CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER (Sin LaSalle) is best known for his crowd-pleasing roles in the recent hit films Barbershop with Ice Cube, Intolerable Cruelty with George Clooney, and The Original Kings of Comedy, MTV's documentary feature directed by Spike Lee.
On the big screen, Cedric has also been seen in Barbershop 2, Big Momma's House with Martin Lawrence, Kingdom Come with Whoopi Goldberg, and Serving Sara with Matthew Perry, as well as displaying tremendous vocal talent in Dr. Dolittle 2 and Ice Age. Additionally, in April 2004, Cedric was star and producer of the box office hit Johnson Family Vacation.
He will next be seen in The Honeymooners, in which he will star as Jackie Gleason's famed character Ralph Cramden, and the remake of Rodney Dangerfield's classic comedy Back to School. Also upcoming is Man of the House with Tommy Lee Jones and Madagascar. He was last seen in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events with Jim Carrey.
Cedric has celebrated many career successes spanning television, live performances, and film. Some notable accolades include nabbing The Aftra Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series Cedric the Entertainer presentsâ€¦, and a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of lovable Coach Cedric Robinson on The Steve Harvey Show. His first comedy book, Grown Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. In 2001, a viewing audience of over 144 million saw Cedric star in the Bud Light commercial that landed in the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast, and subsequently USA Today dubbed him Madison Avenue's Most Valuable Player. And in 1994, Cedric received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television for his ground-breaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET's
Now helming his own production company, A Bird and A Bear Entertainment, Cedric will develop and produce feature films. Johnson Family Vacation was the first feature under the new company.
As a philanthropist, Cedric founded the Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He plans to extend the foundation nationally.
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