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.
With the exception of 2016, Seinfeld has been the highest-earning comedian in the world for the last 12 years.
Despite his iconic sitcom ending nearly 20 years ago, the 64 year old star raked in his money primarily through his lucrative 2017 Netflix deal, plus dividends from his agreement with Hulu to stream all nine seasons of ‘Seinfeld’ and his internet series ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’. The list measures all income from 1st June 2017 to 1st June 2018.
Indeed, Seinfeld has finished top of every single Forbes list of the highest-paid comedians ever since the publication started the feature back in 2006 – with the exception of 2016, when actor Kevin Hart finished top.
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Schumer clarified the content of a report in Variety earlier this week about pay parity with Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock - saying she didn't insist on getting paid as much as them.
The 36 year old star clarified what was stated in a report by Variety earlier this week, which claimed that Schumer asked for a higher fee to star in a Netflix stand-up comedy special after learning that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were each getting paid $20 million for their shows on the streaming service.
She said that, while she did ask for a pay increase on her original $11 million deal for her ‘The Leather Special’, she did not ask to get paid the same amount as Rock and Chappelle – because they’re the two of greatest comedians ever and deserve more, according to her.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Clears Up Equal Pay Row Over Netflix Special
The six performances will be Rock's first shows in Britain in ten years.
Comedian Chris Rock has announced details of his first stand-up tour of the United Kingdom in a decade, as he adds further global dates to his current ‘Total Blackout’ tour.
The 52 year old will perform six live shows at Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in January 2018, meaning that it’ll be the first time that he has toured the British isles since he performed record-breaking shows at London’s O2 Arena back in 2008.
Chris Rock will be doing a stand-up tour of the UK in January 2018
Continue reading: Chris Rock Announces UK Stand-Up Comedy Dates In 2018
Rock announced his first stand-up tour in nearly a decade via a Facebook live video.
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.”
Continue reading: Chris Rock Announces 'Total Blackout' Stand-Up Tour For 2017
Rock previously hosted the Oscars back in 2005.
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.
Continue reading: Chris Rock To Return As Oscars Host For 2016 Ceremony
Pitbull and Mariah Carey will guest star in the upcoming second season of ‘Empire’.
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 Carey at the unveiling of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2015.
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.
Chris Rock Sunday 23rd November 2008 Madagascar 2: Escape to Africa film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square London, England
Date of birth
7th February, 1965
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