Christopher Lawrence Knowings was born in the Bronx, New York.
At the age of 13, with the encouragement of one of his teachers, he landed a co-starring role in director Spike Lee’s film, Crooklyn. After several television appearances, Knowings helped launch the television career of his twin sister, Christy, by helping her land a role on the sketch comedy show All That on Nickelodeon. A few years later, he was cast as Lamar Johnson on the Nickelodeon series Taina, marking the first time siblings starred on separate shows on the network. From there, he began appearing in commercials, radio ads, and television shows such as New York Undercover, Law & Order, and 100 Centre Street. Knowings was nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series category in 2009 and 2010 for his work on Sesame Street. His character, Chris, is the nephew of Gordon and Susan and works in Hooper’s Store with Alan.
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