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Kevin Hart Biography


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Birth Name: Kevin Hart
Born: 07/03/1980
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Hart was brought up by his mother, due to his father's drug addiction and frequent incarceration. Opting to direct his frustrations into comedy, Hart developed a stand-up routine that played up his life as a young short-statured African-American man. Though it took awhile to find receptive audiences, he slowly developed a following and also managed to win some screen parts, notably appearing in a brief run on the collegiate sitcom "Undeclared." This brought him into the fold of producer/writer/director Judd Apatow, who cast him in various later projects, including "The 40 Year Old Virgin" (2005). Spoof movies factored heavily into Hart's early film career, with roles in two "Scary Movie" sequels, among others, while "Soul Plane" provided him with a bigger part as the hapless airline-founding lead, Nashawn.



In 2009, Hart's concert film "I'm a Little Grown Man" was an unexpected hit, although he was still relegated to small parts in feature comedies such as "Death at a Funeral" (2010) and "Little Fockers" (2010). After the runaway success of his next comedy special, "Laugh at My Pain" (2011), Hart continued his acting ascent, with a memorable supporting role in the offbeat dramedy "The Five-Year Engagement" (2012), and a show-stealing turn as the divorced Cedric in the well-received comedy "Think Like a Man" (2012). Following his own mockumentary series, "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET, 2013- ), and an appearance in the apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End" (2013), Hart had a victory lap of sorts with the release of yet another concert performance, a tour documentary entitled "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain" (2013), that affirmed his major-player credibility.