Born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1956, Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified whose career began doing stand-up in the mid-1980s.

His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, multiple TV shows and movies, assorted acting roles, and to hosting, writing and producing

Steve starred on the big screen in such movies as Love Don’t Cost a Thing, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and Madea Goes to Jail. This year, he’s celebrating his 12th year as longtime host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel.

In 1997, he toured as one of the Kings of Comedy alongside Cedric The Entertainer, the late Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley. That led to the taping of one of the most successful comedy concert films in history – The Original Kings of Comedy – directed by Spike Lee.

Currently, Steve serves as the host of the long-running syndicated game show Family Feud. His presence since his debut in September 2010 has rejuvenated the series and increased the Feud’s TV ratings by more than 40 percent. This fall, he will debut a new syndicated daytime show, a one-hour daily program covering relationships, parenting, the workplace and a range of other topics.

September 2000 marked the premiere of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, a nationally-syndicated radio program which airs Monday – Friday, from 6 to 10 a.m. in over 60 markets with a total of approximately 7 million listeners. The show enabled him to share love advice with his listeners through the “Strawberry Letter” segment, where he responds to relationship questions.

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