communications degree. After graduating from college, Cedric worked as a State Farm insurance claims adjuster and substitute high school teacher.
Cedric the Entertainer Acting Career:
In 1995, Cedric the Entertainer landed his first-ever acting role after auditioning for the role of The Cowardly Lion in the 1995 production of “The Wiz” at the Apollo Theater in New York. Cedric the Entertainer gained recognition as Steve Harvey’s friend Cedric Jackie Robinson on “The Steve Harvey Show”.
More opportunities began to roll in, and Cedric the Entertainer subsequently appeared in maany films, including “Ride” (1998), “Serving Sara” (2002), “Barbershop” (2002), “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003), “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” (2004), “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004), “Johnson Family Vacation” (2004), “Man of the House” (2005), “Madagascar” (2005), “Be Cool” (2005), “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa” (2008), and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” (2012).
In 2008, Cedric the Entertainer returned to stage acting when he starred in the Broadway revival production of “American Buffalo” by David Mamet.
Cedric the Entertainer Comedy Career:
Cedric the Entertainer has enjoyed a successful comedy career. Cedrichas traveled around the country as a member of the Kings of Comedy and one of their headliners, alongside Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. The director Spike Lee actually turned their comedy act into a movie, titled “The Original Kings of Comedy” (2000), where Cedric the Entertainer starred as himself.
Cedric the Entertainer had his own sketch comedy show in 2002, “Cedric the Entertainer Presents”, but it was cancelled after just one season, even though initially Fox had renewed it for a second season. Cedric had his own comedy special on HBO, “Cedric The Entertainer: Taking You Higher”.
Cedric the Entertainer TV Career:
Cedric the Entertainer has worked as a television host, primarily of game shows. In 2011, Cedric was the host of the game show “It’s Worth What?” which was produced by Merv Griffin and aired on NBC.
Beginning in September 2013, Cedric took over as the host of the classic game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” starting with the show’s 12th season. Cedric left the show after the 2013-14 season, and his spot as host was taken over by Terry Crews.
Beginning in 2012 Cedric the Entertainer starred as the main character in the television series “The Soul Man”, which ended in 2016 after running for five seasons.
Cedric Other Projects and Pursuits:
Cedric is a published author; he published the book “Grown-A$$ Man”. Additionally, Cedric also appeared in the 2003 video game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, and contributed comedic interludes to Nelly’s album “Country Grammar” (2000) and Jay-Z’s “The Black Album” (2003). Cedric was the lead comedian at the 2005 White House Correspondents Dinner.
Cedric owns the production company Bird and a Bear Entertainment. Along with the producer Eric C. Rhone, Cedric made his directorial debut with the direct-to-DVD release “Dance Fu” (2010). It was produced and funded independently by Cedric’s company.
Cedric the Entertainer children:
Cedric the Entertainer is married to Lorna Wells, and he shares two children with her: Croix (born in 2000) and Lucky Rose (born in 2003). He also has a daughter, Tiara, from a previous relationship.
Cedric the Entertainer Philanthrophy:
Cedric remains very active in his community through his Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation Inc., and gives out one scholarship a year to a graduating senior from his high school.
In May 2015, Cedric the Entertainer received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts and Humanities from his parents’ alma mater, Lincoln University of Missouri. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, and in 2018 the city of St. Louis renamed the street in front of the Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni House as Cedric The Entertainer Way, in honor of him.