Christopher Rock is an actor, comedian, and filmmaker from the United States.
Rock rose to notoriety as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993 after years as a stand-up comedian and minor film appearances such as Beverly Hills Cop II.
He acted in the movies New Jack City, Boomerang, and CB4 while on SNL, which Rock also wrote and produced.
In 1996, with the critically acclaimed Bring the Pain, the second of his five HBO comedy specials, Rock broke into the mainstream.
Bigger & Blacker, Never Scared, and Kill the Messenger are among his other HBO comedy specials.
His chat show, The Chris Rock Show, was also shown on HBO and received critical acclaim for Rock's talks with celebrities and politicians.
Chris Rock: Tamborine, his most recent comedy special, was published on Netflix in 2018.
Down to Earth, Head of State, The Longest Yard, the Madagascar film series, Grown Ups, its sequel Grown Ups 2, Top Five, and Spiral all featured Rock in leading parts.
Everybody Hates Chris, a sitcom based on his early life, he created, wrote, produced, and narrated.
He appeared in the fourth season of FX's black comedy–crime drama anthology series Fargo in 2020.
In 2005 and 2016, Rock hosted the Academy Awards, and at the 2022 Awards, he was embroiled in a disturbance on stage.
He has received four Emmy Awards for his television work, out of a total of 19 nominations, and three Grammy Awards for best comedy albums.
On Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time, Rock was named No. 5. On Rolling Stone's list of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time, he was placed No. 5.
Chris Rock's net worth is currently estimated at $60 million.
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Chris Rock was married to actress Malaak Compton-Rock from 1996 to 2016. With her Chris has 2 kids.
Chris Rock with his ex wife Malaak
Chris Rock with his daughters
Chris Rock’s father is Julius Rock.
Chris Rock’s mother is Rosalie Rock.
Siblings: Chris Rock has a sister named Andi Rock and 6 brothers, Tony Rock, Kenny Rock, Andre Rock, Jordan Rock, Charles Rock, Brian Rock.
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"Only dumb people try to impress smart people. Smart people just do what they do."
"Comedy is the blues for people who can’t sing."
"Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollar, we wouldn’t have any innocent bystanders."
"If you can keep your son off the pipe and your daughter off the pole, you’re ahead of the game."
"I live in a neighborhood so bad that you can get shot while getting shot."
"Yeah, I love being famous. It’s almost like being white, y’know?"
"I don’t get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there’s no rehab for stupidity."