56 Facts About Chris Rock


Christopher Julius Rock was born on February 7,1965 and is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker.


Chris Rock is known for his work in film, television and stage, he has received multiple accolades, including three Grammy Awards for best comedy album and four Primetime Emmy Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination.


Chris Rock was ranked No 5 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.


Chris Rock ranked No 5 on Rolling Stones list of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.


Chris Rock reached mainstream stardom with the critically acclaimed Bring the Pain in 1996.


Chris Rock developed, wrote, produced and narrated the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, which was based on his early life.


Chris Rock was cast in starring film roles in Nurse Betty, Down to Earth, Pootie Tang, Head of State, The Longest Yard, the Madagascar film series, I Think I Love My Wife, Death at a Funeral, Grown Ups, its sequel Grown Ups 2, Top Five and Spiral.


Chris Rock is known for his appearances in television including Louie, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Fargo.


Chris Rock hosted the Academy Awards twice; in 2005 and 2016, and was involved in an incident with Will Smith on stage at the 2022 Awards.


Chris Rock's mother, Rosalie, was a teacher and social worker for the mentally handicapped; his father, Julius Rock, was a truck driver and newspaper deliveryman.


Chris Rock is the eldest of his parents' seven children, and he had an older paternal half-brother, Charles Ledell Chris Rock, who died in 2006 after suffering from alcoholism.


Chris Rock was bused to schools in predominantly white neighborhoods of Brooklyn, where he endured bullying and beatings from white students.


Chris Rock dropped out of high school altogether, but he later earned a General Educational Development.


Chris Rock began working as a stand-up comic during 1984 in New York City's Catch a Rising Star.


Chris Rock 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.


Chris Rock was a cast member of the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993.


Chris Rock then wrote and starred in the low-budget comedy CB4, which made $18 million against its budget of $6 million.


Chris Rock signed on as client of 3 Arts Entertainment.


Chris Rock headlined his first HBO comedy special in 1994, titled Big Ass Jokes, as part of HBO Comedy Half-Hour.


Chris Rock won two Emmy Awards for the special and gained large critical acclaim.


Chris Rock 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 to 1998, and hosted the '97 MTV Video Music Awards.


HBO aired his talk show, The Chris Rock Show, which gained critical acclaim for Rock's interviews with celebrities and politicians.


The first special, Chris Rock: Tamborine, was released on Netflix on February 14,2018.


Chris Rock began the decade with supporting roles in such films as New Jack City as crack addict Pookie, in the Eddie Murphy comedy Boomerang, the Steve Martin comedy Sgt.


Chris Rock appeared in the Kevin Smith fantasy comedy film Dogma.


Chris Rock then starred in the dark comedy Nurse Betty starring Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11,2000.


Chris Rock went on to star in films like The Longest Yard opposite Adam Sandler, and the action comedy film Bad Company opposite Anthony Hopkins.


Chris Rock starred in two of the film's sequels, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.


In 2007 Chris Rock voiced Mooseblood the Mosquito in the Jerry Seinfeld animated film, The Bee Movie.


In 2009, Chris Rock released his first documentary, 2009's Good Hair.


Chris Rock was nominated for the Gotham Award for Best Documentary and for the Best Documentary Screenplay from the Writers Guild of America.


Chris Rock has since stated working on a documentary about debt called Credit Is the Devil.


In 2014, Chris Rock scripted, directed and starred in the film Top Five, which critics have drawn comparison to Woody Allen's Stardust Memories.


Chris Rock's confident, prowling wit as a stand-up has finally found its way to the screen, enhanced by a bracing vulnerability.


In 2015, Rock appeared as himself in Sofia Coppola's Christmas musical special, A Very Murray Christmas starring Bill Murray.


Chris Rock appeared as himself in another Netflix film, Sandy Wexler starring Adam Sandler.


Chris Rock has apparently limited his response to the Will Smith slap to his 2023 Netflix comedy show which aired earlier in the year in March.


Chris Rock produced the series Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell, which premiered in August 2012.


In February 2005, Chris Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards ceremony.


Chris Rock was criticized for referring to the Oscars as "idiotic", and asserting that heterosexual men do not watch them, in an interview prior to Oscar night.


Chris Rock declined, stating at the ceremony that it would have accomplished little since the show would have proceeded anyway, with him simply replaced.


Chris Rock presented the award for Best Documentary Feature at the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022.


Chris Rock declined to file a report with the Los Angeles Police Department regarding the incident.


Claims that Chris Rock had apologized circulated on social media but were debunked.


Chris Rock's first music video was for his song "Your Mother's Got a Big Head" from his album Born Suspect.


Chris Rock has been an avid fan of the New York Mets baseball team since childhood.


Chris Rock complained that his team "had no money" during a 2011 interview with David Letterman.


Chris Rock said that it has led to "boring" and "unfunny" material from comedians.


Chris Rock commented that there is an existing built-in mechanism for audiences informing comedians that their content does not work, like the audience not laughing at their jokes.


Chris Rock has said that he was influenced by the performing style of his paternal grandfather, Allen Chris Rock, a preacher.


Compton-Chris Rock is the founder and executive director of StyleWorks, a non-profit, full-service hair salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce.


Chris Rock admitted to infidelity in the marriage, as well as struggling with a pornography addiction.


Each time Chris Rock posted a selfie of the incident, without further comment as to the reason for the stops or whether he was issued a citation.


On September 18,2020, Chris Rock said that he was diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disorder, a neurological condition that makes it difficult for him to understand non-verbal social cues.


On September 19,2021, Chris Rock announced on Twitter that he had been tested positive for COVID-19.


On July 7,2022, it was reported that Chris Rock had started dating actress, screenwriter, and director Lake Bell.