Cedric the Entertainer is an American actor, comedian, and television personality who was born on April 24, 1964, in Jefferson City, Montana. His birth name is Cedric Antonio Kyles and he was born to his mother Rosetta and his father Kittrell Kyles. He grew up with one other sibling, a sister named Sharita Kyles Wilson. Kyles grew up in Caruthersville, Missouri until junior high school when he moved to Berkeley, Missouri. He graduated from Berkeley High School in St. Louis but around that time he developed a rash on his head that became severe enough that he opted to wear a hat to cover it. Kyles went on to attend Southeast Missouri State University where he majored in Mass Communication. The hat covering the rash on his head became a part of his signature look as he began his acting career. His first role was playing Steve Harvey's friend named Cedric Jackie Robinson on Harvey's sitcom. "The Steve Harvey Show" was where Kyles originally got his start but he soon began landing roles in major comedy films such as "Dr. Dolittle 2", "Big Momma's House," and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events". Kyles married Lorna Wells who had two children with named Croix and Lucky Rose. Kyles also has a daughter named Tiara from a relationship prior to his marriage to Wells.