Fast Facts

  • Began his stand-up career when he entered an amateur contest at a comedy club in Ohio and won the grand prize.
  • Won four NAACP Image Awards for his work in The Steve Harvey Show. 
  • Made his movie debut in the 2000 comedy-documentary The Original Kings of Comedy.
  • Launched The Steve Harvey Show, a nationally syndicated morning radio program, in 2000.
  • Wrote his first book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, in 2009; the book inspired the movie Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man (2012).  
  • In 2010, took over hosting duties for the Family Feud.


  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite New Talk Show Host: Winner


  • Karli Harvey — Daughter
  • Jesse Harvey — Father
  • Brandi Harvey — Daughter
  • Steve Harvey Jr. — Son
  • Eloise Harvey — Mother
  • Marcia Harvey — Ex-wife
  • Wynton Harvey — Son
  • Marjorie Bridges — Wife
  • Mary Shackelford — Ex-wife


  • Attended Kent State University, Kent, OH


  • Birth Place: Welch, WV
  • Birthday: January 17, 1957, Capricorn
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Author
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