Steve Harvey Biography


Steve Harvey

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Birth Name: Steve Harvey
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age: 61 Years
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Daytime Emmy Awards winner, Steve Harvey who is well-known for his black thick mustache, is a comedian, actor, and an author from the United States. He is renowned also for being the television host and a radio personality. 6.2 ft of height, Steve Harvey was born as Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch, West Virginia, the United States of American to parents; father Jesse Harvey and mother Eloise Vera. He is an American by nationality and is of African-American descent.

Harvey completed his high school graduation from Glenville High School. Soon after his graduation, he joined Kent State University and later transferred to West Virginia University. On that point, he also became one of the members of the international fraternity, "Omega Psi Phi".

Before Steve began his stand-up career, he worked as a boxer, an insurance salesperson, a carpet cleaner, an autoworker and a mail carrier as well. He appeared at Hilarities Comedy Club as a stand-up comedian, which helped him to make television debut as the host of the show, "It's Showtime at the Apollo".

Steve Harvey debuted on the television as the role of Steve Tower through the series, "Me and the Boys". Similarly, his effectual work made him a producer, actor, and one of the prominent television personalities at present.

Steve also hosted Miss Universe 2015 during his career. At that time, he fumbled while announcing the winner of the contest, as he mistakenly announced the 1st runner-up as the winner.

The issue later became a biggest controversial topic, which swirled over the social media. Recently, he has personally apologized for that incident at the Miss Universe 2016.

Steve is a married man. He first married to wife, Marcia Harvey. Two years later, they welcomed twin daughters, Karli and Brandi. Likewise, their third child, a son Broderick Steve Jr. was born in 1991. However, they divorced in 1994.

Two years later on 21st June 1996, Steve second wife is Mary Lee Shackelford, the couple has a son. However, his second relation also didn't last for long and divorced on the third of December 2005.

In 25th of June 2007, Harvey married his third wife Marjorie Harvey. Marjorie had three children from her previous relationship. Steve is completely dedicated towards her as of now, he has not been involved in any kind of extra affairs.

Steve Harvey receives a tremendous amount of money from his professions. As per 2017, he has an estimated net worth of $120 million. In 2014, Steve Harvey gifted his wife Marjorie Bridges Harvey a $500 thousand worth white colored Rolls Royce, on the occasion of her 50th birthday.

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Born in Welch, West Virginia, United States

1957 17th of January

Six feet and two inches tall, Steve Harvey was born as Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch, West Virginia, the United States of American to Jesse Harvey, father, and Eloise Vera, mother. He was raised in middle class family in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American and is of African and American descent.

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Graduated from Glenville High School

1974

Harvey received his formal education from Glenville High School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1974. Soon after his graduation, he joined Kent State University and then he got transferred to West Virginia University.

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Married to Marcia Harvey

1980

In 1980, Steve got married to Marcia Harvey. Two years later, they welcomed twin daughters and they named her Karli and Brandi. Their third child, son Broderick Steve Jr. was born in 1991. They got divorced in 1994. The actual reason why they got divorced is unknown.

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Became the father of twin daughter

1982

Within two years after being married to Marcia Harvey, he became father of a twin daughter. They welcomed twin daughter in 1982 and they named them Brandi Harvey and Karli Harvey. 2 years later Marcia gave another birth which was a son.

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Began his stand up career

1985

Before he began his stand up career, he worked as a boxer, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, an autoworker and a mailman. On 8th of October 1895, he appeared at Hilarities Comedy Club as a stand-up comedian.

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Lived a humble life

1988

Though he was raised in the middle class family as a child, he lived a humble life after he began living an independent life. During the late 1980s, he slept in his 1976 Ford as a homeless guy. He became homeless for several years.

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Third child, Broderick Harvey Jr

1991

He became father for the third time in his life and that was in 1991. He and his ex wife, Marcia Harvey welcomed their third child together and that time it was a son and they named him Broderick Harvey Jr.

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Appeared as the host of Showtime at the Apollo

1993

He made his television debut in 1993 as the host of the show Showtime at the Apollo. Besides this show, he has hosted several other shows like Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud and many more.

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Married to Mary Lee Shackelford

1996 21st of June

Two years later on 21st of June 1996, Steve got married to Mary Lee Shackelford. As a married couple, they welcomed their first child together in 1997 and that time it was a son. On 3rd of December 2005, they finalized their divorce.

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First child, Wynton Harvey

1997 18th of July

He also became father for the fourth time in his life and that was in 1997 after being married to his second Mary Lee Shackelford. They welcomed their first child together and that was on 18th of July. They welcomed a son named Wynton Harvey.

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Won Image Awards

1999

Till now, he has been nominated in Image Awards for 11 different times and put of these 11 nominations he has been honored for eight times. In 1999, he was honored with this award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

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Married to Marjorie Harvey

2007 25th of June

Steve also got married for the third time in his life and that was in 2007. On 25th of June, he got married to Marjorie Harvey. Marjorie had three children from her previous relationship. He has also been acting as the father of her children.

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Won People's Choice Awards, USA

2013

In 2013, he was honored with the People's Choice Awards, USA for Favorite New Talk Show Host. Next year, he got nominated in this award from two different nominations but he was not honored with any of them.

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Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2014

Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. He was honored with this award for the first time in 2014 and that was for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.

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Net Worth Update

2017

As of 2017-18, Steve Harvey is worth around $120 million.

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