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Chris Rock

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49 years old
Andrews, South Carolina
United States
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Stand-up, Television, Film

COMEDY GENRE:
Musical Comedy, Dark Comedy, Satire/political Satire, Observational


February 7, 1965

Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III

Malaak Compton-Rock (November 23, 1996 – present; 2 children)

African-American culture, American politics, current events, human sexuality, marriage, pop culture, race relations, racism

Producer

2012 Credit Is the Devil (documentary) (executive producer)

2011 Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? (producer)

2010 Death at a Funeral (producer)

2005-2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV series)

2009 Good Hair (documentary) (executive producer)

2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (TV special) (executive producer)

2007 I Think I Love My Wife (producer)

2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV movie) (executive producer)

2003 Head of State (producer)

1998-2002 The Hughleys (TV series) (executive producer - 89 episodes)

2001 Pootie Tang (producer)

2001 Down to Earth (executive producer)

1997-2000 The Chris Rock Show (TV series) (executive producer - 36 episodes)

1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV documentary) (executive producer)

1999 Best of the Chris Rock Show (TV movie) (producer)

1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV movie) (executive producer)

1994 Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (TV movie) (executive producer)

1993 CB4 (co-producer)

Actor

2011 2 Days in New York

2010 Grown Ups

2010 Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus (TV movie)

2010 Death at a Funeral

2009 Merry Madagascar (TV short) (voice)

2005-2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV series) Narrator

2008 Madagascar 2 (voice)

2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan

2007 Bee Movie (voice)

2007 I Think I Love My Wife

2005 Madagascar (voice)

2005 The Longest Yard

2004 Paparazzi

2003 Head of State

2002 Bad Company

2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2001 Osmosis Jones (voice)

2001 Pootie Tang

2001 Artificial Intelligence: AI (voice)

2001 Down to Earth

2000 Nurse Betty

1999 Dogma

1998 Lethal Weapon 4

1998 Doctor Dolittle (voice)

1998 King of the Hill (TV series)(voice)

1997 Beverly Hills Ninja

1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV series)(voice)

1996 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV series)

1996 Sgt. Bilko

1996 Martin (TV series)

1995 The Immortals

1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV series)

1995 Panther

1995 The Moxy Show (TV series)

1993-1994 In Living Color (TV series)

1990-1993 Saturday Night Live (TV series)

1993 CB4

1992 Boomerang

1991 Hangin' with the Homeboys

1991 New Jack City

1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

1987 Miami Vice (TV series)

1987 Beverly Hills Cop II

Writer

2012 Credit Is the Devil (documentary) (writer)

2005-2009 Everybody Hates Chris (TV series)

2009 Good Hair (documentary) (written by)

2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (TV special) (written by)

2007 I Think I Love My Wife (screenplay)

2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) (special material written by)

2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV movie) (writer)

2004 Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 (video) (writer)

2003 Head of State (written by)

2001 Down to Earth (screenplay)

2001 Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 (TV movie) (writer)

1997-2000 The Chris Rock Show (TV series)

1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV documentary) (writer)

1999 Best of the Chris Rock Show (TV movie) (writer)

1999 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (TV special) (writer)

1996-1997 Politically Incorrect (TV series)

1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV movie) (writer)

1994 Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (TV movie) (writer)

1993-1994 In Living Color (TV series)

1993 CB4 (screenplay / story)

1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen (writer)

1987 Uptown Comedy Express (TV special) (writer)

Director

2007 I Think I Love My Wife

2006 Everybody Hates Chris (TV series)

2003 Head of State

Appearances


2012 Credit Is the Devil (documentary)

2010 A Walk Through Fort Greene (documentary)

2009 Sundance Skippy (documentary)

2010 Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (TV movie)

2010 ES.TV HD (TV series)

2010 The ONE Show (TV series)

2009-2010 Made in Hollywood (TV series)

2005-2010 The View (TV series)

1990-2010 Today (TV series)

2007-2010 Entertainment Tonight (TV series)

2001-2010 The Daily Show (TV series)

2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV series)

2007-2010 Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV series)

2010 2010 CMT Music Awards (TV movie)

2001-2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series)

2010 2010 MTV Movie Awards (TV movie)

