Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a stand-up comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of "It's Showtime at the Apollo." His stand-up success has also led to multiple TV shows and movies, serving various roles on some projects acting, hosting, writing and producing, and his career has continued to flourish, becoming a top-rated radio host, fashion entrepreneur, best-selling author, popular game show host on "Family Feud," and 2013 People's Choice Award winner as "Favorite New Talk Show Host" for his new daytime show "Steve Harvey." Harvey renewed deals in January 2013 for his daytime show and radio show.
On television, in addition to a seven-year stint hosting Apollo, he starred in ABC's "Me and The Boys," the WB shows "The Steve Harvey Show" for six seasons and "Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge" for two seasons. In 2012 Harvey also celebrated his 12th year as the only host of BET's "Celebration of Gospel." Harvey has also hit the big screen in movies such as Love Don't Cost a Thing, You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation, Madea Goes to Jail, and the #1 box office smash Think Like A Man, which was released in 2012 and adapted from his #1 book.
Throughout his award-winning career, Harvey has never lost sight of his passion for stand-up comedy, touring the U.S and Canada. In 1997 he toured as one of the Kings of Comedy alongside Cedric The Entertainer, the late Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley. The tour's immediate success led to the taping of one of the most successful comedy films in history --- The Original Kings of Comedy --- directed by Spike Lee. In 2006 he released Don't Trip...He Ain't Through With Me Yet, a clean and family-friendly DVD, unlike any he had ever done before. Due to overwhelming demand for his original style of tell-it-like-it-is comedy, Harvey released the comedy special Still Trippin, on DVD in 2008 to critical success. In 2011 he paired up with Grammy Award winner Kirk Franklin, creating the first-ever Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Comedy Gospel Tour. Later that year, Harvey kicked off his final stand-up comedy tour, where he hung up his touring days with his final stand-up show in Las Vegas on August 2, 2012.
Currently Steve Harvey is the host of the long-running syndicated game show "Family Feud," in his third season as host. Since Season 14 of the show premiered on September 10, 2012, "Family Feud" has been soaring to record-high ratings. Harvey's memorable reactions and hilarious rapport with the competing families have rejuvenated the series and been widely praised, with ratings continuing to surge and smash records since his debut as the new host in September 2010.
On September 4, 2012, Steve Harvey debuted his new syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey," a one-hour daily program combining Harvey's humorous "everyday man" perspective and covering relationships, parenting, the workplace and a range of other topics discussing everyday life with the guests and audience. Produced by Endemol USA and executive produced by Harvey, business partner Rushion McDonald, and showrunner Alex Duda, Harvey's talk show is airing in 98% of the country, and being distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. A continuing hit with audiences, Harvey recently won the 2013 People's Choice Award honors as "Favorite New Talk Show Host" and the show was renewed for a second season in national syndication.
Released on April 20, 2012, the hotly-anticipated Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Entertainment film Think Like A Man quickly made box office history, with audiences packing in sold-out showings at theaters across the country, unseating The Hunger Games' month-long box office reign at #1. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Romany Malco, Jerry Ferrara and more, Think Like A Man topped the box office as the #1 movie in America its opening weekend, and remained #1 at the box office for a second consecutive weekend, to become the highest-grossing April release with over $60 million in ten days. Produced by Rainforest Films' Will Packer, who also collaborated with Screen Gems on such hits as Stomp The Yard, This Christmas, and Takers, Harvey is also one of the executive producers and appears as himself in the movie. The ACT LIKE A LADY, THINK LIKE A MAN book was also re-released in paperback, and has hit #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List again.
On December 7, 2010, HarperCollins released Harvey's highly-anticipated second book, STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, which quickly became another best seller, debuting at #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Laying out a 3-Tier, CIA style of questioning that will leave men no choice but to cut to the chase and deliver the truth, Harvey also provides dating tips Decade-by-Decade, providing insight into what men are looking for in a mate, and the changes that come, whether you're in your 20s or a senior entering the dating pool again. STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER was also re-released in paperback on August 28, 2012.
While working on all of these projects, Harvey has not lost sight of his passion for fashion and continues to expand his clothing and accessories brand, The Steve Harvey Collection, providing quality choices for men and young boys to look sharp. Never to rest on his laurels, Steve Harvey expanded his highly successful clothing line when he launched The Steve Harvey Women's Collection with K&G on August 21, 2012.