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Short in stature, but long on comedic talent, Kevin Hart grew up using comedy to cope with the pain of his deadbeat dad’s constant battles with cocaine addiction and the law. (Henry Hart has since cleaned up his act and the two have reconnected.) He began working as a stand-up shortly after high school graduation while making ends meet in shoe sales. When he started to attract an audience, ABC gave him a short-lived sitcom, The Big House. He rebounded with 2006’s I’m A Little Grown Man  album and his 2011 comedy tour Laugh At My Pain, which grossed $15 million. Around that time, he started to pick up film (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Soul Plane, Little Fockers) and TV work (Modern Family, MTV Awards host). He worked his way up to leading man in Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer more recently. He married comedian Torrie Hart in 2003. Now divorced, they have two children together, Heaven Leigh and Hendrix.