Kevin Hart Biography:
Born: 6 July 1979
Age : 40 years
Birthplace : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 1.63 m
Spouse: Eniko Parrish (m. 2016), Torrei Hart (m. 2003–2011)
Upcoming movies: Jumanji 3, Fatherhood
Children: Hendrix Hart, Kenzo Kash Hart, Heaven Hart
Kevin Darnell Hart was born on July 6, 1979 is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer.
Kevin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in a single-parent household by his mother, Nancy Hart, who was a systems analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at University of Pennsylvania. He has one older brother, Robert. His father, Henry Witherspoon, a cocaine addict, was in and out of jail throughout most of Kevin’s childhood, and Kevin used humor as a way to cope with his troubled family life.
After graduating from George Washington High School, Hart briefly attended the Community College of Philadelphia and moved to New York City. He then moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, and found work as a shoe salesman. He began pursuing a career in stand-up comedy after performing at an amateur night at a club in Philadelphia.
Hart attended George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia. Later, he enrolled himself into a community college in New York City and attended it for two years.
Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but he soon landed other roles in films such as Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005), and Little Fockers (2010).
Hart’s comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album, I’m a Grown Little Man (2008), and performances in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014) and its sequel Ride Along 2 (2016), About Last Night (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and Night School (2018).
He also released four more comedy albums, Seriously Funny in 2010, Laugh at My Pain in 2011, Let Me Explain in 2013, and What Now? In 2016. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. He starred as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.
Hart came to prominence from his guest appearance in Undeclared. He made his film debut in the film Paper Soldiers. Hart then gained further recognition from his other films such as the Scary Movie franchise, Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Death at a Funeral, and Little Fockers. He turned down a role in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder because the character is gay, citing his own “insecurities”.
Kevin Hart with director Charles M. Robinson, October 2009. He played Doug in the film The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and appeared in Think Like a Man which was a box office success. He also appeared in the sequel. He had a cameo as himself in This Is the End. In 2013, Hart played a boxing promoter in Grudge Match and appeared in Exit Strategy as Mannequin Head Man. He also appeared in 35 and Ticking.
In 2014, Hart starred as Ben in Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube. The film received generally negative reviews from critics, but was a major box office success. Hart returned in the sequel, Ride Along 2, which was released on January 15, 2016.
In 2013, Hart co-created Real Husbands of Hollywood with Chris Spencer. The show follows Hart along with other married celebrities (each playing a comical fictionalized version of themselves) within the series including: Boris Kodjoe, Nelly, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, Nick Cannon, and Robin Thicke. Thicke didn’t return for the second season due to his music career, though Hart has stated that the door is open for Thicke to return. The series is intentionally filmed in a style similar to Bravo’s The Real Housewives. Episodes often hinge on the “real” Kevin Hart’s desperately unsuccessful attempts to climb Hollywood’s celebrity social ladder (which always backfire in humiliating ways), and the character’s barely-hidden jealousy of his more successful celebrity friends. A sneak peek was shown as a segment during the 2012 BET Awards and the official promo was released in October 2012.
In 2015, Hart starred in the films Get Hard with Will Ferrell and The Wedding Ringer. In 2016, he starred in the movies Central Intelligence, with Dwayne Johnson, and the animated The Secret Life of Pets. In 2017, he starred in the movies Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, in a voice role, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and retaming again with Johnson.
In 2018, he produced his first film under his production company Hart Beat Productions, Night School.In October 2018, it was announced that through his production company, he has signed a first-look deal with Nickelodeon. Under the deal, Hart and his Hart Beat Productions banner will develop and produce live-action, scripted kid’s content for the network. Hart also has a first-look film deal with Universal Studios.
In 2019, Hart’s film The Upside, his first headlining role in a drama, was theatrically released. It also starred Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. Hart also reprised his role of Snowball in the sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2.
Hart will star in the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level, scheduled for December 2019.
Kevin dated Torrei Hart (2001-2011) – In June 2001, Kevin started dating another comedian, Torrei Hart. They were engaged on February 28, 2002. On May 22, 2003, Kevin and Torrei got married. The couple has two children, namely Heaven Leigh born on March 22, 2005 and Hendrix born on November 8, 2007. The couple separated in February 2010 and filed for divorce, which was finalized in November 2011. Later Kevin stared dating Eniko Parrish (2009-Present) – In August 2009, Hart started dating model, Eniko Parrish. In Santa Barbara, California, Kevin married Eniko on August 13, 2016. In November 2017, the couple welcomed their first child together, son Kenzo Kash.
Kevin Hart as of 2019 is 4o years old and his sun sign is Cancer. The actor is 5 feet 4 ½ inches Tall and weighs around 64 Kg (141lbs). Kevin has Black hairs and dark brown eyes, one of Kevin distinctive feature is his short stature. His body measurements are (chest-biceps-waist) 44-15-35 inches.
- He is close friends with actor and producer, Anthony Anderson and good friends with Jason Segel.
- Kevin has also worked at a shoe store as a salesman. He left the job to work in comedy clubs.
- Hart was raised by single mother.
- Kevin’s dad, Henry were a cocaine addict and so went to jail multiple times during Kevin’s childhood.
- He started his comedy career by working as a comedian in the nightclubs in Philadelphia. It didn’t give him success and people actually disliked him at that time. But, the comedy contests threw him into fame.
- Kevin’s role models include Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Eddie Murphy.
- He first started his career by the name “Lil Kev”.
- He earned $15 million by selling his comedy tour “Laugh at My Pain” in 2011.
- On April 14, 2013, Kevin was arrested for drunk and drive suspicion.
- In February 2018, he beat Usain Bolt in the 100-meter beach race. Well, it was because Kevin got a 30-meter head start.
- Kevin had finished New York City Marathon in 2017 in 4 hours and 5 minutes.
- In 2017, Kevin’s total income was reported to be $32.5 million.
- He has cheated on Eniko Parrish, his then-pregnant wife, which he confessed on December 15, 2017.