Kevin Hart is an American comedian, actor and producer.
He began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing in clubs and theaters across the country.
Hart gained national recognition with his appearance on the television show Undeclared in 2001, and later went on to star in his own comedy specials, including I’m a Grown Little Man and Laugh at My Pain.
Hart has also had a successful career in film, starring in movies such as Ride Along, Central Intelligence and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
He has also lent his voice to animated films like The Secret Life of Pets and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
In addition to his work in entertainment, Hart is also a philanthropist, supporting various charities and organizations, including the United Negro College Fund and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Kevin Hart early life
Hart grew up in a tough neighborhood in North Philadelphia, where he was raised by his mother, Nancy Hart, who worked as a systems analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania.
The comedian’s father, Henry Robert Witherspoon, was a cocaine addict who was in and out of jail during Hart’s childhood.
Witherspoon was also physically abusive towards Hart’s mother, which led to their divorce when Hart was six years old.
Despite the challenges he faced growing up, Hart found solace in comedy and began performing stand-up comedy at local clubs in Philadelphia when he was just 15 years old.
He attended George Washington High School in Philadelphia but dropped out in his senior year to pursue a career in comedy.
Hart worked various odd jobs to support himself while performing at comedy clubs across the country.
His big break came in 2001 when he was cast in the TV series, Undeclared, and later in the movie, Scary Movie 3.
Since then, Hart has become one of the most successful comedians in the world, with numerous stand-up specials, movies and TV shows to his name.
Despite his success, he has remained grounded and often speaks about the importance of hard work, perseverance and staying true to oneself.
How tall is Kevin Hart?
According to multiple sources including USA Today, Hart stands at 5 feet 2 and a half inches tall or 1.57 meters.
Kevin Hart career
Hart began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 2000s, performing at various comedy clubs and venues across the United States.
His big break came in 2001 when he was cast in the television series Undeclared.
He went on to appear in several other television shows, including The Big House, Love, Inc. and Modern Family.
However, it was his stand-up comedy that really propelled him to stardom.
Hart’s first comedy album, I’m a Grown Little Man, was released in 2008, followed by Seriously Funny in 2010.
Both albums were highly successful and helped to establish Hart as one of the most popular comedians of his generation.
He has since released several more comedy albums, including Laugh at My Pain, Let Me Explain and What Now?
In addition to his stand-up comedy, Hart has also had a successful career in film.
He made his film debut in the 2002 movie Paper Soldiers and has since appeared in numerous other films, including Scary Movie 3, Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Get Hard and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Hart has also lent his voice to several animated films, including The Secret Life of Pets and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Hart has also written and produced several television shows and films, including Real Husbands of Hollywood, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain and Night School.
He has won numerous awards for his work, including several BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards and MTV Movie Awards.
Despite his success, Hart has faced some controversy throughout his career.
In 2019, he stepped down as host of the Academy Awards after old tweets containing homophobic language resurfaced.
However, he has since apologized for his past comments and has continued to be a major force in the entertainment industry.