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.
The ‘Trainwreck’ star has revealed she was one of the names asked to replace Jon Stewart as host of the comedy central series.
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 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!’”
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Turned Down Chance To Host 'The Daily Show'
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
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'...
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.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Wishes You 'A Very Murray Christmas' This December
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.
'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.
Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock - A host of stars were snapped outside the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the last 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 21st May 2015
Chris Rock's latest film, 'Top Five', tells the story of his career from stand-up comedian to movie star.
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.
The poster for 'Top Five'
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."
Continue reading: 'Top Five' Dramatises Chris Rock's Stand-Up
Chris Rock has essentially written and directed a film based on one of his own standup routines, and the result is as hilarious as we'd expect. It's also a clever skewering of show business, from the difficulty of changing a public image to the never-ending intrusion of the press. But while the film is consistently smart and funny, it's also a bit of an inside joke, taking on an industry that's so absurd that ridiculing it might be too easy.
Rock plays Andre Allen, a former comic who found international fame playing a furry police officer in three Hammy The Bear movies. But now he wants some respect as an actor, so he has produced a serious period drama called Uprize!, about the 18th century Haitian revolution. On the day of the film's gala premiere, Andre grants an interview to New York Times journalist Chelsea (Rosario Dawson), who follows him around town as he runs errands both promoting the film and preparing for his heavily publicised wedding to reality TV star Erica (Gabrielle Union). Against his better judgement, he begins to drop his guard with Chelsea, introducing her to members of his family and inviting her to his bachelor party, which is being staged for Erica's show.
The film's one false note is the whiff of a romantic-comedy as Andre and Chelsea begin to open up to each other. Fortunately, Rock allows this to merely simmer in the background as he gets on with his wicked commentary about life in the entertainment industry. The dialogue is packed with pithy observations, sarcastic gags and knowing jabs that could only come from someone who has lived (and survived) this crazy lifestyle. Even more interesting are the darker undercurrents. Andre is a recovering alcoholic who isn't sure he can still be funny now that he's sober.
Continue reading: Top Five Review
Chris Rock - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived for Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kid's Choice Awards 2015 which were held at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 28th March 2015
Blanchett has finally fulfilled her wish of having another child.
Congratulations to Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton, who have just grown their family with one new member. The couple have adopted a baby girl, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, according to The Daily Telegraph. The infant joins elder brothers Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10 and Ignatius, 6.
Congratulations to Mrs Blanchett and her family.
The baby is already being welcomed by Blanchett and Upton's circle, with DNA India reporting that the couple have already introduced Edith to family friends Russell Crowe and Chris Rock. Blanchett has spoken out previously about wanting to have more children with 49-year-old Upton.
Chris Rock - A variety of stars including American comedian Chris Rock were photographed as they attended the 'Top Five' Australian premiere which was held at the Event Cinema in Sydney, Australia - Wednesday 4th March 2015
Chris Rock - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015
The 49-year-old comedian looks like he is headed for an ugly divorce process.
Since news broke that Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, who share two daughters together, ages 12 and 10, are getting a divorce after 19 years of marriage, it is becoming obvious that their split was anything but amicable.
Compton-Rock allegedly stopped the comedian from seeing their daughters
The 49 year-old comedian's legal papers filed with the Superior Court of New Jersey, which E!News obtained, show that he claims his future ex-wife has prevented him from seeing their two daughters, Lola and Zara.
After 20 years of marriage, the pair are calling it quits.
We’ve known Chris Rock as a family man for most of his career – but he’s always gone for the “reluctant husband” bit onstage. Turns out, it wasn’t just his persona. After twenty years of marriage, the comedian and his wife, Malaak Compton-Rock, are getting a divorce.
The Compton-Rock family has asked for privacy during this difficult time.
In her statement, Malaak, a philanthropist and the founder of the nonprofit styleWorks claimed that she is trying to look on the bright side and count her blessings. She gave the following quote for People: "While recognizing that this is a significant change, my children remain at the center of my life and their well-being is my top priority. It is in this spirit that I sincerely ask that their privacy and the privacy of our family be respected during this transition in our lives."
The Comedian and his wife, who share two daughters together, first met in 1993 and tied the knot back in November 1996.
Chris Rock and his wife of 19 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, who share two daughters together, ages 12 and 10, are reportedly getting a divorce. News of the pair's separation first broke three days after Christmas on Sunday (Dec 28th).
Rock and his wife have been married for 19 years
"After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways," Compton-Rock, 45, said in a statement to People magazine. "Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life's blessings, even when faced with difficulties."
Date of birth
7th February, 1965