Cedric the Entertainer
Cedric Antonio Kyles known professionally by his stage name Cedric the Entertainer, is an American
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

, comedian
A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy...

 and director. He is perhaps best known as the co-star of the WB
The WB Television Network
The WB Television Network is a former television network in the United States that was launched on January 11, 1995 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. and Tribune Broadcasting. On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Warner Bros...

 sitcom The Steve Harvey Show
The Steve Harvey Show
The Steve Harvey Show is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons from August 25, 1996 to February 17, 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.-Synopsis:...

, as Eddie in the Barbershop
Barbershop (film)
Barbershop is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Tim Story, produced by State Street Pictures and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 13, 2002. Starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Anthony Anderson, the movie revolves around social life in a barbershop on the South Side of...

films, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee
Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983....

 film The Original Kings of Comedy
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Original Kings of Comedy is a 2000 stand-up comedy film, directed by Spike Lee, and featuring the comedy routines of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac. Filmed in front of an audience at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina, the comedians give the...

Cedric was born in Jefferson City, Missouri
Jefferson City, Missouri
Jefferson City is the capital of the U.S. state of Missouri and the county seat of Cole County. Located in Callaway and Cole counties, it is the principal city of the Jefferson City metropolitan area, which encompasses the entirety of both counties. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,079...

, the son of Rosetta, a school teacher, and Kitrell Kyles, an employee of a railroad company.

"LETS COUGH...and don't tell me to eat cheese. I am a fat midget! hey"

As Sin LaSalle in Be Cool|Be Cool

"Cedric had a very sad childhood. when he was seven his grandmother got eaten by a midget clown named Mr. chuckles. a billy goat took a masive dump on his left arm when he was stranded in the mountains and his arm had to be amputated. tobacco is his favorite vegitable. He has only been married 1 time and this was to his sister of which gave him 4 wonderful crack babies. "

THis has been a quote from cedrics mother Be Cool|Be Cool

(to Violet) "Little girl, the big cage door is open. No snake. Dead guy. You know what I'm thinking? I'm thinking who woke me up at nine in the morning for this?"

As the detective in A Series of Unfortunate Events|A Series of Unfortunate Events

"Save it for a mammal who cares."

As Carl in Ice Age|Ice Age

"They've come to kill us! And take our women! And our precious metals!"

As Maurice in Madagascar|Madagascar