Brandi Harvey Wiki Bio
Brandi Harvey was born in the USA on 20 August 1982 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. She is a TV executive and an activist, who might be known best for being the daughter of Steve Harvey, an American comedian, writer and TV presenter.
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Childhood and education
Brandi was raised in the USA alongside her twin sister Karli and their younger brother Broderick Harvey Jr. by their father and his first wife Marcia Harvey. After his split from Marcia, Steve married Mary Shackelford who gave birth to Brandi’s half-brother Wynton, then after they divorced in November 2005, Steve married Marjorie Bridges in June 2007 and he adopted her three children from her previous marriage.
Brandi attended a local high school at which she was mostly focused on her studies as she was urged by her father to eventually obtain a college degree. Two years after she matriculated in 2000, she enrolled at Ohio State University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in African-American and African studies in 2005.
Brandi worked various jobs from 2005 to 2010 of which nothing a is known about her life during those five years. In January 2010, she co-founded Young, Fit and Fly and has been serving as its president to this day – the company aims to encourage and empower young girls to take care of their health, self-confidence and their own wellness.
In December 2012, she joined The Steven and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, working as its executive director, and being in charge of overseeing the Girls Who Rule The World Mentoring Program, as well as The Steve Harvey Mentoring Program for Young Men – she has been holding the job for over eight years now.
Brandi is today also a writer, motivational speaker and a wellness coach, who founded her own company Beyond Her in 2018, which aims to encourage women to start going to the gym, and work on both their mental and physical health.
Love life and relationships
Brandi is quite secretive when it comes to her private matters, and hasn’t shared any details concerning her past and present relationships.
Mostly because she hasn’t been seen dating any men, it is believed by many that Brandi is lesbian, and that she still hasn’t come out of the closet because of how this might affect her father’s career – the same people believe that her father knows, and has advised her not to share it with the world. Others believe that Brandi has dated several men in the past, but being the independent woman she is, has decided not to marry but to remain single and focus on herself.
As of December 2020, Brandi is single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Brandi is a fan of all kinds of art, and has visited numerous galleries and photo exhibitions, while she has many pictures framed around her house.
She is also keen on travelling, and has been all around the US – wherever she goes, she usually searches for any kind of art exhibitions she might attend.
She is keen on reading books in her spare time, and has read numerous, while her favorites are those based on true events, such as “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather Morris and “Dog Gone: A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home” by Paul Toutonghi.
Brandi is still physically active today, as she has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, while she’s also taking good care of her mental health with yoga and meditation on a daily basis. Also Brandi is vegan.
She likes to watch movies, and her favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail” and “Saving Private Ryan”.
Age, height and net worth
Brandi is 38 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs). As of December 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million, while her father Steve’s net worth has been estimated at over $200 million, with a reputed salary of $45 million.
Who is Steve Harvey?
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia USA, on 17 January 1957 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He is perhaps known best for hosting both his own “The Steven Harvey Show”, as well as the game show “Family Feud”.
Steve was raised alongside his brother Terry and sisters Pauline and Mona by their father Jesse Harvey who was a coal miner, and their mother Eloise Vera who was a housewife. Steve was named ‘Broderick’ after Broderick Crawford, a famous American actor known best for his role in the movie “All the King’s Men” which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar. Steve later moved with his family to Cleveland in Ohio, and the street there in which he used to live has been called Steve Harvey Way for five years now.
He attended Glenville High School, at which he became interested in stand-up comedy and acting, and after matriculation in 1974, he enrolled at Kent State University before switching to West Virginia University.
Steve worked various jobs before venturing into TV and show business, including being a boxer, an insurance agent and a car mechanic – he was also a mailman and a carpet cleaner. He debuted as a stand-up comedian on 9 October 1985, without success as at the time he became homeless, sleeping in his car for three years while usually taking showers at gas stations. He gained recognition on 16 April 1990, when he became one of the finalists in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search, and was subsequently invited to host the variety show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. He went on to star in the sitcom “Me and the Boys” in 1994, and in 1996 launched his own “The Steve Harvey Show”, which aired for the following six years. In 2000, he started hosting his “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, ultimately for around 20 years now.
In September 2010, he began hosting the critically acclaimed game show “Family Feud”, which sees two families competing to win a big cash prize – Steve is today also hosting a variant of the show called “Celebrity Family Feud”. He received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame” in 2013, and in 2015 hosted the Miss Universe 2015 pageant held in Las Vegas, Nevada, attracting worldwide attention for announcing the wrong girl as the winner – embarrassingly he apologized several minutes later, and still hosted Miss Universe for the following four years.
He is also an actor, having appeared in the musical romantic comedy film “The Fighting Temptations” in 2003, which starred Beyonce Knowles and Cuba Gooding Jr., and the same year saw him appear in the teen comedy movie “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”. In 2014, Steve appeared in two movies – “You Got Served” and “Johnson Family Vacation”.
Steve is a writer as well, having released his first book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” in 2009. His second book “Straight Talk, No Chaser” came out in 2010, and was followed by his two other books “Act Like a Success” and “Jump, Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance” in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
He is a businessman who founded his company Steve Harvey Global in 2017, while Steve is also credited with launching the Sand and Soul Festival.
Steve is highly religious, and believes that his faith in God has helped him with his career. He is a philanthropist and the founder of the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, while he’s partnered with both Walt Disney World Resort and Kent State University to provide scholarships for promising students.