Chris Rock Biography: Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth

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Chris Rock is a popular and multi-talented American actor, stand-up comedian, film producer and director.

He is well known as a stand-up comedian and also came to limelight for his appearance in supporting roles in films such as Head of State, Down to Earth, The Longest Yard, the Madagascar film series and so on.

He gained more exposure for his work on the life experience sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

He already boast of up to four Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards and also hosted the Academy Awards twice.

Chris Rock
Chris Rock: Bio, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Real Name: Christooher Julius Rock
Date of Birth: February 7, 1965
Birth Place: South Carolina, U.S
Nationality: American
Occupation: Comedian, Actor
Parents: Julius Rock and Rosalie
Siblings: Tony Rock, Andy Rock, Andre Rock, Kenny Rock, Charles Rock, Jordan Rock, Brian Rock
Spouse: Malaak Compton Rock (m. 1996, div. 2016)
Children: Lola Simone Rock, Zahra Savannah Rock
Height: 1.78 m
Net Worth: $60 million

Early Life

Chris Rock was born on February 7, 1965 in South Carolina, United States to parents Julius Rock and Rosalie. His family relocated to Brooklyn, New York. His father was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman before he died in 1988 while his mother was a teacher and social worker.

Chris is the oldest child in a family of seven children which include six boys and a girl. His younger brothers, Jordan, Tony and Kenny are all into entertainment business.

Chris dropped out of school and later earned a GED.

Career

Chris Rock developed passion for comedy with influences from the likes Flip Wilson, Woody Allen, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddy Murphy and Richard Pryor.

His comedy is always centered around subjects involving celebrities, romance, music and politics.

Chris began his career as a stand up comedian in 1984 while also delving into some minor roles in acting in films such as I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and TV series Miami Vice.

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He became part of the Sketch comedy series, Saturday Live Night from 1990 to 1993. He dropped his first comedy album, Born Suspect im 1991.

He featured in his first HBO comedy special titled Big Ass Jokes as part of HBO Comedy Half-hour in 1994.

He cemented his place in the comedy space with his second special, 1996’s Bring the Pain. He also had two more HBO Comedy Specials: Bigger & Blacker in 1999 and Never Scared in 2004.

Chris had supporting roles in films such as Boomerang, New Jack City and Beverly Hills Ninja. He also made appearance in the comedy film Dogma alongside the likes of Matt Damon, George Carlin, Salma Hayek, Bem Affleck and Alan Rickman.

He wrote the film Down to Earth alongside his friend Louis C.K and also produced and starred in the C.K directed film Pootie Tang in 2001.

He is the wroter and director of the political comedy Head of State (2003) and marital comedy I Think I Love My Wife (2007).

He had lots of film appearance in 2010. One of such is black comedy death at a funeral starring the likes of Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Luke Wilson, Martin Lawrence and so on. He featured in the romantic comedy film, What yo Expect When You Are Expecting starring Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks and Cameron Diaz in 2012.

He directed and starred in the film Too Five in 2014 and also showed up in Sofia Coppla’s Christmas musical special, A very Murray Christmas alongside Bill Murray.

Chris starred in the comedy film, Dolemite is my Name in 2019 alongside Eddie Murphy and also in a reboot of the Saw franchise, Spiral in 2021.

He eventually rose to fame for his work as the executive producer and narrator of the comedy series Everybody Hates Chris. He has a production company called Chris Rock Enterprises and he is the producer of the series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.

Chris hosted the 77th Academy Awards ceremony in February 2005 and was also unveiled as the host of the 88th Academy awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on October 21, 2015.

He also presented the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022 where he joked about Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. Will Smith walked on stage and gave Chris a slap on the face and walked back to his sit. Although Will Smith later apologized on social media for his behaviour.

Chris Rock has directed and appeared in numerous music videos which include; Red Hot Chilli Peppers song “Hump de Bump” Big Daddy Kane song “Smooth Operator”.

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Movies

  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Boomerang
  • CB4
  • I’m Gonna Git You Sucka
  • The Immorals
  • Dogma
  • Down to Earth
  • Pootie Tang
  • Bad Company
  • I Think I Love My Wife
  • What to Expect When You Are Expecting
  • Top Five
  • A Very Murray Christmas
  • Dolemite Is My Name
  • Grown Ups

Personal Life

Chris Rock married Malaak Compton-Rock, the founder of Styleworks, on November 23, 1996.

The couple lived in New Jersey and they have two children, two daughters named, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah.

Rock and his wife eventually divorced in 2016 as a result of infidelity.

Awards & Nominations

Chris Rock won the Best Comedy Album at the Grammy Awards in 2000 and 2006.

He won the Outsanding writing for a variety  music or comedy program at Primetime Emmy Awards in 1997, 1999 and 2009.

He was nominated for Best television series, musical or comedy at the Golden Globe Awards in 2006 and Outstanding Directing for a variety special in 2016.

Net Worth

Chris Rock earns from his career as a stand up comedian, actor and movie producer. He has an estimated net worth of between $60 million.

Social Media

Chris Rock is active on the social media platforms. He has over 5 million followers on Instagram @chrisrock and more than 5 million followers on twitter @chrisrock

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Chris Rock:

Who is Chris Rock?

Chris Rock is a versatile American stand-up comedian, writer actor and fiom director.

How old is Chris Rock?

Chris Rock was born on February 7, 1965.

Is Chris Rock married?

Chris Rock was married to Malaak Compton-Rock before their divorced on August 22, 2016.

What is Chris Rock Net Worth?

Chris Rock has an estimated net worth of $69 million.

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