KEVIN Hart is a successful comedian and one of the busiest stars in Hollywood, with countless sell-out tours and box-office smash-hit movies to boot.
The 42-year-old now boasts the title of the highest-earning stand-up comedian in the world, so here’s what you need to know about the US comic.
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Who is Kevin Hart?
Kevin Darnell Hart was born July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He is an American comedian and actor.
The 42-year-old originally worked in Brockton, Massachusetts, as a shoe salesman, but successful performances at amateur comedy nights led to him pursuing stand-up as a career.
The star progressed rapidly due to his hilarious shows and his 2011 tour, Laugh at My Pain, grossed £11million ($15million).
The 5ft 4inch star has two children with his first wife Torrei, a fellow comedian who he divorced in 2011.
Kevin with his second wife Eniko Parrish in 2019Credit: Getty Images – Getty
Heaven was born in 2005 and Hendrix in 2007.
Kevin and Torrei divorced in 2010.
He also has two children with his second wife Eniko Parrish, who he married in 2016.
The couple welcomed a son, Kenzo Kash, in 2017 and a daughter Kaori Mai in 2020.
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What’s his net worth?
Kevin has amassed a staggering net worth of £151million ($200million).
He is one of the highest-paid stand-ups and the comedian has cashed out on huge Hollywood blockbusters.
To date, his films have generated almost £1billion ($1.3billion) at the global box office.
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When did his show Zero F**ks Given premiere on Netflix?
The comedian premiered the comedy special, Zero F**ks Given on Netflix on November 17, 2020.
The trailer described Zero F**ks Given as “a special like no other” and promised it will have “zero filter” and “zero apologies”.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was the fifth-highest grossing film of 2017
What has Kevin said about cancel culture?
In an interview with the Sunday Times, published on June 13, Kevin fired back at critics and spoke out against cancel culture.
“I mean, I personally don’t give a s**t about it,” he told the publication.
“If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached.
“But when you just talk about…nonsense?
“When you’re talking, ‘Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!’ Shut the f–k up! What are you talking about?”
In the interview, he admitted to having been “cancelled” three or four times but according to comedian, it never bothered him.
“If you allow it to have an effect on you, it will,” he said.
“Personally? That’s not how I operate. I understand people are human. Everyone can change.”
What else has Kevin Hart been in?
His breakthrough role came when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared, which soon led to parts in Scary Movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Meet Dave.
Kevin’s comedic reputation in Hollywood was enhanced by starring roles in Think Like A Man, Grudge Match, and the Ride Along franchise featuring Ice Cube.
In 2016, he played Snowball in The Secret Life of Pets and followed that up with a leading role of George Beard in 2017’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Kevin also starred alongside Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish in Night School, which was released on September 28, 2018.
In 2019 he continued in the Jumanji franchise with Jumanji: The Next Level.
Since 2019, the comedian has worked on multiple projects where he was the executive producer or was a producer.
Hart’s latest project is a series on Netflix called True Story and is a different genre people are used to seeing the comedian in as it is a drama series.
Hart will play Wesley Snipes brother in the show as they get into deep conflicts while they try to cover up a death.
The new series is not actually based on a true story and was written by the show’s creator Eric Newman. The series is now streaming on Netflix and contains seven episodes.
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