Steve Harvey Biography

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Born: November 23, 1956

STEVE HARVEY

Date of Birth: November 23, 1956

Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Steve Harvey started started out as a stand up comedian. His first prime-time television venture, the 1994 sitcom Me and The Boys in which he played Steve Tower, earned him a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series." He moved on to star in The Steve Harvey Show, winning four NAACP Image Awards as "Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series." He has also won an NAACP Image Award for his performance as host of the variety series It's Showtime at The Apollo. In March 2001, Steve Harvey received the ultimate honor: NAACP Image Award's "Entertainer of the Year."

Harvey's two comedy specials -- HBO Comedy Half-Hour and Steve Harvey: One Man -- were turned into a platinum-selling DVD. He also hosts the number #1 morning drive radio show in Los Angeles, which was syndicated in Houston and Dallas early in 2003. Following a seven-year run as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo and a six-year run of the WB's The Steve Harvey Show, Harvey moved on to feature films, garnering leading roles in Paramount Picture's The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Gooding Jr., Warner Brother's Love Don't Cost a Thing and Holy Wars with Fox Searchlight Picture.

Harvey, chosen in 2003 as the National Spokesperson for Burger King as well as a spokesman for GMC Yukon Denali, has twin daughters with his first wife and a son with his current wife, Mary Lee. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Filmography:

Racing Stripes (2005) (voice)
You Got Served(2004)
Johnson Family Vacation(2004)
Holy Wars (2003)
Love Don't Cost a Thing(2003)
The Fighting Temptations(2003)

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