2010 The Graham Norton Show (TV series)

2010 National Movie Awards (TV movie)

2010 Guys Choice (TV movie)

2010 Rachael Ray (TV series)

2010 Mark at the Movies (TV series)

2007-2010 Tavis Smiley (TV series)

2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV series)

2003-2010 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV series)

2004-2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV series)

2010 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 (TV movie)

2010 Close-Up (TV series)

2010 41st NAACP Image Awards (TV movie)

2010 Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison (TV special)

2010 Mike and Mike in the Morning (TV series)

2010 TMZ on TV (TV series)

2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV movie)

2009 Moving Pictures Live! (TV series)

2009 The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby (TV movie)

2009 The Wendy Williams Show (TV series)

1997-2009 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV series)

2009 The Mo'Nique Show (TV series)

2009 The Jay Leno Show (TV series)

2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 (TV movie)

2007-2009 The Movie Loft (TV series)

2009 Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America (TV series documentary)

2009 Good Hair (documentary)

2009 The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards

2009 Bring Your 'A' Game (documentary)

2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (documentary)

2008 At the Movies (TV series)

2008 Cartelera (TV series)

2008 Xposé (TV series)

2008 Le grand journal de Canal+ (TV series)

2005-2008 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV series)

2008 Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (TV special)

2008 Imagine (TV series)

2008 TV One on One (TV series)

2008 Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (TV movie)

2008 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Untitled Documentary (documentary)

2008 New Heroes of Comedy (TV series documentary)

2008 African American Lives 2 (TV mini-series documentary)

2008 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV series)

2001-2007 HBO First Look (TV series documentary)

2007 Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (documentary)

2007 4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (TV movie)

2007 Costas Now (TV series)

2007 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis (TV special short)

2007 Black Men: The Truth (TV documentary)

2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV documentary)

2007 Howard Stern on Demand (TV series)

2007 Making of Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Hump de Bump' (video documentary short)

2007 Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award (TV movie)

1991-2007 Saturday Night Live (TV series)

1999-2007 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV series)

2007 Inside the Actors Studio (TV series)

2005-2007
Live with Regis and Kelly (TV series)

2007 Sunday Morning Shootout (TV series)

2007 Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy (TV documentary)

2006 Larry King Live (TV series)

2006 American Masters (TV series documentary)

2006 Legends: Rodney Dangerfield (TV movie)

2006 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '06 (TV movie)

2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV special) (uncredited)

2006 37th NAACP Image Awards (TV movie)

2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards

2005 The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards (TV movie)

2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (video documentary)

2005 React Now: Music & Relief (TV movie)

2005 Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (TV movie)

2005 Road to 'New Jack City' (video documentary short)

2005 Weekends at the DL (TV series)

2005 2005 MTV Movie Awards (TV special)

2005 106 & Park Top 10 Live (TV series)

2005 Showtime Special: The Longest Yard (TV documentary)

2005 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 (TV documentary)

2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

2005 Hyppönen Enbuske Experience (TV series)

2005 The Aristocrats (documentary)

2004 BET Comedy Awards (TV movie)

1997-2004 Howard Stern (TV series)

2004 The Graham Norton Effect (TV series)

2004 The N Word (documentary)

2004 Rocked with Gina Gershon (TV series documentary)

2004 Chris Rock: Never Scared (TV movie)

2004 Tinseltown TV (TV series)

2004 Before They Were Kings: Vol. 1 (video)

2004 Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (documentary)

2003 Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (TV documentary)

2003 Extra (TV series)

2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 (TV special)

2003 Chappelle's Show (TV series)

2003 V Graham Norton (TV series)

2003 The Bernie Mac Show (TV series)

2003 Pauly Shore Is Dead

2002 Comedian (documentary)

2002 NWA: Total Nonstop Action (TV series)

2002 Last Call with Carson Daly (TV series)

2002 NBC 75th Anniversary Special (TV special)

2002 Heroes of Black Comedy (TV mini-series documentary)

2002 Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television (TV documentary)

2002 The Sound of 'A.I.' (video documentary short) (voice)

2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV special documentary)

