Steve was the youngest sibling of 5 children. His family moved to Cleveland when Steve was a young boy. He graduated from Glenville High School in 1974 and returned to West Virginia to attend college. After finishing his education, he worked many different jobs and couldn’t find a passion in any of them.
In 1985, he performed as a stand-up comedian for the first time and found his passion. Following this, he performed for several years on various smaller gigs until he made a breakthrough during the late 80s. He became the host of Showtime at the Apollo which led him to earn his own sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show.
After a successful early stand-up career and a successful show that aired from 1996 to 2002, Harvey joined forces with Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac, and D.L. Hughley. They went on a large national tour titled The Kings of Comedy that was ground-breaking at the time.
Both Harvey and his accompanying comedians became famous nation-wide and were featured in The Original Kings of Comedy, Spike Lee’s documentary on the tour. After that, he launched his radio show called The Steve Harvey Morning Show, hosted a reality show from 2003 to 2005, and played several roles in movies.
He also released several books and, in 2010, he became a TV host on Family Feud. In 2012, he launched Steve Harvey, his own talk show. From 2017 onwards, he has been hosting Steve, a talk show focused on celebrities.
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Harvey sparks a lot of controversies in his talk shows exploring sensitive topics about sex, relationships, and how men and women interact. He also often criticizes his guests and embarrasses them on his show. This earned him a lot of haters. In 2010, Harvey stated that he wanted to turn to his family and be a more responsible father.
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