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Chris Rock (born February 7th 1965) Chris Rock is a US comedian, who has also worked as an actor and film director.

Net worth: Chris Rock has a net worth of $70 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Career: Chris Rock started doing stand up comedy at the age of 22 and was eventually discovered by Eddie Murphy, who thus gave him a role in 'Beverly Hills Cop II'. He was a part of the 'Saturday Night Live' cast from 1990 and 1993, during which time he appeared in 'New Jack City' opposite Wesley Snipes. Between 1994 and 1996 he appeared in two comedy specials; 'Big Ass Jokes' and 'Bring the Pain'; and subsequently won two Emmys. He also appeared as a commentator for Comedy Central's 'Politically Incorrect'. In 1999 and 2004, he appeared in two more specials entitled 'Bigger & Blacker' and 'Never Scared' respectively. It was during that time he also hosted the Emmy winning 'The Chris Rock Show' on HBO. He released a comedic book entitled 'Rock This!' followed by the Grammy winning albums 'Roll with the New', 'Bigger & Blacker' and 'Never Scared'. His next Emmy was won following his 2008 special 'Kill the Messenger'. Among the films in which has starred are 'The Longest Yard', 'Bad Company', 'Down to Earth', 'Death at a Funeral', 'Grown Ups' and '2 Days in New York'. He also directed 'Head of State' and 'I Think I Love My Wife' and became well-known for voicing Marty the Zebra in the 'Madagascar' film series. In 2005, he began producing the semi-autobiographical TV series 'Everybody Hates Chris', which has been nominated for two Emmys and a Golden Globe. In 2005, he hosted the 77th Academy Awards, but upset the producers with his jokes about various actors including Jude Law. He has appeared in various music videos including his own 'Your Mother's Got a Big Head', Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Hump de Bump', Big Daddy Kane's 'Smooth Operator' and Johnny Cash's 'God's Gonna Cut You Down'. In 2011, he appeared in the Broadway show 'The Motherf***er with the Hat'. In 2014, he directed, wrote and starred in celeb based comedy 'Top Five', opposite Rosario Dawson.

Personal life: Chris Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina but grew up in Brooklyn, New York with his teacher mother Rosalie and truck driver father Julius, though he died when Chris was 23. He attended James Madison High School where he was frequently bullied for the colour of his skin, and he eventually dropped out in favour of work. He married Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996 with whom he had two children named Lola and Zahra. The couple announced their divorce in 2014.



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Amy Schumer Clears Up Equal Pay Row Over Netflix Special


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Amy Schumer has taken to Instagram to clear up some misinterpretations that have been made after a report concerning the amount she’s being paid to appear in a new Netflix comedy special.

The 36 year old star clarified what was stated in a report by Variety earlier this week, which claimed that Schumer asked for a higher fee to star in a Netflix stand-up comedy special after learning that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were each getting paid $20 million for their shows on the streaming service.

She said that, while she did ask for a pay increase on her original $11 million deal for her ‘The Leather Special’, she did not ask to get paid the same amount as Rock and Chappelle – because they’re the two of greatest comedians ever and deserve more, according to her.

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Chris Rock Announces UK Stand-Up Comedy Dates In 2018


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Comedian Chris Rock has announced details of his first stand-up tour of the United Kingdom in a decade, as he adds further global dates to his current ‘Total Blackout’ tour.

The 52 year old will perform six live shows at Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in January 2018, meaning that it’ll be the first time that he has toured the British isles since he performed record-breaking shows at London’s O2 Arena back in 2008.

Chris RockChris Rock will be doing a stand-up tour of the UK in January 2018

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Chris Rock Announces 'Total Blackout' Stand-Up Tour For 2017


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Chris Rock is about to make his 2017 even more lucrative, with an announcement that he’ll be embarking on a global stand-up comedy tour called ‘Total Blackout’, his first in nearly a decade.

Making the reveal via a video post on his official Facebook page, rather than a traditional press release, the 51 year old comedian said that the tour would start in the new year – and he acknowledged to his fans that it had been a while.

“Tonight, I am announcing that I, Chris Rock, am going on tour,” the clip began. “The 'Total Blackout' tour is coming to your town in 2017.”

