Broderick Stephen Harvey, Sr. (born January 17, 1957), whose professional name is Steve Harvey, is a renowned actor, comedian, producer, TV host, and radio personality from the United States.
He is a multifaceted American artist with various positions, including comedian, television host, producer, and radio host.
Steve Harvey ventured into his career as a stand-up comedian before switching to acting. Interestingly, his film and television debuts happened almost concurrently. But his long-running program, The Steve Harvey Show, which aired from 1996 to 2002, is what made him famous.
He became well-known thanks to the show, which also greatly increased his popularity. The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve Talk Show, Family Feud, Little Big Shots and its offshoot, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome were among the various series that came after.
Steve Harvey has won 14 NAACP Image Awards and five Daytime Emmy Awards over the years in various categories. Undoubtedly, he is one of recent most gifted American entertainers.
|Steve Harvey: History • Bio • Photo|
|Full Name:||Broderick Stephen Harvey, Sr.|
|Stage Name:||Steve Harvey|
|Born:||17 January 1957 (age 65 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Welch, West Virginia, United States|
|Parents:||Eloise Vera, Jesse Harvey|
|Siblings:||Terry Harvey, Mona Harvey, Pauline Harvey|
|Wife • Spouse:||Marjorie Elaine Harvey (m. 2007), Mary Lee Harvey (m. 1996–2005), Marcia Harvey (m. 1981–1994)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Lori Harvey, Wynton Harvey, Jason Harvey, Morgan Harvey, Brandi Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr., Karli Harvey|
|Occupation:||Comedian • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$200 million|
Early Life & Education
On January 17, 1957, Steve Harvey, the son of Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera, was born in Welch, West Virginia, in the United States. His father’s name is Jesse Harvey, and he worked as a coal miner, while his mother, a housewife called Eloise Vera.
Steve Harvey has three siblings; a brother named Terry Harvey, and two sisters, Mona Harvey and Pauline Harvey. While growing up as a child, the Harvey family relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Steve Harvey graduated from Glenville High School after completing his foundational studies. He attended West Virginia University and Kent State University after receiving his diploma in 1974, where he was a member of the fraternity Omega Psi Phi.
Steve Harvey had a variety of jobs before starting his comedic career, including autoworker, insurance salesman, carpet cleaner, and even mailman. On October 8, 1985, he gave his very first stand-up comedy performance at Cleveland, Ohio’s Hilarities Comedy Club.
Harvey took part in the second Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990. His participation in the talent search allowed him to host the music television program. It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He eventually landed the lead role in the 1994 ABC television series Me and the Boys.
Steve Harvey experienced a significant career breakthrough in 1996 when he assumed hosting duties for his long-running program, The Steve Harvey Show, which lasted until 2002. In the African-American community, in particular, the show enjoyed enormous popularity.
Steve Harvey continued to perform stand-up comedy shows alongside his work on television. Together with other stand-up comedians, he performed a variety of sketches that were eventually collected into a DVD film called The Original Kings of Comedy.
He created the program Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge in 2003. He had to perform as both the host and the comic on the variety program. Up until 2005, the show aired on the WB Network. He even wrote a book called Steve Harvey’s Big Time at this time.
Steve Harvey tried his hand at the big screen in 2003 after establishing a name for himself on TV and the stage. In addition to playing a supporting role in Racing Stripes, he starred in The Fighting Temptations that year.
By the middle of 2005, he made waves across all entertainment platforms as a performer, comedian, author, and TV host. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, a highly praised bestseller that he wrote, was quickly followed by the movie Think Like a Man.
Steve Harvey served as the host of the Disney Dreamers Academy, a program for teenagers that focused on careers. He took over as the host of the television program Family Feud two years later. The low-rated program went on to become the second-most watched syndicated daytime program.
In 2010, Steve Harvey also served as the presenter of Celebrity Family Feud. When he did his final stand-up comedy performance in August 2012, his 27-year career as a comic finally came to an end.
One month after his last stand-up performance, Steve Harvey launched his talk show, The Steve Harvey Show. It ran until 2016, at which point Steve, a new syndicated talk program, debuted in November of that year. He had more creative flexibility on the latter show.
Aside from appearing in movies and television, Steve Harvey has contributed significantly to the radio. He is the host of the daily morning radio show The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which debuted in 2005 and is still going strong.
Steve Harvey has hosted the Miss Universe competition since 2015. He emceed the recent event in Las Vegas as well as the final ones in Las Vegas and the Philippines. In 2015, he accidentally declared Ariadna Gutiérrez, Miss Colombia, the winner of the Miss Universe.
Awards & Achievements
- The prestigious Daytime Emmy Award has been won by Steve Harvey five times in various categories. He has additionally received 14 NAACP Image Awards.
- In 2011, he was awarded the BET Humanitarian Award.
- He won the 39th People’s Choice Award in the Favorite New Talk Show Host category in 2013.
- That year, he was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He was admitted to the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2014.
- East 112th Cleveland, where Steve Harvey grew up, was given the name Steve Harvey Way in 2015.
- Steve Harvey received an honorary doctorate from Alabama State University a year later
Three times, Steve Harvey has been married. He had twin daughters, Karli Harvey and Brandi Harvey, and a son, Broderick Harvey Jr., with Marcia Harvey, his first wife. The second son, Wynton Harvey, he had was born after his marriage to Mary Lee Harvey.
Steve Harvey wed Marjorie Elaine Harvey in 2007, two years after his divorce from Mary Lee Harvey. His marriage to Marjorie Elaine Harvey produced two daughters, Lori Harvey and Morgan Harvey, and a son, Jason Harvey.
Steve Harvey has a total of seven kids: Lori Harvey, Wynton Harvey, Jason Harvey,Morgan Harvey, Brandi Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr., and Karli Harvey.
Steve Harvey‘s son, Jason Harvey, with his wife Amanda Harvey, are parents to four adorable kids: Rose Alora Harvey, Noah Ellington Harvey, Ezra Nehemiah Harvey, and Joey Iris Harvey.
Steve Harvey‘s daughter Karli Harvey is a mother of one, Benjamin Troy Raymond, with her husband, Ben Raymond. His other daughter, Morgan Harvey, with his wife Marjorie Elaine Harvey, is married to Kareem Hawthorne, and their marriage is blessed with two kids: Elle Hawthorne and Marley Hawthorne. This brings Steve Harvey‘s grandchildren to a total number of seven.
By faith, Steve Harvey is a devoted Christian.
With an evaluated net worth of US$200 million, Steve Harvey is among the highest paid and richest American comedians, business people, award-winning show hosts, and performers.
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