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Hart was born on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in a single-parent household by his mother Nancy Hart, who was a systems analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania. He has one older brother named Robert. His father, Henry Witherspoon, was a cocaine addict who was in and out of jail throughout most of Kevin's childhood, and Kevin used humor as a way to cope with his troubled family life. He is a Christian. After graduating from George Washington High School, Hart briefly attended the Community College of Philadelphia before dropping out and moving to New York City. 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.
Hart's first gig was at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name of Lil Kev, which did not go well. His career suffered a slow start, as he was booed off stage several times, once even having a piece of chicken thrown at him.After those initial unsuccessful shows, Hart began entering comedy competitions throughout Massachusetts and audience receptions of his performances eventually improved. It took time for Hart to develop a unique comedic style. After an early period of attempting to i...
Film and television roles
Hart came to prominence from his guest appearance in Undeclared. He made his film debut in the film Paper Soldiers. Hart then gained further recognition from his other films such as the Scary Movie franchise, Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Death at a Funeral, and Little Fockers. He turned down a role in the 2008 film Tropic Thunderbecause the character is gay, citing his own "insecurities". He played Doug in the film The Five-Year Engagement (2012) and appeared in Think...
Laugh Out Loud Network
In 2017, Hart founded Laugh Out Loud, a global media and productions company to provide opportunities for top comedic talent of all ethnicities worldwide. Originally partnered with Lionsgate,Hart became majority owner in 2019 after buying out most of the Liongate’s stake. LOL spans the full range of media channels, including digital, audio, linear and experiential, with four divisions: LOL Network, LOL Studios, LOL Audio and LOL X! Hart has aggressively expanded LOL’s reach since its founding...
Hart has cited as comedy inspirations Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Richard Pryor, Patrice O'Neal, and Keith Robinson.
Hart's relationship with his father improved after the latter recovered from his addiction. Hart said, "My dad said I was supposedto be on drugs. I was like, 'Dad, shut up', but then I thought about it, and it was stupid, but it made sense. He was saying that basically he was my example to never go down that road." Hart also talks about his mother in his stand-up routine, portraying her as a loving, yet intimidating woman. She died from cancer in 2007.
Kevin and Torrei Hart filed for divorce in February 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. Hart requested joint custody of their two children, daughter Heaven Leigh, born March 22, 2005, and son Hendrix, born on October 8, 2007.The divorce was finalized in November 2011. On August 18, 2014, Hart proposed to Eniko Parrish. They married on August 13, 2016, near Santa Barbara, California. Their son Kenzo Kash was born on November 21, 2017. On December 15, 2017, Hart publicly admitted to having...
Hart earned an estimated $32.5 million in 2017.Kevin Hart on IMDbKevin Hart at Rotten TomatoesKevin Hart on Twitter
Sep 16, 2021 · Amy Poehler ( / ˈpoʊlər /; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. After studying improv at Chicago 's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early 1990s, she co-founded the improvisational-comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade. The group moved to New York City in 1996 where their act became ...
Sep 13, 2021 · politics. celebrities. Signature. James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994).
- Canadian (1962-Present), American (2004-Present)
- Actor, comedian, writer, producer, artist
- James Eugene Carrey, January 17, 1962 (age 59), Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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