Kevin Hart started as a shoe salesman and is now one of Hollywood's favourite comedic actors. This talented entertainer has you covered, whether slapstick comedies or action flicks. After surviving a life-threatening car crash and enduring months of physical therapy, Hart has a new lease on life and already has several movies planned for the not so distant future. Find out when you can expect to see your favourite comedic legend return to the big screen.
Kevin Hart may be small in stature, but he stands his ground against other A-list stars with 19 awards and 43 nominations to his name. Find out all you need to know about this comedic legend with Briefly.co.za.
Kevin Hart's profile
- Full name: Kevin Darnell Hart
- Nicknames: Lil Kev, Chocolate Droppa
- Gender: Male
- Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Date of birth: 6 July 1979
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Kevin Hart's age: 42 in 2021
- Current residence: Calabasas, California
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African-American
- Kevin Hart's wife: Eniko Parrish
- Kevin Hart's children: Heaven Lee, Hendrix, Kenzo Kash and Kaori Mai
- Parents: Henry Robert Witherspoon and Nancy Hart
- Siblings: Robert
- Kevin Hart's height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)
- Weight: 64 kg
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Dark Brown
- School: George Washington High School
- Occupation: Actor, producer and comedian
- Net worth: Approximately $200 million in 2021
- Instagram: @Kevinhart4real
- Facebook: Kevin Hart
- Twitter: @Kevinhart4real
- Website: kevinhartnation.com
Kevin Hart's childhood
This comedic legend was essentially raised with his brother, Robert, in a single-parent household, as his father, Henry, had constant run-ins with the law due to his cocaine habit. However, Nancy Hart often found relief in the good humour of her son, which encouraged him to pursue a career in comedy.
"I was probably around eleven. My mom was about to whup me, whup me with a belt. I said something she couldn't help but laugh at, and I thought I might be funny. Cause if I could stop a whupping with comedy, I'm doing the right thing."
A Family Man
In 2003, Torrie Hart and Kevin shared their vows, and they have two children together, Hendrix and Heaven Leigh. The couple went their separate ways in 2011, and in 2014 the comedian married model Eniko Parish. The couple are proud parents to Kenzo Kash and newborn Kaori Mai.
How tall is Kevin Hart? At 5'2, he is a few inches shorter than his wife, Eniko, who stands at 5'6" without heels. Although Kevin admits to cheating on his wife, the two have maintained a strong relationship and have since created the "Hart Capsule Collection" together.
Kevin Hart's Career
His first job was as a shoe salesman in Philadelphia, and he met little success as Lil' Kev the Bastard at the local comedy clubs during that time. Under the guidance of fellow comedian Keith Robinson, Kevin managed to streamline his act and find his signature style, and it was only up from there.
This Hollywood A-Lister released his first album, I'm a Grown Little Man, in 2009. This was followed by his documentary, Laugh at My Pain, which grossed $15 million and was the foot-hole he needed to step into the movie and TV industry.
Kevin hit the ground running, holding his own while starring in movies alongside comedic legends such as Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Will Farrel. He landed recurring roles in several acclaimed series, such as Modern Family and Workaholics, and he also works as a stand-up comedian, producer and talk show host. So how old is Kevin Hart? At 42 years old, he has 96 on-screen appearances in his career so far, with another ten movies confirmed for the next couple of years. Briefly.co.za has listed a few of his most successful endeavours.
Kevin Hart's movies
- Jumanji 1 & 2
- The Secret Life of Pets 1 & 2
- The Upside
- Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
- Central Intelligence
- Ride Along 1 & 2
- Get Hard
- The 40 Year-Old Virgin
- Soul Plane
- Along Came Polly
- Scary Movie 3 & 4
- The Wedding Ringer
- Think Like a Man 1 & 2
- About Last Night
- Grudge Match
- This Is the End
- The Five-Year Engagement
- Little Fockers
- Death at a Funeral
- Superhero Movie
- Fool's Gold
- Epic Movie
Kevin Hart's upcoming movies involve him taking on the producer's role in Monopoly, The Great Outdoors, American Sole, My Own Worst Enemy, and My Magic Johnson. He will also be appearing in Ride Along 3 and the TV mini-series True Story, among other feature films.
Kevin Hart's TV shows
- Celebrity Game Face
- Modern Family
- Olympic Highlights with Kevin Hart & Snoop Dogg
- Hart to Heart
- Die Hart
- The Donors
- Real Husbands of Hollywood
- Jake in Progress
- Love, Inc.
- The Big House
Kevin Hart's accident
In 2019, our favourite comedian was a passenger in his Plymouth Barracuda whilst driving down Mulholland Highway when the car went off the road and into a gully shortly after 1 am. Officials declared that the driver was not under the influence.
Hart came close to being paralysed, suffering three spinal fractures, which left him hospitalised and in need of extensive physical therapy. But, with hard work, dedication, and the help of chiropractor Pat Khaziran, the comedic star has regained his full range of motion.
“It’s a resurrection. That’s the best way for me to put it. I feel like the other version of myself died in that moment and this new version was born to understand and to do better."
The World nearly lost one of its favourite comedians in 2019, but Kevin Hart lives to entertain another day. So we can expect to see his antics on the big screens in the return of some of our favourite features, such as Ride Along 3 and the latest exploits of "Snowball" the bunny, while also hosting his talk show, Hart to Heart.
Kevin Hart and Will Smith discussed infidelity on Red Table Talk on Father's Day, where Kev opened up about his affair in 2017. Over time, his relationship with his wife has been mended, but things between him and his daughter, Heaven, have never been the same.