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Megalyn Echikunwoke and Chris Rock seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Chris Rock - Emma Thompson and Chris Rock on the film set of the new movie 'Yen Din Ka Kissa' in New York City at Strrets of NY City - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 9th March 2016

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Chris Rock
Chris Rock

Chris Rock , Neal Brennen - Opening night for 'Neal Brennen 3 Mics' presented by John Legend and Get Lifted Film Company at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre NYC - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 3rd March 2016

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Chris Rock and Neal Brennen
Chris Rock and Neal Brennen
Chris Rock, Neal Brennen and David Chappelle
Chris Rock, Neal Brennen and David Chappelle
Chris Rock, Neal Brennen and David Chappelle

Chris Rock To Return As Oscars Host For 2016 Ceremony


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Chris Rock has been unveiled as the host of next year’s Academy Awards ceremony, the second time that the star has fronted the live telecast of the biggest night in Hollywood.

The 50 year old comedian and actor, whose career was dramatized in a recent movie Top Five, confirmed the news himself on Wednesday morning (October 21st) by tweeting a picture of himself holding one of the golden statuettes.

“I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock in a statement. “It's great to be back.” Of course, he previously hosted the Oscars back in 2005, when Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby bagged the Best Picture. This makes him one of the select list of celebs who’ve hosted the big night twice in their careers in the recent past, alongside the likes of Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres and Billy Crystal.

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‘Empire’ Season 2: Pitbull All Set To Make Cameo & Mariah Carey To Guest Star


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Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming season of Empire. The news about Carey’s role was revealed earlier this week at the unveiling of Carey's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the show’s creator, Lee Daniels. The network behind the show, Fox, made the announcement about Pitbull on Thursday morning (6th August) at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Los Angeles.

Mariah CareyMariah Carey at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2015.

Read More: Empire Co-Stars Trai Byers & Grace Gealey Are Engaged!

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Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Turned Down Chance To Host 'The Daily Show'


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Comedian Amy Schumer has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show', after he announced he was stepping down later this year. The gig of course eventually went to South African comedian and ‘Daily Show’ regular, Trevor Noah, but just what was it that made the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ star say no to Comedy Central’s offer?

Amy SchumerAmy Schumer has revealed she turned down ‘The Daily Show’.

Speaking to the The Daily Beast, Schumer explained “I was so honored to be asked and considered. With Comedy Central, I project so much ‘You’re my parents!’ on the network and the people that run it, so them saying, ‘We believe in you and trust that you can do this,’ I thought, ‘Oh my god, thank you!’”

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Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December


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Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.

Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...

Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray. 

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Video - A Bearded Jim Carrey Dons 'Spank You' Shirt For Last 'Letterman' Show - Part 1


Jim Carrey was rocking his beard - which is looking incerasingly bushier - as he arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York for the last episode of 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. He was also sporting a T-shirt with the slogan 'Spank You'; a catchphrase of his from the 'Ace Ventura' movies.

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Video - Jim Carrey Spotted With Young New Girlfriend Outside 'Letterman' - Part 3


'Dumb And Dumber 2' star Jim Carrey is spotted rushing out of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, following the last ever episode of 'The Late Show With David Letterman', holding the hand of his young girlfriend Cathriona White. He hastily stows her away in an awaiting car before returning to pose for photos for the paparazzi.

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'Top Five' Dramatises Chris Rock's Stand-Up


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With his new film 'Top Five', Chris Rock is taking aim at his own business, telling the story of a stand-up comedian who has become a movie star. He's also caught in the craziness of celebrity as he tries move between comedy and drama. But the comparisons with his own life end there, he says.

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Rock says that the idea sparked when he took a serious stage role. "The cool thing about the play is it was really dramatic and it was really funny," he says. "I knew coming into this movie that I got confidence from the play that made me realise, 'OK, the drama is as important or more important than the comedy.' And I tried to take the lessons I learned and apply them to 'Top Five'. So, yeah, it is a little more personal and grounded than anything I've done."

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Chris Rock, Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe - Chris Rock bumps into fellow 'Saturday Night Live' alum Seth Meyers on the set of Rock's new movie 'Finally Famous' shooting in Manhattan - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 22nd July 2013

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Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson
Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson
Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson
Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson

David Spade and Chris Rock - David Spade and Chris Rock Sunday 26th February 2012 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower Hotel - Arrivals

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7th February, 1965

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Top Five Movie Review

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Grown Ups Movie Review

Grown Ups Movie Review

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Good Hair Movie Review

Good Hair Movie Review

Chris Rock hosts this exploration into hair issues in the African-American community, talking to celebrities,...

Death At A Funeral Movie Review

Death At A Funeral Movie Review

If you've seen Frank Oz's 2007 British comedy, it feels rather pointless to watch this...

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