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Kevin Hart
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Hart attends the Chicago premiere of the film Think Like a Man at Showplace Icon Theater in Chicago, Illinois on April 11, 2012
Born July 6, 1979 (1979-07-06) (age 40)
North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 2000–present
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Spouse(s) Torrei Hart (m. 2003–2011)
Children Heaven Leigh Hart (b. 2005)
Hendrix Hart (b. 2008)

Kevin Hart (born July 3, 1979) is an American actor and comedian. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England, culminating in his first real break in 2000 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 movies like Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, Think Like a Man, Little Fockers and Soul Plane. His comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I'm a Grown Little Man in 2008. This was followed by Seriously Funny in 2010, and in 2011 Laugh at My Pain. He currently stars as himself in the lead role of Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Early life

Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979, in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his single mother, Nancy, and has one older brother, Robert Hart. His father, Henry, a cocaine addict, was in and out of jail throughout most of Kevin's childhood. Kevin used his natural ability to make people laugh as a coping mechanism to deal with his family struggles and to stay out of trouble.[1] After attending George Washington High School in Northeast Philadelphia, he moved to New York City to attend community college, graduating two years later. 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.[2]

Awards and honors

In 2005, he was nominated for the BET Platinum Mic Viewers' Choice Award.

In 2012 Hart was named MVP of the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game regardless of the fact that he was ejected in the fourth quarter for cursing at the referee and taking off one of his shoes and throwing the other across the court. He scored eight points and had six assists in the game.[3]

Hart then hosted the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. His longtime friend Judd Apatow, the director who gave him his first big on-screen break in the TV series Undeclared, was the one who recommended him for the gig. Hart hopes that this will project him further into a side career as an emcee, stating, "Hopefully after MTV, of course we’re talking Emmys, Oscars, whatever."

In 2012, Hart won a Best Actor trophy at the BET Awards for his performance in the box-office hit movie Think Like a Man.

Awards and nominations for Kevin Hart
Year Work Category Award Show Result Ref
2004 The Big House Choice Breakout TV Star - Male Teen Choice Awards Nominated
2005 N/A Platinum Mic Viewers' Choice BET Awards Nominated
2012 N/A NBA Celebrity All-Star Game MVP N/A Won [3]
Think Like a Man Best Actor BET Awards Won [4]
Scene Stealer: Male Teen Choice Awards Nominated
Hissy Fit Nominated
2013 N/A NBA Celebrity-All Star Game MVP N/A Won


Year Film Role Notes
2002 Paper Soldiers Shawn
2003 Scary Movie 3 CJ
Death of a Dynasty P-Diddy / Cop 1 / Dance Coach / Hyper Rapper / H. Lector
2004 Along Came Polly Vic
Soul Plane Nashawn Wade
2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Smart Tech Customer
In The Mix Busta
2006 Scary Movie 4 CJ
2006 The Last Stand F Stop/G Spot
2007 Epic Movie Silas
2008 Fool's Gold Bigg Bunny
Superhero Movie Trey
Extreme Movie Barry
Meet Dave Number 17
Drillbit Taylor Pawn Shop Dealer
2009 Party Down Dro Grizzle
Not Easily Broken Tree
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Zezelryck
I'm A Grown Little Man Himself
2010 Something Like a Business JoJo
Death at a Funeral Brian
Little Fockers Nurse Louis
Seriously Funny Himself
2011 35 and Ticking Cleavon
Let Go Kris Styles
The Precious One Precious McKenzie
Laugh at My Pain Himself
2012 The Five-Year Engagement Doug
Think Like a Man Cedric Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit
Exit Strategy Mannequin Head Man
2013 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Himself
This Is the End Himself
Grudge Match Dante Slate, Jr.
2014 Ride Along]] Ben Barber
About Last Night Bernie
Think Like a Man Too Cedric
2015 The Wedding Ringer Jimmy


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