Kevin Hart biography

Kevin Hart

Date of Birth: July 6, 1979

While working as a shoe salesman in Philadelphia, American actor and comedian Kevin Hart decided to give standup a try at a local comedy club's amateur night. He was a success and began performing full time at clubs such as the Boston Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand-Up NY, The Improvisation, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. His performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival led to work in feature films such as Paper Soldiers (2002), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Along Came Polly (2004). He has also made guest appearances on the TV series Undeclared (2002) and worked on a pilot called Class of '06 (2002).

Kevin executive-produced, wrote and starred in the ABC-TV sitcom The Big House, which debuted April 2, 2004 and was loosely based on his family in Philadelphia. He also played the lead role of Nashawn in Soul Plane (2004), about a man who is awarded $100 million as a settlement after a humiliating and horrific experience on a commercial airline flight. Kevin went on to star in several other feature films, including Little Fockers (2010), Let Go (2011), Think Like a Man (2012), The Five-Year Engagement (2012). He went on to star in the comedies Think Like a Man Too (2014), About Last Night (2014) and The Wedding Ringer (2015).

In 2005 he won a Platinum Mic Viewers Choice Award at the BET Comedy Awards.

He co-starred alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the buddy comedy Central Intelligence (2016) and provided the voice of the quirky bunny Snowball in the animated feature The Secret Life of Pets (2016), reprising the role in the sequel, The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019).

Kevin also lent his voice to the animated comedy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017), and appeared in the Jumanji (1995) sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) with Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black.

Not one to take a break, Kevin quickly returned to the big screen in the comedy Night School (2018) as Teddy Walker, a recently unemployed man who must attend night school in order to obtain his GED, starring alongside Tiffany Haddish. He also starred with Bryan Cranston in the heartwarming comedy/drama The Upside (2019), as an ex-con who gets a job as the caretaker of a paraplegic.

Kevin has two children with his ex-wife, Torrie, whom he married in 2003, then divorced in 2010. He then began dating model Eniko Parrish, and on August 13, 2016, the couple were married near Santa Barbara, California. Their son, Kenzo, was born in 2017.

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