Chris Rock is one of the most popular actors and an extremely talented artist in the American entertainment industry.
Chris Rock is most renowned as a stand-up comedian along with being a comic actor in the Hollywood movie industry.
Besides being a successful comedian and actor, Chris Rock is also an accomplished filmmaker, being a movie director and film producer along with being a scriptwriter as well. Chris Rock has received numerous awards and has had numerous award nominations to his credit till date.
About Chris Rock
|Real Name||Christopher Julius Rock III|
|Date of Birth||7th February 1965|
|Place of Birth||Andrews (South Carolina)|
|Height||5 ft 10"
(178 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Christopher Julius Rock Jr.
(Truck Driver/Newspaper Deliveryman)
|Mother||Rosalie Tingman Rock
|Profession||Actor/Writer/Film Producer/Film Director/Stand-up Comic|
|Net Worth||INR 717,00,00,000
(USD 100 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Beverly Hills Cop-II (1987), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), New Jack City (1991), Boomerang (1992), CB4 (1993), The Immortals, Panther (1995), Sgt. Bilko (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), Dr. Dolittle, Lethal Weapon-4 (1998), Dogma (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), Down to Earth, Pootie Tang, Osmosis Jones (2001), Bad Company (2002), Head of State (2003), Madagascar, The Longest Yard (2005), I Think I Love My Wife, Bee Movie (2007), Madagascar: Escape to Africa (2008), Death at a Funeral, Grown Ups (2010), What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Madagascar: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Madly Madagascar, Grown Ups-2 (2013), Top Five (2014), The Week Of (2018)
Miami Vice - "Missing Hours" (1987), Saturday Night Live (1990-1993), In Living Color (1993-1994), The Fresh Prince of Bel Air - "Get a Job" (1995), Chris Rock: Bring the Pain (1996), The Chris Rock Show (1997-2000), Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker (1999), Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004), Everybody Hates Chris (2005-2009), Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (2008), Merry Madagascar (2009), Louie (2011-2012), Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
|First Movie||Beverly Hills Cop-II (1987)|
|Favorite Actors||Eddie Murphy and Woody Allen|
|Hobbies||Listening to Hip-Hop music|
Chris Rock is not only a talented actor in the Hollywood movie industry, but he is also a successful writer, director, producer and a celebrity stand-up comedian in the American entertainment industry. With a successful acting and comic career, Chris Rock is among the wealthiest Hollywood celebrities too.
Chris Rock’s age is around 58, as Chris Rock was born on the 7th of February, 1965 in Andrews, South Carolina. Chris Rock’s height is around 5 ft 10 inches (178 cm) while Chris Rock’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Chris Rock loves listening to hip-hop, as part of his hobbies.
Chris Rock’s father was Christopher Julius Rock Jr., a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman by profession, while Chris Rock’s mother was Rosalie Tingman Rock, a school teacher and social worker. Although Chris Rock does not have any sisters, Chris Rock has 3 younger brothers. Chris Rock’s younger brothers include, Tony Rock, Kenny Rock and Jordan Rock, who are all in the entertainment business. Chris Rock’s ex-wife is Malaak Compton, a social worker and beauty salon owner, whom he was married from 1996 to 2016. However, currently, Chris Rock’s wife is Megalyn Echikunwoke, a model by profession. Chris Rock and his ex-wife Malaak Compton have two daughters – Lola Simone Rock and Zahra Savannah Rock.
Thanks to his immense success as a stand-up comic and also as a prominent artist in the American entertainment industry, Chris Rock’s net worth today is estimated around INR 717 crores (USD 100 Million).
As for recognition for his acting and comic talents, Chris Rock has been awarded multiple times and has had numerous award nominations to his credit also.
The list of Chris Rock’s award-wins include winning the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication for ‘Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker’ (2000), besides having 4 American Comedy Award nominations also.
Chris Rock received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program for ‘The Chris Rock Show’ (1997), the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program, again, for ‘The Chris Rock Show’ (1999) and also received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for ‘Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger’ (2009). Besides having won 4 Emmy Awards, Chris Rock has had an impressive 15 Emmy Award nominations too.
Chris Rock has also received the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for ‘Chris Rock: Roll with the New (1998), the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, again, for ‘Chris Rock: Bigger and Blacker’ (2000) and received the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album once again for ‘Chris Rock: Never Scared’ (2006). Apart from winning 3 Grammy Awards, Chris Rock has also had 1 Golden Globe Award nomination, 1 Golden Raspberry Award nomination and 1 Gotham Award nomination as well.
Chris Rock won the American Film Institute Awards’ Top TV Program of the Year award for ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ (2007) and won the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Theatrical Film for his role in ‘The Longest Yard’ (2005) apart from having had 4 BET Award nominations as well.
Chris Rock also won the Black Reel Award for Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted) for ‘Top Five’ (2015) besides having had 6 Black Reel Award nominations too.
Chris Rock is the winner of the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Action/Adventure for his role in ‘Lethal Weapon-4’ (1999), the winner of the British Comedy Award for Best International Comedy TV Show for ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ (2006) and also the winner of the CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for ‘HBO Comedy Half Hour’ (1995), the CableACE Award for Best Variety Special or Series and the CableACE Award for Best Entertainment Host too, for ‘The Chris Rock Show’ (1997), besides having 1 Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination also.
Chris Rock has also been awarded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Variety: Series or Special for ‘Chris Rock: Never Scared’ (2005) and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary for ‘Good Hair’ (2010), apart from having 24 NAACP Image Award nominations to his credit as well.
Chris Rock is also the winner of the National Board of Reviews’ Spotlight Award for ‘Top Five’ (2014), the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Movie Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for ‘Madagascar’ (2006) and also won the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Movie Awards’ Wannabe Award too, besides having 1 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nomination too.
Chris Rock is the recipient of the Young Artist Award for Best Family TV Comedy Series for ‘The Hughleys’ (1999) and the Young Artist Award for Best Family Television Series (Comedy) for ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ (2006) apart from having had 2 Young Artist Award nominations in the meanwhile.
Apart from having won these numerous awards Chris Rock has also had 3 MTV Movie Award nominations, 4 People’s Choice Award nominations, 1 Satellite Award nomination, 1 St. Louis Gateway Film Critics’ Association Award nomination, 2 Television Critics Association (TCA) Award nominations, 12 Teen Choice Award nominations, 1 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award nomination and 3 Writers Guild of America Award nominations to his credit as well.
Interesting Facts About Chris Rock
- Chris Rock does not smoke however Chris Rock does drink alcohol.
- Chris Rock was mentored by popular comedian Eddie Murphy after he was discovered while performing in a night club and consequently Chris Rock considers Eddie Murphy as one of his idols of inspiration.
- Chris Rock is ranked as one of the most popular and richest stand-up comedians of today in the American entertainment industry.
- Chris Rock’s high-pitched and unique way of dialogue delivery is quite distinct and recognizable.