CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Eddie), the popular actor and comedian, is best known as one of the headlining stars of the hit film
The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's acclaimed documentary feature directed by Spike Lee; Cedric shared the marquee with fellow funnymen Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac.
Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances and film. Some notable accolades include a record-breaking win of four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on the WB's #1 rated sitcom
The Steve Harvey Show, which ran for six seasons. In 1994, he received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television.
In fall 2002, Cedric debuted his new sketch/variety television series Cedric the Entertainer Presentsâ€¦ on the Fox Television Network, garnering a People's Choice nomination for Best New Comedy Series and nabbing the AFTRA award of excellence in television programming.
Most recently Cedric was seen on the big screen in Intolerable Cruelty, Big Momma's House, Kingdom Come,
and Serving Sara as well as displaying his tremendous voice talent in
Dr. Dolittle 2 and Ice Age. He will next be seen in Johnson Family Vacation
(which he'll also produce) and The Honeymooners.
As well as being a performer, Cedric is a writer, and his first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in 2002. Outside of the entertainment industry, Cedric is a philanthropist, founding The Cedric "The Entertainer" Charitable Foundation, Inc., which contributes financial aid to inner city communities through scholarships and outreach programs to the youth of his hometown, St. Louis.
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