Kevin Hart: Bio, Age, Profession

Kevin Hart is a man of many talents and a very well known star in the United States and around the world. Here is an in-depth overview of who Kevin Hart is, how he has become one of the biggest comedians in the world, and how he built a successful career in television and film:

Early life

Kevin Darnell Hart was born in July 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He did not have the easiest start in life and faced family difficulties surrounding his father’s addiction issues and jail time. He was raised by his mother, who he describes in his comedy routines as a loving but intimidating parent. 

Hart practiced comedy routines as a child and lists Chris Tucker and J.B. Smoove as his early influences in life.

Following his graduation from high school, Hart attended the Community College of Philadelphia for some time before leaving to move to New York City. He later began work as a shoe salesperson in Massachusetts.

It was then that he began to take his comedy from a hobby to a career and spent time performing as often as he could in clubs. However it wasn’t always plain sailing, at his first performance at The Laff House (under the name Lil Kev) in Philadelphia, he received a very mediocre response from his audience.

Interests and personal life

Kevin has a number of hobbies and interests outside his career, with poker being one of them. Many are surprised to learn that the star plays poker at a professional level and has taken part in major tournaments.

At the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2014, he cashed in at $4,783. In 2017, he became a brand ambassador for the brand PokerStars and in 2020 he took home $47,828 dollars through his participation in live tournaments.

Kevin also has an interest in healthy foods and maintaining a health focused lifestyle. In August last year opened a vegetarian restaurant named Hart House in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant serves healthy meat alternatives such as faux chicken and vegetable based burgers.

The star has also shared that he is a Christian and talks often about his faith in interviews.

Kevin Hart has been married twice, firstly to comedian Torrie Hart between 2003 and 2011. He then got married to model and actress Eniko Parrish in 2016 in California. He has two children with Torrie, a son and daughter, as well as a son and daughter with Eniko. 

In 2019, Kevin was involved in a car accident with a friend in California. Both were injured with Kevin requiring surgery on his back and a period of recovery at a rehabilitation center.



Kevin is firstly a comedian, in 2006 he released his first stand up album I’m a Little Grown Man and following its success he released Seriously Funny four years later. In 2011, his hit Laugh at My Pain tour was turned into a documentary and has since released two film versions of his tours in 2013 and 2016.

Film and television

Around his comedy tours, Hart has found the time to appear in film and television, an early major appearance was in 2004 with the comedy film Soul Plane with Snoop Dog. A year later he joined Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen in the film The 40 year Old Virgin.

In 2013, Hart teamed up with Chris Spencer to create the faux reality show Real Husbands of Hollywood as a parody to reality show Real Housewives. More recently, the star has been a driving force behind the launch of comedy streaming service Laugh Out Loud Network.

Some of the best known film appearances from Kevin Hart include Scary Movie 3 in 2003, Death of a Dynasty 2003, Scary Movie 4 2006, Little Fockers in 2010, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in 2017 and Fatherhood in 2021.

Kevin has won or been nominated for many awards between 2004 and the present day. Last year he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album and in 2018 secured a People’s Choice Award for the best Comedy Act. 


Hart has also dabbled in the world of music and in October 2016 released Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa) with Motown Records. The album featured many guests, including Lex Luger and Sir Nolan. 

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