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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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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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Chris Rock Signs Huge Deal With Netflix For Two Stand-Up Specials


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Chris Rock has been persuaded to make a long-awaited comeback to stand-up comedy, reportedly signing a whopping $40 million contract with Netflix for two live special shows.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the huge deal of $20 million per stand-up comedy performance will mark Rock’s return to live comedy for the first time in eight years. The deal is way more than current comedy heavyweights like Amy Schumer or Louis C.K. can currently command, and a record high for Rock himself.

Chris RockChris Rock is making a comeback to stand-up, signing a huge deal with Netflix

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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

Megalyn Echikunwoke and Chris Rock

Most Awkward Moment Of The Night: Why Was Stacey Dash At The Oscars?


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Against the backdrop of the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood, comedian Chris Rock did a stellar job of hosting this year’s Oscars ceremony. But one joke did fall noticeably flat at the Dolby Theatre last night, when actress Stacey Dash appeared to wish everyone a "Happy Black History Month!”

Stacey DashStacey Dash appeared at last night’s Oscars, but no one got the joke.

After addressing the diversity debate head-on during his opening monologue, Rock later brought out Dash, jokingly introducing her as, “the director of our new minority outreach program.” "I cannot wait to help my people out," Dash then said onstage. "Happy Black History Month!”

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Chris Rock - 9th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th February 2016

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The Academy Awards Boycott: Both Sides Of The Debate


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This year's Academy Awards season is turning out to be a pretty intense ride, with the uproar over the nominations' lack of cultural diversity causing a division in the entertainment world. While some people are saying that they're planning to boycott the ceremony when it was revealed that not one black actor or director had been nominated, others are saying that the situation has been blown way out of proportion.

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will SmithJada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith are skipping the 2016 Oscars ceremony

So what exactly is the debate? This is year is the second year in a row that not one person of colour has been nominated for an Oscar in the major categories. It's not even that it hasn't been an option, especially when you look at the Golden Globe nominations and the calibre of movies featuring black lead actors in 2015 like 'Chi-Raq', 'Creed', 'Beasts of No Nation', 'Straight Outta Compton' and 'Concussion'. Last year, admittedly, did see fewer options. However, 'Selma' was one of the biggest movies of the year (and probably one of the most important in this decade) but still only managed to scoop a Best Original Song prize. Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' wasn't recognised at all and nor was Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer'.

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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.

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

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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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
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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Chris Rock, his daughters Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah were spotted hiring bicycles in Manhattan Saturday 14th August 2010 Chris Rock and his daughters Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah were spotted hiring bicycles in Manhattan New York, USA

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Chris Rock

Date of birth

7th February, 1965

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Chris Rock Movies

Top Five Movie Review

Top Five Movie Review

Chris Rock has essentially written and directed a film based on one of his own...

Top Five Trailer

Top Five Trailer

Andre Allen has been voted the Funniest Man in America in his illustrious career as...

The Great Hip Hop Hoax Movie Review

The Great Hip Hop Hoax Movie Review

Both engaging and eye-opening, this spirited documentary recounts an outrageous story with humour and honesty,...

Grown Ups 2 Movie Review

Grown Ups 2 Movie Review

There was nothing remotely notable about 2010's Grown Ups, and now we have a sequel...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Movie Review

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Movie Review

Instead of developing the characters or situations for comedy gold, the filmmakers instead just crank...

2 Days In New York Trailer

2 Days In New York Trailer

French beauty Marion and radio presenter Mingus have a wonderfully healthy relationship at home with...

What to Expect When You're Expecting Movie Review

What to Expect When You're Expecting Movie Review

The odd moment of honest drama or genuinely witty humour catches us completely off guard,...

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2 Days In New York Movie Review

2 Days In New York Movie Review

Delpy follows her wonderful 2007 comedy 2 Days in Paris with a sequel that perhaps...

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Trailer

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Trailer

After escaping to Africa from Madagascar, Alex the lion; Gloria the hippo; Melman the giraffe...

What To Expect When You're Expecting Trailer

What To Expect When You're Expecting Trailer

What to Expect When You're Expecting is a comic adaptation of the New York Times'...

Grown Ups Movie Review

Grown Ups Movie Review

Why is it that comedies about middle-aged men regressing to their childhood so rarely, if...

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...

Death At A Funeral Trailer

Death At A Funeral Trailer

Death often brings a family together and this story is no exception. Aaron and his...

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