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Kevin Hart: Everything you need to know about the actor and comedian

Kevin Harta Hollywood actor-comedian, has been in the industry for more than a decade. 

He has gained remarkable recognition for his talent since his 2011 comedy special show Laugh at My Pain. He’s starred in many popular movies, including Night School (2018), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and others.

This article shares interesting facts about his career as well as his personal life. Let’s dive in.

Life before Hollywood: Who is Kevin Hart?

Kevin Darnell Hart is a Philadelphia-born entertainer raised by his single mother named Nancy Hart. Kevin Hart’s birthday is on the 6th of July, 1979.  

Hart has an older brother, Robert Hart. His mother has been the backbone of the family; she worked as a system analyst at the University of Pennsylvania. Henry Witherspoon, his father, suffered from cocaine addiction and spent significant jail time throughout Kevin’s childhood. 

Kevin focused on his studies and graduated from George Washington High School. He didn’t complete his college degree and was determined to get a job to help out his family. 

He started as a shoe salesman in Brockton, Massachusetts, but his choice to pursue his career as a stand-up comedian turned out to be a life-changing decision. His early performances were at a nightclub in Philadelphia. 

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Photo of Kevin Hart by Celebs Journey.

What is Kevin Hart’s age?

He’s 46 as of 2022.

How tall is Kevin Hart?

 5 ft 2½ inches.

How much does Kevin Hart weigh, what’s his chest and biceps size?

  • Weight: 140.8 lbs. 
  • Chest size: 43 inches 
  • Biceps Size: 15 inches on each side

Insights on Personal life

Hart’s relationship with Henry Witherspoon, his father, has improved after he came clean from addiction. His mother, Nancy Hart, died due to cancer in 2007. 

Kevin says his mother was loving, caring, and a bit of an intimidating lady. 

Does Kevin Hart have any nicknames?

Yes, Hart is famously known by the nickname of Chocolate Droppa. This name is featured in most of his music tracks. 

Where is Kevin Hart from?

 The actor and comedian Kevin Hart is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

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Kevin Hart, Ride Along Red Carpet Premiere, Sydney Australia in 2014. Photo by Eva Renaldi.

What is Kevin Hart’s Zodiac sign? 

His zodiac sign is Cancer. 

Does Kevin Hart have tattoos?

Yes, the actor is known to be fond of giant body tattoos. You can find impressive tattoos present on the actor’s arm, chest, back, and legs. The Kevin Hart tattoos collection consists of all 4 of his children’s names on both chest and biceps. Along with the kids’ names, he has a tattoo of an angel printed on his chest. 

How much is Kevin Hart worth? 

As per 2022 estimates, Kevin Hart’s net worth is around 200 million USD. He is ranked as the 14th wealthiest comedian in the world. 

How many kids does Kevin Hart have?

The actor has four children in total from his ex as well as current wife, Hendrix Hart (14), Kenzo Kash Hart (4), Heaven Hart (17), Kaori Mai Hart(1). 

Who is Kevin Hart married to? 

Eniko Parrish is his present wife. Before marrying Hart, Eniko was an aspiring actress and model from Baltimore. However, she couldn’t pursue any high-profile jobs. 

She was seen in the Rip the Runway TV series, which went on air in 2013 on BET. 

The couple has been married since 2016, but there’s not much information available on how and when they started dating. 

Who is Kevin Hart’s brother?

Robert Hart is the only sibling of Kevin Hart. Robert is known to be a renowned pool player. 

He has taken part in several pool tournaments and works with sponsored partners like Predator Cues and TC Bandages. Though his girlfriend’s identity is kept hidden, it’s known that Robert has a daughter. 

Stand-Up Comedy

Hart took a while to develop his unique style in stand-up comedy, and after years of struggles, his comedy special show Laugh at My Pain grossed more than 15 million USD. 

The show soon was ranked among the top-grossing comedy tours of the year. The entertainer received global recognition through his youtube videos. 

One of Kevin Hart’s movies, Kevin Hart: What Now?, was marketed by Universal Pictures in 2015. Around 53,000 viewers saw the film live at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2, Kevin Hart in 2019. Photo by Eva Renaldi.

Television and Film Roles

Kevin gave his first guest appearance in the American sitcom Undeclared (2001). He made his movie debut in Paper Soldiers (2002). 

