Broderick Steven Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1956, although he grew up in Cleveland where he graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. After brief stints as a boxer and an insurance salesman, he paid his dues for several years on the Chitlin' Circuit honing his craft as a stand-up comedian.
Steve Harvey began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. Steve found national fame in 1994, when he was picked to emcee "It's Showtime at the Apollo." Soon thereafter, the versatile funnyman landed his own sitcom, "The Steve Harvey Show", which ran from 1996 to 2002. and went on to enjoy an enduring career in show business.
In 2000, he crisscrossed the country with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and the late Bernie Mac as one of The Original Kings of Comedy, a sold out tour filmed and turned into a phenomenally-popular concert flick by Spike Lee.
A six-time NAACP Image Award-winner, Steve currently hosts a nationally-syndicated radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show; and is the newest host of the long-running syndicated game show Family Feud.
Through generous contributions from the Steve Harvey Foundation, he remains committed to furthering opportunities in high schools throughout the country.
Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to
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Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Amistad (September 9, 2014)
In his phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey told women what it takes to succeed in love. Now, he tells everyone how to succeed in life, giving you the keys to fulfill your purpose.
Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don’t already possess. In Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have. Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator—something you do the best at with very little effort. While it can be like someone else’s, your gift is yours alone. No one can take it away. You are the only one who can use it—or waste it.
Steve shows how that gift holds your greatest chance at success, and the fulfillment of your life’s mission and purpose. He helps you learn to define your gift—whether it’s being a problem solver, a people-connector, a whiz with numbers, or having an eye for colors. He makes clear that your job is not your gift; you may use it in your work, but it can also be used in your marriage or relationship, your community, and throughout every aspect of your life. Throughout, he provides a set of principles that will help you direct your gift. “The scriptures say your gift will make room for you and put you in the presence of great men,” Steve reminds us. This book is your roadmap to identifying your gift, acknowledging it, perfecting it, connecting it to a vehicle, and riding it to success. Because success is the gift you already have.
Funny yet firm, told in Steve’s warm and insightful voice, and peppered with anecdotes from his own life, practical advice, and truthful insights, this essential guide can help you transform your life and achieve everything you were born to.
co-authored with Denene-Millner
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Amistad (December 7, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.1 inches
In the instant number one New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships, whether it's more help around the house, more of the right kind of attention in the bedroom, more money in the joint bank account, or more truth when it comes to the hard questions, such as: Are you committed to building a future together? Does my success intimidate you? Have you cheated on me?
In Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, Steve Harvey shares information on:
How to Get the Truth Out of Your Man
Tired of answers that are deceptive? Harvey lays out a three-tier, CIA-style of questioning that will leave your man no choice but to cut to the chase and deliver the truth.
Dating Tips, Decade by Decade
Whether you're in your twenties and just starting to date seriously, in your thirties and feeling the tick of the biological clock, or in your forties and beyond, Steve provides insight into what a man, in each decade of his life, is looking for in a mate.
How to Minimize Nagging and Maximize Harmony at Home
He said he'd cut the lawn on Saturday, and you may have been within reason to think that that meant Saturday before ten in the evening, but exploding at him is only going to ruin the mood for everyone, which means no romance. Steve shows you how to talk to your man in a way that moves him to action and keeps the peace.
And there's much more, including Steve's candid answers to questions you've always wanted to ask men.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience and the feedback women have shared with him in reaction to Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Harvey offers wisdom on a wealth of topics relevant to both sexes today. He also gets more personal, sharing anecdotes from his own family history. Always direct, often funny, and incredibly perceptive, media personality, comedian, philanthropist, and (finally) happily married husband, Steve Harvey proves once again that he is the king of relationships.
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think about Love Relationships, Intimacy and Commitment
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Amistad (January 27, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
Steve Harvey, the host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, can't count the number of impressive women he's met over the years, whether it's through the "Strawberry Letters" segment of his program or while on tour for his comedy shows. These are women who can run a small business, keep a household with three kids in tiptop shape, and chair a church group all at the same time. Yet when it comes to relationships, they can't figure out what makes men tick. Why? According to Steve it's because they're asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. In Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve lets women inside the mindset of a man and sheds lights on concepts and questions such as:
Sometimes funny, sometimes direct, but always truthful, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is a book you must read if you want to understand how men think when it comes to relationships.
Still Trippin' 
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Running time: 106 minutes
Studio: CodeBlack Entertainment
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
Steve Harvey once again commands the stage in his 90 minute stand-up comedy concert I’m Still Trippin’. Harvey kept it clean and family friendly in his last comedy special Don’t Trip…He Ain’t Through With Me Yet. Not easy for one of the Original Kings of Comedy, but then Harvey’s versatility is precisely why he’s in a class of his own. In I’m Still Trippin’ Harvey never misses a beat and no topic is off limits. Harvey takes you on a ride through his personal experiences as it pertains to his family, work and traveling. Filmed in New Jersey to a full house, his energy and comedic timing are second to none. This comedic performance is sure to become an instant classic.
Trip ... He Ain't Through with Me Yet (2006)
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PG for some suggestive material.
Running time: 78 minutes
Studio: Code Black Entertainment
With a clever range of side-splitting new material, Harvey performs one of his funniest and most memorable performances in front of church folks. That’s right; Mr. Harvey keeps it clean and family friendly! No easy feat for one of the Original Kings of Comedy, but then Harvey’s versatility is precisely why he’s in a class by himself. Tackling topics such as faith, family, preachers, and relationships with his trademark candor and sardonic wit, Harvey will have you laughing out loud along with the audience in this rousing stand-up special! This DVD is sure to become an instant classic.