Kadeem Hardison with his cute dog posing for a selfie.

A Different World Actor Kadeem Hardison Biography

Kadeem Hardison is a well-known face of the American film industry. He has established himself as a successful actor and director. Coming from a family of fashion and glamour, he has struggled a lot to be a popular name in Hollywood.

The actor cum director drew the attention of the public when he appeared in “A Different World” as Dwayne Wayne. “A Different World is a popular sitcom by NBC. He also portrayed the character of Craig Cooper on a T.V. series, “K.C. Undercover.” He is known for connecting the characters he plays with the audience.

Hardison has appeared in many T.V. series, sitcoms, and films over the years. Some of them are Def by Temptation, Vampire in Brooklyn, Some Other Time, Paddleton, Captain Planet, and the Planeteers. Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, Black Monday, and Teenage Bounty Hunters.

Short Introduction: Age, Height, Parents, Childhood.

Kadeem Hardison was born as a single child of Donald McFadden and Bethann Hardison, a prominent icon of the fashion industry, on 24th July 1965. He spent his childhood in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.

After the divorce of his parents, he stayed with his mom, Bethann. Since his mother was very busy with her work, she could not give enough time to Kadeem. When his mother wouldn’t be available, his aunt Marta and late grandmother Sophie used to take care of him. In this regard, he was raised by three women.

He happens to be 5 feet 11 inches tall which is 1.81 meters. As of August 2021, he is 56-year-old.

Career: Films, Sitcoms and TV Shows.

The son of Bethann Hardison had a keen interest in acting. To pursue his dreams, his mother enrolled him in the acting class at the young age of 9.

When he was 14, he got a chance to play in “The Color of Friendship,” ABC After School Special. He started to continue his acting in various other shows and never gave up on his dreams.

As a reward for his self-belief, he got a chance to play the character of Dwayne Wayne in “A Different World” in 1987. The show marked a turning point in his career. People loved his performance not just inside the American borders but on international levels as well.

The 56-year-old’s career took off at a great pace. Hardison has appeared in many sitcoms land series like Abby, Between Brothers, Living Single, Girlfriends, Greek, Parenthood, etc. His movies are Go Tell It On the Mountain, Beat Street, Rappin’, Enemy Territory, School Daze, White Men Can’t Jump, Gunmen, Panther, Drive, Maid of Honour, and so on. “A Different World” and “K.C. Undercover” happen to be his most successful works.

In 2013, K.C. Undercover star gave the voice to Playstation 3 video game “Beyond: Two Souls,” playing the character Cole Freeman.

He possesses three credits as a director. He directed “The Dark Party,” 3 episodes of “K.C. Undercover”(2015-2018), and four episodes of “A Different World”(1992-1993).

The cast members of K.C. Undercovers on a funny and chilling mood.
From left: Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne, Kadeem Hardison, Zendaya, and Tammy Townsend.
Cast Members of K.C. Undercover on the wrap-up of the show. From left: Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne, Kadeem Hardison, Zendaya, and Tammy Townsend.
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Likewise, he has 96 acting credits according to IMDb.

Married Life Of Kadeem and Chante Moore: Daughter, Present Wife

Kadeem Bethann spent three years of married life with American singer and songwriter Chante Moore. The couple wedded on 17th November 1997 after having a daughter, Sophia Hardison (27th September 1996). Since they couldn’t be happy with each other, they ended their relationship on 25th September 2000. Their daughter is 24 years old now. 

Kadeem Hardison and his daughter, Sophia Hardison posing for a selfie with bright smile on their face.
Kadeem Hardison with his daughter, Sophia Hardison.
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Chante married American singer Kenny Lattimore in 2002. However, they divorced in 2011 after having a child, Kenny Lattimore Jr.

Coming back to Kadeem, he is reportedly single as of now. He is visioned towards establishing himself as a more successful actor and director in Hollywood.

However, the father of one has opened up about an exciting fact in an interview with Dutch Youth Magazine. He said that his co-star from “A Different World,” Cree Sunner was his true love. Very few know that the onscreen couple actually dated for a year in real life as well.

Net Worth And Salary

The net worth of “A Different World” star is $2 million. Undoubtedly, his hard work and devotion as an actor and director have played a massive role in increasing and maintaining his net worth.

The annual average salary as an actor ranges between $40000 to $70000. Since he is experienced, we can easily assume that he must earn more than the mentioned amount. His 96 credits as an actor have made him a multi-millionaire.

Moreover, he has earned a lot more as a director and still aims at working and achieving more.

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