2001 The Big Schmooze (TV series)

2001 Rove Live (TV series)

2001 Judge Not: In Defense of Dogma (video documentary short)

2001 Best of the Chris Rock Show: Volume 2 (TV movie)

2000 DAG (TV series)(uncredited)

1997-2000 The Chris Rock Show (TV series)

2000 The Remarkable Journey (TV series)

2000 Whatever Happened to Micheal Ray? (TV documentary) (voice)

1999 MTV Uncensored (TV documentary)

1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV special)

1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 (TV special)

1999 The Howard Stern Radio Show (TV series)

1999 Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (TV documentary)

1999 Jackie's Back! (TV movie)

1999 American Fashion Awards (TV special)

1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV special)

1999 Best of the Chris Rock Show (TV movie)

1999 Torrance Rises (short)

1999 The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV special)

1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV series)

1998 Kids Are Punny (TV movie) (voice)

1998 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards (TV special)

1998 Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business (TV mini-series documentary)

1998 Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 5th Anniversary Special (TV movie)

1998 Comic Relief VIII (TV special)

1998 Essence Awards (TV movie)

1998 Elmopalooza! (TV special)

1996-1998 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV series)

1998 The 40th Annual Grammy Awards (TV special)

1998 The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV special)

1998 Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes (video documentary short)

1997 The Gift of Song (TV movie)

1997 MTV Video Music Awards 1997 (TV special)

1996 Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (TV movie)

1996 Biography (TV series documentary)

1996 State of the Union: Undressed (TV movie)

1996 1996 Billboard Music Awards (TV movie)

1995 Comic Relief VII (TV special)

1994 Chris Rock: Big Ass Jokes (TV movie)

1994 Politically Incorrect (TV series)

1994 Def Comedy Jam: Primetime (TV special)

1993 Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV series)

1992 The Howard Stern Show (TV series)

1992 Def Comedy Jam (TV series)

1987-1989 It's Showtime at the Apollo (TV series)

1989 Who Is Chris Rock? (short)

1988 Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen

1987 Uptown Comedy Express (TV special)

1991 Born Suspect

1997 Roll with the New

1999 Bigger & Blacker

2004 Never Scared

Rock This! (Hyperion Books, 1997)

Bring the Pain (1996)

Bigger & Blacker (1999)

Black Ambition (2003–2004)

No Apologies (2007–2008)

American Comedy Awards

2000 Won American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication for: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV).

2000 Nominated American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1999 Nominated American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Series (Leading Role) Network, Cable or Syndication for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1999 Nominated American Comedy Award Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication for: Comic Relief VIII (1998) (TV).

1999 Nominated American Comedy Award Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for: Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

BET Comedy Awards

2005 Won BET Comedy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical Film for: The Longest Yard (2005).

2005 Nominated BET Comedy Award Best Performance in an Animated Theatrical Film for: Madagascar (2005).

2004 Nominated BET Comedy Award Outstanding Directing for a Box Office Movie for: Head of State (2003).

2004 Nominated BET Comedy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Box Office Movie for: Head of State (2003).

Black Reel Award

2004 Nominated Black Reel Film: Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) for: Head of State (2003). Shared with: Ali LeRoi

2001 Nominated Black Reel Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor for: Nurse Betty (2000).

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

1999 Won Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Supporting Actor - Action/Adventure for: Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

Emmy Awards

2009 Won Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for: Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008) (TV).

2009 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for: Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg (2008) (TV).

2004 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for: Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004) (TV).

2004 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for: Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004) (TV).

2001 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

2001 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

2000 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV).

2000 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

2000 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV).

2000 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV).

2000 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1999 Won Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1999 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1998 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1997 Won Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for: Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996) (TV).

1997 Won Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996) (TV).

1997 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for: "Politically Incorrect" (1994). For episode #4086.

Gotham Awards

2009 Nominated Best Documentary for: Good Hair (2009).

Image Awards

2001 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

2000 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special for: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999) (TV).

1999 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1999 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for: Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

1998 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special for: "The Chris Rock Show" (1997).

1998 Nominated Image Award Outstanding Performance in a Youth or Children's Series/Special for: "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" (1995). For episode "Pinocchio".

