Kevin Hart Parents, Biography, Family, Career, and Net Worth
Kevin Hart Parents – Kevin Hart has definitely worked up the ranks in Hollywood by employing the use of his incredible talents. He is famously known as a Stand-Up comedian, one who pulled the record-breaking feat of selling out the “Lincoln Financial Field” for his 2016 “Kevin Hart: What Now?” show in his hometown of Philadelphia.
His voracious appetite to conquer and explore all he can in showbiz has led him into music, television and most prominently, acting. His diminutive stature is no barrier at all, in fact, it happens to be the center of his jokes.
Hart was born in Philadelphia, in the US, on the 6th of July, 1979 and had a difficult childhood as his father was a drug addict and a petty criminal. He pursued humor as a way of coping with his troubled family life. He began his comedic career shortly after his high school graduation.
He started small and eventually began performing in bigger clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He proved to be quite successful as a comedian and went on a series of comedy tours which helped him establish himself in the entertainment field.
He soon ventured into TV as well and gained fame after playing a recurring role in the American sitcom ‘Undeclared’. His TV roles eventually led to film offers and he made his film debut in the crime comedy film ‘Paper Soldiers’.
He was next seen in the film ‘Scary Movie 3’, which was a huge commercial success. Other than his work in films, he has also released three comedy albums. His album ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?’ was nominated for the Grammy Award in the ‘Best Comedy Album’ category. He has received several awards in his career, such as the ‘BET Award’, ‘Teen Choice Award’, and ‘People’s Choice Award’.
Throughout much of Hart’s childhood, his father, Henry Hart, was in and out of jail and rarely around. As a coping mechanism, the young Hart found humor to battle back the pain of his childhood. Henry has since cleaned up his life, and father and son have reconnected.
Being a single mother, Nancy worked hard to earn a living for her sons. As an IT specialist, she accomplished in providing the necessary material support for Kevin Hart to embark on his comedian’s career, however, because of her religious views, never visited any of his events.
Sadly, in 2007 Nancy died, and soon after, Kevin Hart discovered a collection of articles about himself, which his mother was gathering, proving she was really proud of her son’s achievements. Nancy played a crucial role in raising her children and taught them the values they follow throughout their lives.
Under the guidance of Keith Robinson, a veteran comedian who began to mentor the younger comic, Hart began performing under his own name and creating material drawn from real-life experiences. Success eventually followed. After winning several amateur stand-up performances, he began performing regularly in clubs around the country.
He got his very first gig to perform under the stage name of Lil Kev at The Laff House in Philadelphia. This gig, unfortunately, did not go so well as he got negative reception and reviews of his jokes. This did not deter him as he then took the initiative to start comedy tours. In 2009, he took his show on the road with his act titled “I’m a Grown Little Man.”
It was after his 2010 comedy act,” Seriously Funny” that he began getting some interesting popularity and exposure. He then took it further by lending his wit to comedy movies that have gone on to be moderate hits and launching him to superstardom.
Some of these movies include; Ride Along (2014) and Ride Along 2 (2016) which he starred alongside Ice Cube, “Central Intelligence” in 2016 where he starred alongside Dwayne Johnson. Given the success of “Central Intelligence,” Kevin and Dwayne who happen to be best friends in real life worked together again when also given another role in the remake of the 1995 movie “Jumanji.” The remake was released in 2017 to equally rave reviews.
In terms of Television, Kevin is the creator, writer, actor and executive producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood. Kevin has appeared in numerous movies and TV films. Since 2013, he is the creator, writer, and executive producer of Real Husbands of Hollywood.
He is also no stranger to awards as he has received several Kids’ Choice Awards and People’s ChoiceAwards for the same show. In 2014, he received a total of 3 NAACP Image Awards for his reality tv show, Real Husbands of Hollywood.
We didn’t think bad boy Kevin Hart would ever get married at least not as early as he did. Regardless, he has been married twice in his life. Torrei Hart is the first woman he married and this was in 2003 when Kevin’s career and fame were still growing. Together as a couple, they were blessed with two children who they named Heaven Hart and Hendrix Hart.
Unfortunately, in February 2010, they filed for divorce having cited irreconcilable differences. The divorce was therefore finalized in November 2011 and the pair went their separate ways though they still co-parent from time to time.
After his first divorce, Kevin got married a second time, now to the beautiful Eniko Parish. Kevin and Eniko walked down the aisle on the 13th of August 2016. A year later, on the 14th of May, the couple announced that they had a child on the way. The first child of the couple, Kenzo, was born in November 2017.
Kevin proved he has got the chops to rival any comic act in the game and he is just getting started. He is not only a funny man but he is a smart one at that as he has also delved into Television, and blockbuster Movies (Ride Along, Central Intelligence, Jumanji, etc).
Having sold out many venues for his comedy concerts, Kevin sits pretty at a whopping 120 million in net worth. He is still young, energetic and has lots of ideas for many years to come. If he keeps it up, without a doubt, he will have his fame increase as well as his financial status. We will be watching closely and hopefully, try not to be envious.