Hill Harper Biography

Hill Harper is a humanitarian, an award-winning actor, best-selling author, entrepreneur, health and wellness ambassador/educator and philanthropist. Harper currently stars as Dr. Marcus Andrews on TV’s #1 new drama "The Good Doctor" on ABC. Harper also headlines HLN’s "How It Really Happened with Hill Harper" and previously starred on "CSI: NY" and Showtime's award winning series "Homeland." In theaters, Harper can be seen co-starring alongside Will Smith in the Sony Pictures film "Concussion" and in the Tupac Shakur biopic "All Eyez on Me."

Harper has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting and is a 4-time New York Times best-selling author for his books: "Letters to a Young Brother" (named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association), "Letters to a Young Sister," "The Conversation," and "The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place." Harper’s most recent book is the groundbreaking "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother" which speaks to the current mass incarceration crisis; it was released to critical acclaim and was nominated for several awards.

Harper founded The Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and inspiring underserved youth to succeed through education, mentorship, and grant programs.

Harper was born in Iowa City, IA, the son of two doctors – his father, a psychiatrist and his mother, an anesthesiologist. He graduated magna cum laude as valedictorian of his department with a Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School. Harper also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with honors from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds honorary doctoral degrees from Howard University, Winston-Salem State University, Cheyney University, Le- Moyne Owen College, Westfield State College, Dillard University and Tougaloo College.

Amongst his other titles, Harper is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He owns The Roasting Plant Coffee Roastery in Detroit, an award-winning hotel in New Orleans, and The Architect & Co. – a health and wellness company. Harper also owns several commercial and residential rental properties in Los Angeles and Newark, NJ.

In 2021, Harper announced his plans to launch The Black Wall Street platform, aimed at empowering investors of color. The Black Wall Street app goes live on June 1, 2021 and will offer a digital wallet for peer-to-peer payment and the ability to trade cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. The goal of The Black Wall Street app is to give Black and Latinx investors a gateway into the digital transformation of investing and provide financial education to customers on cryptocurrency.

Harper currently serves on the President's Cancer Panel having been appointed by President Obama in 2011. He travels worldwide as a motivational speaker, addressing current affairs and life-awakening topics to a wide array of audiences of youth, educators, and business leaders. In 2004 and 2014, People named him one of their Sexiest Men Alive. He anticipates being named again in 2024.

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Hill Harper Videos

Hill Harper Talks "Black Face," Trump, And His Friendship With ...
Hill Harper Talks "Black Face," Trump, And His Friendship With ...
Hill Harper - Keynote at Summer Changes Everything™ 2018 ...
Hill Harper - Keynote at Summer Changes Everything™ 2018 ...
Hill Harper Shares Mom's “Huge” Role in His Adoption Decision ...
Hill Harper Shares Mom's “Huge” Role in His Adoption Decision ...

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Hill Harper is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including College, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hill Harper for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Hill Harper generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bakari Sellers, Nikki Giovanni and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hill Harper for an upcoming event.

Hill Harper Videos

Hill Harper Talks "Black Face," Trump, And His Friendship With ...
Hill Harper Talks "Black Face," Trump, And His Friendship With ...
Hill Harper - Keynote at Summer Changes Everything™ 2018 ...
Hill Harper - Keynote at Summer Changes Everything™ 2018 ...
Hill Harper Shares Mom's “Huge” Role in His Adoption Decision ...
Hill Harper Shares Mom's “Huge” Role in His Adoption Decision ...
Transcending mental bars: Hill Harper at TEDxIronwoodStatePrison ...
Transcending mental bars: Hill Harper at TEDxIronwoodStatePrison ...

Hill Harper Reviews

  • Response time and knowledge of what needs to be done was fascinating.
    Duquesne University - Apr 20 2021

  • The planning and execution on this event was fantastic.
    California State University, Sacramento - Nov 19 2019

Hill Harper Speaking Topics

  • THE CONVERSATION

    Male/Female Relationships in 2015 and Beyond

    Harper presents his findings from his #1 bestselling relationship book The Conversation with an interactive discussion between men and women regarding love and relationships. He offers guidance for how men and women can fortify their relationships with clearer and more consistent communication. Harper not only analyzes the misunderstandings that plague men and women in their interactions, but in his presentation he encourages a real time conversation among the audience. The goal of this conversation is to stimulate both active listening, and self-discovery. The audience will leave with key tips for leveraging honest and direct communication to build new loving and lasting relationships, and to protect and strengthen existing relationships.

  • SAILING THE SEVEN C’S OF SUCCESS

    Harper details the principles of one of the most popular themes in his books- The Seven C’s of Success:

    • Creativity
    • Courage
    • Character
    • Confidence
    • Commitment
    • Completion
    • Calm

  • ENERGY & INNOVATION IN THE WORKPLACE

    Reinvigorate Your Mind & Ideas

    Harper uses principles from physics and a powerful analogy about energy to explore why many of us experience energy and creativity blocks in the workplace. He explores the power of energy and how critical it is not to let what is going on around you, change what is going on inside of you. Harper will offer a number of methods to stay on course and maximize our highest potential.

  • THE BLUEPRINT

    Being an Active Architect of Your Own Life

    We all have the potential to create the life we desire. Harper compares the individual’s ability to build his or her own life, to an architect’s design skills. An architect starts with a blueprint. The building shown on the blueprint is gradually erected and the structure is built. Harper explains how we can develop blueprints with the plans for our own lives. His speech coaches us to be active architects of our own lives, with a few simple tools. Harper leaves his audience inspired to both seek and create opportunities that empower them to use their unique creative skills and abilities.

  • THE WEALTH CURE

    Harper presents themes from his New York Times Bestselling book The Wealth Cure, which melds together personal philosophy, life strategies, and guidance on fortifying a financial future. Harper highlights the importance of identifying our individual wealth factors, in order to create true wealth. Harper’s strategy, infused with personal reflection, helps the individual understand how to diagnose & cure financial impediments to enable him or her to live an abundantly wealthy life. Harper’s advice offers practical application to build financial security. His presentation will demonstrate the importance of investing, budgeting, and saving effectively, but Harper also redefines wealth through a prism of good health and personal relationships.

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