From hit comedy specials to starring Hollywood roles to high-profile hosting gigs, Kevin Hart has all the things any aspiring comedian might wish for. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Hart nurtured dreams of comedy stardom even when he was working at a sneaker store. After building up his confidence on local open-mic nights, he quit his day job and started pursuing his dreams at famous clubs like Caroline's and The Comedy Store. Film roles eventually followed, including Paper Planes and Scary Movie 3. Hart executive-produced, wrote and starred in the ABC sitcom The Big House in 2004. A starring role in the movie Soul Plane and acclaimed comedy specials like Seriously Funny solidified Hart's status as a comic to watch. His feature length comic documentary, Laugh At My Pain, set a record as the best performing concert series film. Hart has starred in several blockbuster films in the past few years including Think Like a Man, Get Hart, Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer. In 2015, he was awarded the Comedic Genius Award at the MTV Movie Awards. Hart also made standup history with his latest tour, What Now? He stars on the hit BET series Real Husbands of Hollywood.