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Sharp-tongued comedian/actor Kevin Hart was born and raised in Philadelphia, where he cultivated his talent for performing standup. He quit his day job as a shoe salesman and began pursuing comedy full-time, ultimately landing a small role in the Judd Apatow-produced TV series Undeclared. The following year, he starred in his film debut, the urban crime comedy Paper Soldiers. The Roc-A-Fella Records vehicle wasn't exactly a commercial success, but word spread of Hart's riffing abilities and he was cast in over a dozen movies from 2003 to 2010, including Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Version, Barbershop, Drillbit Taylor, Little Fockers, Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4. During this period, he continued performing live, building up material for the Comedy Central concert specials I'm a Grown Little Man and the aptly titled Seriously Funny, which went four-times platinum. In 2012, as Hart's movie career continued a rapid ascent, Comedy Central released his third live CD/DVD, Laugh at My Pain. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi