Chris Rock

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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.

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

Chris Rock: 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.

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

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 31st December 2014

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...

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Following Rumours and Jokes, Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock Head for Divorce

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 29th December 2014

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...

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Chris Rock Files For Divorce From Wife Malaak Compton-Rock After 19 Years Of Marriage

by Nick Hill | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 28th December 2014

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...

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Chris Rock Reveals 'Top Five' Is Closely Modelled On Real Life Comics

by Holly Williams | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 18th December 2014

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Ice-T And Coco Austin Hit The NY Premiere Of 'Top Five' - Part 4

Footage | 9th December 2014

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Gabrielle Union Looks Sensational At 'Top Five' NY Premiere - Part 2

Footage | 9th December 2014

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Chris Rock Is Joined By Comedy Co-Stars At 'Top Five' NY Premiere - Part 1

Footage | 9th December 2014

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Kanye West Spotted At NY Premiere Of Chris Rock's 'Top Five' - Part 3

Footage | 9th December 2014

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Chris Rock Accuses Hollywood Of Being Racist Against Mexicans: "There's A Slave State In L.A."

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 5th December 2014

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Chris Rock Reflects On The Passing Of Iconic Comedians Joan Rivers And Robin Williams

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 2nd December 2014

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'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 15th November 2014

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Chris Rock Knew Exactly What He Was Doing With His 9/11 Monologue On SNL

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 3rd November 2014

This week, Chris Rock and Prince took over SNL. Let’s talk about that. So Rock’s opening monologue was by far the best writing the show has seen this season – it was sharp, provocative, topical...

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After Boston Bombings Jokes, Chris Rock Supported By Fellow Comedians... And Nobody Else

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 2nd November 2014

Chris Rock has never been one to shy away from shock humour and difficult topics, but his opening monologue on SNL last night might just make you squirm inside. Not only did the comedian address...

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Top Five

Video | 20th October 2014

Andre Allen has been voted the Funniest Man in America in his illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. But somehow, he feels there's more to life than just telling jokes to an audience and so...

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Prince To Perform On Saturday Night Live! As Chris Rock Returns To Host

by Stephanie Chase | News | Music / Festivals | 15th October 2014

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Chris Rock Remembers Appearance On Final Episode 'The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers'

by Nick Hill | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 8th September 2014

Since the tragic passing on Joan Rivers this past Thursday (Sept 4th), there has been an outpouring of support for her grieving family and tributes to the late comedienne from celebrities and fans alike, all...

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Robin Thicke Continues Relentless Barrage Of Apologies To Paula Patton At BET Awards

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Music / Festivals | 30th June 2014

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The Top 5 Worst Rated Adam Sandler Movies

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 22nd May 2014

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Chris Rock Announced As The Host Of The 2014 BET Awards

by Nick Hill | News | Music / Festivals | 15th May 2014

Chris Rock will become a host of a major award ceremony once again, this time it will be the coveted BET Awards.On Wednesday (May 14th) BET confirmed that the comedian will be emceeing the award...

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Kristen Stewart Earns $500,000 For Charity After Spending 15 Minutes Alone With Middle Eastern Prince

by Joe Wilde | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 12th September 2013

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The Great Hip Hop Hoax

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 5th September 2013

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Grown Ups 2

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 8th August 2013

There was nothing remotely notable about 2010's Grown Ups, and now we have a sequel that's even lazier. Without any actual plot to speak of, the movie merely strings together a series of unfunny scenes...

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by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 14th July 2013

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by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 12th July 2013

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by Lauren James | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 11th July 2013

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by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 7th February 2013

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by Jack de Aguilar | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 10th January 2013

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by Joe Wilde | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 4th November 2012

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Your First Time: Lena Dunham's Unusual Method Of Supporting Barack Obama (Video)

by Hayley Avron | News | | 26th October 2012

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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

by Rich Cline | Movie Review | 19th October 2012

Instead of developing the characters or situations for comedy gold, the filmmakers instead just crank up the chaos. So while some scenes are both funny and visually impressive, this second sequel is simply too inane...

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