Kids' Choice Awards

2006 Won Blimp Award Favorite Voice from an Animated Feature for: Madagascar (2005).

2006 Won Blimp Award Wannabe Award

MTV Movie Awards

1999 Nominated MTV Movie Award Best Breakthrough Male Performance for: Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

1999 Nominated MTV Movie Award Best Comedic Performance for: Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).

People's Choice Awards

2006 Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite Funny Male Star

2006 Nominated People's Choice Award Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for: The Longest Yard (2005). Shared with: Adam Sandler

ShoWest Convention, USA

2001 Won Special Award Comedy Star of the Year

Teen Choice Awards

2006 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Comedian

2005 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Comedian

2005 Nominated Teen Choice Choice Movie Chemistry for: The Longest Yard (2005). Shared with: Adam Sandler

2004 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Comedian

2003 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Comedian

2003 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor - Comedy for: Head of State (2003).

Walk of Fame

2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 12 March 2003. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Writers Guild of America

2010 Nominated Documentary Screenplay Award for: Good Hair (2009).

2006 Nominated WGA Award (TV) New Series for: "Everybody Hates Chris" (2005).



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Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III (born February 7, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central.

Rock was born in Andrews, South Carolina. Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. A few years later, they relocated and settled in the working-class area of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. His mother, Rosalie, was a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped; his father, Julius Rock, was a former truck driver and newspaper deliveryman. Julius died in 1988 after ulcer surgery. His younger brothers Tony, Kenny and Jordan are also in the entertainment business. His older half-brother, Charles, died in 2006 due to a long struggle with alcoholism. Rock has said that he was influenced by the performing style of his paternal grandfather, Allen Rock, a preacher.

Rock was bussed to schools in predominately white neighborhoods of Brooklyn where he endured racist bullying and beatings from white students. As he got older, the bullying became worse and Rock's parents pulled him out of James Madison High School. He decided to drop out of high school altogether and later received a GED. Rock worked menial jobs at various fast-food restaurants.

Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1984 in New York City's Catch a Rising Star. He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice. Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic. Murphy gave Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II.

Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL. In 1991, he released his first comedy album Born Suspect and won acclaim for his dramatic role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City. His tenure on SNL gave Rock national exposure.

A frustrated Rock left Saturday Night Live in 1993, appearing instead as a "special guest" star on the predominately African American sketch show In Living Color. The show, however, was canceled months later. Rock then decided to concentrate on a film career. He wrote and starred in the mockumentary CB4 but the film was not a success. Acting jobs became scarce, and Rock abandoned Hollywood to concentrate on stand-up comedy.

Rock starred in his first HBO comedy special in 1994 titled Big Ass Jokes. But it was his second stand-up special, 1996's Bring the Pain, that reinvented Rock as one of the best comedians in the industry. His routine, which featured commentaries on race in America, stirred up a great deal of controversy. Rock won two Emmy Awards for that special. Adding to his popularity was his much-publicized role as a commentator for Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect during the 1996 Presidential elections which earned him another Emmy nomination. Rock also was the voice for the "Lil Penny" puppet who was the alter ego to basketball star Penny Hardaway in a series of Nike shoe commercials from 1994–1998, and hosted the '97 MTV Video Music Awards.

Rock later had two more HBO comedy specials: Bigger & Blacker in 1999, and Never Scared in 2004. Articles relating to both specials called Rock "the funniest man in America" in Time and Entertainment Weekly. HBO also aired his talk show, The Chris Rock Show, which gained critical acclaim for Rock's interviews with celebrities and politicians. The show won an Emmy for writing. His television work has won him a total of three Emmy Awards and 15 nominations. By the end of the decade, Rock was established as one of the preeminent stand-up comedians and comic minds of his generation.

Biography courtesy of Wikipedia

I always say about my daughters, they save me from my miserable self. They take me out, you know, a comedian, you could live in your head a lot. And you're writing and you're doubting. But when I'm with my kids and my family, it's all about them.

If you live with a single parent, you don't see compromise. You witness a grown person living in a world where they do what they want to do. When you are raised by two parents, you are constantly watching compromise take place. Just by observing that, it made me a better person.

I love my life, but I don't think I'm any happier than my younger brother Andre, who drives a garbage truck.

Salary

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) $2,000,000

New Jack City (1991) $11,000

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) $600


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