Hardison was born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, the son and only child of Donald McFadden, an antique and fine art collector and Bethann Hardison, pioneering African-American runway model and advocate for diversity in the fashion industry.
Kadeem was a starring cast member on the sitcom A Different World as Dwayne Wayne, and a regular cast member of K.C. Undercover and the short-lived sitcoms Abby and Between Brothers. His career was managed predominantly by his mother, Bethann Hardison. He has also guest starred on several other sitcoms, including the FOX network series Living Single, Girlfriends, Under One Roof, The Boondocks (as himself), Greek, Parenthood, and on Everybody Hates Chris as the judge. His movies include Rappin', School Daze, Def by Temptation, Vampire in Brooklyn, 30 Years to Life, Made of Honor, Escapee, The 6th Man, Drive, Renaissance Man, Panther, The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Bratz, Biker Boyz, Who's Your Daddy?, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Blind Faith, Showtime, White Men Can't Jump, and "B.C. Butcher". He also appears as an actor in the 2013 PlayStation 3 exclusive video game Beyond: Two Souls as Cole Freeman.
- ↑ Kadeem Hardison Biography (1965?-). filmreference.com. Retrieved on 7 October 2015.
- ↑ Whitley's World: A Brief History of Bad and Boujee Black Girl Style. ESPN (September 21, 2017). Retrieved on September 25, 2017.