Kadeem Harrison is an American director and actor known better for his role as Dwayne Wayne in the sitcom “A Different World” by NBC.

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Kadeem  was born Kadeem McFadden under the Leo zodiac sign on 24 July 1965, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY, US, which makes him 55 years old as of 2021.  He was born to his mother, Bethann Hardison, who worked as an activist and model. His father, Donald McFadden, was a fine art and antique collector. Kadeem was brought up in Brooklyn together with his six siblings: three brothers, Michael, John, and Myles, and three sisters,  Caroline, Gretchen, and Nadia.

In regards to his education, the famed American actor attended school in New York at Junior High School 104. Though Kadeem has revealed only a few details about his education, it is reported that he did not matriculate at a collage after he completed high school.

He chose a different part: full-time acting. His parents had seen his passion for acting and were very supportive, they did not force him to join the college. After getting his parents’ blessings, Kadeem joined HB Studios and started attending acting classes. While he was in school, the accomplished actor met and interacted with several famous personalities, including  Earl Hyman, who was a well-known stage and TV actor before he passed away in 2017.

Ever since he was a child, Kadeem was passionate about acting and would appear in school plays every time they were held. While he was in high school, Kadeem gained huge popularity, mostly because he was born to an attractive African-American supermodel who was among the first Afro-American women to get famous for catwalking and modelling. He began acting in New York City at Eubie Blake.

Interests and Hobbies

Apart from acting, Kadeem is good at other things. He is known to love figurines and is an avid collector who has gathered many hand puppets throughout the years. He enjoys traveling; his career as an actor has seen him touring many countries and states which gives him great satisfaction. He loves pets, especially dogs, and once uploaded a video about his dog, Chong, on his Instagram page. Kadeem is a lover of good music – he has made it a habit to put on his headphone whenever he is doing something. He grew up listening to trap music; however, currently he enjoys listening to jazz and blues.

Career and Awards

Acting Career

Kadeem played his first ever role in 1981 when he featured in  “ABC Afterschool Specials.”

Kadeem Hardison

His iconic contribution saw him being selected to appear in several other great productions including 1885’s “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” Kadeem made a breakthrough in his acting career two years later when he appeared as Dwayne in “A Different World” TV series. One year later in 1988, the celebrated actor appeared as Edge in a musical comedy, “School Daze” before he starred in “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” comedy alongside other well-known celebrities such as Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, and Isaac Haye. In the course of his acting career (in the late ’80s), Kadeem has featured in many movies, mostly comedies, including “Vampire in Brooklyn,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Def by Temptation” among others.

Hardison’s career was blossoming in 1997 and was selected to appear as Charles Gordon, in “Between Brothers” sitcom which revolves around the story of four Afro-American men residing in Chicago.

He contributed to the creation of “The 6th Man” the same year before appearing in “Blind Faith” the year that followed. Between 2000 and 2004, Kadeem had a recurring role, as Adam Evans, in “Static Shock”

Kadeem has appeared in many other films, and TV shows since 2000. He starred in “House” drama series (2006) and appeared in 2007’s “Everybody Hates Chris.” His acting prowess saw him getting a role as a detective in 2011’s “Escapees.” Kadeem most recent TV series include “K.C. Undercover,” “Cult,” and “Black Monday.”

Video Gaming and Awards

Apart from his acting career, the celebrated actor has also pursued video gaming. He made an appearance as C. Freeman  in the “Beyond: Two Souls”  video game. In the course of his long-lasting career, Kadeem has bagged several awards for his spectacular performances including the Outstanding Actor’s NAACP Image Awards for his contribution to the creation of 1991’s “A Different World” sitcom.

Personal Life, Wife, and Daughter

Kadeem’s Relationship with Chante Moore

Kadeem wedded Chante Moore, a talented American singer, in 1997. The duo had met in 1995, in a party and had started dating ever since. The celebrity couple was very secretive; they protected each other’s privacy by all means and even held a private wedding ceremony. Until the news of the couple’s union came out, there was no mention of any wedding bells. Their marriage lasted for three years before they got divorced. They had a daughter together, Sophia, who was conceived in 1996.

Although the duo divorced in 2000, there has been recent rumours that  their “chemistry” is beginning to rekindle. The duo, as observed in “R&B Divas LA” TV series, have been getting along well. His ex-wife once acknowledged that Kadeem is a great dad and an exemplary father figure and went on to say that ‘This is my baby…I do not want to be his girl.

He appreciates who I was and who I am since we grew up together. That is the essence of friendship, whether you are married, in love, or whatever, you need to know who you are with, and Kadeem and I have spent a lot of time together…’

Kadeem’s Relationship with Cree Summer

While making appearances in “A Different World,” Kadeem got close to one of his workmates, Cree Summer. They developed a close relationship and started dating openly soon after their meeting. The two did not tie the knot, however, and Clee is currently married to Angelo Pullen. The couple has two children.

As of now, Kadeem is single with one daughter.

Who Is Kadeem’s Ex-Wife, Chante Moore?

Chante Moore is a famous American singer, TV personality, and actress widely known for her songs including “Love’s Taken Over,” “A Love Supreme.” “Chante Got a Man,” among others.

She was born to her religious parents, Virginia and Torrence Moore on 17 February 1967 in California, US. Chante has a sister and a brother who passed away in 2013.

Chante started singing when she was a child and was a member of their church choir. Her immense passion drove her to pursuing a career in singing. Moore also worked as an actor and a model in the course of her career. Chante’s award-winning singles and albums are iconic and highly liked.

Chante Moore Personal life

Moore’s is currently single but she has been involved in countable relationships in the past. Her first relationship with his childhood friend, resulted in a marriage (1991) that lasted for a few years. Moore then married Kadeem Hardison and got a daughter together. The duo parted ways in 2000 before she decided to get married again two years later.

Chante married Kenny Lattimore, in Jamaica during the New Year in 2002. The duo welcomed a son together, Kenny lattimore Jr., shortly after their union. The couple stayed together for nine years before getting divorced in 2011.

Moore has remained single ever since she got divorced with Lattimore. She has not been reported to be in any relationship ever since and as on now, she is reportedly single.

Body Measurements

Kadeem is an American citizen of the Afro-American ethnicity. He stands at an average height of 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and weighs around 175lbs (79kgs). He has a beard and short black hair. His eyes are brown.

Net Worth

Kadeem has amersed a substantial out of net worth from his career as an actor. According to authoritative sources, he is reputed to be worth around $3 million. Kadeem is still at the prime of his career and his net worth is expected to rise steadily in the coming years. He has not disclosed the value of his assets to the public.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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