Since then, he’s been playing several characters in movies. Here’s a list of a few movies he’s been a part of: 

  • Soul Plane
  • Death at a Funeral
  • The 40-year-old Virgin
  • Little Fockers
  • Think Like A Man
  • The Five-year Engagement
  • This Is The End
  • Grudge Match
  • Exit Strategy
  • 53 and Ticking
  • Ride Along
  • Ride Along 2
  • The Wedding Ringer
  • Get Hard
  • Secret Life of pets I and II
  • Jumanji
  • Captain Underpants
  • The Upside

Aside from Kevin Hart movies, you’ll also find him in the show Real Husbands of Hollywood. He co-created the show with Chris Spencer in 2013. 

Later, Hart produced Night School under the HartBeat production company that he owned in 2018. Last year, his drama series Fatherhood received a good response on its release on Netflix in June. 

Modeling

Kevin Hart showed another form of his versatile skill by modeling for a Macy’s underwear commercial. He appeared with Tommy John for the commercial in 2017. 

Music

Kevin Hart has worked with Motown Records to release his soundtrack Kevin Hart: What Now? His popular tracks include “Baller Alert,” featuring Migos and T.I., and “Push it on Me,” featuring Trey Songz, which has gotten over two million views on YouTube. 

Hosting

Kevin Hart is also known for hosting several ceremonies. He began with the BET awards in 2011, followed by the MTV Video Music Awards in 2012. Later in his hosting career, in 2015, he hosted three episodes of SNL. 

The audience appreciated Hart’s hosting skills at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Dwayne Johnson, the Rock, and Kevin Hart co-hosted MTV movie awards in 2016. 

Interestingly, in 2020, Kevin Hart received a huge backlash from Trump’s supporters because of his political comments. He was hosting the 2020 VMAs with Tiffany Hadish. So, what did Kevin Hart say at the VMAs?

He delivered a monologue where he mentioned how the White House is similar to award shows, ending his part by calling Trump to suck it. 

Laugh Out Loud Productions

Laugh Out Loud Productions was founded by Kevin Hart in 2017. It is a global media and production firm that aims to provide a platform to top comedic talents from worldwide locations. 

Initially, the company partnered with Lionsgate. Later it added Roku, Facebook, PlutoTV, Peacock, Snap, and YouTube as partners. The company has an extended agreement with SiriusXM as well. 

Laugh Out Loud is known for producing content including Die Hart, Cold as Balls, and more. The company has gathered over a billion views across all its digital platforms through its content. 

Some reputed brands like P&G, At&T, Old Spice, Headspace, Viacom, Lyft, and more have worked with this company. 

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Charles M Robinson Director with Kevin Hart in 2009. Photo by Charliebrownatl.

Upcoming projects

In the coming months, we can expect more Kevin Hart movies. A few of them are:

  • D.C. League Of Super-Pets (2022) 
  • The Man From Toronto (2022) 
  • Me Time (2022) 
  • Borderlands (2022) 

Love and Marriage Life 

Kevin Hart married Torrei Hart in 2003. They have two children together, son Hendrix (14) and a daughter Heaven (17). Later in 2010, Kevin Hart divorced Torrai, citing that they had irreconcilable differences. 

However, Kevin Hart’s ex-wife still keeps his last name. The divorce was finalized in 2011. They share joint custody of their children. 

In 2016, Hart married Eniko Parrish, and they have two children together, Kenzo Kash Hart (4) and Kaori Mai Hart (1). 

Though Kevin Hart’s wife, Eniko, came to know that her husband cheated on her while she was pregnant with their first child, they worked out the issue and are pursuing their marriage.

Where does Kevin Hart live?

Kevin Hart currently lives in Calabasas, California. He bought a 26-acre plot of land in 2015 by paying a huge amount of $1.35 million USD. The plot is located in Calabasas, where the actor’s two villas are built next to each other.  

He spent up to $2 million USD on building a luxurious villa that appears to showcase Spanish-inspired architecture. The villa has a cabana, swimming pool, two separate guesthouses, and a playground. 

Kevin Hart’s house also contains a number of amenities which include an indoor private gym and many entertainment areas. 

Later, the star extended the space in order to build a new villa side by side with his old home. The extended plot is reported to be 16.3 acres. 

Hart spent around $7 million USD to construct the house next door. It features six bathrooms, six bedrooms, and a swimming pool with an infinity edge. The house also has a tennis court. 

Kevin Hart’s Former Home

In 2012, Kevin Hart bought a beautiful house worth $2 million USD in Tarzana, California. The house came under the Mulholland Community and gave out Miami-inspired vibes. 

The house is surrounded by palm trees, traditionally built columns, and has a big pool. However, Hart sold the house in 2019. The same house was robbed recently, causing a $500k USD loss to the owner.

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