Kevin Hart Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer.
He is best known for his roles in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Ride Along (2014), Ride Along 2 (2016), Get Hard (2015) and Central Intelligence (2016).
KEVIN HART BIO: AGE, EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Hart (born July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Kevin Hart age: 38) was raised by his single mother, Nancy Hart, and has a brother named Robert. His father struggled with sever drug addiction and was in and out of jail for much of Hart’s early life. Comedy served as a means for Hart to escape this difficult family situation.
Upon graduating high school, Hart enrolled in the Community College of Philadelphia for a short time and then relocated to New York City. Afterwards, he started living and working temporarily as a shoe salesman in Brockton, Massachusetts.
He eventually started regularly performing stand-up comedy after doing a set at a rookie night at a Philadelphia club.
Kevin Hart Bio: Early Standup Career And Rise To Fame
Hart’s first full stand-up special was I’m A Grown Little Man (2009). He then performed another show called Seriously Funny in 2010, and then came Laugh at My Pain in 2011 and Let Me Explain in 2013. The latter two specials also came out as feature films shown in movie theaters.
Laugh At My Pain earned more than $15 million, and it became one of 2011’s top-selling comedy show tours.
In the 2000s, Hart played minor roles in comedies like Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), In the Mix (2005) and Little Fockers (2010).
In 2012, he had a small role in the film The Five-Year Engagement and also appeared in the romantic comedy Think Like A Man. He reprised his role in the sequel, Think Like a Man Too in 2014.
In 2013, Hart briefly played himself in the disaster comedy This Is The End starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, and also portrayed a boxing promoter in Grudge Match, which starred Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone.
Hart landed his first major role in a film in the 2014 buddy-cop action comedy Ride Along, which co-starred Ice Cube and John Leguizamo. The film was a commercial success, (despite not earning good reviews) so Hart reprised his role in the 2016 sequel, Ride Along 2, which was even more poorly received by critics.
Also in 2013, Hart co-created Real Husbands of Hollywood with fellow comedian Chris Spencer. The series traced Hart and other married celebrities (each playing a funny, fictionalized version of him/herself).
In 2015, he starred in the films Get Hard (alongside Will Ferrell) and The Wedding Ringer with Josh Gad.
In 2016, Hart co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the stand-up comedy concert film Kevin Hart; What Now? That year, he also starred in the action comedy Central Intelligence alongside Dwayne Johnson and voiced a bunny named Snowball in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets.
Hart has also hosted several ceremonies, including the 2011 BET Awards and the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in 2015.
In 2017, Hart voiced George Beard in the animated film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, which is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Dav Pilkey, and also starred in the fantastical adventure comedy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle alongside Johnson and Jack Black.
In 2018, Hart is slated to star in the comedy-drama film The Upside alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, (a remake of the 2011 French movie The Intouchables) and in the comedy Night School, which he also co-wrote and co-produced and that co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle and Ben Schwartz.
Hart is known for often making fun of his appearance (especially his short height) in his comedy, as well as his awkward or strange experiences growing up and throughout adulthood from racial, gender, or family-related perspectives.
KEVIN HART: INTERVIEW ON THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
In 2012, Hart sat down with uInterview for an exclusive interview on his comedy The Five-Year Engagement, which was directed by directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-starred Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.
Fans submitted questions to Hart, including who he believed was the funniest actor on the set of the film, which is about a couple whose engagement continues to get prolonged after several family incidents interfere with their planned wedding date. Segel is known for being a funny man, but Hart chose said another co-star was more hilarious.
“I’m going to have to go with Emily,” he said. “Emily Blunt is beyond hilarious, man. First and foremost her personality is amazing, she’s so laid-back and it shines on set. She’s fun, she’s not afraid to laugh outside of takes, and I think that’s what makes her an even better actress.”
Hart also said there was a fair bit of improv used in the film.
KEVIN HART BIO: HEIGHT, RELATIONSHIPS, QUOTES, NET WORTH, CHEATING RUMORS
Hart is 5-foot-4 and weighs about 141 pounds. He married his first wife Torrei in 2003 and filed for divorce in early 2010, after the pair cited irreconcilable differences. The couple share two children, a daughter Heaven and a son Hendrix, ages 13 and 10, respectively.
Hart’s mother passed away of cancer in 2007. He has mentioned her in several of his stand-up shows.
In August 2016, Hart married Eniko Parrish near Santa Barbara, California. The pair announced in May 2017 that they are expecting their first child together, a boy named Kenzo Kash who was eventually born in November 2017. Hart’s wife Torrei accused him of cheating on her with Parrish while the former was still pregnant.
Hart was arrested in Southern California on April 14, 2013 after being suspected of a DUI following his Mercedes’ near collision into a truck on a highway. He failed a sobriety test and was subsequently charged with misdemeanor DUI. Four months later, Hart received a three-year probation after pleading guilty to the single charge of driving while intoxicated.
According to published reports, Hart’s net worth is estimated at $120 million.
His Twitter handle is @KevinHeart4real, and his Instagram handle is @kevinheart4real.
“At the end of the day, I want to be part of the same conversation as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.”
“I think the whole stigma of ‘black movies’ is slowly being lost. When you look at movies like ’12 Years A Slave,’ to ‘The Butler,’ to ‘The Best Man,’ to ‘Ride Along,’ to even ‘Think Like a Man’ from last year – these movies are just good movies.”
“On ‘Think Like a Man,’ they got the best out of me because they allowed me to bring my own cadences and opinions to the character that I was playing. I think we got the best of that particular character.”