Family Feud and Talk Show Host Steve Harvey has several accomplishments. He is also the Author of "Act Like a Lady and Think Like a Man" which is being made into a movie.
The son of Eloise and Jesse Harvey, he was born in West Virginia but moved to Cleveland where he was graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. He first performed a comedy act at Hilarities in Cleveland in 1985. He eventually won a national comedy competition which led to a show on ABC called "Me and the Boys" in 1994. He would later star on the WB network show, "The Steve Harvey Show", which was popular in the African-American community and won several NAACP Image Awards but never achieved critical acclaim.
In 1997, Harvey continued his work in stand-up comedy, touring as one of the Kings of Comedy, along with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. The comedy act would later be put together into a film by Spike Lee called "The Original Kings of Comedy". Harvey even released a hip hop and rhythm and blues cd he produced on his own label. He continues to host a morning radio show for Radio One.
Harvey told "People" magazine at one time he was homeless. He says he was living on a shoestring budget and paying child support and a couple of gigs fell through and before he knew it he was living in his car and washing up in hotel bathrooms. The on and off again homelessness lasted three years before he landed a gig on Showtime at the Apollo. But even in his darkest days Harvey told "People" he knew his faith would turn it around.
Harvey is married for the third time and has four children and shares three more with his current wife. He also has two luxurious homes in Chicago and Atlanta.