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CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Percy Stevens) is a popular actor and comedian, who first came to film audiences' attention as one of the headliners in The Original Kings of Comedy, the acclaimed documentary feature directed by Spike Lee. He has gone on to star in the box office smashes Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Johnson Family Vacation and Joel and Ethan Coen's Intolerable Cruelty. Upcoming is the role of Ralph Cramden in a big-screen version of The Honeymooners.

In fall 2002, he debuted his new sketch/variety television series "Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” on the FOX network, garnering a People's Choice nomination for Best New Comedy Series and nabbing the AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming. His first comedy book, entitled Grown- Ass Man (Ballantine) was published in January 2002 to record sales.

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. From 1997 through 2000, he traveled across the country as one of the headliners of the super successful Kings of Comedy Tour (the top-grossing comedy tour in history, earning more than $37 million), sharing the marquee with fellow comics Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac; the subsequent film, The Original Kings of Comedy, is based on that tour.

Additionally, during the broadcast of the 2001 Super Bowl, a television viewing audience of more than 144 million witnessed Cedric nab the #1 commercial spot ("The Date”) for Anheuser-Busch's Bud Light and USA Today dubbed him "Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player.”

Other big-screen credits include 1998 comedy Ride, Big Momma's House, Kingdom Come co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Serving Sara with Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Hurley. Cedric can be heard as the voice of a zoo bear in Eddie Murphy's Dr. Dolittle 2 and also as the voice of "Carl the Rhino” in the hit animated feature Ice Age.

Beyond his career success, Cedric has 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 youth and families in his hometown of St. Louis.


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