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Steve Harvey Biography

Birth Place:
Welch, West Virginia, United States
Comedian, actor, author

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
  • While hosting the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, accidentally named the runner-up as the winner


  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: nominated
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite New Talk Show Host: winner