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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 - 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

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Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton Name Adopted Daughter Edith Vivian Patricia


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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Chris Rock - 2014 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street - Arrivals at Cipriani 42nd. - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

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Chris Rock - Shots of a host of stars as they attended Variety's Creative Impact Awards and 10 Directors to Watch brunch which was presented by Mercedes Benz and was held at Parker resort in Palm Springs, California, United States - Sunday 4th January 2015

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Chris Rock Claims His Future Ex-Wife Malaak Compton-Rock Stopped Him Seeing Children


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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.

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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.

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