Kevin Hart is a popular stand-up comedian and actor where he’s well known in both his stand-up comedy tours and several blockbuster hit movies. He’s appeared in popular hit films such as the Scary Movie franchise, Paper Soldiers, and Jumanji.
He started his career as a comedian, where he slowly managed to gain popularity and eventually had a stand-up comedy tour across America. Through this, he managed to raise his name as one of the best stand-up comedians currently around the world.
With all the success that Kevin Hart, he’s managed to become one of the most popular comedians and actors of today. If you want to know more about this pop-icon, just keep reading as we’re going to talk more about his career, personal life, net worth, and many more.
Celebrity Name: Kevin Hart
Full Name: Kevin Darnell Hart
Birthday: July 6, 1979
Place of Origin: Metairie, Louisiana
Height: 5’4” ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Eniko Parish
Profession: Stand-up Comedian, Comedian, Actor
Total Net Worth: $200 million
Early Life and Childhood
Kevin Darnell Hart was born on July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During his childhood, his mother, Nancy Hart, raised the young Kevin as a single mother as his father, Henry Witherspoon, was a drug addict who was serving time in jail.
He took his studies in Georgia Washington High School and afterward took a college degree at the Community College of Philadelphia. During these times, Kevin took several jobs to support himself such as being a shoe salesman in Boston.
With a problematic childhood and a broken family, Hart used comedy to cope up with his troubles. Inadvertently, this was able to slowly nurture his innate comedic talent and used it to pursue a career in comedy by performing in several nightclubs around Philadelphia.
Kevin Hart was previously married to Torrei Hart where both of them had two children together named Heaven and Hendrix. The couple officially had a divorce by 2011 where Hart asked to have joint custody of his children.
By 2016, Hart got married again to Eniko Parrish and had two children together. Their firstborn was in 2017, it was a boy named Kenzo Kash. Their second child was born in 2020, which was a girl named Kaori May.
Although the couple is still together, Hart confessed that he cheated on his wife during Eniko’s pregnancy.
Career as a Comedian
Kevin began his career as a comedian under the alias of “Lil Kev”, though his early years weren’t so easy as he was having trouble finding a gig. Eventually, though, he was able to meet the comedian Keith Robinson who took Hart as an apprentice and coached him to success.
The comedian eventually used his real name during his performances and slowly began to make a name for himself. A few months later, Kevin Hart became a nationwide sensation as he began performing in comedy clubs all around America, and in 2009, he then had his own comedy tour.
The tour he had during that year was called “I’m a Grown Little Man”, which garnered a lot of popularity. The following year, he continued it with another tour called “Seriously Funny” and other several tours such as “Laugh at my Pain”, which was recorded and released in movie theatres.
Career as an Actor
Aside from his career in stand-up, Kevin also has a long-running career as an actor where he’s known debut was in 2002 where he appeared in the sitcom “Undeclared”. The same year, he also made a debut in film by starring in the film “Paper Soldiers”.
In 2003, he started appearing in the Scary Movie franchise through the third installment “Scary Movie 3”. With the massive success that the film was able to garner, Kevin was able to star in roles in comedy films such as “Soul Plane” (2004), “Epic Movie” (2007), “Superhero Movie” (2008), “Death at a Funeral” (2010), and “Little Fockers” (2010).
By 2012, Kevin Hart started to star in bigger roles such as the film “Think Like a Little Man”, which managed to become a box office hit. This helped the comedian star in Sylvester Stallone and Robert de Niro’s 2013 film “Grudge Match”. And then the following year, he was finally able to have a leading role in the film “Ride Along” and also in the 2015 comedy film “Get Hard”.
His recent success was in 2016 in the films “Central Intelligence” and “The Secret Life of Pets” where both films became box office hits with raving reviews. In 2017, he also had a leading voice role in the “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” and also in the box office hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. In both movies, we’re able to get positive reviews from critics which also boosted Hart’s popularity.
Awards and Achievements
With all the success that Kevin Hart has managed to gain throughout his career, it’s able to help him rack up several awards and nominations in both comedy and acting.
With his comedy tour being one of the main reasons why he’s so popular, it’s no wonder that he’s won awards such as the NAACP Images Awards, Acapulco Black Film Festival, and the People’s Choice.
As his acting career has become quite successful, Kevin managed to win at the BET Awards, MTV Movie Awards, People’ Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.
Kevin Hart Total Net Worth
With Kevin Hart being one of the biggest stand-up comedians and actors of today, it’s no surprise that this influential person has a net worth of over $200 million.
Most of his fortune comes from several of his stand-up comedy routines and also by starring in a number of Hollywood blockbusters.
As this man’s career is still running high with new upcoming projects ahead, there’s still a huge chance of his net worth and popularity going up.