Biography: Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart has burst onto the scene as one of the most versatile comedy actors in film and television.

In September 2011, AMC Theatres released the feature-film version of his comedy tour Laugh at My Pain (LAMP). The movie grossed more than $7 million and was 2011’s most successful film released in fewer than 300 theaters. The LAMP tour made Hart the No. 1 comedian on Ticketmaster in 2011, and in February 2011, he sold out the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE for two nights in a row, which broke the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. After being on sale for one month, the LAMP DVD hit double platinum in February 2012.

Hart is currently on the road with his new tour, Let Me Explain. This tour will take him to 90 cities in the U.S. and internationally to cities in Europe and Africa.

On April 20, 2012, Hart will be seen in Screen Gems’ Think Like a Man, a comedy based on Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.

Hart was last seen in Little Fockers, with Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, and in Death at a Funeral, alongside Chris Rock, Tracy Morgan and Martin Lawrence. He also co-starred alongside Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in Fool’s Gold and opposite Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Hart’s other film credits include Soul Plane, opposite Tom Arnold, Method Man and Snoop Dogg; Not Easily Broken; Extreme Movie; Drillbit Taylor; Epic Movie; The Last Stand; Scary Movie 4; In the Mix; Meet Dave; and Superhero Movie.

Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny is one of the fastest-selling DVDs in recent years and has gone triple platinum. His Comedy Central special of the same name was the highest-rated comedy special of 2010.

In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man was also one of the highest-rated specials for the network. He was the host of BET’s classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand. His other television credits include a starring role on ABC’s The Big House, which he also executive produced and wrote, and recurring parts on Love, Inc., Barbershop and Undeclared.

Hart began his career in comedy on amateur night at a Philadelphia comedy club, and he was instantly hooked. He quit his job as a shoe salesman and began performing full-time at such clubs as the Boston Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, Stand Up NY, the Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store, in Los Angeles. However, it was his first appearance at the comedy festival Just for Laughs in Montreal that led to work in such feature films as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly, opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston. Stand-up being his passion, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences.

Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

This biography/filmography of Kevin Hart is courtesy of Universal Pictures, Relativity Media and The Five-Year Engagement

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