CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Ray)
is a popular and versatile comedian best known as one of the stars of the hit
film "The Original Kings of Comedy," MTV's documentary feature
directed by Spike Lee. In addition, over 144 million television viewers
witnessed Cedric nab the number one commercial spot for Bud Light during the
broadcast of the 2001 Superbowl, and USA Today dubbed him "Madison
Avenue's Most Valuable Player." This fall, he will debut his new
sketch/variety television series "Cedric The Entertainer Presents..."
and his first comedy book, Grown Ass Man, published by Ballantine Books,
came out this last January.
Cedric made his film
debut in the Reginald Hudlin produced comedy "Ride." Some of his other
screen credits include "Big Momma's House" with Martin Lawrence and
"Kingdom Come" with Whoopi Goldberg and EL Cool J. He was the featured
voice of Zoo Bear in "Dr. Dolittle 2" and, most recently, the voice of
Carl the Rhino, in the hit animated feature "Ice Age." His upcoming
projects include "Barbershop" with Ice Cube and the Coen Brothers'
comedy "Intolerable Cruelty" with George Clooney and Catherine
On the small screen,
Cedric served as host of BET's "Comic View" and he played the
lovable coach Cedric Robinson on the WB's #1 rated sitcom, "The Steve
Harvey Show," winning four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding
Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also a recipient of a Richard Pryor Comedy
Beyond his career
successes, Cedric's philanthropic endeavors are far reaching, as he recently
founded the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, Inc., which
contributes financial aid to inner-city communities through scholarships and
outreach programs to enhance the lives of youths and families in his hometown of
St. Louis. The Foundation is currently expanding its efforts to raise funds and
develop similar programs nationwide.
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