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Chris Rock

Chris Rock young

Birth Date

February 7, 1965

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Height

5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

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Weight

80 kg | 176 lbs

Shoe size

11 US | 44 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Christopher Julius Rock III was born in Andrews, South Carolina, U.S. on February 7, 1965, is an American actor and comedian. Young Chris Rock began his career as a stand up comedian in comedy clubs Catch a Rising Star in New York City (1984). He became a cast member of sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990.

He made his big screen debut in drama film Krush Groove (1985) in uncredited role as a man standing next to phone during the fight in the club. He got his television debut in NBC crime drama series Miami Vice (1987) in episode: "Missing Hours", in role as Carson.

Rock's breakthrough performance came in stand-up special Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" (2011) in role as Ralph D.

He made his directorial debut with comedy movie Head of State (2003), also starred in role as Mays Gilliam.

New Movies

The Witches (2020) dark fantasy comedy, opposite Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Octavia Spencer

The Organ Donor (2020) horror in role as Zeke, with Samuel L. Jackson

Dolemite Is My Name (2019) biographical comedy in role as Daddy Fatts, opposite Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes

Best movies

Chris directed, wrote and starred in role as Andre Allen in romance comedy film Top Five (2014).

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) action comedy opposite Eddie Murphy

Dogma (1999) fantasy comedy with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

Nurse Betty (2000) black comedy with Renée Zellweger and Morgan Freeman

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) thriller action with Mel Gibson

Bad Company (2002) action comedy thriller with Anthony Hopkins

The Longest Yard (2005) sports prison comedy with Adam Sandler and Burt Reynolds

New Jack City (1991) action gangster with Wesley Snipes and Ice‑T

Good Hair (2009) comedy documentary with Ice‑T and Nia Long

Grown Ups (2010) and sequel Grown Ups 2 (2013) adventure comedy with Adam Sandler

A Very Murray Christmas (2015) musical comedy with Bill Murray and George Clooney

Boomerang (1992) romantic comedy with Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry

Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) martial arts comedy with Chris Farley

Pootie Tang (2001) comedy with Lance Crouther and Robert Vaughn

Sandy Wexler (2017) comedy with Adam Sandler

The Week Of (2018) comedy with Adam Sandler

TV Shows

He won two Primetime Emmy Awards: for Outstanding Variety Special and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for stand-up special Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996).

He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for HBO late night comedy talk show The Chris Rock Show (1997–2000).

He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for stand-up special Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (2008).

He played various roles in Saturday Night Live (1990–1993).

In Living Color (1993–1994) Fox sketch comedy television series in various roles

Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) stand-up special

Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004) stand-up special

Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009) period television sitcom in role as Narrator/Mr. Abbott

Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) stand-up special

Fargo (2019) black comedy crime drama anthology television series in role as Loy Cannon

Facts

Attended James Madison High School in New York City.

Has younger brothers: Tony, Kenny and Jordan.

He hosted the 77th Academy Awards (2005) and the 88th (2016).

Fan of live-action sitcom Seinfeld.

He voiced Marty in Madagascar franchise:

Madagascar (2005)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Madly Madagascar (2013)

Big Woody Allen fan.

He voiced Osmosis Jones in live-action/animated gross out action comedy film Osmosis Jones (2001).

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 2003.

Close friends with Jerry Seinfeld and Adam Sandler.

Published book "Rock This!" (1997).

Avid fan of the New York Mets baseball team.

He directed stand-up special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (2015).

Lives in Alpine, New Jersey.

Relationships

He was married to Malaak Compton (1996-2016), they have two daughters.

He started dating Megalyn Echikunwoke in 2015.

Quotes

Hollywood's just not funny. You walk around and think 'Where's the funny at?' It's not there - all there is is a bunch of directors and actors walking around. I like going into a diner and meeting real people. Funny is where the real people are.

Every comedian has a moment in his life when he realizes he's a little bit different from everyone else. It's like being the only guy in a movie who sees the ghost. The ghost talks to you and you talk to him. Then you turn to your friend and say, "Hey, Do you see that ghost?" And he says, "What ghost?".

There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.

Yeah, I love being famous. It's almost like being white, y'know?

Funny is only something that others know about you - you can't be funny by yourself.

If I find a comedy club where no one's camera works, I'll go.

When I do stand-up, I'm basically doing a one-man show.

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