Harvey in September 2008
|Born||Broderick Steven Harvey
January 17, 1957
Welch, West Virginia, U.S.
Radio and television personality
|Spouse(s)||Marcia Harvey (1980-1994)
Mary Lee Shackelford (1996-2005)
Marjorie Bridges (2007–present)
Broderick Steven "Steve" Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, entertainer, television/radio personality and best-selling author who hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey, and Family Feud. He is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man.
Life and career 
Early years 
Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia, the son of Eloise and Jesse Harvey, a coal miner. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. Shortly after high school he attended Kent State University and West Virginia University and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He has been a boxer, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman.
Comedy career 
Steve Harvey first performed stand-up comedy on October 8, 1985 at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a finalist in Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search performing on April 16, 1990, eventually leading to a long stint as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, succeeding Mark Curry in that role. His success as a stand-up comedian led to a starring role on the ABC show Me and the Boys in 1994. He would later star on the WB network show, The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. While popular in the African-American community (the show won multiple NAACP Image Awards), the show never achieved critical acclaim outside of the African-American community, a matter about which Harvey has often complained.
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. DVD sales of The Original Kings of Comedy and Don't Trip, He Ain't Through With Me Yet increased Harvey's popularity. Harvey released a hip hop and R&B audio CD on a record label he founded, and authored a book, Steve Harvey's Big Time. That title was also used as the name of Harvey's comedy and variety television show (later renamed Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge) which aired on The WB network from 2003 until 2005. Harvey also launched a clothing line which featured a line of dress wear. In 2005 he co-starred in the movie Racing Stripes. He had appeared in the 2003 movie The Fighting Temptations alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles. Harvey achieved further critical and commercial success through his book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and its subsequent cinematic follow-up Think Like a Man, an ensemble romantic comedy depicting characters taking advice on dating from the book.
In 2008, Harvey hosted the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey, a teen-focused personal and professional enrichment event that took place January 17–20, 2008 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Harvey along with a team of judges chose 100 teens to attend the event.
Radio host 
The Steve Harvey Morning Show 
Harvey is the host of a weekday-morning radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which was originally syndicated through Radio One, Inc. from September 2000 until May 2005, and which continues to air to the present time.
Television roles 
|1993–2000||Showtime at the Apollo||Himself/Host|
|1994–1995||Me and the Boys||Steve Tower||Television program
|1996–2002||The Steve Harvey Show||Steve Hightower||Television program
|2001||The Proud Family||The Credit Card||Voice only
Episode: "Don't Leave Home Without It"
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Steve||Television program
Episode: "Jay the Arist"
|2003||The Parkers||Mr. Barnes||Television program
Episode: "The Hold Up"
|2003–2005||Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge||Himself/Host|
|2009||Lie To Me||Police Officer|
|2010||Who Wants To Be a Millionaire||Himself/Host|
|2010–present||Family Feud||Himself/Host||Season 12|
Family Feud 
Harvey became the host of Family Feud in September 2010. The show has seen significantly improved ratings under Harvey. As of November 2012, it is the second most-watched daytime syndicated show.
Film roles 
|2000||The Original Kings of Comedy||Himself|
|2003||The Fighting Temptations||Miles the DJ|
|2003||Love Don't Cost a Thing||Clarence Johnson|
|2004||Johnson Family Vacation||Mack|
|2004||You Got Served||Mr. Rad|
|2005||Racing Stripes||Buzz the Fly||Voice only|
|2009||Madea Goes to Jail||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Himself||Cameo appearance|
Personal life 
Harvey has been married three times and has four biological children. He has twin daughters, Karli and Brandi (born 1982) and a son, Broderick Jr. (born 1991), from his first marriage to Marcia Harvey. Harvey also has another son, Wynton (born 1997), from his second marriage to Mary Shackelford. The couple divorced in November 2005.
In June 2007 he married his current wife, Marjorie Bridges, whom he says is responsible for making him a better man and changing his life. The Harveys moved from Atlanta, Georgia and currently live in Chicago area to tape a daily talk show for NBCUniversal from the company's Chicago studios. Production on Family Feud and the radio show will remain in Atlanta, though Harvey will host the radio show from Chicago as well.
On May 30, 2009, Harvey appeared on an episode of Larry King Live guest hosted by Joy Behar. During that interview, Harvey asserted that women should not date atheists, who he claimed have "no moral barometer". Harvey stated that he refuses to speak to anyone claiming to be an atheist, who he said are "idiot(s)".
Awards and honors 
In 2011, Harvey was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards of that year.
In 2013, Harvey won the Favorite New Talk Show Host award at the 39th People's Choice Awards.
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- "2007 Industry Achievement Awards". Radio and Records. September 28, 2008.
- Michael Palumbo, Steve Harvey Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Variety, May 13, 2013
|Host of Family Feud