Gianna Michelle Thompson is the daughter of an American actor, voice artist, comedian, and producer, Kenan Thompson, and his wife actress Christina Evangeline. Being the longest-running cast member of the comedy series Saturday Night Live since 2003, he has become a household name in the United States. Thompson has received several accolades and awards for his exceptional mimicry, comedy, and acting skills. For his work on Saturday Night Live, he won a Primetime Emmy award and received 4 nominations. He stood at number 88 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars. Gianna’s mother is better known for appearing in the 2015 film Mini Supreme directed by Michael Phillis.
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|Gianna Michelle Thompson
|Gianna Michelle Thompson
|July 31, 2018
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|Kenan Thompson, Christina Evangeline
|Fletcher Thompson, Elizabeth Ann Thompson
Gianna Michelle Thompson’s Family Background
Gianna’s father was born on May 10, 1978, in Columbus, Ohio to Fletcher and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. Thompson has an older brother and a younger sister. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his family when he was just 9 months old. He started learning acting skills at the age of 5 when his mother enrolled him in acting classes. He started following the game show The Price Is Right which influenced his acting style. Thompson married Christina Evangeline on November 11, 2011. In June 2022 Thompson filed for a divorce. Gianna has an older sister Georgia Marie Thompson.
Gianna Michelle Thompson’s Career
Gianna’s father Kenan Thompson started doing comedy during his childhood when he used to impersonate Bill Cosby. He started performing at school where he appeared in The Gingerbread Duck. He joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy series All That in the early 1990s. He collaborated with co-star Kel Mitchell, with whom he started the sitcom Kenan & Kel which aired from 1996 to 2000. He also performed in The Mighty Ducks franchise, Good Burger, and the 2004 film Fat Albert. Later in his career, he appeared in supporting roles in several films including D2: The Mighty Ducks, D3: The Mighty Ducks, Heavyweights, Snakes on a Plane, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and My Boss’s Daughter. For The Kenan Show, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Gianna Michelle Thompson’s Family Net Worth
Having appeared in dozens of comedy shows, movies, and TV series, Thompson earned a fortune of $13 million during his over 3 decades of career. His annual salary is reported to be $2-3 million. Most of his wealth came from Saturday Night Live where he is the longest-tenured cast member so far. Thompson co-founded Artists for Artists (AFA), a production company and talent incubator, and announced a project, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth part 2, collaborating with Mike Tyson and wife Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer. His production company also supported and funded the launch of Twenty Two Entertainment in March 2022.