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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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Academy Apologises For "Tone-Deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast


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The organisers of The Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.

The Academy was embroiled in a vociferous diversity row in the run-up to the 2016 awards, which were held at the end of February, after all 20 acting nominees were white for the second year in a row. Though it subsequently pledged to double its number of women and minority members by the end of the decade, it has once again found itself at the centre of controversy.

Chris RockSome members of the Asian community were outraged at one of Chris Rock's jokes at the Oscars

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Emma Thompson And Chris Rock On The Film Set Of The New Movie 'Yen Din Ka Kissa'

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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Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Chris Rock's Oscar Joke


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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time since last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, where host Chris Rock took a swipe at her during his opening monologue. The wife of Will Smith had announced she was boycotting this year’s ceremony due to the lack of diversity among the nominees, but Rock joked that she hadn’t been invited anyway.

Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith has spoken out after Chris Rock’s Oscar joke.

“Jada [Pinkett Smith] said she’s not coming,” Rock said during the February 28th ceremony. “I was like, ‘Isn’t she on a TV show?’ Jada’s going to boycott The Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!”

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Opening Night For 'Neal Brennen 3 Mics'

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's Girl Scout Rival Mom Linda Dunn Responds To Oscar Cåookies Stunt


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Linda Dunn, the woman name-checked by Oscars host Chris Rock as he led his daughters in a competitive fund-raising effort by selling Girl Scout cookies to the assorted celebs at the ceremony on Sunday night, has spoken about being referenced in person on national TV.

After the stunt led to a massive 13,000 boxes of snacks being sold, and a reported (but unconfirmed!) $65,000 raised for his daughters Zahra and Lola’s troop, the New Jersey mom he name-dropped said that she has no hard feelings about what happened.

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Chris Rock Uses Oscars To Help His Daughters Sell Girl Scout Cookies


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As well as cracking a few zingers at the expense of the lack of diversity in the nominations list, Oscars host Chris Rock used the ceremony as a platform for his two daughters to sell Girl Scout cookies on Sunday night – and made a pretty impressive amount of money doing so.

“I have missed most of girls scout cookie season,” the 51 year old emcee explained as he led his two daughters, Zahra and Lola, up and down the aisles at the Dolby Theatre to sell Mint Thins and various treats to the audience – and taking the opportunity to guilt trip a few A-listers into coughing up contributions, including Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Henry Cavill and Christian Bale.

Chris RockChris Rock used his power as Oscars host to let his daughters sell Girl Scout cookies

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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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9th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon 2016

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Essence Black Women In Hollywood 2016

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Chris Rock's Rep Denies Oscars Host Has Rewritten Opening Monologue


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Chris Rock’s publicist has denied the comedian has rewritten his Oscars’ script to incorporate the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Rock will host the ceremony on February 28th, but has faced pressure to step down as the awards' host, as the debate over the Academy’s lack of diversity continues.

Chris RockChris Rock’s rep has denied he’s made changes to his Oscars’ script.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight over the weekend, Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin insisted that Rock will not be stepping down as this year’s host and is instead working on a new script that will address the #OscarsSoWhite outrage.

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Chris Rock Planning To Address #OscarsSoWhite Controversy At Next Month's Ceremony


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Some have called for Chris Rock to step down as host of this year’s Oscar’s ceremony, as the debate over the lack of diversity among the nominees continues. But despite pressure, Rock isn’t planning to give up his hosting duties and instead will reportedly be addressing the issue during his opening monologue.

Chris RockChris Rock is expected to address #OscarsSoWhite when he hosts this year’s ceremony.

Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin told Entertainment Tonight that Rock will not be stepping down as this year’s host and is instead working on a new script that will address the #OscarsSoWhite outrage.

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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.

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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 Under Pressure To Step Down As Oscars Host In Diversity Row


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Oscars host Chris Rock is coming under increasing calls to boycott the awards ceremony in the aftermath of the controversial nominations last week, in which none of the 20 acting nominations went to a black or ethnic minority actor.

#OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsStillSoWhite have kept the furore going on social media since the announcement of the major acting and directing categories happened a week ago, and now a number of celebrities including Furious 7 star Tyrese Gibson are arguing that Rock ought to step down as host.

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Chris Rock Calls The Oscars 'The White BET Awards'


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This year’s Oscar nominations were announced on Thursday and immediately drew criticism for their lack of diversity, causing the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to trend. But now the 2016 host Chris Rock has even referenced the controversy by referring to The Oscars as ‘The White BET Awards’ in a tweet.

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Sharing his new promo for the February 28th ceremony Rock tweeted, ‘The #Oscars. The White BET Awards.’ In the promo Rock gives us three reasons why we should tune into this year’s ceremony: "Presenter cleavage," "Check out who died this year" and "I might curse.”

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Celebrities At The Ed Sullivan Theater For The Last Show Of 'Late Show With David Letterman'

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

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Chris Rock

Date of birth

7th February, 1965

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Top Five Movie Review

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2 Days In New York Movie Review

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

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Trailer

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

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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

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

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