Chris Rock Biography
Chris Rock is an American stand-up comedian known for his appearances in comedy films such as Beverly Hills Cop II. He is also an actor known for his several appearances in films such as Lethal Weapon 4, Bad Company, and I Think I Love My Wife.
How old is Chris Rock? – Age
The actor is 58 years old as of 2023. He was born on February 7, 1965, in Andrews, South Carolina, United States, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.
How tall is Chris Rock? – Height
Rock is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
Chris Rock’s Mother, Father, Siblings – Family
Chris was born to Julius Rock and Rosalie Rock in Andrews, South Carolina, United States. His father worked as a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman. On the other hand, his mother was a social worker for the mentally handicapped as well as a teacher.
Unfortunately, it is known that his father died after an ulcer surgery in 1988. He was raised along with his six siblings; five brothers and one sister. They are Tony, Andre, Andi, Charles, Jordan, Kenny, and Brian Rock.
Chris Rock Education
Rock enrolled at James Madison High School where he was bullied and beaten by white students. He later transferred to another school but decided to drop out shortly after. Nonetheless, he received a General Educational Development (GED).
Is Chris Rock Married? – Wife
Chris was previously married to his ex-wife, Malaak Compton-Rock in 1996. She is a philanthropist who is the founder and director of The Angelrock Project New York. Previously, she worked in special event fields and cosmetic public relations. Presently, it is known that she works with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund). Unfortunately, the couple divorced and parted ways in 2016.
Chris Rock Children
The comedian and his ex-wife Jennifer share two daughters, Lola Simone and Zahra Savannah Rock. Their elder daughter is currently studying documentary filmmaking.
Chris Rock Comedy Career
Chris is a well-known stand-up comedian known for his Born Suspect comedy album. Moreover, his comedies revolve around subjects such as observational humor, race relations, and human sexuality. He was cast in Saturday Night Live sketch comedy series in the 90s.
It is known that he was ranked No. 5 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time. Afterward, he gained a No. 5 ranking again on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
On the other hand, he has served as the host of the 77th Academy Awards ceremony in 2015 and the 88th Academy Awards in 2015. Likewise, he was the presenter of the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in 2022.
Rock is an actor who is vastly recognized for his role as Pookie in New Jack City. Likewise, he starred as Vic in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. He also portrayed the character of Kurt McKenzie in Grown Ups and its sequel.
Most noteworthy, he is known for his role as a narrator in Everybody Hates Chris, which he also developed, wrote, and produced. He also starred in the duo characters of Jasmine and Maurice in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Furthermore, he was the narrator behind the voice of Marty in Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Afterward, he landed the voice role of Mooseblood the Mosquito in Bee Movie.
Movies and TV shows
- Everybody Hates Chris
- Grown Ups
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- Grown Ups 2
- The Longest Yard
- Bee Movie
- New Jack City
- Osmosis Jones
- Death at a Funeral
- Down to Earth
- Rock This!
Chris Rock Net Worth
Rock sits at an estimated net worth of $60 Million.
Chris Rock Instagram
You can find and follow Chris on Instagram using the account name: @chrisrock