Christina Evangeline is a model and an actress, but is probably best known for being the wife of “Saturday Night Live” actor Kenan Thompson. He is one of the longest-tenured members of SNL and is famous for making a sketch funnier by his humor.
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Early life and career
Christina Evangeline was born on 24 March 1989, so under the influence of Aries sun sign, and is American, although her place of birth isn’t accurately known. Not much about her early life is known either, including the identity of her parents, however, it is known that she grew up with a younger sister, Rem, who like her, has also made a career for herself in modeling.
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Where Christina attended high school isn’t evident; she enrolled into university and graduated with a degree in Arts. Where she attended University, though, is not known to us. She has kept details about her early life and education far from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
Christina started her career as a model. She walked the runway for various designers and fashion shows during her tenure as a model. She was even featured in some magazines. She landed her first job as an actress in the short movie “Mini Supreme” that released in 2015. Christina played a parent of one of the children who compete in a beauty pageant in the movie.
This is the only role she’s ever played on the big screen and she has made no appearance in any other movies so far.
Personal life with Husband Kenan Thompson
Christina and Kenan first met after being introduced to each other by talent manager Danny Estrada. They were together for a few years before getting engaged in October 2011, and a month later took their wedding vows in the Arctic Room of Atlanta’s George Aquarium on the 11th of November. Christina wore a silky white gown for the wedding. Nick Cannon, an American actor, comedian and host, served as DJ and host for their wedding. A friend of theirs who attended the wedding said to the US weekly, ‘They’re very happy. They’ve lived together as a couple and were excited to share the moments with close friends.
She was thrilled and a beautiful bride.’ She wore a white strapless dress for her reception. Three years after their marriage, they welcomed their first child, Georgia Marie Thompson, who was born on 20 June 2014. Kenan talked to Seth Meyers, the host of Late Night Show and said ‘I am terrified. I don’t know what to do with babies. Like, do you feed it and, like, put it away or something?’ However, three months after the baby was born Kenan made an appearance on the “Today” show, and told his audience ‘It’s unbelievable. It’s the best thing in the world. It’s like witnessing a for real miracle. I know that sounds like a cliché, but it’s the miracle of life.’
Their second child was born on 2nd August 2018, and they named her Gianna Michelle.
Before the arrival of their baby, Christina shared a picture of her baby bump on Instagram with the caption ‘I’m usually private when it comes to these personal things, but we have less than 5 days until this girl is due and I’m just TEW excited’. Christina and Kenan live with their two daughters at their residence in Tampa, Florida. The couple is often seen sharing their sweet moments on social media. They speak fondly of each other even after being together for nearly a decade.
Who is Kenan Thompson?
Kenan Thompson was born on 10 May 1978, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and is an American actor and comedian. He began his career in the early 1990s and was famous for being an original cast member of the Nickelodeon comedy “All That”.
In 1996, he starred in his own sitcom along with co-star Kel Mitchell in the sketch “Kenan & Kel”, that ran from 1996 to 2000. He’s appeared in various movies such as “Good Burger” that was based on the All That sketch. In “Fat Albert” he played the main character. He has also been seen in various other movies such as “Heavyweights”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, “My Boss’s Daughter” and “Snakes on a Plane”. He also had a recurring role in the sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show”, along with his co-star Kel Mitchell. He lent his voice to the FOX cartoon series “Sit Down, Shut Up” in 2009 as Sue Sezno. In 2015, Kenan played the brand character Miles Mouvay for “Fandango”.
Saturday Night Live
The role for which Kenan Thompson is most famous for, is his sketches on SNL. He was the first cast member to be born after 1975, the premiere of SNL. He sent various audition tapes to SNL, and was turned down several times for being too young. However, in 2003 he was accepted and was a featured player until 2005, and was promoted to repertory player from 2005.
He has been working with SNL for over 17 seasons now, and has broken the record for the longest-tenured cast member in the history of the show. He’s been nominated twice and won the Primetime Emmy Award in 2018. The head writer for SNL, Brian H Tucker spoke fondly of Kenan and said ‘Put him in your sketch somewhere, anywhere, and your sketch will get better.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) July 8, 2019
Because Kenan knows how to take ordinary lines and make them funny, and take funny lines and make them special’. He currently stars in SNL as well as “The Kenan Show”.
Some rumors have been going around that say Christina worked as a professional escort in the past, during which she traveled all around the world with her clients. It has even been rumored that she met her now-husband Kenan while approaching him as a client, and that they clicked after spending a few days together. However, these rumors have neither been accepted nor denied by Christina who has kept her opinions to herself regarding the matter.
Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
- Christina’s nickname is Kriss-ny.
- Her favorite actor is Johnny Depp and favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston.
- Her favorite color is pink.
- She loves shopping and traveling.
- Her favorite cuisine is Chinese.
- She takes a great deal of interest in photography, interior design and other creative arts.
Christina belongs to white ethnicity. She’s 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, her weight is 120lbs (55 kgs), and vital statistics are 34-26-35. Her shoe size is 6. She has many tattoos on her body, including one of a gun in her back. Her eyes are green in color and her hair is brown.
Christina has devoted her life to several charities as a philanthropist. She founded her own non-profit organization ‘Evermore’ along with her friends Michele and Jack, which helps people who have lost someone they loved cope with their loss and grief.
Christina is also associated with ‘The Christian River Foundation’, which was founded after a 6-year old boy died at a very young age from Pontine Glioma, a brain tumor. The foundation works relentlessly to try and find a cure for this almost untreatable disease. She also works for ‘Save the Children Federation’, and contributes to other charities such as ‘My Stuff Bags Foundation’ and ‘American Refugee Foundation’.
According to various sources, Christina’s net worth is close to $900,000, accumulated over time from her modeling and acting jobs. Her husband Kenan Thompson, however, is reputedly worth over $10 million.