Kevin Hart | Childhood, Comedy, & Personal Life

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Everyone’s favorite jokester, Kevin Hart, fuels his comedy with personal experience. Here we’ll let you in on details of his Philadelphia childhood, his early acting career with the ABC sitcom The Big House, and Kevin’s unique stand-up comedy style that brought him to fame.

Early Life

Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though he was taken care of by his loving mother, Kevin felt the absence of his father, Henry. Henry’s ongoing battle with cocaine and crime left a permanent scar on this jokester.



Kevin admits that much of his best comedy comes from personal experiences when he was coming of age without a father figure. Although, he didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps, finishing high school and working hard on himself and his career.

 

Career

Kevin’s first brush with commercial fame came in the early 2000s when ABC gave him his own sitcom. Until then, the talented comedian was performing as a stand-up artist in New York and LA. Unfortunately, The Big House was canceled after only six episodes.

Instead of letting go, Kevin decided to put all his creative energy into stand-up albums, the first of which he released in 2006. His sophomore album, Seriously Funny, was just as successful as his debut, I’m a Little Grown Man, but both were eventually topped.

Kevin’s career really took off in 2011 with the tour titled Laugh at My Pain, which was later turned into a concert documentary. The show was seen by millions of people across the US, turning Kevin into an instant comedy hit and a movie and TV star.

Thanks to this tour, Kevin has scored roles in some of the best comedy movies of the last decade. His big-screen catalog includes classics like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Get Hard, The Five-Year Engagement, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

 

In the News

Kevin has two marriages behind him, which left him with three kids. He has two children with his first ex-wife Torrie, Heaven Leigh and Hendrix, and a son Kenzo Kash with his second ex-wife Eniko Parrish. She divorced Kevin after he cheated on her.

Kevin recently made headlines when some controversial homophobic tweets from him were dug up. These tweets were the reason he was pulled from hosting the Oscars in late 2018.

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